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.
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.