In the past decade Ireland has emerged as one of the most popular countries for international education. With a strong economy and a high level of education that is provided in the country, it’s impossible not to be amazed by it. Hence, here we are to satisfy the queries of all Indian aspirants who want to pursue their higher education in Ireland.
Irish Universities make up for some of the world’s most prestigious and well funded universities. Infact, Irish universities are ranked amongst the top 1% in research, global impact and outreach. Adding to this, Ireland’s Trinity College situated in Dublin, University of Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and University of Cork, are the country’s most sought-after universities and are acclaimed around the world.
As an international student in a foreign country, one’s major concern is whether they would be accepted and treated well by the natives. However, this is not the case for international students studying in Ireland, as it is known as one of the most liberal, accepting and immigrant-friendly countries in the world. Irish cities such as Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Belfast and Cork rank among the world’s friendliest cities with Dublin acing the list as the friendliest city in the world.
India and Ireland share a very unique, cooperative and congenial relation. Due to this, Irish and Indian people are incredibly amicable towards each other. This relation further helps Indian immigrants because of the extremely easy and fluid visa policies.
This co-operation is not new as India and Ireland are known to have a mutual educational partnership that dates back to 1762, which is more than 250 years strong!
While many Indian students dream about their education abroad, thinking of the entailing expenses holds most of them back. Overseas expenses like tuition fees, costs of living, healthcare and transport are some of the major concerns for any student.
Well, lighten up because education in Ireland is one of the most economic and affordable education in the world. It’s so astonishingly great that Ireland’s universities are regarded the most economic education centres in the world for international students.
.For an affordable cost, Ireland provides a high level of education that holds recognition throughout the world. Additionally, Ireland boasts a premier; highly-advanced and cost-effective health insurance facility which gives international students access to high-tech healthcare facilities at the best public and private hospitals in Ireland.
There are also abundant scholarship opportunities in Ireland as many top universities provide scholarships (merit-based and need-based)to international students. Some of these scholarships also provide upto full tuition-fee waiver to students. Indian students are particularly lucky as a number of universities have created scholarships and funding opportunities exclusively for incoming Indian undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Owing to the strong Irish economy that ranks 10th in the world, a healthy environment for technological innovations and the Irish entrepreneurial spirit, Ireland is home to some of the best Business and Technological institutions in the world. This also allows international students to choose wide-ranging and diverse courses in the fields of business and engineering as their degree courses.
The added advantage of a booming economy also benefits international students to find employment easily and in a brief time. More than 700 corporate giants and MNCs, including Fortune 500 companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Medtronic, Intel, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer are stationed in Ireland. The availability of such companies -and many others- provides the students with abundant employment prospects which hold marvellous professional growth and sterling salary packages. The government of the Republic of Ireland facilitates international students with a generous 24 month stay-back period excluding extensions while 91% of Irish graduates are known to find employment within the first 6 months after graduation.
With so much already being said, Ireland is one of the best places to reside in the world. A Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.938 which stands as the 4th highest in the world, ensures a happy living. A cozy weather ensures that Irish temperatures never reach the extremes and maintains a healthy living environment with a serene natural presence. Ireland also happens to be the only english speaking country in the Euro-Zone, and holds easily traversable english language requirements.
For all the aforementioned reasons Ireland is home to more than 35,000 international students from 160 countries and comprises a vibrant Indian community. Many major Irish universities account for upto 25% of their student body to be formed of international students.