Despite being a relatively small nation, Ireland is jam-packed with things that make it a popular destination for students studying abroad. The Irish place a strong value on education, which is reflected in the country’s outstanding colleges and universities and its reputation for academic excellence. Ireland has produced four Nobel Laureates in literature, and its remarkable history is evident and celebrated throughout the country.

Dublin, the country’s capital, is lively and vibrant and is at the center of the Irish economy. Ireland is of course famous for its pubs, which are popular with students, but there are many other hidden treasures to surprise and delight you.

Ireland a dynamic, lively, modern country with a young population and a successful, technologically orientated economy …. but it remains a country where music, conversation, culture and traditions…matter.

Ireland–linked to the world

  • Ireland is a mostly English-speaking country with close cultural, economic and educational links with the English-speaking world, especially with the UK – its next door neighbour and with the USA, where Irish Americans form a high proportion of the population.
  • Ireland and Europe – Ireland is part of the EU family of nations and of the increasingly integrated European Education Area.
  • Ireland is Global in outlook – for several centuries Irish people have emigrated to and settled in many countries around the globe and today it welcomes people from all over the world.

Ireland–where education and learning count

  • From the medieval monastic centres to the “hedge schools” of the 17th – 19th centuries, to the schools and colleges of today.
  • From the Irish scholar monks in Europe in the middle ages, to the missionary teachers of the 19th and 20th century in Asia, Africa and the Americas, to the international scholars and researchers of today..
  • From the 8th century Book of Kells to Joyce, Beckett, Shaw…
  • From the traditional, cultural and literary learning to leading-edg, 21st science and technology

Ireland–where education and industry meet

  • Irish education is of the highest international quality.
  • It prepares people for success
  • It has close links to industry and is characterized by creativity, flexibility, agility, pragmatism and informality.
  • Education was a key factor in making Ireland one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade.
  • Investment in research and “4th level” education is a key plank in developing Ireland as a knowledge society in the new global economy.

Why Ireland

Ireland’s worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. Ireland is a beautiful island, combining contemporary modern cities with an unspoilt countryside, offering cityscapes steeped in history and landscapes lush with a rich natural habitat. Renowned for friendliness, a safe, English speaking country offers the warmest of welcomes to students from all over the world.

A Friendly and Safe Country

Ireland was voted by Lonely Planet as the world’s friendliest country in 2008 and 2010 and was ranked 12th in the 2009 Global Peace Index. International students enrich campus communities countrywide and Ireland’s hospitable nature coupled with an unrivalled sense of fun ensures living in Ireland is an unforgettable experience. The island’s varied environment is ideal for many outdoor pursuits such as climbing, water sports and all kinds of ball and team sports. It’s easy to explore Europe from an Irish base with low-cost, frequent flights making trips affordable.

English-speaking country

Ireland is an English-speaking country with close cultural, economic and educational links with the English-speaking world, especially with the UK – its next door neighbour – and with the USA. With 36% of the population under the age of 25, Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the English-speaking world to be a student.

Internationally recognised qualifications and extensive choice

Irish higher education institutions and qualifications are recognised worldwide for excellence, delivering world-class innovative learning in many disciplines. Students can choose from an extensive range of courses to meet their needs in highly respected business schools, centres of scientific and technology excellence as well as renowned language, humanities and arts faculties

Supportive learning environments

Dedicated international offices work closely with administrative, academic and specialist staff to fully support students throughout their time in Ireland. Through these specialist support structures, students receive direct access to information, facilities, services and staff.

Innovative and creative culture

Ireland is a land rich in cultural heritage with a history of world-leading innovation. From the flamboyance of Oscar Wilde to mould-breaking James Joyce. From the pioneering quantum physics of John Bell to Nobel Laureate Ernest Walton, Ireland’s unique innovative and creative culture is an integral part of the Irish experience.

Distinguished graduates

Ireland’s graduates are innovators in their fields, leaders in their communities and ambassadors for excellence all around the world. Qualifications earned and connections made in Ireland deliver a passport to success

Leading global companies in Ireland

Companies who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success choose to locate in Ireland. Recently, Ireland welcomed Ireland has welcomed Google, Facebook, Pfizer, Apple, Intel to name just a few – all of whom chose Ireland as their European base.

Take the first step to join the growing number of international students choosing Ireland to fulfil their potential. Your future starts here….

Documentation Checklist

Documentation Checklist for admission & Visa and other important information, Ireland

Offer letter

  • Complete your application form
  • Academic documents till date
  • IELTS/TOEFL Score (5.5 is minimum requirement. However, it might be different as per the College, University and the level of course)
  • Passport
  • Work Experience (If any)
  • Statement of propose
  • Offer letter time 1 to 2 weeks

Visa Documentation

  • Printed & Signed summary form online application. All applicants must be lodged online – see for details

All questions on the online application form should be answered. Failure to do this will result in your application being refused.

