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STUDY IN IRELAND : Students Most Preferable Destination of All Time

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Why Study in IRELAND: The Only Education You Need

What would it mean to have an Ireland university listed on your resume? Why would potential employers pause and take notice of your education credentials from the Ireland?

Considering the number of options available for students in choosing the country for higher education, and if Ireland is  one of the choices, then it will definitely be the best decision you have taken. Higher studies in Ireland has its own unique advantages, since, Ireland is one of the safest countries in the world. In 2010, Ireland was rated as the most  friendliest country by “lonely planet “Apart from that, Ireland is ranked as the 12th most peaceful place on earth by “the global peace index”.

If planning to study in an European country,  Ireland would be the best choice, since, English is the official language in Ireland, and , more so, it’s the only English speaking country  , apart from UK , in the Euro zone.

Incredible Education System

The Irish education system is considered as one of the best in the word, due to its academic excellence and reputation for high standard of education. The Irish qualification is known and accepted worldwide and international students have a range of over 5000 programs , from 34 higher education institutes to choose form, apart from this , the universities offer an extensive choice of program from business , arts, science and technology and languages.

The irish education system ranks on top 20 globally and its universities are ranked top 5% worldwide. Ireland has a very young population, with almost 40% of the population below the age of 25, and to top it all Ireland has been a home to many inventions like the modern stethoscope, rubber sole shoes, a treatment for leprosy , the aircraft ejector and many more.

Education is compulsory in Ireland , up to the age of 15 and you can choose between a government funded school or a private one. The Irish education is made up of primary level, secondary, third level and further education. The primary level starts at the age of 5 , and subjects like mathematics, sciences, arts, music , drama , languages , physical training etc are dealt with. The secondary level has 3 yrs of junior cycle and 2 to 3 yrs of senior cycle. The junior cycle normally starts at the age of 12 , and , at the senior level, students take up the programs which lead them to a state level examination. The third level  offers the bachelors, masters and the doctorate programs.

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MS IN IRELAND

Ireland offers  a wide variety of post graduate program  in international relations, for eg, peace and conflict studies, development studies, migration and diasporas studies, gender and ethnicity to name a few, providing a platform for  students to start their career in areas which influence the global agenda

Students choosing universities only by the rankings granted by the various world raking leaders, should also understand that, some rankings focus on the research quality of the university, where as ,  some give importance to the teaching and infrastructure of the university. Prospective students should also take  in to account  factors like internship opportunities, location of the university  and other such details instead of relying only on the rankings of the university.

In Ireland, the top schools are Trinity college Dublin, university college Dublin followed by national university of Ireland Galway, university college cork and Maynooth university. The programs I Ireland are grouped under various categories like masters on science, masters of engineering, masters of business studies etc.The master of science programs have almost 268 courses , for a 1 or a 2 yr duration. To name a few, Msc in taxation, in University of Limerick, Msc in applied sciences, in soft ware and systems for mobile network, in university college cork etc.

The masters in engineering, M Eng , has around 15 programs under it, since , there are numerous specializations under engineering, it is further grouped as master of science in engineering  ( Msc ) and masters in business engineering, a combination of engineering and business studies. M Eng  in embedded system engineering in  cork institute of technology , M Eng VLSI systems in university of Limerick to name a few.

The masters program is awarded when a student completed 30 credit points per semester, totally upto 120 credit points in case of a 2 yr program.

A few unique program which needs mentioning are , masters in development practice in trinity college Dublin, a program on health , natural, social and  management sciences. M  Phil in international peace studies, in trinity college Dublin,  is a program  on war and armed conflicts , and details on preventing and resolving them

Top Universities for MS

S NO UNIVERSITY COURSES COUNTRY
1 University of Cambridge Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical, Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic, Aeronautical & Manufacturing UK
2 University of Oxford Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical, Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic, Aeronautical & Manufacturing UK
3 University of Edinburgh Computer Science & Information Systems UK
4 Imperial College London Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical, Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic UK
5 UCL (University College London) Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical, Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic UK
6 The University of Manchester Chemical, Electrical & Electronic, Aeronautical & Manufacturing UK
7 The University of Sheffield Civil & Structural UK
8 Cranfield University Civil & Structural UK
9 University of Reading Electrical & Electronic UK
10 The University of Nottingham Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing UK
  • Students choosing universities only by the rankings granted by the various world raking leaders, should also understand that, some rankings focus on the research quality of the university, where as , some give importance to the teaching and infrastructure of the university.
  • Prospective students should also take in to account factors like internship opportunities, location of the university and other such details instead of relying only on the rankings of the university.
  • In Ireland, the top schools are Trinity college Dublin, university college Dublin followed by national university of Ireland Galway, university college cork and Maynooth university.
  • The programs in Ireland are grouped under various categories like masters on science, masters of engineering, masters of business studies etc.
  • The master of science programs have almost 268 courses , for a 1 or a 2 yr duration.
  • To name a few, Msc in taxation, in University of Limerick, Msc in applied sciences, in soft ware and systems for mobile network, in university college cork etc.
  • The masters in engineering, M Eng , has around 15 programs under it, since , there are numerous specializations under engineering, it is further grouped as master of science in engineering ( Msc ) and masters in business engineering, a combination of engineering and business studies.
  • The masters program is awarded when a student completed 30 credit points per semester, totally upto 120 credit points in case of a 2 yr program.
  • M Phil in international peace studies, in trinity college Dublin, is a program on war and armed conflicts , and details on preventing and resolving them

