- Architecture & Construction Management
- Arts & Design
- Business / Management
- Commerce / Accountancy
- Education & Teaching
- Engineering & Technology
- Health Sciences
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- IT & Computing
- Language / Linguistics
- Law / International Law
- Mass Communication & Media
- Sports & Games Management
- Visual Media
- Health & Social Care
- Environmental Studies
- Public Safety
Qualifications Tests for English proficiency :
TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, SAT, GRE, PTE
Note: Applicable as per the Course and Universities.
Scholarships to Study in Ireland
Scholarships From The Government Of Ireland
The Irish government has established a scholarship program to support foreign students who come to Ireland for graduate studies (the “Government Of Ireland International Scholars”). Ireland’s Department of Education and Skills pays up to 12,750 euros in tuition and fees, plus an eight-month scholarship allowance of 590.12 euros each month.
The list of approved institutions includes both the above-mentioned universities, so those would be recommended choices.
Scholarships From Travel Abroad Organizations
Institute For Study Abroad, Butler University
The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA), Butler University, offers several study-abroad programs in Ireland. In addition to being eligible for IFSA’s general scholarships, which range from $500 for a summer course to $2,500 for an entire year, there is one scholarship reserved for students traveling to Ireland. The Colleen Dodd Memorial Scholarship pays $3,500 for either a semester or a year of study.
The federal Fulbright program has assumed control of financial aid for one IFSA program, which is now the Fulbright Commission Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute. If you are chosen, your will engage in Irish studies, all of your expenses except insurance will be paid, and your participation will not affect your eligibility for future Fulbright awards.
American Institute For Foreign Study
The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) provides scholarships that cover either a summer or a semester abroad, and most of its scholarships support diversity in the student body. These include the following awards for students with excellent academic records, both of which are worth as much as half of a study program’s cost:
- The AIFS-HACU Scholarships, for students from schools belonging to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
- The AIFS-NAFEO Scholarships, for students who attend the predominantly black schools that belong to the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.
Mitchell Scholars Program
The Mitchell Scholars Program, which is sponsored by the nonprofit US-Ireland Alliance, pays tuition, room and board, and living and travel allowances covering one year of postgraduate study at an Irish university. You must present not only a strong academic history but a record of leadership and community service.
Scholarships From Colleges
Michigan State University
Michigan State University’s Office of Study Abroad (OSA) currently lists 136 courses of study in Ireland, including seminars, summer schools, and programs that last for a semester or academic year. OSA scholarships are distributed based on your academic record and financial need, and when you apply for a scholarship you must also apply to the specific program of study for which you need funding.
Here are several examples of OSA scholarships:
- The Charles and Marjorie Gliozzo Merit Scholarship and the Office of Study Abroad Academic Excellence Awards are awarded to students with excellent scholastic records. To apply, you must have a GPA of 3.5 and submit a compelling essay stating how foreign study will benefit you.
- The MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) Scholarships, Forest Akers Scholarship, and MSU Alumni Association Scholarship are all handed out based on need as well as merit.
Amounts range from $250 for spring break and freshman seminar travel to $2,000 for the MSUFCU full-year scholarships.
Mesa Community College
The International Education Office at Mesa Community College provides scholarships to support its study abroad participants planning to travel to Athlone. There are two applications, one for the need-based awards and the other a combined form for the merit-based awards plus the Maricopa Grant Study Abroad Scholarship.
You may qualify for more than one scholarship, but the maximum total dollar amount given to one student is $1,000.
University Of Florida
The University of Florida (UF)’s International Center has a reciprocal agreement with the Dublin Institute of Technology as well as two other study-abroad programs in Ireland. Here are a few ways to obtain financial assistance from UF’s page of scholarship information:
- The Daniel Sinclair Bredahl Scholarships are given based on your commitment to studying abroad, the congruence of the chosen course and your academic goals, and your financial need. The Bredahl brings $2,000 for a semester and $4,000 for an academic year.
