Facts about Ireland

Irelandis located in the north-west ofEurope.

Why Study in Ireland?

A friendly, safe country.

  • English speaking country.
  • World class Universities.
  • Low cost of tuition fees & accommodation.
  • Internationally recognized qualifications & extensive choice of courses.
  • European Headquarters of many IT & Pharmaceutical companies.
  • Masters degree of 1 year.
  • Post study work visa of 2 years for Masters.
  • Post study work visa of 1 year for Bachelors (Hons).
  • Chance to get indefinite right to stay (similar to Permanent Residency).

Education System in Ireland


Institute of Technologies


There are total 8Government funded Universities providing undergraduate, postgraduate & research degree programmes.

  • There are 14government-funded institutes of technology. They offer a wide variety of programmes which can be both academically and vocationally focused.
  • Mostly private, they offer a range of programmes including professional certificates, diplomas, undergraduate & postgraduate degrees in a diverse range of subjects.

Where to Study in Ireland?






Tie-up Institutions


Trinity College Dublin

University College Dublin
National University of Ireland, Galway
University College Cork
Dublin City University
University of Limerick
Maynooth University
Technological University Dublin

Institute of Technologies

Institute of Technology, Carlow

Limerick Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Athlone Institute of Technology
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Atlantic Aviation Institute


National College of Ireland

Shannon College of Hotel Management
Dublin Business School
Griffith College
Galway Business School
IBAT College Dublin

Entry Criteria

Bachelors:Minimum70%-90%inclass12thforUniversities 70% in class 12thfor Institute of 55%-60% in class 12thfor Colleges
Masters:Minimum 55%-75% in Graduation with IELTS 6.5* with no band less than 6.0. IELTS 6 with no band less than 5.5 is also acceptable in some Universities, Institute of Technologies and Colleges.
Dublin Business School:offers 2 months pre-sessional English Language course if the student is having IELTS 6with no band less than 5.5 and the overall requirement is 6.5 bands.

Post Study Work Rights

DegreeLevelPost Study Work Rights
Bachelors Degree(Ordinary) Level 7 6 month
Bachelors Honours Degree Level 8 12 month
Master Degree/Postgraduate DiplomaLevel 9 24 month

National Framework of Qualifications




Employment Permit Schemes

Work Permit (General Work Permit)

  • Allows a non-EU citizen to work legally in Ireland for an employer in a particular occupation
  • Individual must have annual Salary above € 30,000 to qualify for work permit.
  • The permit is Initially Granted for 2 years and can be renewed for further period of 3 years.
  • The work permit can be issued indefinitely after a period of 5 years.

Ireland Green Card(Critical Skill Employment Permit)

  • Allows skilled individuals to work in Ireland for a specified employer in an occupation where skills shortages exist.
  • Individual must have annual Salary above € 60,000 to qualify for Green Card permit.
  • The permit is Initially Granted for 2 years.
  • After 2 years, immigrants may apply for a Stamp 4 which allows them to live and work in Ireland on a permanent basis.