ABOUT IRELAND

Ireland is very rich in folklore and was initially bonded together with Gaelic language. Ireland’s grasslands expand to the well-known Emerald Isle. Its independence was a prodigy becoming British habitation influenced. Dublin is the capital of Ireland with 1/4th of the population settling in the main area. Residents and commercial sights are found along the dockside vicinities.

Wild Scenery

Life in the Country

The city life and the country life vary a lot. Although, Irish people preserve their enliven traditions wherever they stay. Participation in their musical activities along with various events of craftsmanship for glass, objects made from iron and clay, knit work, etc, are very influential in Ireland. The Celtic harp is an emblem of Ireland that accompanies a lot of the Irish music.

Attitude and Etiquette of the local People

Known for its welcoming nature and assortment, Ireland also has migrated from other European nations, Africa and Asia since the 18th century. Ireland’s modern and primary language very corresponds to Scottish Gaelic and English is their second language. Ireland kept wielding a major impact on Irish cognizance despite the downgrading and rejection of the Irish language due emigration. Now, language is a very much significant factor for their identity.

Language

Milan and Turin manuscripts defined in the Holy Word are devotional in nature and others are temporal with poetic riddles and verses. Today, this literature is rarely to be found as their literature streams into the world in English. The articulations of their language portrayed modes of intellection and expression which was immersed into the English that is being spoken now.

Studying in Ireland

Among students from India, Ireland is turning into a top choice of world-class institutions for professional growth to aim beyond what has been taught. There are many technical headquarters from Europe in Ireland to ensure an experience beyond academics. For education in Ireland, consider the following:

  • Quality Institutions: The National Framework of Qualifications (NFF) monitors educational quality in all universities.

  • Innovation and Research: Research universities’ top 1% with specialties in social science, natural science, humanities and healthcare that can provide board scopes for research programs are found in Ireland.

  • A land of opportunities: Ireland stations 50% of the globe’s leading financial service firms as well as the largest and elect organizations.

  • Stay in a safe community: The Global Peace Indices ranks Ireland in the top 10 with common rights as the Irish people.

  • Experience the Irish culture: Their culture is loaded with folk customs. They are family-oriented and very companionable people.

  • Work while you learn: You can always support yourself while studying with part-time jobs for 20 hours a week during educational sessions and 40 hours during non-educational sessions.

Major Cities in Ireland with varied Course Options

  • Dublin: It is the most extravagant place in all of Ireland but has many Irish educational destinations that rank among the world’s top institutes which can be very opportunistic for students. But on comparing the expenses with other countries Dublin is still advisably good to educate yourself at. There are also many admiring architectural destinations that can give students a slight peace of mind during their outings.

  • Galway: The National University of Ireland, Galway and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology are located here. Known to be central to arts and culture, the city can give you experiences of ancient and contemporary Irish culture.

  • Cork: Home to the University of Cork and Cork Institute of Technology, the city is well-known to pursue higher education. The city also is a combination of ancient infrastructures and rich cultural life.

 

A range of institutes can offer higher education in Ireland with a lot of resemblance to the UK’s academic calendar.

  • Degree courses: A full-time UG programme usually has a duration of 3 years. To fulfil the entry requirements, you will need to present previous school certifications and also an English literacy.

  • Master courses: Full-time PG programme usually has a duration of a year. A minimum of 2.2 UG degree is required and an evident proficiency in English for entry.

  • PhD: Full-time duration of these degrees usually takes up to 3-4 years providing students with a systematic programme of training and evaluation to support their academics. A 2.1 degree in master's on a major subject is required for entry.

  • Student exchanges: Erasmus+ programme/scheme in European Union’s education, training and youth support helps students to study, be trained and have work experience with opportunities lasting from one-fourth year to a full year.

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Part-Time and Post Study Work Opportunities

A work permit in Ireland is not required if a student is recognized to study full-time for a minimum of a year. Immigration Stamp 2 permits 20 hours of working hours per week and 40 hours from the month of June to September and from 15th December to 15th January. A Personal Public Service Number (PPS number) is required for international students to take up work. The Universal Social Contribution (USC), Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI), employment laws, and taxation requirements are expected to be familiarized the students.

