Study in Ireland, the land of Saints and Poets
If you’re considering studying in Ireland, you can look forward to a mix of contemporary modern cities and idyllic countryside. Not to forget a rich cultural habitat and cityscapes steeped in history. The icing on the cake is that Ireland is now one of Europe’s wealthiest nations with a high-quality education system which is built on a commitment to excellence and pragmatism. Their universities are ranked as some of the best in all of Europe.
Many of Ireland’s education institutions are ranked internationally and offer a huge variety of programs in areas as diverse as business, medicine, law, science, literature, technology, engineering, law, languages, history, philosophy, etc. With this being the land of Yeats and Shaw, it is a dream come true for students of literature. Best of all, the people of Ireland are known for their friendly and accommodating nature. With this being an English-speaking country, students will feel at home while studying and living here.
In terms of future work opportunities too, Ireland is the second most attractive country for FDI after Singapore, and it has many Global MNCs such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, HP, IBM, Pfizer, etc.; who’s who have set up their corporate European head offices here.
The plus point of studying in Ireland is that you can go relatively easily from one European country to another as it is relatively easy to become a EU resident. Ireland has a very young and vibrant population with 40% of its inhabitants being under the age of 25. It is considered one of the safest places to live and was ranked as the 12th “most peaceful country” in the world in 2020 by the Institute of Economics and Peace.
Ireland has an affordable living expenditure with the option to work part-time while studying and offers multiple scholarships of 50% to 100% available on a merit basis. It also offers easy conversion of the post-study work visa into a Green card and Work Permit. A 2-years post work visa is available on the completion of the degree.
Make sure you have decided on the course you want to take before applying for the visa. After you are accepted at an Irish University you will get an acceptance letter required for visa application. You can go for a C-type visa for a course which lasts less than three months, or a D-type visa for a course which lasts longer. You can apply for a study visa up to three months before your arrival in Ireland. All you need to do is apply online, submit all the required documents and if needed your Biometrics information as well. You will get to know in four to eight weeks about your application status. Make sure to wait until you receive an official answer from the Irish consulate before buying your travel tickets.