Ireland’s worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. Study in one of the best education systems in the world for Higher Education Achievements with over 5000 internationally recognized courses .Ireland is one of most popular destination to pursue higher studies with the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland’s vibrant culture and excellent opportunity to LIVE in the only English speaking country in the Eurozone.
Tuition Fee and Living Expenses
Fees for Non EU Students
Tuition costs vary considerably depending on the institution and the study programme. Tuition costs do not remain static, so it is important to double check fees with the Institution(s) you are considering applying to.
The average fee structure for Bachelors programme in Ireland varies from €10000 – €50,000 and €12000 – €40,000 for Masters Programme.
The main intake offered by all colleges & universities in Ireland is September and October while few universities in Ireland offer February intake also.
This table will give you a good indication of your average monthly costs in Galway.
Accommodation 500 euro
Food 260 euro
Books/academic requisites 60 euro
Clothes, laundry 60 euros
Recreation 180 euro
Other 100 euro
Monthly Total 1,160 euro
Nine month academic year 10,440 euro
Note * –The average living expenses varies depending upon the life style of the individual
Minimum Cost of Living
The Irish Department of Immigration has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa. Below is a guide on the requirements you must meet to study in Ireland :
Evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself while studying in Ireland. As a student you will not have recourse to State funds and the Irish government requires that you be able to show that you – or your sponsor – have immediate access to at least EUR 7,000, the estimated cost of living in Ireland for a student for one academic year – for each year of your course.
Work while study
Students from outside the EEA – Students attending a full time course of at least one academic year are entitled to take up casual employment provided that the course of study is included on the government’s internationalization register.
Casual employment is defined as up to 20 hours part-time work per week during standard term-times, with the ability to work full-time (up to 40 hours per week) for specified periods during the traditional summer and winter college holidays. More information.
Post study working Rights
One Year Permission under the Third Level Graduate Scheme Permission
This allows non-EU/EEA students who have graduated from Irish higher education institutions to remain in Ireland for 12 months to seek employment.
To be eligible for one year permission under the third level graduate scheme, a student is required to have:
An award granted by a recognized Irish awarding body, for example Dublin Institute of Technology, Irish universities, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Institutes of Technology with delegated authority). Students are eligible for scheme if they have a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree Employers can hire graduates who are eligible to work for up to 40 hours per week.
You must have a valid GNIB card which will be extended for 12 months
Students whose degree is at a minimum of level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications the period for the Graduate Employment Scheme is 12 months (it was extended with effect from 28th October 2010). Students on level 7 of the NFQ will be offered the 6 month scheme.
Ireland has a wide range of industries and many have part time employment opportunities, including:
Retail – supermarkets, department and clothing stores.
Hospitality – cafes, bars and restaurants.
Tourism – hotels and motels.
Agricultural – farming and fruit-picking.
Sales and telemarketing.
Administration or Clerical roles.
Ireland’s climate is invariably described as temperate. The weather is quite mild given Ireland’s high latitude. The average number of wet days (with more than 1mm of rain recorded) ranges from around 150 days along the east and south-east coasts to about 225 days a year in parts of the west.
Temperatures rarely fall below freezing point in winter but can sometimes feel that way due to easterly winds. Irish summers may be considered good if the temperature rises above 16 degrees Celsius, though some parts of the country routinely have higher temperatures and 30 degrees is not unheard of.
Irish weather can seem harsh to students who come from a warm climate. Dampness in winter can be a particular problem by making it seem even colder. Also, the wind is not as dry as in some other countries, so even a relatively modest shower combined with a cool, strong breeze can create an unpleasant driving rain.