Study in Ireland Information for Indian Students

Studying in Ireland

Learn more about studying at an Irish university.

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.           

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.

For detailed information on various study options in Ireland and the best Irish universities for Indian students, arrange a free consultation with SI-Ireland today.  

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 with the EU do not need a visa to study in Ireland.

Irish Student Visa Service

If you need help applying for an Irish study visa, our experienced visa consultants have extensive knowledge of the latest immigration legislation, rules and regulations. Learn more about SI-Ireland'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 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 2020

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

I had a very great experience right from the start to finish; All the staff were really great and very helpful. I recommend SI-UK for all students who are planning to study in the UK.

Anuradha Venkatesh Msc Energy Management, University of Stirling

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