Study Opportunities in Ireland

Why Study in Ireland

  • One of the youngest developed economies in the world
  • Base to most fortune 500 companies, European offices
  • Home to electronics, computers and telecommunications industries
  • 50% of the population is under the age of 28
  • A statutory Code of Practice and Quality Mark is awarded to educational institutions that meet laid down criteria.
  • This Quality mark will be used by State bodies for visas, immigration, access to labour market and also for promotions
  • PG programmes are generally 1 year in duration
  • No prior work experience required for most MBA
  • Students at honours bachelors degree level and above will be allowed to remain in Ireland for upto one year for the purpose of gaining relevant work experience or developing a business idea.

Application Process and Deadlines

The main intake offered by all Colleges and University is September and few Universities offer Feb Intake also. There are no specific deadlines for colleges and universities

Cost of Studying

The cost of studying in the Ireland is determined by the tuition fees of your course and whether you wish to study in the capital city of Dublin or outside in another city.

Tuition fees vary depending on the course you have applied to study.

  • Undergraduate fees ranges from €9,100 to €20,300
  • Average PG fees ranges from €9,150 to €20,000
  • MBA fees can range upto €30,000.
The cost of living (inclusive of accommodation, food, travel, books etc) varies depending on your own particular lifestyle. Please make sure to account for the entire living costs and tuition fees and do not assume that you can earn some money doing part-time jobs. Part-time jobs can probably only fetch a part of your expenses and when you are filing for your visas, authorities need to see your entire expenses for 1 year accounted for.


Dublin City is considered to be more expensive than other parts of Ireland to live. Dublin is followed by Cork, Galway and Limerick in terms of cost of living. The average monthly expenses are listed below:

Rent in shared house/flat - € 500
Light/heat/power € 60
Food - € 300
Monthly commuter ticket - € 80
Books and other academic costs - € 100
Clothes, laundry, medical, etc. - € 70
Social life - € 180
Total - € 1,290

You will be able to save if you share a room with someone in the private sector. You can live far cheaper than this if you are willing to curb your lifestyle and share costs.


Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships are based on the student’s academic performance of international students. Tution Fee waivers are provided but are strictly merit based so students don’t have to fill any separate form like federal students can do so for availing need based scholarships.
Further, Financial Aid funding is also granted at PG level but again this strictly depends on the students’ credentials.

There are various types of scholarships offered.

  • Fellowship scholarship – This scholarship is awarded on the student’s ability, competence and performance.
  • Graduate Assistantship Scholarship – Is awarded for the students who involve in teaching or research assistantship. It can be given as cash, stipend or fee waiver. This is normally called RA or TA
  • Sports Scholarship – Is offered to outstanding athletes students.