MBA IN IRELAND

MBA in IRELAND

MBA in Ieland is the right choice for students who are looking at programs which has an international perspective with a diverse student body and faculty. This would professional and personally guide them to  apply the business practices to gain practical exposure in the business world. An MBA program in a diverse country like Ireland will enable you to gain more strategic skills, communication and team building ability, apart from that , it enables  a student to develop skills to manage products, services and people that is internationally competitive in the world market.  An MBA graduate will be able to gain a solid foundation in courses like internationalism, strategic marketing, financial analysis, human resources, operations management and leadership abilities etc, and a strong focus on the practical skills to supplement the student’s knowledge in the work environment.

The trinity college Dublin , which is AMBA accredited, has a full time MBA with 16 modules as options in their MBA program. To name a few modules, business in society, quantitative analysis, management and organization to name a few. The university college Dublin ,  Michael Smurtfit graduate business Scholl, offers MBA with modules like  HR, Information technology, finance, strategy, marketing etc.  another university which is worth mentioning in Ireland is Dublin Business school , which is also AMBA accredited, with core modules like accounting and Decision making, managing people and organization, enterprise management to name a few

Management in Ireland

Instead of the general management programs offered by the MBA in management schools, students who are looking at a specialized program of study, as in management in IT, management in hospitality industry, or may be an event management programs or may be in the fashion industry, would prefer to take up the masters in management program. Most of the Business schools, apart from their MBA or EMBA, they also offer management programs to cater to the needs of students who are looking at specialized areas of study. For eg The trinity college Dublin offers management programs like the master sin finance, Business management etc. Other examples are Msc in project management in Limerick university, Master sin supply chain management in university college cork , master sin strategic management in university college Dublin to name a few

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COST OF STUDYING IN IRELAND

The higher education in Ireland is funded by government in the form of state grants, also for the tuition fees collected from the students and research funding made by the industries .

The EU students are normally exempted from paying a tuition fees, but the non EU student’s tuition and living expenses will vary from course to course and university to university. On an average  , the bachelors level  , for a basic engineering  and business degree will cost a student  12000 to 20,000 euros per annum, the cost will be much higher in case of the medical related programs. In case of the masters, the average study expenses per annum are around 15,000 to 25,000 euros per annum.

On applying to a university, the student will possess an application number or an ID with which , they can log into the university web site and make a payment though credit cards/ debit cards or the online option.Intially the students are asked to make a deposit up to 500 euros, and this in non refundable .

The living cost in Ireland will be around  8000 euros per annum, the living cost will vary according to the life style of the student. Generally students can choose to live on campus or rent an accommodation near the university. An off campus own apartment will cost around 700 euros per month , where as a shared one will cost around 400 euros per month. The food will cost a student around 650 euros per month which includes the food , text books and other living expences , apart for this the student will have to apy for the electricity charges and the internet.

  • The EU students are normally exempted from paying a tuition fees, but the non EU student’s tuition and living expenses will vary from course to course and university to university.
  • On an average , the bachelors level , for a basic engineering and business degree will cost a student 12000 to 20,000 euros per annum, the cost will be much higher in case of the medical related programs.
  • In case of the masters, the average study expenses per annum are around 15,000 to 25,000 euros per annum.
  • Initially the students are asked to make a deposit up to 500 euros, and this in non refundable .
  • The living cost in Ireland will be around 8000 euros per annum, the living cost will vary according to the life style of the student.
  • An off campus own apartment will cost around 700 euros per month , where as a shared one will cost around 400 euros per month.
  • The food will cost a student around 650 euros per month which includes the food , text books and other living expences , apart for this the student will have to apy for the electricity charges and the internet.

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Job Opportunities

Students from outside the European Union is entitled to take up casual jobs , on part time basis , during their studies. The students are allowed to work up to 20 hrs per week and 40 hrs during summer to supplement their expenses. Once the course work is completed, the students are allowed to stay back in Ireland form 6 months to one year to look for full time work experience. The part time option is allowed only when you are enrolled in a university full time, even if you take up a preparatory course on a full time basis, you are allowed to work part time only when you enroll in the full time university degree.

The Irish industries welcome a lot of deserving international students to work for them, after their studies. Pharmaceuticals, IT and service industries , computer software and hard ware are a few of the top industries in Ireland which create a lot of job opportunities every year. The IT industries have attracted many investors to invest in Ireland, creating a boom in the market.

