Ireland's excellent reputation for education and its welcoming culture has made it an increasingly attractive place for foreign students. Two further factors play into Ireland's growing popularity. First, being part of the EU helps to make it an easy and accessible student destination for students from within the EU. Further, English being the main language of instruction also makes it highly attractive for students from all over the world. The majority of institutions in Ireland are focused around three green and lively cities: Cork, Galway, and Dublin. Wherever you choose, youre guaranteed quality education and good social opportunities. There are plenty of reasons to choose Ireland as your study destination.
The standard of education in Ireland is among the worlds best, with seven top-level universities and a focus on research and global collaboration.
The Irish are proud of their country and their culture and they are happy to share it with you. Although its a relatively small country, (with a population of around five million), more than 70 million people around the world claim to have Irish heritage. So once youve lived in Ireland, youll have friends all over the world.
Ireland is a safe and tolerant place to live and ranks consistently in the worlds Top 20 countries for quality of life, peace and human development. Its also a young country, with a third of the population under 25 years old. Study in Ireland and youll join more than 35,000 international students from 161 countries who love where they live.
Studying in Ireland can give you a great start to a successful career. Ireland ranks highly for quality of education education that meets the needs of a competitive economy, plus knowledge transfer between universities and international companies. Its also a lot of fun.
Major cities here are smaller and easy to get around in than other large cities worldwide, yet they are vibrant and culturally sophisticated.
If you are a student from a country that requires a visa, then its likely you will need to apply for a D Type Study Visa. Most students will need to pay a visa fee of €60 this increases to 100 if you want a multiple entry visa. To check your eligibility please contact Team Visas Connect. You can apply for an Irish study visa up to three months before your date of travel to Ireland, but its recommended that you dont buy travel tickets until you know the outcome of your visa application.
|1. Accept a university offer :||you should accept and secure your place at an Irish university before applying for a visa.|
|2. Apply online:||this type of visa has to be applied for online and will not be processed until the immigration services receive any requested supporting documentation from you.|
|3. Get your summary form:||this is generated when you complete the online section of the visa application. You need to print it and sign it as it forms one of your supporting documents. The form contains information on where to send all your requested documents.|
|4. Send supporting documents:||youll be told exactly which documents you need to send as this varies depending on your home country.|
|5. Give biometrics:||If requested, you will need to give your biometrics at an Irish visa application center (VAC) near you.|
|6. Receive a decision:||In general, you will need to wait up to eight weeks for a decision on your visa application.|
|7. Apply for an IRP:||When you arrive in person to Ireland, you need to register for an Irish Residence Permit within 90 days (before the end date of your landing stamp). This needs to be done in person at a registration office. An IRP will cost you 300.|
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