Ireland, a neighboring country of the United Kingdom, is one of the wealthiest countries in the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and over the last few years, it has emerged as a preferred destination for Indian students.
In total, there were 32,000 international students studying in Ireland in 2016, 2,000 of which were from India. 80% were enrolled in a Masters degree or Ph.D., with the most popular courses computing, finance, and data analytics.
Ireland is home to some of the top universities in the world. Trinity College Dublin is ranked 131st in 2017 THE World University Ranking.
Trinity has risen 10 places in the latest QS World University Rankings to 88th in the world. Trinity is not only the highest-placed Irish university in the QS rankings but also the only Irish university placed in the Top 100.
Trinity offers 47 majors, 59 minors, and several interdisciplinary and advising programs. Along with opportunities in undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad programs, students may merge their talents with self-designed interdisciplinary majors.
Additionally, Trinity offers Undergraduate Degrees in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music, with advising programs in Pre-Law and Health Professions (including Pre-Medical).
Why study in Ireland?
Although Irish Gaelic is recognized as the first official language of the country, only 36% of the Irish population actually know it. 94% of the population know English, with it being the second official language.
The Irish accent and dialect may be a little overwhelming at first, but you will soon get used to it. Living, studying, and working in Ireland is a great way to improve your speaking and listening ability in English.
Post study visa
One of the major benefits of studying in Ireland is the post-study visa. This makes it easier for students to look for job opportunities in the country after they graduate, and once they have a job, they are then eligible to apply for a green card/work permit.
In addition, the Irish government has also agreed to extend the ‘stay back option’ to two years from one year for non-EU/EEA students who study at level 9 or above in the national framework.
There are plenty of generous scholarship opportunities available in Ireland. For example, Trinity College Dublin offers bursaries worth €5,000, NCI Galway €2,0000 and UCD provide 50% and 100% off fees.
Culture and lifestyle
Ireland is like few places on earth. Beautiful landscapes, scenic beauty, famous hospitality, and a rich culture of music, drinking, and sport. Did you know that there is one pub per 100 people in Dublin?
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