Study in Ireland

Study in Ireland


The education of Ireland is considered across the world for providing excellence in all disciplines. Some of the world’s top and best institutes are located in the Ireland. The country has a great reputation for offering quality of education to its students. Irish education is one of the best in the world. Ireland is also renowned for its welcoming and friendliness attitude. It offers top-class of education and has rich cultural heritage.

Study Options

There is range of options for international students choosing to study in Ireland as a Student. You need to choose right and relevant course for your study visa Ireland application to be successful. There is a wide range of courses available and international students may choose according to their career pathways.

The major type of qualification in Ireland are

  • NFQ Level 7 = Ordinary Bachelor Degree (3 years duration)
  • NFQ Level 8 = Honours Bachelor Degree (3-4 years duration)
  • NFQ Level 8 = Higher Diploma (1 year duration)
  • NFQ Level 9 = Postgraduate Diploma (1 year duration)
  • NFQ Level 9 = Masters Degree (1-2 years duration)
  • NFQ Level 10 = Doctoral Degree (approximately 4 years duration)


  • Enrolled in a full time course of 15 hours study per week
  • Funds to pay for your tuition fees and cost of living
  • Appropriate English language level( immigration requirement is of IELTS 5 band- your course may require higher English level)

Work Rights during study

International students in Ireland on a degree program can work for 20 hours per week. During months of June, July August September and 15 December to 15 January they may work for 40 hours per week.

  • They must be registered with GNIB- Garda National Immigration Bureau
  • Enrolled in a full time program of at least level 7 and of at least one year duration
  • Have 15 hours day time study per week

Post Study Work Options

Under the Third Level Graduate Scheme international students who have completed a qualification may stay in Ireland for 2 Years and look for a job. During this 2 years time under this scheme you may work for 40 hours per week.

Why West Highlander

Ireland is very particular about the documentation provided along with the student visa application for Ireland. You need to address each and every aspect minutely for your study in Ireland application to be successful. If you have any gaps, they need to address. Your course needs to be relevant and show clear study progression. At West Highlander we assess your student visa Ireland application very minutely and prepare a customised checklist which increases the success rate of your application. We are Education UK certified Counsellor and ICEF Trained Agent Counsellor and member of NAFSA. We are also an ICEF Accredited Agency.

