Studying in Ireland
What is it like to study 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. It is currently home to 35,000 international students from 160 countries.
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
Irish student visa requirements
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 the EU do not need a visa to study in Ireland.
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.
If you need to improve your IELTS score ahead of studying in Ireland, sign up for our IELTS classes today.
Tuition fees 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
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Dublin
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- University College Cork
- Dublin City University
- University of Limerick
- Maynooth University
- Dublin Institute of Technology
Apply to study at an Irish university
If you are an Indian student interested in studying at an Irish university, arrange your free consultation with SI-UK's India office today.