Apart from that, qualified accountants, even freshers, are in great demand for intellectual property related enterprises, pharmaceutical industries and manufacturing and energy industries. There also seems to be a rise in employment opportunities in green sectors, as in , renewable energy, energy efficient technologies etc.The wind farms and waste water specialist are also in strong demand  in Ireland. The companies which are involved in environmental goods and services need support for their business through business functions like HR and Finance, which in turn creates more job opportunities for students form business schools

Applications & Visa Process

The application process to universities in Ireland will depend on two factors, whether you are n the European union or outside the European union, and also , if you are applying for bachelors or masters degree

Incase you are applying for the under grad courses in Ireland,  and if you belong to the European union, you need to apply though the CAO, the central application office. the CAO also assists you with the courses available and the requirements. The CAO does not take a decision on the admissions, but only facilitates the process. In case of the non EU students, the application can be done directly through the university web site. Even the application for the masters program is applied through the university online portal.

For an admission in the Irish university, the student must hold a min grade point average of  70%, , apart from that , the university also requires IELTS  or  TOFL to be taken.

  • Attested copies of the transcripts, of class 10, class 21 and the under graduation
  • A statement of purpose to give more details of your academic and extracurricular activities
  • Two academic references in case you do not have a work experience, else, one academic reference from your employer.
  • A portfolio in case of creative programs like architecture and arts related courses
  • An up to date CV
  • Proof of extracurricular activities
  • All applications are done online, and necessary documents are attached or uploaded. The university normally takes 15 days of time to evaluate and process your application, and  then you will receive a mail from the university  on acceptance or rejection.

The Irish student visa is to be applied online, if a student wishes to study in Ireland for a period of 3 months , then he or she is offered a C visa, this visa cannot be extended. If the student is planning to study more than 3 months , then they are offered a d visa. Generally for international students , the visa is offered if your course of study is for one year duration.

The application is filled online and the date for the visa interview and submission of documents is confirmed. The visa interview is normally done by skype.

  • The original documents are to be submitted,
  • The acceptance letter from the university to which you have applied.
  • Academic transcripts from your previous academic courses
  • The evidence of the deposit being paid and the semester fees being paid to the university. The students are welcome to pay the entire tuition fees and produce evidence for the same
  • In case of showing the bank statements, the amount has to be in the bank for a period of 6 months and the evidence to support the same has to be produced
  • An amount of 7000 euros to be shown for food and living expenses, the money has to be maintained in the account for 6 months in the home country , or the same can be deposited in a bank account in Ireland for further use. The sponsorer has to show evidence of the same amount for the subsequent years through bank statements
  • Evidence of the medical reports and medical insurance
  • A letter giving explanation of the gaps in education if any
  • Conformation that you will return to your home country after your education
  • The irish student visa fees is 60 euros to be paid online while filling the online visa forms

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Top Universities in IRELAND

  Academies Australasia Polytechnic

  AICT, PERTH

  Asia Pacific International College

  Australian Centre of Further Education (ACFE)

  Australian College of Applied Education

  Australian Institute of Technology Training

  Australian International Hotel School (AIHS)

  Australian School of Management – ASM

  Australian Technical & Management College (ATMC)

  Blue Mountains Hotel School

  Bond university

  Box Hill Institute

  Cambridge International College

  Canberra Institute Of Technology

  Charles Darwin University (CDU) – Darwin

  Charles Darwin University (CDU), Melbourne Campus

  Charles Sturt University

  Charles Sturt University Study Center Melbourne

  Charles Sturt University Study Centre Sydney

  Chisholm Institute

  CQ University

  Curtin University of Technology

  Deakin University

  Edith Cowan University

  Education Centre of Australia

  Gold Coast Institute of TAFE

  Griffith University

  Headmasters Academy

  Holmes Institute

  Holmesglen Institute

  IIBIT – Adelaide , Sydeny

  International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)

  ISBT / UNE

  James Cook University, Brisbane

  Kangan Institute

  Kaplan business school

  La Trobe University

  Le Cordon Bleu

  Melbourne Institute of Technology , Sydney

  Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne

  Menzies Instute of Technology

  MIBT

  Monash College

  Monash University

  Murdoch University

  Navitas group

  Perth Institute of Business and Technology (PIBT)

  Phoenix Academy

  Queensland Institute of Business and Technology (QIBT)

  RMIT University

  SAE Institute

  Sarina Russo Schools

  South Australian Institute of Business & Technology [SAIBT]

  South Bank Institute of Technology

  Southern Cross University

  Southern Cross University Sydney Campus

  StudyGroup

  Swinburne University of Technology

  Sydney Institute of Business & Technology

  TAFE NSW

  TAFE Queensland

  TAFE South Australia

  TAFE Western Australia

  Taylors College

  Tropical North Queensland TAFE

  University of Ballarat

  University Of Melbourne

  University of Queensland

  University of South Australia

  University of Tasmania – UTAS

  University of Technology Sydney

  University Of Western Australia

  University of Western Sydney

  University of Wollongong

  UTAS Australian Maritime College

  UTS – Insearch

  Victoria University

  West Australian Institute of Further Studies

  William Angliss Institute

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