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Study Abroad in Ireland

Ireland, a popular destination among students from other states of the European Union as well as other regions from around the world, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Ranked as one of the friendliest nations by Lonely Planet and first in the Economic Intelligence Unit’s Quality-of-life Index it is a great place to study in. The Irish are friendly folks to live with and their hospitality is world renowned.

Some of the best colleges in Ireland like the Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and University College Cork, feature in the top 100 over the world, which makes it an excellent option to study abroad in Ireland.

With one of the best education systems in Europe, with a history rich in tradition and learning, and quality education Ireland is witnessing a rapid growth in economy with just 4.4% unemployment rate. All of which makes it a great choice to study in Ireland.

Study Abroad Consultants for Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is a young country like India, with over 40% of it’s population under 25 years of age. It is one of the few English-speaking nations in the European Union and hence provides no language barriers to foreign students. Ireland has a large number of International students with over 1500 Indian students. This makes it an excellent option to study abroad in Ireland.

Whether you are an exchange student, a regular student or simply participating in short-term summer courses, while studying in Ireland, you will not only enjoy the friendliness and hospitality of the Irish, but also the international atmosphere and the high quality of Ireland's higher education institutions and research institutes.

Ireland universities and colleges are known for their excellent way of living and comfort during your stay here. Education in Ireland is not out of your reach. Expense for undergraduate and graduate courses vary between €8,000 to €20,000, comparable to most foreign destinations and cheaper in some cases. Average living expenses in the costliest city of Dublin are an approximate of €7,000 per month. The expenses depend on individual lifestyles.

Here are some of the top reasons why Ireland is fast becoming a preferred destination to Study Abroad

Part-time Job Prospects

International students studying in Ireland are offered great part-time work opportunities. All International students pursuing a full time degree here are allowed to work part-time. With minimum wages at close to €9.00 per hour and work permit for 20 hours a week during academic terms, and 40 hours per week during holidays, part-time work opportunities couldn’t get any better.

Post Study Work Options

After completion of degree at a college in Ireland, students are allowed a 1 year extension to gain work experience. If employed, employers provide employees with 2 years Green Card. After the completion of the 2 year Green Card Permit, employees may file for permanent residency.

To study in Ireland, Non-EU students may directly apply to institutions of their choice online through the institution websites, however the initial Visa has to be applied via a consultant like Study Smart. On arrival in Ireland students have to register with Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and also again after completion of their registration at respective institutions.

Students may apply online for the “D” visa, which permits stay longer than duration of 3 months. Certain documents such as Letter of acceptance from a recognized school/college/university in Ireland confirming acceptance, evidence of your academic ability to pursue the chosen course through the English language, evidence of paid fee, etc., have to be submitted for obtaining a VISA to study in Ireland.

Colleges and universities in Ireland are very helpful during the entire process of obtaining your VISA and other documents. Also, study abroad consultants can be a big help during the admission procedures.

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