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When should I apply to colleges in Ireland?

You can apply in the month of June/July or in the month of September/October.

How much does education in Ireland cost?

The tuition fee varies from course to course in Ireland. For more details contact HGG.

What are the requirements to study in Ireland?

In order to apply to a university in Ireland, you need to have completed 10+2. The minimum requirement for most degree level programs is 3 grade "C's" at A level or equivalent. If there is any doubt about the acceptability of an applicant's qualifications, clarification should be sought in good time from the particular third level institution.

As English is the language of instruction at all Irish Institutions of higher education, students must demonstrate a proficiency in English to be accepted for a third level program.

What is the VISA procedure to study in Ireland?

Ireland study visas allow their holders to live and work in Ireland for as long as they need to complete their course. In Ireland, visas for students are issued either as "C visa" for those applicants whose courses will last less than three months, or "D visas" for those who wish to study in Ireland for longer than three months. Ireland also permits foreign nationals studying in the country to undertake a limited amount of work in order to help support themselves and any dependents.

How much will I be spending during my stay in Ireland?

Being in Ireland, a student's budget should come up to €6,000 - €11,000 for a year approx excluding your tuition fee. The cost of your stay in Ireland may include:

  • Accommodation: €2,500 - €5,000
  • Textbooks: €600
  • Food & Household: €1,500 - €2,500
  • Other Expenses: €1,000 - €2,500

Can I work in Ireland during the course of my study?

You will be allowed to take up casual employment of up to 20 hours part-time work per week in term time or up to 40 hours per week during normal college vacation periods only till the completion of your course.