Apply for an Ireland Study Visa in 3 Simple Steps (2022)

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Ireland is the education provider to many students from nearly 160 countries, and it is one of the favorite destinations for students who would want the experience to study in a place that has a history as old as the time itself. Read along.

What is the Ireland Study Visa?

The Ireland Study Visa is a visa that students need to pursue higher studies in Ireland.

Here’s the intake for this year:
Intake Deadline
September Intake February-July
January Intake September-October

Top Universities in Ireland 2022

Here are the top 5 Universities of Ireland 2022:

Rank University
1 Trinity University, Dublin
2 University College, Dublin
3 National University of Dublin
4 University College Cork
5 Dublin City University

What are the Eligibility Criteria for Getting a Visa to Ireland?

The below lists everything you need to get a student visa to Ireland:

  •  The acceptance letter from the college to which you have applied.
  •  A valid passport and copies of old passports (if any).
  •  2 passport size photos, which are recently taken.
  •  The student must have the scorecard of either IELTS or TOEFL.
  •  The application form, which is duly filled with all the details.

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A minimum score of 5 is expected from all candidates. However, different universities have different eligibility requirements. So a good score is 6.5

What Documents are Required for an Ireland Visa?

  • The foremost requirement in getting your Student Visa for New Zealand is having your documents ready for verification.

    Here’s a list of documents that you’ll need mandatorily:

  •  Enrolment Certificate
  •  Your English Proficiency test results
  •  Proof of visa fees payment
  •  Health insurance
  •  Verification of your criminal records
  •  Financial Requirements proving a sum of up to €7,000 per year

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Certified or notarized copies transcript/document of academic results:
  • 10th Mark sheets
  • 12th Mark sheets
  • Bachelor’s Mark Sheets
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Graduation or Provisional Certificate
  • Diploma Certificates
  • GRE Results or GMAT Results
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Proof of co-curricular activities
Work-related documents:
  • Work Experience Letter and Appointment letters
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Internship proofs

What are the 3 Steps to Get an Ireland Study Visa?

  •  Step 1: You need to make sure that you meet all the requirements by familiarizing yourself with Policy on EEA Nationals studying in Ireland.
  •  Step 2: You have to submit an online application form maximum of 3 months before your intended travel to Ireland. After submitting the application, you will get a form called Summary Application.
  •  Step 3: In summary, you will have the list of supporting documents that you need to submit and when and where you need to submit the documents. You have to take the print out of this form and duly sign if before attaching it with documents and submitting it.

What are the Costs of Studying in Ireland?

The tuition fees differ from graduate, postgraduate, and doctorate.

They are as follows:
Under graduate program 10,000 to 25000 € annually
Masters/post graduate program 9000-35000 € annually
Doctorate degree 9000-30000 € annually

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The living expenses may range anywhere between 7,000 Euros and 12,000 Euros, depending upon the university location and accommodation facilities.

And a proof of funds should be maintained for average expenses. That amount is around €7,000

Processing Time

The visa processing time is variable, depending on your nationality and other factors. Usually, you will get an answer in 4 to 8 weeks from the date on which your application is lodged at the Visa Office/Embassy/Consulate

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Other Important FAQs

There are numerous reasons to choose Ireland as your destination for higher studies.
  • The development of education is one of the reasons that put Ireland on one of the top positions in the economic ladder of Europe.
  • Studying in Ireland is equivalent to studying in the UK. It is more cost-cutting than in the UK.
  • One of the reasons that anyone would cite for getting higher education in Ireland is its beauty and history.
  • Ireland has approximately 35000 foreign students coming from 160 countries. This would give new students multicultural experience and would allow them to get the taste of merging with peers belonging to various nationalities.
  • Ireland has both rural and urban universities to choose from, and both would cater to students' needs according to their tastes and requirements.

There is a program called 'Stay Back Option,' which would allow any student who doesn't belong to the EU/EEA to stay in Ireland for 24 months, even after completion of their international studies.

This comes under the 'third level graduate scheme.'

For this scheme to be used, one has to:
  • Have a valid GNIB card (which is a card that permits you to reside in Ireland) that could be extended up to 2 years.
  • Have a graduate, master's, or Ph.D. degree from an institute affiliated to Ireland state.
  • Have a certificate from a recognized body of Irish education like the University of Limerick, Royal College of Surgeons, citing that you have successfully completed your degree.
Ireland is preferred by Indian students for studies because:
  • It is a welcoming nation, located in the heart of Europe, yet the language used here to teach is English. This is a huge advantage for Indians since many Indian students are well versed in English rather than in any other European language.
  • Universities are covering almost all the streams of education, which are preferred by students of India like medicine, banking, business, etc.
  • The cost of education and living in Ireland is comparatively less when compared to other European countries.
  • Working part-time for 20 hours a week during working days and 40 hours a week during vacation time makes it easier financially to many students from India.
  • The nation allows students to stay back after education without much effort, during which they can take care of employment opportunities.
  • There is a large Indian community with a population of 25000 in Ireland, which would make it easier for Indians to work and stay in Ireland.
  • Large MNC clusters comprising many leading companies' presences in Ireland would provide plenty of employment for Indians.
  • People of Ireland are fairly friendly and that would make any working environment happier for Indians.
  • Indians can explore the European culture by travelling to different countries which are in the
Here’s the list of benefits of studying in Ireland:
  • There are courses that would include medicine, business, engineering, law, banking, and every field of education possible to choose from Irish universities, which would be beneficial to students.
  • The people of Ireland are considered as the friendliest people in the world. Hence if you are staying away from home for the first time, you would be in the midst of people who would care for you and would help you to get ahead of homesickness within no time.
  • Since it is an English speaking nation in Europe, it is easy for most of the students from different countries, since many countries' students would know English commonly. It reduces the time which would have to be put into learning a new language.
  • Ireland is famous for its outstanding facilities in the field of scientific research. Students from many countries hail to Ireland to continue their research programs.
  • Multinational companies like Google, Apple, HP, IBM, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter have head offices in Ireland. All these countries operate in their European territory with Ireland as their base. Hence Ireland is a hub of opportunities.
  • One can travel to most of the countries in Europe from Ireland easily. So one can be benefitted from staying in Ireland in terms of visiting different countries in their vacation times and sometimes even on weekends.
  • Ireland is ranked as the 12th most peaceful country among all the countries in the world. Hence one can be safe and sound here without anything or anyone disturbing the peace.