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Why Study In Ireland

Top-notch education facility, excellent quality of life, creative culture, and a safe environment – together all these make Ireland one of the best destinations to study abroad. If you have a dream to pursue higher studies in Ireland, we provide you a comprehensive guide and 100% assistance in fulfilling your aspirations.

Why Study in Ireland?

Globally-recognised for its mesmerising beauty, rapid urbanisation and world-class educational institutions, Ireland offers one of the finest study abroad experiences to international students. Check out the top reasons why Ireland is one of the most favoured destinations to study abroad and pursue higher studies. 

  • High-quality education: Ireland is the home to some of the top internationally-recognised institutions and universities in the world, offering a vast selection of courses to choose from. Government strictly monitors the country’s quality of education through National Framework of Qualifications (NFF). 

  • A gamut of lucrative career opportunities: For aspirants dreaming big, Ireland has a plethora of opportunities to leverage after successfully completing their education in the country. It is the abode of the world’s top financial service firms, pharmaceutical companies, MNCs, diagnostic and medical device companies, and leading ICTs.

  • Exceptional Irish culture: The vibrant and pleasant Irish culture will definitely inspire you to achieve your dreams. The people here are friendly, courteous and welcoming, and will make you feel at home. 

  • Safe environment: Ireland ranks among the top 10 safest countries in the world. Stay in a healthy and secure community where you feel like a local citizen and get help from everyone. 

  • Opportunity to work while you study: The country also allows international students to work part-time to support their living expenses and education – 20 hours a week during the academic session and 40 hours a week during May-August and mid-December to mid-January. 

Cost of Studying Abroad in Ireland 

The country stands ahead as a leading education destination owing to its affordable tuition fees as compared to several other countries. Typically, the cost of education may range between €10,000 and €35,000 annually for an undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral degree. 

Study in Ireland – Trust Ridaan Overseas for Comprehensive Support 

Ridaan Overseas can help fulfil your aspirations by providing dedicated support in all aspects – study abroad counselling, course advice, pre-departure support, student visa application advice, and accommodation. We can also provide expert guidance to help you crack the entrance exams and get admission to leading educational institutions and universities in Ireland.  

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Education Cost

Scholarships

Do you aspire to study abroad in a prestigious educational institution, pursuing higher education in yourdesired field of study? However, thinking of the remarkable cost associated with studying overseas puts you off every time? Not anymore!

RidaanOverseas is here to guide you with the best financial aid that can make the overall study abroadexperience seamless and budget-friendly.

We can assist you in bagging a study-abroad scholarship that can be leveraged to pay for your travel,course, books, accommodation and credits. A student scholarship is a monetary award or a type offinancial aid that most governments and universities across the globe provide to high-performing international students. Most often, the programmes are designed to allure the best talent pool in their own countries. This provides an opportunity to the brightest of minds to achieve their dream of pursuing higher education in a premier institution but without breaking their bank.

Types of Study-Abroad Scholarships

We can provide expert assistance and help you get the following scholarships to finance your higher
education abroad:

  •  Merit-based scholarship: Many top-notch universities abroad provide merit-based scholarships toattract the most talented students internationally. This type of financial aid is granted on the basis ofacademic, athletic, artistic or extracurricular merit of a candidate.
  • Programme-based scholarship: This kind of scholarship is offered by specialised study-abroadprogrammes and/or universities and colleges, and is applicable only to qualified applicants. Typically,the scholarship is granted based on a candidate’s academic or personal achievements, but theprerequisites may vary depending on the type of scholarship.
  • Subject-specific scholarship: Certain institutions or universities provide financial aid to studentsenrolling in specific subjects as their field of study or major. Qualifications for availing such financialrelief may vary based on prerequisites of each scholarship.
  • Need-based scholarship: Providing financial assistance to international students with a poorfinancial background is the key objective of need-based scholarship. Students who come fromfinancially backward classes of the society may avail such financial relief and pursue their dream to
  • study abroad. However, the candidate’s academic profile is taken into consideration here to motivatemeritorious yet financially-backward students to study abroad and achieve their goals in life. Such type of scholarship may provide coverage from full to partial tuition fees, cost of books, living expenses, etc.
  • Student-based scholarship: Often classified as minority-based financial aid, this type ofscholarship is designed for students who might be unfortunate in some form or the other like religion,gender, race or medical complications. Only minority groups expressed in terms and conditions of the scholarship will be granted financial relief.