Post study pathways for International Students

Irish Third Level Graduate Scheme (TLGS) enables students to possibly be allowed residency while seeking employment. A non-renewable green card/work permit can therefore be applied so that a student can work full-time at 40 hours a week. This scheme avails only within the rules below:

 

Revised TLGS Permission: This allows international students to stay for 2 years seeking employment. To qualify, graduates must hold the Stamp 2 permission and an up-to-date immigration registered card that has not exceeded the 7-year limit to be notified of their educational achievement. The limit extends to 8 years if achieved a higher level award on not more than 2 different purposes. Lastly, evidence of the award must be presented.

 

Persons qualifying for graduate immigration permission of up to twelve months: A twelve-month permission that will come to an overall of 7 years will be awarded to level 8 graduates. Another twelve-month permission that will come to an overall of 8 years will be awarded to level 9 graduates where immigration authorities have been satisfied to give access to level employment to graduates.

 

Driving Laws: A driving license from your own country is required for renting a car. Seatbelts in all seats are mandatory. It is very essential to drive slowly in rural areas. Foreign licensed individuals are to comply with Ireland’s penalty points system. If that individual obtains an Irish license then the penalty points will be actuated on the new license instead of a different database. Vehicle title registration or rental agreement, insurance documents, certificate of roadworthiness and the license are the things required while driving.

Ireland offers high quality and globally accepted academic credentials, exciting college culture, and ample growth in research and career prospects.

 

Study levels in Ireland: As in the United Kingdom, the education system in Ireland describes the consistency it offers to its students. Education in Ireland is classified primarily at four levels:

  • Primary and Pre-Primary education.

  • Post-Primary Education

  • Specialized Education and training

  • Higher Education

 

National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ): The NFQ postulates the guidelines for educational qualifications in Ireland. It  tests  and  evaluates  learning  expectations  and  achievement  of  qualifications  and  also encourages transition between universities,  i.e.  enable students  to  switch from one stage of education to another as long as their student visa conditions are met. The NFQ, being associated with the European Qualification Framework (EQF), provides a reputable and approved qualification overseas.

Fee range: Although tuition fee in Ireland is fair, proper planning is still needed to handle expenses well. Each university is subjected to its own tuition depending on the course and level of education. The average fee ranges between €10,000 and €25,000 per year.

Teaching and learning style: Ireland incorporates both interactive and inventive styles of learning. The system is committed to helping international students, both in and outside the classroom. Independent learning involving working on projects, reading academic records, and making notes during lectures is also encouraged. Videos are also provided to help students better understand the concepts.

Universities and colleges: Ireland has many Government-funded universities, colleges, and institutes of technology. Ireland has 8 universities, 7 colleges, 15 private higher education institutes, and 14 Institutes of Technology (IoT). The 8 Universities are:

  • The Dublin City University (DCU)

  • The National University of Ireland, Galway

  • The National University of Ireland, Maynooth

  • The Trinity College, Dublin

  • The University College Cork

  • The University College Dublin

  • The University of Limerick.

  • Technological University, Dublin.

Higher education in Ireland is supported predominantly by universities, Institutes of technology and Colleges of Education. Other third-level institutions also offer advanced education in arts and design, medicine, business studies, rural development, theology, music, and law.

Additional Government aided higher educational institutes to include:

  • Marino Institute of Education, Dublin

  • St. Angela’s College, Sligo

  • Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

  • The National College of Art and Design

  • The National College of Ireland

  • The Pontifical University of Maynooth

  • St Patrick’s, Carlow College

  • The Royal Irish Academy of Music

  • The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

  • The Royal Irish Academy

  • The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

 

Pathway Programs: These are foundation courses meant to support and assist international students, particularly in business, social sciences and engineering, and life sciences. Irish universities have partnerships with providers of private pathways that help students get the added resources and assistance they need to excel. Indian students wishing to pursue Masters may also qualify for such pathway programs if they cannot meet the direct entry criteria. 

 

Academic year: Higher education is divided into two semesters

  • The first semester starting in September and ending in December with a 1 month of Christmas break starting towards the end of December to mid-January September.

  • The second semester starting in late January till May with a summer break from May till early September.

 

After graduation: Under the revamped Third Level Graduate Scheme Permission, the Irish Government offers international graduates from Irish universities to remain in the country for up to 2 years for employment.

 

Work Opportunities: Ireland is a perfect choice for those on a hunt for jobs. Although the competition is fierce, the prospects of finding employment will improve with appropriate career experience and skills. Opportunities can be found in many major industries and some popular jobs among graduate students include beverages and brewing, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

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