Ireland is the land of scholars and saints. When we consider greats like Jonathan Swift, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Yeats etc., we know for a fact why this 'Celtic Tiger' is called so!

Why Ireland?

As far as education for International students is concerned, Ireland is an emerging country, which is now spreading its wings.

With students seeking new frontiers for higher education, Ireland has emerged as a very promising country because of two strengths - the medium of instruction and cheaper costs. More attractive for students is the visa, which is easy to obtain than any other country's (at least popular!)

Education System

Irish universities offer program right from the Certificate level to the Doctoral level, and in almost all fields of study. Engineering and Technology are two areas which are quite popular among international students. One surprising fact is that Ireland is touted to be the largest exporter of IT software, worldwide!

There are seven universities, 14 technical institutes and 24 recognised independent institutions in Ireland. There is a close association between universities and industries in Ireland, which translates into internships and employment for students after completion of their education in Irealand.


Admission is preferred either into the Bachelor's or Master's level by most Indian students to study in irealand. For both levels, a good academic background - minimum first class - and English medium instruction are required. If proficiency in English is not good, some universities do insist on having scores either from TOEFL or IELTS.

GRE is not required for admission into Irish universities.

The Cost

At the Bachelor's level, the average cost of engineering education in Canada is between 9,500-13,000 Euros. Business education in canada costs aprox. 10,000-14,000. Medical education is the costliest, which will setback a student by at least 23,000 Euros per year.

Master's level cost approx. 6,000-12,000 Euros per year.

Additionally accommodation, living expenses, books and other miscellaneous expenditure would come to approx. 6,000-8,000 Euros, depending upon the location.


After scoring admission into the University one must start with the visa formalities.

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