Ireland

Why Study in Ireland?

Friendly Country
Voted by Lonely Planet as the most friendly country in the world (2008 & 2010)

Irish people are among the most enriching reasons to study in Ireland. They are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality which greatly contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to student life in Ireland.

English Speaking
Ireland is an English speaking country. 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.

Safe
Ireland has a reputation for being a safe and welcoming country to live in ranking 12th in the 2009 Global Peace Index

Education System
Ireland has one of the best education systems in the world according to the independent IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009 (ranks 8th)

Quality
Irish education is of the highest international quality. The quality of the Irish education system is a major contributing factor to the rapid rate of economic growth Ireland has experienced over the last few decades.

Open Economy
Ireland's small open economy has achieved deep integration within the world economy. Among the key factors contributing to this has been the Irish education system in general, and the higher education system in particular. Almost one thousand overseas companies use Ireland as their European base including Google, Intel, Yahoo, Adobe, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Apple and Amazon.com to name but a few!

Young Population
Ireland has a young vibrant population, with 36% of the population under the age of 25, Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the world to be a student.

Beautiful
Ireland is beautiful - much of the countryside remains unspoilt providing an excellent natural habitat for a flourishing flora and fauna. Ireland's landscape provides a rich environment for the many outdoor leisure pursuits for which it is famous. Watersports, hill walking, rocking climbing and caving are just a few of the many activities which can be enjoyed when taking a break from study

Rich Cultural Heritage
Ireland has a rich cultural heritage with its own distinctive language (Gaelic) music, culture and sports.

 

Ireland Fact File

  • In 1948, The Republic of Ireland withdrew from the British Commonwealth;it joined the European Community in 1973.
  • The island is split between two countries, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Prior to 1921, the entire island was part of and controlled by Britain.
  • In 1921, 26 counties in the south were given independence and became the Republic of Ireland.
  • Ireland is the third largest island in Europe and the 28th in the world.
  • Capital of Ireland: Dublin
  • Irish whiskey is considered some of the best in the world.
  • The ancestors of U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Reagan were Irish.
  • Literacy rate: 99%
  • Ireland Currency Euro (€)


Advantages of Studying in Ireland

  • Irish Education is of the highest international quality
  • The quality of the Irish Education System is a major contributing factor to the rapid rate of economic growth Ireland has experienced over the last few decades.
  • Irish higher education institutions are highly recognized for excellence in many disciplines.
  • Ireland is recognized as an International location for high quality scientific research.
  • Ireland is an English speaking country. Some of the great writers in English literature have come from Ireland.
  • Irish people are among the most enriching reasons to study in Ireland. Irish people are renowned for their friendless and hospitality which greatly contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to student life in Ireland.


Tests Required

  • Ireland colleges accept either IELTS or TOEFL scores as a proof of English Proficiency.
  • Diploma programs/Bachelors Degree : IELTS Overall band score of 5.5 ( 5.O BANDS WITH AN ENGLISH COURSE) & TOEFL : 75