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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Why study in Ireland?
Ireland is an English speaking country with a long tradition of providing education for international students dating back many years. In the twenty-first century, the Irish education system still retains its high standards and international reputation. The Irish government has recently invested hundreds of millions of euro to further improve our schools, colleges and universities. There are many specialist centers at Irish universities and institutes of technology, which have cutting edge facilities and technologies to provide the skills and training which students need to gain the skills.
2. What qualifications are available?
The three types of qualification available at undergraduate level in Ireland are honours bachelor degrees, ordinary bachelor degrees and higher certificates. Postgraduate qualifications from Irish universities include Masters Degrees and PhDs. Other awards, such as English language programmes and more vocational based courses, are also on offer in Ireland.
3. How much will it cost?
Students who are not citizens of an EU country have to pay tuition fees at Irish universities. These fees vary from institution to institution and course to course. Undergraduate fees can range from approximately ?10,000 to ?30,000. English language course fees are much lower.
4. Can I work in Ireland?
Maybe. EU/EEA (the EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) students are free to work in Ireland. Citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA, who are attending full time courses of at least a year leading to a recognized qualification, are permitted to work part-time (defined as up to 20 hours a week and full-time during holidays).
5. Are there many international students in Ireland?
Yes. Officially there are over 25,000 international students at third level in Ireland, with about 15,000 of these from non-EU countries. This does not include the many students who are studying English language courses in Ireland, or those who moved to Ireland earlier in life and are now studying at college or university.