Country : IRELAND


Whether you are considering spending a summer, a semester or a full academic year studying at an Irish higher education institution you are sure to encounter a unique and enriching educational and cultural experience!

Irish higher education institutions offer a wide selection of Study Abroad Programmes allowing credit transfer arrangements with overseas universities and colleges. A friendly and hospitable country, Ireland has a very special welcome for visitors from all around the world. Every year the Irish experience is spoken of with enthusiasm by a growing number of international students.

Each of the Irish higher education institutions has a Study Abroad office which is responsible for coordinating programmes aimed at overseas students spending either a summer, a semester or a full academic year studying in Ireland. The objective in any Study Abroad Programme is to experience different lifestyles and encounter new viewpoints. Junior Year Abroad and Study Abroad programmes offer students a unique and enriching educational and cultural experience.

Modules are offered in a broad spectrum of faculties and, with the exception of summer programmes, have a GPA entry requirement and involve a full-time course load. Many of these programmes involve credit transfer arrangements with overseas universities and colleges. We encourage students to visit the websites of the higher education institutions or contact the institutions directly for further detailed information on the Study Abroad programmes on offer. Applications for all Study Abroad programmes should be made directly to the relevant institution.

Primary Education

Irish Education is controlled by the Department of Education and Skills and is characterized by three distinct levels, namely primary, secondary and higher tertiary education. All this is compulsory for children between 6 and 15 years, and free right through university for people applying from within the European Union too. A single curriculum is taught in all schools. After grade 6, children write their primary certificate examination.

Secondary Education

Following primary education most pupils study on at secondary or vocational schools until they take their leaving certificate after grade 12. Those following an academic curriculum have the choice of comprehensive / community schools, religious secondary schools or Gaelcholáistes where the medium of education is Irish. In urban areas there is greater freedom of choice.

Vocational Education

Vocational educational committees are responsible for vocational schools for which the state contributes over 90% of costs. Here 28% of secondary school students receive training in practical skills which should provide them with work for the rest of their lives.

Tertiary Education

There are 38 higher level institutions in Ireland that include universities and institutes of technology. There are also colleges that are either constituently linked to these, or designated institutions of higher education and training. Twenty five third-level courses are presented in the Irish language.
The oldest university in Ireland and founded in 1592 is University of Dublin, Trinity College illustrated here. It enjoys an enviable reputation throughout the world.




There are Two intakes Fall and Spring.

The courses in Ireland cost between 9000 Euros to 45,000 Euros per year for the undergraduate degrees. For the post graduate courses, it ranges from 9500 to 35,000 Euros per annum. The tuition fee depends on your chosen field of the program as well as your university. The living expenses in Ireland range from 7000 to 10000 euros annually. Approx.

  • Teaching Assistantship
  • Research Assistantship
  • Fellowship
  • Hourly Employment-Food Services, Library, Event Co-ordinator, Laboratory Assistant, etc.
  • Nature of part time jobs on campus 20 hrs per week.

Full Time Jobs (Average Salary)

The average starting salary for an Irish graduate is now €28,461. The survey found that one quarter of them will make more than €32,000 per year.

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