How RidaanOverseas Can Help?


Our team of study-abroad advisors will assist you in streamlining the process, guide you to the right
university or college, and help avail the most appropriate scholarship that matches your eligibility. We can
also communicate with the university or educational institution and advice you through all the formalities
required to avail financial aid in the form of scholarship. Consult today for more information.

Application Procedure

To make your application successful, the following documents are very much important;

General Requirements

  • Completed application form.

  • Certified/notarized copies of all transcripts and School/Degree/Diploma awards. These can be certified/notarized by your home school/college/university, a notary or a legal representative. 

  • If you have work-experience, then at least one work reference letter from the employer who can comment on your professional skills and abilities.

  • Statement of Purpose.

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume.

  • Portfolio in case of students applying for Arts and Design courses.

  • Extra-Curricular Activities certificate.

  • Copy of birth certificate or passport.

  • Medical/disability documentation if applicable. 

  • English language qualifications if applicable.

English Requirement

As English is the language of instruction at all Irish Institutions of higher education, students must demonstrate a proficiency in English to be accepted for a third level Programme.

In general,the required minimum score in TOEFL is 100 & IELTS 6.5 Internet Based Test. Many universities and colleges provide English Language training programmes for intending students.

Moreover, there are over 110 private English language training schools throughout the country which run both short and long terms courses.

Education System

Visa

Study visa info and requirements

1. When you can apply

You can apply for a study visa if you are planning to come to Ireland to undertake a course of study for more than 3 months.

You are advised to familiarise yourself with our Policy on Non-EEA Nationals studying in Ireland and ensure that you fulfil the requirement of our policy before you make your visa application.

You can apply for a study visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to Ireland.

If you are visiting another State prior to travelling to Ireland, you must have the relevant visa for that State in your passport before applying for an Irish visa.

2. How to apply

You must apply online for a visa.

When you have completed the online application process, you must follow the instructions on the summary application form that is created by the online system. The summary form will contain information on where you are to submit your supporting documentation.

The summary form which you must print, sign and date must be submitted with your supporting documentation.

You may be required to provide your Biometrics information as part of the application process.

A guide to supporting documentation is set out below.

Important: Do not include false or misleading information or documents in your application. If you do, your application may be refused. In some circumstances, you may not be allowed to appeal the visa decision and may be blocked from getting an Irish visa for 5 years.

3. Fees

Please refer to the table of Fees for information on the fee that you are required to pay.

Some applicants are exempt from the requirement to pay the visa fee. Read more here.

You may be required to pay additional charges e.g. relating to the submission of your documents.

You may be able to pay the fee in local currency.

The website of the Visa Office/Embassy/Consulate will have details about additional charges and local payment options.

4. How long it will take

Applications are processed in date order.

You are advised not to purchase travel tickets before you know the outcome of your visa application.

Processing times can vary between countries. They can also vary during high volume periods during the year. However, you can generally expect a decision within 8 weeks from the date on which your application is lodged at the Visa Office/Embassy/Consulate.

Your application may take longer if e.g. you have not submitted all necessary supporting documentation, your supporting documentation needs to be verified or because of your personal circumstances (e.g. if you have a criminal conviction).

You can check the processing times for the Visa Office/Embassy/Consulate that is handling your application on their website.

If your application is being processed by the Visa Office, Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, Department of Justice and Equality, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin you can check the date of the applications currently being processed on our Visa Decisions page.

5. Conditions associated with a study visa

You are advised to familiarise yourself with our policy on non-EEA nationals studying in Ireland and the conditions applying to such students who are permitted to enter the State before you make your visa application.

6. Supporting documentation

The documents below are important because they provide information about your personal circumstances in the country from which you are applying.

