Study in Ireland

Ireland's worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. It is a safe English-speaking country that offers the warmest welcome to students from all over the world. The main advantages of education in Ireland are detailed below:

Post Study Visa

After the successful completion of Bachelors’ Degree programs you become eligible for a 1 year Post study Visa. In Master Degrees & PHD programs you will get 2 years Post study visa and in Higher Diploma programs you will get 6 months post study Visa.

Part-Time And Full Time Job Opportunity

In Ireland you can work 20 hours weekly during study and on vacation you can work full time. Opportunity for Long term Residence/ permanent Residency
If you have a general employment permit after 5 years you become eligible for long term residency and Critical Skills employment permit holders will become eligible after 2 years.

English speaking country

Ireland is an English speaking country. By living and studying here you can improve English proficiency.

Pay fees after visa approval

For the Ireland student visa application, it’s not compulsory to pay tuition fees to the education provider before your visa get approved by Immigration

Internationally recognized qualifications and extensive choice

Irish qualifications are recognized for excellence world-wide. Students can choose from an extensive range of courses to meet their needs in highly respected business schools, centers of scientific and technology excellence as well as renowned language, humanities and arts faculties

A safe country

Ireland is ranked the highest in the Global Peace Index. It is safe, stable and multicultural. Ireland demonstrates political stability and social tolerance. You can interact with many cultural background students from different countries and can develop contacts and friends.

Supportive learning environment

Dedicated international offices work closely with academic, administrative and specialist staff to fully support students throughout their time in Ireland. Through these support structures, students receive direct access to information, facilities, services and staff.

Tuition fees and living expenses are lesser than USA, Australia and New Zealand

Ireland offers significantly lower annual tuition fees for many popular courses at universities, technical institutions and colleges. Bachelor degrees can be completed in three years compared with four years in America and Canada (exceptions degrees in Engineering and medicine). Master degrees can be completed in 1 year compared with 2 years in many countries.

Excellent advantage for Indian Students

One excellent advantage for Indian students is flexibility in the Irish education system. In most cases students can obtain admission easily from current level to the next level. Students who have completed one or two years of Diploma/ Bachelors/ Post graduate Diploma have the benefit of getting credit transfer in Ireland institutions.

Faster visa Processing

Average time for Irish visa application processing is 15 days to 90 days. But in many cases visas are processed in 15 days. Even if a student applied late for his chosen intake, he has chances to get the visa in time.

Flexibility in Age & Academic Criteria

To study in Ireland you do not have any age restriction. Many programs require only a minimum pass and programs with higher requirements offer alternative pathways to enroll.

Faster Admission process

You will get admission in Irish Colleges within 3-7 days and Universities within 7-15 days of application in most of the cases.

Extended Work Permit

During post study visa, if you find a full time job offer with minimum annual salary Euro 30000 or above you will get two year general employment permit and it can be extended to another 3 years more. If your profession meets the Irish Critical Skilled Shortage list, then you do not require meeting any annual income criteria to get this employment permit and this permit is called a Critical Skills Employment Permit.

Dependent Visas

If you have Critical skills employment permit, you can bring your family to live in Ireland immediately and they can work here. If you have a general employment permit you may be able to bring family to live here after you have been legally working here for 1 Year.

Leading global companies in Ireland

Multinational companies like Google, Facebook, Pfizer, Apple, Intel etc. have chosen Ireland as their European Headquarters. These companies require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success.

Added Benefits:

  • You get 1 Year Post-Study Work Visa on completion of 1 Year Bachelor degree program in Ireland
  • You get 2 Years Post-Study Work Visa on completion of Masters’ programs in Ireland
  • You can study Masters’ Program in 1 Year
  • You need to Pay fees after VISA approval only
  • While studying you are allowed to work Part-Time and during vacations you can work full time
  • You can improve your English Proficiency by Studying in Ireland

Types of Educational Institutes in Ireland

  • Universities: There are 7 Public Universities providing undergraduate, postgraduate & research degree programmes.
  • Institute of Technologies: There are 14 government-funded institutes of technology. They offer a wide variety of programmes which can be both academically and vocationally focused
  • Colleges: Mostly private, they offer a range of programmes including professional certificates, diplomas, undergraduate & postgraduate degrees in a diverse range

Cost of Study in Ireland

Level Yearly Fee EUR

Bachelor's Degree

9000 - 15000

Master's Degree

9500 - 20000

Note: These are estimated average costs. Get in touch with a Leo Global associate for a detailed and accurate info on a particular institute.

Scholarships in Ireland

Innumerable scholarships and student grants are available for international students in Ireland from various sources such as the Government of Ireland, the Irish higher education institutions and other organizations. The government, educational institutions and the organizations set down their own eligibility criteria. Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate, post graduate or research students and for various fields of study.

Ireland Student Visa Requirement

As an International Student you need to get a Student Visa to study in Ireland. For obtaining Ireland student visa you need to provide proof that you have required tuition fees and living expenses as a liquid fund for a minimum duration through sponsorship or bank loan.

Documents & Fee Required for Ireland Student Visa

  • Complete Online Visa Application Form.
  • Pay Relevant Ireland Visa Application Fee
  • Pay Relevant Visa Application submission Centre Fee
  • Original Valid Passport.and all previous passports along with a photocopy of each page of all the passport(s) submitted.
  • One Recent passport sized photograph
  • Offer of place and Confirmation of Enrolment Document.
  • Covering Letter/ SOP.
  • Financial Documents.
  • Affidavit of Support from Sponsor.
  • Academic Documents.
  • English language Test Report - IELTS/TOEFL or PTE ( If Applicable)
  • Employment documents, if applicable.
  • Original Police Clearance Certificate from Passport Office.
  • e- Medical acknowledgement of medical test from empanelled doctor which should not be more than 3 months old.
  • Medical Insurance

Fund Requirement for Ireland Student Visa

  • Proof of 1 st year tuition fees
  • Proof of living expense for applicant

Evidence of Funds acceptable for Ireland Student visa

  • Bank loan from approved bank
    A sponsorship amount of 3 months old from LIC/ Post Office/ Approved Bank/ PF office.

Who Can Sponsor for Ireland Student Visa

Applicant, Parents, Spouse, Relatives, Cousins