Study in Ireland
Although Ireland has a rich and distinctive history, it is a truly modern nation. In more recent years the economy has experienced unprecedented growth – especially in IT, biotechnology and international finance – and it has one of the highest economic growth rates in the world. Many students help support their studies by working 20 hours per week during semesters and 40 hours per week during vacations. The minimum wage in Ireland is 8.65 Euros per hour and after graduation there are work permit and green card opportunities, which can lead to PR.
The population of the Republic of Ireland is 4.5 million with around 1.5 million living in the capital city, Dublin.
Dublin is a young, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and has been named as Europe’s city of culture. It is a compact city with all modern amenities close at hand and a low crime rate when compared to other major cities around the world.
Irish people have a great love of conversation and a genuine interest in other people. They have become renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. This added to the country’s striking natural beauty contributes to the ease by which international students adapt to the Irish way of life.
As an independent English-speaking country situated on the western edge of Europe, the Republic of Ireland is an increasingly popular destination for students from all over the world. The under-graduate and post-graduate degrees awarded in Ireland have the highest international recognition and stand among the best in the world.
GEOGRAPHY & CLIMATE:
Ireland enjoys a temperature & climate influenced by the relatively warm waters of the Gulf Stream in whose path the island lies. During the winter temperatures rarely drop below freezing and snow is uncommon. The coldest and wettest months are December, January and February. July and August are the warmest months.
The official currency of Ireland is Euro.
Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Galway, Limerick.
Soccer and Rugby.
IRELAND EDUCATION SYSTEM:
Ireland’s long and honourable tradition in educational excellence is recognized the world over. Dating back to the Middle Ages, Ireland held the position of one of the principal education to the western world. Responsibility for education lies within the Department of Education and Science. It administers all aspects of education policy including curricula, syllabi and national examinations. Education is free in the vast majority of primary and secondary schools, and at undergraduate level, and is compulsory from 6-15 years.
TYPE OF EDUCATION
- One-Year Certificate: 1year full-time course
- National Certificate: 2 years full-time course
- National Diploma: 1 year after National Certificate
- Bachelor’s Degree: Normally 3 or 4 years course
- Graduate Diploma: Usually 1 year
- Masters Degree: Either by research or through a taught programme-1 or 2 years duration
- Doctorate (PhD): Usually takes a minimum of 3 years of original research
The Irish Education System is traditionally divided into three basic levels: Primary (8 years); Secondary (5 or 6 years) and Third level which offers a wide range of opportunities from post-Secondary courses, to vocational and technical training, to full degree and the highest post-graduate level.
Third Level Education System in Ireland is broad in scope and encompasses the university sector, the technological sector, the college of education and private, independent colleges. The first three grouping which comprise 34 institutions are autonomous and self governing, but are substantially state funded.
Program available at Third Level Institutions are as follows:
IMPORTANT: This list is intended as a guideline only and does not limit the discretion of the visa officer in dealing with individual applications.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON IRISH VISAS
Although a visa is a form of pre-entry clearance, it does not guarantee entry to the State. Immigration officers at point of entry are entitled to deny access and to question students regarding their bona fides.
Accordingly, it would be in everyone’s interest if school could make arrangements to be represented at points of entry, particularly where they believe the student’s standard of English may be poor. It would also be sensible for either the school or the student to have on hand copies of any supporting documentation, which have been lodged in support of the Visa application.
WHERE AND HOW TO APPLY
RIGHT TO APPEAL
EVIDENCE OF COURSE
PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE
- Year 12 Certificate (if you studied in India)
- Year 12 Result Sheet Where the applicant holds third level qualifications
- Degree/Diploma Certificate OR Provisional certificate if the original is not available
- FINAL year result sheet only
APPLICANT’S SELF –SUFFICIENCY
EMPLOYMENT DETAILS OF APPLICANT IN COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
- The purpose of participation in the proposed course of study
- The applicant’s level of pay and the currency it’s received in
- If the applicant is in employment the employer must state:
CONSISTENCY WITHIN APPLICATION
ENTITLEMENT TO TAKE UP CASUAL EMPLOYMENT
Non EEA nationals who have permission to remain in the state as students will be entitled to take up casual employment (defined as up to 20 hours part-time work per week or full time work during vacation periods) for the duration of their permission to remain. The entitlement to take up employment ceases upon the expiry of their permission to remain as a student and their being in casual employment will not, in itself, entitle them to further permission to remain. Work permit and green card opportunities are available on completion of studies