Generally, the required minimum score in TOEFL is 90
While studying in Ireland on a course of NFQ Level 7 (Bachelors Degree) or above, students are permitted to participate in part-time work for up to 20 hours a week during term-time and 40 hours per week during holiday time. Specific restrictions exist on working while studying.
For further information you can visit the Visa Counsellor at RISE office.
Ireland is one of the world’s friendliest countries, in fact it has been awarded this accolade twice in recent years by the travel guide company Lonely Planet.
Degrees from Irish Universities are recognised internationally so you can be assured your future employer will respect the addition in your experience. Ireland has been chosen by some of the world’s largest technology companies as their European base, these companies include Google, Facebook, Apple and Intel. In many cases across the world, large companies work alongside nearby Universities to develop their courses and provide qualifications that better match the needs of the employer – all of which increases the value of your degree.
Ireland, a large island in north-west Europe, has been offering University education since the 16th Century. The country renowned for it’s kind and welcoming population alongside it’s emerald green landscape has a world-class education provision, often overlooked when considering studying abroad.
With 9 Higher education institutions the country will undoubtedly have a course to interest you at either postgraduate or undergraduate level.
Scholarships and fellowships are available from the Irish government but the availability of these varies depending on what country you are coming from and what course you are planning to study. Some institutions also offer scholarships directly but these are limited and highly competitive.
Subject Area Undergrad Fees Postgrad Fees
Business and Management € 9,000 – 15,500 € 9,150 – 18,800
Science and Engineering € 9,100 – 20,300 € 9,150 – 18,000
Arts and Humanities € 9,100 – 15,500 € 8,900 – 20,000
Medicine and Health Studies € 31,000 – 45,000 € 12,035 – 37,000
City cost of living rent index
Limerick 90.84 24.61
Dublin 88.02 54.35
Cark 81.09 36.78
Galway 78.26 32.1
While studying in Ireland on a course of NFQ Level 7 (Bachelor’s Degree) or above you are permitted to participate in part-time work for up to 20 hours a week during term-time and 40 hours per week during holiday time. Specific restrictions exist on working while studying so please check these with the embassy or your chosen institution before travelling. You are not allowed to stay in the country to pursue employment opportunities but you can sometimes extend your stay to study a further degree.
People from certain countries need a valid Irish entry visa before arriving in the State, whether by air, sea or land. An Irish visa is a certificate placed on your passport or travel document to indicate that you are authorised to land in the State subject to any other conditions of landing being fulfilled.
If you wish to travel to Ireland for more than 3 months, for example to pursue a course of study, for work or to settle permanently in Ireland with family members who are already resident in Ireland, then you can apply for a long stay ‘D’ visa for a single entry. If you are granted a long stay ‘D’ visa and wish to remain in the State for longer than 3 months, or beyond the period of leave granted to you by an Immigration Officer at an Irish port of entry you will be required to register and obtain a residence permit.
The main conditions for a student visa in Ireland are: