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Study in Ireland

Everything you need to know about studying in Ireland as an international student.

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Why study in Ireland?

Ireland is a great destination in which to study a postgraduate degree. Many Irish universities are highly ranked at world level, and with its European setting and English language, Ireland is a popular destination for international students.

The majority of institutions in Ireland are focused around three green and lively cities: Cork, Galway and Dublin. Wherever you choose, you’re guaranteed quality education and good social opportunities.

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Programs in Ireland

As with many other countries in Europe, standard undergraduate degrees in Ireland last for three or four years, with a master’s being the natural progression if desired.

Ireland is home to institutions that specialize in certain subjects, including business schools, medical universities and engineering universities. Whether you’re looking to study for a bachelor’s, master’s, MBA or PhD, Studee can help you find the perfect place to study abroad.

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The cost of study in Ireland

Irish tuition fees for non-EU students can be between €15,000 and €43,000 a year, which is similar to the UK.

Living costs in Ireland are also similar to the UK, and are known for being on the higher side of Europe. In general you will pay more if you live in Dublin than anywhere else in the country. Estimates suggest the average student needs between €8,000 - €13,000 to live on each year – excluding tuition fees.

Key facts

  • Euro € Currency
  • 226,000 Student population
  • Irish and English Language
  • 34 Universities

Where to study in Ireland

Ireland is a beautiful country with friendly people and a strong social scene. Dublin is Ireland’s capital and major city, and is a popular destination with both tourists and students. You can expect to spend plenty of time in pubs sipping pints of Guinness in Dublin.

Outside of the major cities, Ireland is home to lots of rural countryside. It’s well worth taking the time out of studying to visit the country’s villages, where you can take part in adventure activities like windsurfing, hang-gliding, rock climbing or trekking.

Extreme weather in Ireland is rare, although the country does experience plenty of rain due to its location on the Atlantic coast.

Universities in Ireland

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Ireland student visa

If you aren’t from the EU or EEA It is likely you will need a D Type Study Visa to study in Ireland. This type of visa has to be applied for online and will not be processed until the immigration services receive any requested supporting documentation from you. You may also need to submit your biometrics.

Ireland student visa requirements

How to study in Ireland

  1. Choose a university and program in Ireland
  2. Ensure you can meet the specific requirements set by the university and take any necessary English tests
  3. Apply through the university’s chosen platform. Submit your application which will include sections such as personal data, educational background, and a letter of intent
  4. Submit any supporting documents such as official translated transcripts, test scores and proof of finances
  5. Pay an application fee if necessary
  6. Wait for a decision on your application
  7. Accept your offer and pay any deposits for tuition or accommodation
  8. Start the process for your Ireland D type student visa