Ireland's long and honourable tradition in educational excellence is recognised the world over. Dating back to the Middle Ages, Ireland held the position as one of the principal education providers to the western world. Successive modern governments have continued to regard education as a key priority and investment in this area has been sustained for a long time. This has resulted in one of the highest education participation rates in the world today, which, in turn, has had positive implications for the strong economic growth and development of Ireland.
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'The education system in Ireland is one of the best in the world', 2007 Independent IMD World Competitiveness Report.
Irish people are among the most enriching reasons to study in Ireland. Irish people are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality which greatly contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to student life in Ireland. Ireland is an English speaking country and has a rich cultural heritage. Some of the great writers in English literature have come from Ireland. These include Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett.
Ireland is a highly developed democracy with a modern economy. The Irish economy is particularly strong in the areas of software development, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and international services.
Cost of Living
An average student spends Euro 400 to 600 per month on his/her living expenses including off campus accommodation, travel etc. The estimation is based on shared accommodation off campus.
Part Time Work
Only students attending a full time course of at least one year's duration leading to a qualification recognised by the Minister for Education and Science will be entitled to take up casual employment defined as up to 20 hours part time work per week or full time work during normal college vacation periods. The course you intend to study must be listed on the internationalisation register.
Post Study Work Visa Renewal
A person who qualifies for this scheme will be granted one non-renewable extension to their current student permission for a six month period starting on the day upon which they received their exam results. This scheme allows the person to seek employment and gain a green card or work permit
Green Card Permits
The Work Permit Scheme is for issuance of work permits for occupations with a salary of a year or more where Green Card Permits are not available. In very limited circumstances, they can be issued for salary ranges below a year. For salary ranges less than a year, only a very limited number of occupations will be considered for issuance of a work permit. The work permit can be issued to the applicant for the occupation specified on the permit. It is issued for an initial period of two years and can be renewed for a further three years. The work permit can be issued indefinitely after a period of five years.
A Green Card Permit is an employment permit issued to a person which allows the individual to work in Ireland with the specified employer in an occupation where skills shortages exist. It is issued for an initial period of two years, after which it can normally be renewed indefinitely. A job offer with a bona-fide company registered for trading in Ireland is required. The permit allows an individual to apply for immediate family reunification and time spent under the permit can count towards permanent residency. There is no need for a labour market assessment test prior to applying for the permit. Either an employer or an employee can apply for the permit. The employee must possess the relevant qualifications, skills or experience for the desired employment. Those who have an annual salary of 000 are eligible without any occupation exceptions and if, below and above 30,000, Green Card Permit is only good for a restricted number of strategically important occupations.
We have a selection of quality institutions from Ireland. These selected institutions are all accredited by various accreditation/quality certification agencies and are their degrees/diplomas are recognized by the Department of Education and Science, Ireland.