The onus is on you to satisfy the Visa Officer that a visa should be granted for the purpose sought.

The submission of any or all of these documents does not guarantee that your application will be successful.

Original documents must be provided.

If you submit a document that is not in English/Irish, it must be accompanied by a full translation. Each translated document must contain:

  • confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document;
  • the date of the translation;
  • the translator’s full name and signature; and
  • the translator’s contact details.

All letters submitted by a business, company or other organisation should be on official headed paper and give full contact details so that they can be verified. These must include a full postal address, name of contact, position in the organisation, telephone number (landline), website, and email address (email addresses such as Yahoo or Hotmail are not accepted).

The Visa Officer considers each application on its merits and may request additional information or documentation.

7. Additional documentation for unaccompanied students under 18 years

Birth certificate

The child’s birth certificate must be submitted with their application.

Consent of parent /legal guardian

Parental consent from both parents/legal guardians is required.

This consent must be a notarised document, providing full details of the person in whose care the minor shall be in during their stay in Ireland and confirming

  • the parents/legal guardians agreement to the child coming to Ireland for study purposes, and
  • that the school/host family/education agency is the legal guardian of the unaccompanied child student during the child’s stay in Ireland.

Copies of the biometric page of the parents/guardians passports or national identity cards showing the bearer's signature must also be provided.

Where only one parent has total custody, a Court Order bestowing sole custody of this child must be submitted.

Accommodation and vetting certificate

The address of where the student will stay while in the State as a student must be submitted.

In the case of a boarding school student a letter from the school confirming that it will provide all necessary accommodation is also required.

In the case of a child who is to attend a school as a day pupil and live with a family, the name and address of the responsible adults with whom they will stay are also required.

Where the child is residing with a host family other than relatives, clearance from the Garda Síochána (the Irish Police) in respect of that family is required. Documentary proof of this must be submitted as part of the visa application.

No entitlement on the part of other family members to accompany or join the student in the State

The granting of a visa to a person under the age of 18 years for the purpose of study does not give any entitlement to any other family member to accompany or join the student in the State.

8. Return of documents

All documents accompanying your application must be originals.

You should keep copies of all the documents that you provide.

Original documents such as marriage/birth/death certificates will be returned to you. However, other documents such as bank statements or letters of invitation will not be returned.

If there are particular documents that you wish to have returned, please provide a list of these documents with the application.

 

FAQ's

Where Can I Study In Ireland?
In Ireland the Education system consists of Universities, Institute of Technologies and Private Independent Colleges. The entry requirement for the courses offered by them vary from Institution to Institution.

How Can I Finance My Studies?
As compared to the cost of studying in India only, going abroad can seem to be steeply expensive. However one must keep the possible returns in mind which are in the form of quality of education, international exposure and boost to ones career when evaluating the costs of studying abroad.
A student can rely on sources like family funds, bank loans, scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships etc to provide for funds required by him.

Bank Loans?
Most nationalized banks offer students loans at competitive rates for considerable time periods which may enable a larger section of students to go and study abroad. They will ask for a collateral security to be pledged. You can even consider the possibility of an international bank loan. Kindly ask your Edwise counsellor for further details.

Sponsorships?
A blood relative is always preferred but other sponsors can also help to fund your education in Ireland provided a logical explanation is given as to why he is willing to sponsor you.

What Is GNIB?
Garda National Immigration Bureau ( GNIB) is an Immigration Service in Ireland.

Do I Have To Pay For Health Insurance?
International students are not covered for any free medical attention off-campus and must therefore have their own private insurance. Kindly note that heavy amount is charged for all hospitalisation and it is advised to make provision for adequate medical insurance. International students are required to show proof of comprehensive medical insurance when registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. While applying for student Visa, proof of health insurance is required.

Should I Pay A Deposit?
All universities, colleges and Institute of Technologies require the students to pay a deposit of 500 to 1000 euros in advance in order to reserve a place for them. In any case we recommend that all students should make a deposit payment as it facilitates in getting a student visa.