  • Hassel Free Transition
  • One Stop Solution
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  • Accurate Assessment
Quality Education
World Class Research
Scholarship for Enrolment
Practical Learning Process
Dublin City University is among the five highest ranked universities in Ireland which are counted among the top universities worldwide. The University has been in the World’s Top 50 Universities which are under 50 years old as per ranking done by QS World University. DCU's QS World University ranking is 391st (jointly) for 2018 and it is ranked in the 51-60 bracketed among universities less than 50 years old.
  • Programs to study in Ireland at DCU are:
The DCU in Ireland offers Undergraduate and Post Graduate courses in the disciplines of Computing; Electronic Engineering; Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering; Humanities & Social Sciences; Applied Language & Intercultural Studies (SALIS); Communications; Law & Government; English; History and Geography; Theology, Philosophy, and Music; Education; Arts Education & Movement; Human Development; Inclusive & Special Education; Language, Literacy & Early Childhood Education; STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies; Science & Health; Biotechnology; Chemical Sciences; Health & Human Performance; Mathematical Sciences; Nursing & Human Sciences; and Physical Sciences
TU Dublin in the first Technological University of Ireland which has recently been formed in 2019 and this is bracketed among the top 801-1000th top Universities Worldwide as per The Times Higher Education World University Ranking. It has spread across three campuses in Dublin.
  • Programs to study in Ireland at Technological University Dublin:
At TU Dublin, study-abroad aspirants are offered to study programs from foundation level to Ph. D Level in the stream of Applied Arts, Humanities, Built Environment, Engineering, Business, Science, Tourism Food and Sports; TU Dublin offers diverse range of specialist programmes such as Optometry, Human Nutrition, Transport & Logistics, Horticulture, Environmental Health and Tourism Marketing as well. International Students from over 85 countries come to study in Ireland at Technological University Dublin.
The National University of Ireland, Maynooth is commonly known as the Maynooth University which is located in country Kirdale, Ireland. This is Ireland’s youngest and smallest University which accommodates 13,000 students from Ireland and outside Ireland who wants to study in Ireland. Maynooth University was listed as a Top500 university in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings.  Maynooth University is placed on the 6th Rank Top Universities of Ireland
  • Programs to study in Ireland at Maynooth University are:
The university is divided into three faculties: Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Science and Engineering; Social Sciences. The university offers under-graduate and postgraduate programs in the subjects of SOCIAL SCIENCES – Adult and Community Education, Anthropology, Applied Social Studies, Economics, Finance and Accounting, Education, Geography, Law and Sociology; BUSINESS – Management, Entrepreneurship, Equine, Accounting; SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING – Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Experimental Physics, Mathematics, Product Design, Psychology and Theoretical Physics.
Institute of Technology, Sligo is a state-funded third-level educational institution with three faculties and nine departments. One of four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth University is ranked in the global top 50 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In addition it is recognised among the top 400 universities in the world, the top 200 European universities, and as one of the top 200 universities for international connections and outlook.
  • Programs to study in Ireland at IT Sligo are:
The institution offers programs in Psychology, Social sciences, Geography, Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies), Sociology, Communication & Media Studies, Physical sciences, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Mathematics & Statistics, Business & economics, Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, Economics & Econometrics, Arts & humanities, Languages, Literature & Linguistics, History, Philosophy & Theology, Engineering & technology, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Law, Computer Science, Life sciences, Biological Sciences, Education etc.
  • Mark sheet & Passing certificates (10th & 10+2)
  • Mark sheets + degree- Graduation
  • IELTS/PTE score card
  • Passport copy
  • Experience Certificates ( if any)
  • Admission processing time: Varies from college to college- 1 week upto 1 month for university admission
For the Admission in Ireland Following is the list of documents required. Education system in Ireland is divided into three levels:
  • Primary Education: It is for 1-8 years.
  • Secondary Education: It starts at the age of 12 and consists of three year junior cycle followed by a 2 or 3 year senior cycle
  • Tertiary Education: it consists of Universities, Colleges of technology, colleges of education and independent colleges.
  • Higher Certificate:: 2 year full time course
  • Ordinary bachelor degree: 3 year full time course
  • Honors Bachelor’s Degrees: Normally 3-4 year course
  • Graduate Diploma: 1 year course
  • Master’s Degree: 1-2 year course
  • Doctorate (Phd): Minimum 3 years of research
  • Quality education leading to rapid growth of economy. It has 4.4% unemployment rate.
Tuition Fees:
  • Engineering: Around 8000 Euro annually (International)
  • MBA: Around 14000 Euro annually (International)
Course Minimum Band Requirement Fee near about(annually)
Dip Programme            5.5 5000-6500 Euros
Bachelor Programme            6.0 6000-8500 Euros
Masters Programme            6.5 11000 Euros
This information is correct at time of publication, to find out more about the fees at chosen institution please use the course directory on the website of Colleges directly.
  • As per requirements of Ireland High Commission, the cost of living is Euro 7000 per year.
Students may find that some places are cheaper to live in Ireland as compared to others. The general expenses a student has to pay are of accommodation, power, groceries, transport etc. Accommodation: – A student may opt for hall of residence, rented house along with friends, home stay depending upon his interest and budget. All foreign students in Ireland must have health insurance. Under immigration law, all non-EU students must have their own private medical insurance to get into Ireland. International students who stay in Ireland for at least one year are eligible for public hospital treatment under the same conditions as an Irish citizen. Under this scheme, students pay €100 for a visit to the Emergency Department (ED). This scheme does not apply to students staying for less than a year in Ireland. Basic and other expenses include cost of-
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Phone
  • Internet
  • Transport
  • Entertainment
  • Stationary & books
  • Insurance
  • Clothing
  • Power & gas.
For study in Ireland once you get an offer of a place following documents are required to file in student visa application at Irish High Commission
  • Original Academics with Notarized documents
  • Notarized IELTS/PTE
  • Original Certificates of Work Experience ( If Any)
  • Bank attested financial papers ( Last 6 month old)
  • Original and Notarized family income documents
  • Statement of purpose
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Resume
  • Passport with all pages notarized copy
  • Medical Insurance
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Visa fee
  • Fee after visa ( Approval in principle)
  • Competitive tuition fee & Cost of living as compared to other English speaking & developed countries e.g. UK, USA
  • Clear transparent, time effective admission & visa process.
  • On completion of higher studies, students may stay on in Ireland for six months to allow them time, should they so wish, to seek employment and apply for a work permit.
  • One year Work Visa after successful completion of course
  • Pathway to skilled migration
  • Part time job (20hrs weekly) helps to understand working culture & environment of developed country.
  • Ireland is Europe’s most entrepreneurial country
  • The Irish Government invests over 782 million annually in research in Ireland’s higher education institutions.
  • Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields.
  • ICEF Accredited Agency
  • Education Ireland trained counselor
  • Increase your chance of admission & visa success by applying through qualified and education consultant
  • Information about how to apply to study, and prepare for living in Ireland.
  • Information about tuition fees and cost of living in Ireland.
  • No processing charges
  • Representatives of TOP colleges in Ireland
  • One to one counseling of students
  • Complete admission and visa process services
West Highlander is a leading study abroad immigration consultancy in Chandigarh with many years of experience of study in Ireland. The expertise & experience of West Highlander team makes your study in Ireland dream come true. West Highlander is the best consultant in Chandigarh making your process of study abroad a smooth and an easy experience.

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