Ireland has been recognized as among the countries with the best education systems worldwide as stated by IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook in 2009. Its longstanding reputation for delivery high quality education has been built on their commitment for excellence. Overall, Ireland has 34 higher education institutions that offer more than 5,000 programs. The degrees offered at Irish institutions cover Honor and ordinary Bachelors, Masters’ & Doctorate levels. Undergraduate postgraduate diplomas are also offered concerning an array of disciplines.
Cost to Study in Irish Universities
Tuition costs in in Ireland vary depending on the student’s chosen course and institutions. The amount that a student has to pay also depends on their classification, whether they are an EU student or a non-EU student.
Student VISA Requirements
Students from most non-EU countries are required to have a VISA to study in one of the country’s universities. However, there are also non-EU countries that are not required by Ireland to present a VISA. If your country is included on the list, you may no longer need to obtain a VISA. For those students whose countries are not listed, they are required to comply with the Student VISA requirement and have one before they can travel to the country.
The country’s student immigration process is also categorized into two. The categories are the degree program applications sent to higher education institutions and applications for an English-language or non-degree course.
• EU Students Applying for Undergraduate Studies – Applicants planning to enroll to undergraduate studies (full-time) at a public college or university for the first time are required to submit their application to the Central Applications Office.
• Non EU-Student or Graduate EU Student Applying for Studies in the Country – These students are required to send their applications to their chosen institution.
Both applications can be done online