Study in Ireland, Course, Visa, Fees, Scholarship Advice

Study in Ireland

Learn more about universities and visa requirements
for Indian students wishing to study in Ireland.

Studying in Ireland

Ireland is a popular destination for international students and offers a high level of education that is recognised throughout the world, combining a fantastic higher education experience with historical cities, beautiful scenery and a unique heritage. Ireland is located on the west coast of Europe and is a member of the European Union.              

Irish qualifications are the same as the UK equivalents, so your undergraduate or postgraduate qualification carries just as much value when you begin your career.

Reasons to study in Ireland

  • Irish universities operate the Free Fees Initiative for EU students, enabling those who meet the criteria to avoid paying tuition fees
  • Join 35,000 other international students from over 160 countries
  • The only English speaking country in the Eurozone
  • Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in global research impact
  • Home to companies such as Google, Medtronics and Microsoft
  • Dublin has been voted by Lonely Planet as the world’s friendliest city on multiple occasions

Visa requirements for studying in Ireland

Indian students must apply for a visa to enter Ireland before they travel. Students will be required to have accepted an offer of a recognised programme of study in Ireland and to have a receipt of payment letter from a college in Ireland before you can begin the process of applying for your visa overseas to study in Ireland. Students from with the EU do not need a visa to study in Ireland.

Irish Student Visa Service

If you need help applying for a student visa, our experienced visa consultants have extensive knowledge of the latest immigration legislation, rules and regulations. Learn more about SI-UK's Student Visa Service.

English requirements for studying in Ireland

Any student wishing to study in Ireland must meet the minimum English language requirements. SI-UK recommends all students undergo IELTS preparation before joining an Irish university. Each college and university has specific requirements for admission, so please check before applying to your desired course.

IELTS Preparation Classes

If you need to improve your IELTS score ahead of studying in Ireland, sign up for our IELTS classes today.

Tuition fees to study in Ireland

Indian undergraduate students

  • Arts and humanities: €10,000 - €16,500
  • Business: €10,000 - €16,000
  • Engineering: €10,000 - €21,600
  • Medicine: €31,000 - €50,000
  • Sciences: €10,000 - €21,600

Indian postgraduate students

  • Arts and humanities: €10,500 - €20,000
  • Business: €10,500 - €30,000
  • Engineering: €10,500 - €19,500
  • Medicine: €12,000 - €52,000
  • Sciences: €10,500 - €18,000

Ireland University Rankings 2018

  1. Trinity College Dublin
  2. National University of Ireland, Galway
  3. University College Dublin
  4. University College Cork
  5. Dublin City University
  6. Maynooth University
  7. University of Limerick
  8. Dublin Institute of Technology

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