In Ireland you can experience adventure, history, and culture in one of the most impressive sceneries in the world. While historically Ireland has been one of Europe’s poorer countries, in recent decades it has grown to be one of Europe’s wealthiest nations, no small thanks to the quality of the Irish Education system as a contributor to Ireland’s major economic growth in the last 20 years. Nowadays big global giants, such as Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Google and Amazon, have set up their European headquarters in Ireland.
Ireland is an ideal destination for international students who are looking for world-class education in a progressive country with excellent career prospects. The Irish Education system is one of the best in Europe and is known for its emphasis on creativity, flexibility, and pragmatism. Ireland is an English speaking country which makes it easy for the students to accumulate into life on the campus and in the country.
IMMIGRATION TO IRELAND
TUITION FEE PAYMENT
The tuition fees vary depending on the degree program and faculty. The tuition fees per academic year start from 10 000€ up to 16 000€.
LIVING IN IRELAND
Ireland is a beautiful island country, where modern cityscape and idyllic countryside come together. In addition to uniquely beautiful natural landscapes, Ireland offers a vibrant, historic city experience as well with its numerous museums and art galleries, food & coffee culture and cozy pubs with traditional live music. It has a population of 4,9 million within the island. The capital city of Ireland is Dublin and the currency used there is Euro (€). There are a number of languages used in Ireland, English being the most prominent.
The dominant influence on Ireland’s climate is the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is cool and damp, cloudy and rainy throughout the year. January and February are the coldest months of the year, and average daily air temperatures fall between 4 and 7 °C. July and August are the warmest, with average daily temperatures of 14 to 16 °C. Temperatures do not vary much on the island, Thanks to the The Gulf Stream, the Irish coastline remains ice-free throughout winter.
The capital city, and the largest city in Ireland is Dublin. Dublin is a beautiful, cultural city full of character and rich history. with half-a-million inhabitants It has a cozy, small-town feel but it’s also Ireland’s cultural capital and business center. Dublin is known for its great theatre and music scene and fun pub-culture. Many people come to Dublin for the craic, ‘fun’ or a place/activity with a certain buzz; in Dublin you’ll never find people at a loss for words or feeling bored. In Dublin you are also never more than 20 minutes away from Ireland’s magnificent nature, whether it’s a beach, the mountains, a park, or botanical gardens.
Edunation’s partner university, The University of Limerick offers housing for students with 2,800 rooms across seven residential villages at University of Limerick. Each village has a distinctive character with a wide range of facilities suitable for first year students. All seven residential villages at University of Limerick are self-catered with private bedrooms and equipped with cooking facilities. Rooms are reserved each term for a limited number of Study Abroad students. Students must apply for rooms online and the rooms are offered on a 1st come 1st served basis. Once the rooms are full, applications will be waitlisted.
There are also a number of privately run apartment complex developments located in the area where accommodation is offered to students.
COST OF LIVING
Ireland is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. Rent is high for European standards, and the general cost of living including food and necessities. On average, it is estimated that a student will spend between €7,000 and €12,000 per year. The type of accommodation counts a lot on living cost in Ireland.
WORKING IN IRELAND
Non-EEA international students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the standardized holidays. Candidates who are eligible to work part-time in Ireland, need to acquire a PPS Number (Personal Public Services Number). This is required for your employer to be able to pay. You also need an account at an Irish bank You will be required to comply with the Irish tax laws, employment laws, and taxation requirements.
HOW TO FIND A JOB
The most common way to find open part-time jobs is at e-recruitment platforms for jobs. You can register and submit your CV, and use appropriate filters in these sites to search for jobs that you’re qualified for.
Public transport in Ireland exists in many of Ireland’s urban areas, and takes a number of forms. Bus transport is the main form of public transport common in all cities. The cities Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Derry, Limerick and Galway all have their own suburban rail networks.