Ireland is a part of European Union and is a very dynamic and modern country with a young population of 40% population below 25 years and one of the fastest growing economics in the world, with population of 4.33 million. The country also boasts the highest quality of life in the world, ranking first in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Quality-of-life index. Ireland has topped a list of the World’s Friendliest Countries in a survey drawn up by the Lonely Planet travel guide group.
- Accepts student’s for post graduation with 15 yrs of education, unlike some countries.
- One of the best education systems in Europe (2004 IMD World competitiveness Report) with a history rich in tradition and learning
- Quality education leading to rapid growth of economy
- It has 4.4% unemployment rate.
- Over 2Lac international students
- 1 year master’s degree
- No prior work experience required for MBA
- International Students can work Part-time (approximately 20 hrs/week)
- Excellent wages: € 8-9 per hr
- Government policy on investment in research to develop Ireland as a knowledge society
- Close links between educational institutions & thriving economy.
- It rarely drops below freezing and snow is uncommon.
- Modern lively, safe & secure environment in which one can live, work & study
- An English speaking country
- Reputation of Irish people for friendlines
As English is the language of instruction at all Irish Institutions of higher education, students must demonstrate a proficiency in English to be accepted for a third level Program. Generally, the required minimum score in TOEFL is 90 Internet Based Test. Many universities and colleges provide English Language training programs for intending students. Furthermore, there are over 110 private English language training schools throughout the country which run both short and long terms courses.
a) Attend secondary school in Ireland and complete the Leaving Certificate Examination with Irish students. This route is chosen by a number of students who commonly take the examination in conjunction with English language tuition.
b) Undertake recognized public examinations in their own countries. This is a more common route and it is essential that every applicant check that the educational qualifications she/he is presenting are adequate to satisfy entry requirements. To have a realistic prospect these results should be very good, e.g. for medicine 3 good ‘A’ Level passes (grades A/B) or the equivalent, in relevant subjects are required. The minimum requirement for most degree level programs is 3 grade ‘C’s at A level or equivalent. If there is any doubt about the acceptability of an applicant’s qualifications, clarification should be sought in good time from the particular third level institution.
c) Student can apply to the institutions directly or to the Central Applications Office for Undergraduate Programs
- Attested copies of the mark sheets of Std X, XII, etc
- 2 Academic Reference Letters from professors who have taught you most recently.
- If you have work experience then at least one work reference letter from the employer who can comment on your professional skills and abilities.
- Statement of Purpose
- Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
- Portfolio in case of students applying for Arts and Design courses
- 4 Extra Curricular Activities certificates