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Careers N’ Options (A division of Careers N Options Services Pvt. Ltd.) provides wide range of services for studying in Ireland. For information on our Admissions, Visa service and other services. Contact our Counselors on phone no. +91-7666 377 377 on all working days between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (IST).

Why Study in Ireland

  • Ireland Accepts students with 15 yrs of education
  • Ireland has the best education system in Europe
  • Ireland offers quality education
  • You can study 1-year masters in Ireland
  • While studying in Ireland, International students can work part time 20 hrs per week
  • You can study and work in Ireland with Excellent wages at 8-9 euro
  • Ireland has a temperate climate
  • Ireland has a moderate, lively & safe environment

Ireland's Workforce

• Ireland’s public expenditure on education (per capita) is ranked 8th in the world; just ahead of the UK (9th), France (11th) and the Netherlands (10th) Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
• 45% of people between the age of 25 and 34 in Ireland have a 3rd level qualification placing Ireland 8th in the World for university education attainment. Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
• Ireland ranks 4th globally for the availability of skilled labour Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
• Ireland ranks 4th in the world for displaying culture that is open to new ideas. Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
• Ireland’s labour productivity (GDP (PPP) per person employed per hour, US$) is the 6th highest in the world.Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
• Ireland’s labour market flexibility is ranked 9th in the world. Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
• Ireland’s human development index is the 5th highest in the world and Ireland is ranked 15th in the world for life expectancy at birth (life expectancy at birth in Ireland is 80 up from 78 in 2004. At 83, Japan has the highest life expectancy) Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
• Ireland is regaining its cost competitiveness relative to our main competitor countries. In 2010 prices fell by 1.5%, unit labour costs fell by 5.5%, while labour productivity grew by 4%. Source: European Commission Report on Economic Adjustment Programme for Ireland (February 2011)


• Ireland’s dynamic Research Development & Innovation sector is driven by an exceptional level of collaboration between industry, academia, government agencies and regulatory authorities.
• Gross expenditure on R&D in Ireland (government, academic and industry spend) was 1.4% of GDP in 2008; Ireland is committed to increasing R&D spend across the economy to 2.1% of GDP by 2013. Source: OECD: Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2010 pg 190
• 50% of all enterprises in Ireland are engaged in innovation activity placing Ireland 7th across the EU (EU average 39%) Source: Community Innovation Survey 2008
• Since the launch of the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2006 – 2013, Irish-Owned Business expenditure has increased by 33%. (€390m to €520m in nominal terms). (In other words) Irish-owned businesses spend over half a billion on R&D annually. Source: BERD 2007/2008 Survey
• 8% of companies in Ireland collaborate internationally on Innovation annually; similar to Denmark and above the numbers for the Netherlands, the UK and New Zealand. Source: OECD: Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2010 pg 190

Fast Facts

  • In 1948, The Republic of Ireland withdrew from the British Commonwealth; it joined the European Community in 1973.
  • The island is split between two countries, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Prior to 1921, the entire island was part of and controlled by Britain.
  • In 1921, 26 counties in the south were given independence and became the Republic of Ireland.
  • Ireland is the third largest island in Europe and the 28th in the world.
  • Capital of Ireland: Dublin
  • Irish whiskey is considered some of the best in the world.
  • The ancestors of U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Reagan were Irish.
  • Recognised by Medical Council of U.K., U.S.A., Canada and Europe
  • Literacy rate: 99%
  • Ireland Currency Euro (€)

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About Ireland

Ireland is a country steeped in tradition and history. Ireland's long-standing tradition of providing exceptional education began with 6th century Irish scholar-monks, who travelled throughout Europe establishing centres of learning. Ireland's long and honourable tradition in educational excellence is recognised the world over. Successive modern governments have continued to regard education as a key priority and investment in this area has been sustained for a long time. This has resulted in one of the highest education participation rates in the world today.

Ireland a dynamic, lively, modern country with a young population and one of the fastest growing economies in the world. 40% population below 25 years and one of the fastest growing economics in the world, with population of 4.6 million Ireland is a part of European Union. Euro is the currency used in Ireland. First official language is Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic, but English (the second official language) is more widely used. Ireland ranked first in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Quality-of-life index.

Ireland has topped a list of the World's Friendliest Countries in a survey drawn up by the Lonely Planet travel guide group Every year almost 200,000 students of all ages and from all over the world come to study in Ireland. Irish people have a great love of conversation and have a genuine interest in other people. This friendliness and hospitality for which the Irish people are renowned contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to the way of life and in particular, student life in Ireland.

