IRELAND as Study Abroad Destination
- September 24, 2019
- Posted by: Aditti Gupta
- Category: COUNTRIES
We tell you reasons why IRELAND should be on your list for destinations to study abroad!
Ireland is one of the safest and friendliest countries in the world and the amazing gamut of universities has made it emerge as a preferred destination for the Indian students aspiring to study abroad. Whether you want to complete your graduation or post-graduation degree, Ireland never fails to impress aspirants with its vibrant and modern outlook.
Let us look at some of the top reasons why you should study in Ireland:
Ireland is home to some of the top universities in the world.
According to the QS World University Rankings 2018, the top universities in Ireland are:
- Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin
- University College Dublin
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- University College Cork
- Dublin City University
Ireland is famous as an international hub for high-quality scientific research. Many students from around the world, including India, visit Ireland to pursue research in various fields.
Many universities and institutes offer attractive scholarships for international students. Some of the scholarships are:
- Trinity College Dublin Scholarships
- DCU International Student Scholarships
- UCD Scholarships
- University of Limerick Scholarships
- National College of Ireland Scholarships
- NUI Galway International Student Scholarship
There are many scholarship opportunities available in Ireland. Some universities and institutions provide up to 100% for deserving candidates and the Government of Ireland offers fully-funded scholarships to Indian students giving a chance to pursue their studies in Ireland.
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. Ireland has given rise to some of the world’s biggest and best companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, HP, LinkedIn, Twitter, Accenture, Dropbox, IBM, Amazon, eBay, Uber, Pfizer, Abbott Laboratories, and Tesco etc.
Ireland is the world’s largest exporter of computer software. If you want to take advantage of programs in which the country excels on a global scale, then pharmaceuticals, chemistry and technology are the fields to pursue. Ireland is currently the home to 9 of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies.
So many places for the inner photographer in you!
Ireland is a land of amazing natural beauty with beautiful landscapes, cliffs, lakes, and beaches that will instantly make you fall in love with the country. Every nook and corner is a spot for a great photoshoot.
Some of the popular tourist spots and most beautiful places in Ireland are Cliffs of Moher, The Rock of Cashel, Connemara, Killarney National Park, Mizen Head in County Cork, Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin!
People are super nice and friendly
Ireland is a vibrant, friendly and hospitable country with a young population of 40% below 25 years. The island is super friendly and pretty close to Europe, so you can check off most of the places on your bucket list. Ireland has a very special welcome for people from all around the world. Irish are extremely passionate about food and sports – you’ll find budget restaurants and sports bars galore.
Part-time work and Work-Permit
Want to make some extra money, or earn valuable work experience in an English speaking environment while studying in Ireland? Students can work up to 20 hours during semester months and 40 hours during holidays.
The good news is that Ireland announces 24-month “stay back option” for students completing masters or doctoral qualifications. This provision means international students completing advanced degrees in Ireland can now stay for up to 24 months in Ireland to find a job and apply for further work permit.
You can get the post-study visa to look for job opportunities after completing your graduation in Ireland. After getting the job, you can apply for a work permit also known as a green card.