- The UF International Center Scholarships are reserved for students in UF-sponsored study-abroad programs. They pay $1,000 a semester and $2,000 a year.
- The Irene Phillips Alliance Scholarships are for Alliance Scholars, and come in varying amounts.
NOTE: If your country of choice is under an official travel warning, that may affect any applications you submit. Please check application requirements carefully.
List of documents required for Ireland:
- Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits)
- Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
- Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
- Two academic references
- Two references from employers (where applicable)
- Passport sized photographs
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Draft for application fees, if applicable
- Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture Courses)
- Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
Note: Documents required for individual universities and individual courses in Australia may vary.
Education Cost for Studying in Ireland
Tuition Fees (EUR €)
- Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – 9000 Euros to 20000 Euros
- Postgraduate Masters Degree – 9000 Euros to 20000 Euros
Living Expenses (EUR €)
- 7000 Euros to 12000 Euros a year
Why study in Ireland?
With many internationally ranked institutions, Ireland is a popular choice for students from around the world. The country has been consistently acknowledged as a safe and peaceful city in world rankings, which is complemented by the welcoming nature of the Irish people.
Higher education is provided by different types of institutions. These are universities, colleges of education and institutes of technology. All of the Irish universities are public and therefore state-funded. Five of Ireland’s universities are in the 2019 QS World University Rankings top 500. The highest ranked of these is Trinity College Dublin – University of Dublin, which is placed at 104th. The next highest ranked is the University College Dublin, which is placed at 193rd.
The academic year observed in Ireland is similar to other European countries, and generally runs from September through to June/July depending on the examination period. There are courses offered at the traditional levels of study. These include bachelors, masters and doctoral, as well as diplomas and other types.
LIST OF COLLEGES/ UNIVERSITIES IN IRELAND
- All Hallows College
- American College Dublin
- Ashfield College
- Athlone Institute of Technology
- Senior College Ballyfermot
- Beech Hill College
- Burren College of Art
- Cork Institute of Technology
- Dorset College
- Dublin Business School
- Dublin City University
- Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
- Dublin Institute of Design
- Dublin Institute of Technology
- Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
- Dundalk Institute of Technology
- Froebel College of Education
- Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
- Honorable Society of King’s Inns School of Law
- Institute of Technology Sligo
- Institute of Technology Tallaght
- Institute of Technology Tralee
- Letterkenny Institute of Technology
- Limerick Institute of Technology
- Marino Institute of Education
- Mary Immaculate College University of Limerick
- National College of Art and Design
- National College of Ireland
- National University of Ireland
- National University of Ireland Cork
- National University of Ireland Dublin
- National University of Ireland Galway
- National University of Ireland Maynooth
- Pontifical University Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth
- Portobello College Dublin
- Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
- Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
- Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland
- Saint Patricks Carlow College
- Shannon College of Hotel Management
- Terenure College
- University College Cork
- University College Dublin
- University of Dublin Trinity College
- University of Limerick
- Waterford Institute of Technology
- St Angela’s College of Education, Sligo (linked to National University of Ireland, Galway)
- Mater Dei Institute of Education (linked to Dublin City University)
- St Patrick’s College of Education (linked to Dublin City University)
- All Hallows College (linked to Dublin City University)
- Irish School of Ecumenics (linked to University of Dublin)
- American College Dublin
- Burren College of Art
- Cavan Institute
- Cenit College
- City Colleges
- College of Computer Training
- College of Progressive Education
- Cork College of Commerce
- Digital Marketing Institute
- Gaiety School of Acting
- The Grafton Academy of Fashion Design
- Hibernia College
- Irish Bible Institute (a component of the University of Wales)
- Irish Management Institute
- Mallow College of Further Education
- Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
- St. John’s Central College, Cork
- St Michael’s House
- St Nicholas Montessori College
- St Patrick’s College, Maynooth
- Sallynoggin College of Further Education, Pearse Street, Sallynoggin