Ireland has lately transformed itself to an upcoming destination for international students. And why not study in Ireland? The Irish Government invests over €782 million annually in research in Ireland’s higher educational institutions. The impact of this funding is that such institutions now lead the world in an increasing number of fields!

Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields, spanning natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. This creates a unique opportunity for you at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to join research programs that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide.

Why study in Ireland

  • Ireland with its recent growth strategy “Ireland Educated, Globally Connected” is pumping a lot of money to attract international students. Currently, Ireland is among the top 6 destinations for international students!
  • Four Irish universities come within the top 1% of world university rankings.
  • Compared to other popular study abroad destinations (US, Australia, UK, Canada, etc), studying and living costs in Ireland are very competitive. The average annual tuition fees for undergraduate and postgraduate courses for international students range from €8,000-22,000, while the cost of living varies between €6,000-10,000 per year.
  • Institutes like Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and University of Limerick also offer generous scholarship schemes (50-100% of tuition fees) to meritorious and deserving international students.
  • The IT, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, applied sciences and finance sectors are very strong; and they provide excellent career opportunities for international students.
  • Ireland hosts EU, EMEA headquarters and operating hubs of leading companies like Accenture, IBM, Dell, Motorola, HP, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Pfizer, PayPal, Genzyme, DCC, Oracle, Covidien, Smurfit Kappa, CRH.
  • In recent times, Dublin has been attracting a lot of start-ups and foreign investments. By 2020, Dublin is all set to become the Global Start-up Hub. In Q1 of 2015, Irish firms raised €120 million VC funding, and €253 million in 2015. In December 2015, Dublin reported as many as 1,200 startups in the city – numbers that are set to increase.
  • International students engaged in full-time study of at least one year’s duration (on a course leading to a qualification, which is recognised by the Irish Department of Education and Skills) currently do not need a work permit to work in Ireland. From 1st September 2016, students holding a valid  immigration stamp 2  permission will be permitted to work 40 hours per week only during the months of June, July, August and September and from 15th December to 15th January inclusive. At all other times students holding Immigration permission Stamp 2 will be limited to working 20 hours per week.

What to study in Ireland

The top post graduate Masters streams in Ireland include:

  • Information Technology
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Telecommunications
  • Nanotechnology
  • Life Sciences
  • Food Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Renewable Engineering and Sustainability
  • Literature

Where to study in Ireland

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • University of Limerick
  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Study in Ireland: Average fee

The average tuition fees for postgraduate programs in Ireland are as follows:

Medicine and related €4,000 – €31,000
Engineering €9,250 – €24,000
Science & Technology €9,250 – €45,000
Arts & Humanities €9,250 – €22,000
Business €9,250 – €34,500


So now that you know the options Ireland holds, how about considering applying there for your postgraduate Master’s programs? Contact us for more details!


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