The country’s huge annual celebration of Saint Patricks Day (17 March) has spread across the world. Southern Ireland is known as the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom. Dublin is the capital city of Ireland.

Education System

The following academic awards can be achieved at Irish third level institutions:

Higher Certificate: Two year full-time course
Bachelors Degree: Three year full time course
Honours Bachelors Degree: Normally a three or four year course
Graduate Diploma: Designed for graduates seeking a vocational reorientation - usually a one year course
Masters degree: Either by research or through a taught programme. Normally one-two year(s) duration
Doctorate (PhD): Usually takes a minimum of three years of original research Education has been a key factor in making Ireland one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade. Government policy on investment in research and "4th level" education as the key to developing Ireland as a knowledge society in the new global economy

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English Requirement

Good academics level back ground is required for study in Ireland. Minimum first class & English medium instructions are required. If you are not proficient in English, some universities in Ireland insist on a score either from TOEFL or IELTS.

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Visa for Study in Ireland

Student visa applications are processed by the Department of Justice, Dublin and students aspiring to study in Ireland need to lodge their application through the Embassy of Ireland in New Delhi. In accordance with the Irish law a student aspiring to study in Ireland must pay the first year fees in full to the college/university before lodging the visa application. Under normal circumstances a personal interview is not required and to process the application it takes 7 to 8 weeks.

If you require an entry visa for Ireland and would like to study in Ireland, you will need to present the following with your Visa Application:

Copies of your educational qualifications.
• Letter of acceptance from a recognized school/college/university confirming that you have been accepted on a course of study. The course of study must be full time and have a minimum of 15 hours per week study time.

• Evidence that the fees have been paid in full.

• Evidence that you have sufficient funds to maintain yourself for at least the initial part of your stay


Overall, Ireland has a mild, but changeable, climate all year. The island experiences few weather extremes. The warmest recorded air temperature was 33.3°C (91.94°F) at Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny on 26 June 1887. The coldest air temperature was -19.1°C (-2.38°F) at Markree Castle, County Sligo on 16 January 1881. [10]

Precipitation falls throughout the year, but is light overall, particularly in the east. The west, however, tends to be wetter on average and prone to the full force of Atlantic storms, more especially in the late autumn and winter months, which occasionally bring destructive winds and high rainfall totals to these areas, as well as snow and hail. The regions of North Galway and East Mayo have the highest incidents of recorded lightning annually (5 to 10 days per year)[11]. Though not noted for its snowfall, the four provinces of Ireland experience some snowfall each winter, though its intensity varies with Munster in the south recording the least snow with Ulster in the north more prone to snow. Some areas along the south and southwest coasts haven't had any lying snow for the past 16 years, with February 1991 being the last such event.[citation needed]

There are noticeable differences in temperature between coastal and inland areas. Inland areas are warmer in summer and colder in winter - there are usually around 40 days of below freezing temperatures (0°C) at inland weather stations, but only 10 days at coastal stations. The temperature difference can be seen in very short distances, for example the average daily maximum temperature in July in Omagh is 23°C (73.4°F), while it is only 18°C (64.4°F) in Derry, just 54.1 kilometres (33.6 miles) away. The average daily minimum temperatures in January in these locations also differ, with only -3°C in Omagh and 0°C in Derry. Ireland is sometimes affected by heat waves, most recently 1995, 2003 and 2006.

Average temperatures in the island vary from -4°C (min) to 11°C (max) in January and 9°C (min) to 23°C (max) in July.

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Cost of Studying

Tuition fees vary depending on the institution and the study programme:

Undergraduate Course Average Fees: Engineering: €9,100 - €20,300
Science & Technology €9,100 - €16,500
Arts & Humanities €9,100 - €15,500
Business €9,000 - €15,500

Master’s Course Average fees: Engineering €9,150 - €18,000
Science & Technology €9,150 - €18,000
Arts & Humanities €8,900 - €20,000
Business €9,150 - €18,800

Cost of Living

Living expenses will differ depending upon the location of the institution, the type of accommodation preferred and on the personal expenditure of the student. On average we estimate that a student will spend around €7000 per annum.

Intakes in Ireland

The main intake offered by all colleges & universities in Ireland is September & few universities offer February Intake also. Please contact Careers N Options for more details related to Intakes.

Work Opportunities

Students in Ireland are permitted to work part time during semesters and full time during vacations. Ireland has the lowest unemployment rate in Europe. Students can expect to earn substantially to support their living expenses during their studies in Ireland. Also, Ireland has Sandwich courses which contain paid Job Placements, which help students to earn while studying. Students are also entitled to post study work permit in Ireland after completing their degree.