Ireland is an island nation on the westernmost edge of Europe. It is the continent's second largest island (after Great Britain). Ireland is a friendly, safe country and has been declared as one of the most peaceful places on Earth. Ireland has one of the best education systems in the world and an internationally renowned reputation for academic quality. Its world-class institutions, extensive selection of courses, and abundant work opportunities make it an ideal destination for Indian students. The country is a technology hub with many leading companies having their European headquarters here. Ireland will assure you of a holistic experience that goes beyond your studies
The Universities and colleges in Ireland generally accept IELTS and PTE scores as qualifying tests to study in UK.
For graduate business programs and other postgraduate courses both GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and GRE scores are accepted in most UK universities.
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International students engaged in full-time study of at least one year’s duration (on a course leading to a qualification which is recognised by the Irish Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science currently do not need a work permit to work in Ireland.
Students holding a valid immigration stamp 2 permission will be permitted to work 40 hours per week only during the months of June, July, August and September and from 15th December to 15th January inclusive. At all other times students holding Immigration permission Stamp 2 will be limited to working 20 hours per week. The permission to work ceases on the expiry of the students Stamp 2 immigration permission.
The average education fees for the undergraduate degree courses in Ireland range between 9000 Euros and 45,000 Euros per year. The fees for pursuing a Master’s degree in Ireland universities and colleges range from 9500 to 35,000 Euros per annum. Cost of living expenses is between 7000 EUR to 12,000 EUR per year.
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Studying in Ireland can be affordable if you plan well in advance so you can apply to a range of scholarships offered by the Irish universities and colleges before deadlines. Open to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies, these financial aids can be partial or fully paid, depending on the criteria, course and the institution. Many scholarships and bursaries are also offered by the Irish government, and various private and public establishments as well.
Some of the popular scholarships are The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship, The Walsh Fellowship