  • Additional Student visa application form and questionnaire. No Duplicates required.
  • Original passport valid for at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from Ireland following visits. A full copy of all pages of this passport should be submitted.
  • One recent passport sized color photographs not more than 6 months old. Photograph should be 45-50mm in height and 35-38mm in width. It should show a close up of your face and the top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the frame.
  • You should submit all previous passports along with a photocopy of each page of all the passport(s) submitted. If you have been refused a visa for any other country, details of this, preferably the original letter issued to you by the authorities of that country, should be submitted. Concealment of other visa refusals will result in your Irish visa application being refused.
  • The required visa fee (Single Entry- 4300 IC, Multiple Entry-7100 IC) in the form of DD in favor of “Embassy of Ireland, New Delhi”. VFS Service charge NPR 3040 per applicant. To be paid in Bank Draft only at the time of application submission.
  • An up to date police clearance certificate

Original plus one copy for each of the following documents:

  • Acceptance letter & Confirmation of fees paid – – this is not necessary for those courses listed for “Approval in Principal”. Course commencement date ………………………………. Agent Name: ………………………………………

If you do not supply your agent name this will be considered as an attempt to mislead the Visa Official and your application will be refused. This will also be reported to the Educational Institute in Ireland.

  • Details of the family members residing in Ireland or any European country.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Brief CV
  • Certificate of Educational Qualifications.

a) Class 10th Mark-Sheet & Charecter Certificate

b) Class 12th Transcript, Provisional & Charecter Certificate

c) Bachelor Transcript, Provisonal, Charecter Certificate

d) Work Experience (if any. Only a letter from student’s current employer should be submitted. Any other recommendation letters should not be submitted.

  • Evidence of the adequate level of English e.g. IELTS,TOEFL( IELTS should be minimum 5.5)
  • Affidavit of support:

Relationship with the sponsor (1):———————–

Relationship with the sponsor (2):———————–

Relationship with the sponsor (3):————————

  • Financial documents:A) Bank Statement & Bank certificate (Last 6 months)

B) Educational loan paper (if any)

C) CA Statement

D) Evaluation report

E) Income tax return papers

  • Documents pertaining to property deeds, NSC’s, KVP’s, Mutual funds should not be collected at all & will not be accepted by the embassy also- a chartered accountant’s statement incorporating the value of above property /funds will suffice.
  • Fixed deposit receipts should not be submitted. A statement from the bank (Bank letter head) giving the total value of the deposit will suffice.
  • There has to be land lined contact no. in the letter head of any documents that submitted for the visa application support. Mobile no. is not accepted for any inquires.

Please supply full contact details for all your sponsors. If they are not directly related to you, eg: Mother/Father/Sibling, please explain the relationship and provide some evidence of this. If your sponsors are unrelated to you please give some explanation as to why they are undertaking to sponsor your education in Ireland.






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Telephonic interview may be taken by case officer


Intakes:Mostly January and September each year but flexible intakes also may available depending upon the college


  • Tuition Fee payable for 1year (5000EURO to 12000EURO depending in the College, University & Level of course)
  • Pocket money (7000 Euro)/year
  • Air Ticket (500 Euro) Approx.
  • Visa fee: Approximate expenses might be 10 to 12 lakhs all together

Key Facts

  • Ireland is an island to the north-west of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. To its east is the larger island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea.
  • Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland, which covers just under five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, which covers the remainder and is located in the north-east of the island. The population of Ireland is approximately 6.4 million. Just under 4.6 million live in the Republic of Ireland and just under 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
  • Irish culture has had a significant influence on other cultures, particularly in the fields of literature and, to a lesser degree, science and education. A strong indigenous culture exists, as expressed for example through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language, alongside mainstream Western culture, such ascontemporary music and drama, and a culture with much in common with Great Britain, as expressed through sports such as soccer, rugby, horse racing, and golf.
  • There are three World Heritage Sites on the island: the Brú na Boinne, Skellig Michael and the Giant’s Causeway.
  • Some of the most visited sites in Ireland include Bunratty Castle, the Rock of Cashel, the Cliffs of Moher, Holy Cross Abbey and Blarney Castle.
  • Dublin is the most heavily touristed region and home to several of the most popular attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse and Book of Kells.
  • Two main languages are spoken in Ireland: Irish and English.
  • The Irish philosopher and theologian Johannes Scotus Eriugena was considered one of the leading intellectuals of his early Middle Ages.
  • Ireland has one of the best education system in the world-2007 IMD World Competitiveness Report.
  • Rich Literary History in Ireland
  • Fastest growing GDP in the world
  • Europian headquarter for major multinational companise
  • The levels of education in Ireland are Primary, Secondary and higher education.

General Information

  • Capital: Dublin
  • Location: Northern Europe or Western Europe
  • Area: 84,421 km2
  • Official Language: English (official) is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official) spoken mainly in areas along the western coast
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Drogheda, Dundalk
  • Official Currency: Euro
  • Population: 4,487,000 (2011)
  • Religion:Roman Catholic 87.4%, Church of Ireland 2.9%, other Christian 1.9%, other 2.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.2% (2006 census)
  • Time Zone: GMT + 0:00
  • Calling Code: 353
  • Climate: The warmest months are late may, june, july and a bit of august. The coldest months are usually december, january and febuary

Fast Facts

  • IT hub of Europe (2nd largest in the World)
  • Graduate Job Search Visa
  • Straight Forward Visa Application
  • Best Education in the World
  • World’s Friendliest People
  • English Speaking Country
  • Safe, Family-Oriented Society
  • Paid Internship Available (for some course)