Education in Ireland

About Ireland

Ireland is a small independent island nation situated on the West Coast of Europe, with a population of 4.6 million people. It is among the founding members of EU. According to a United Nations 2011 survey it is among the top 10 in the world on quality of life. Irish people are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. It has a comfortable climate. English is the predominant language spoken in Ireland.

The Ireland education system

Ireland has constantly made sustained investment in education. Therefore now, Ireland has one of the highest educational participation rates in the world. Even though the education institutions are private they are highly government funded. Ireland has primarily 3 types of educational institutions Universities, Technological institutions and private colleges. These institutions offer a wide range of opportunities in post-secondary courses, vocational and technical training, degree and post-graduate programs. It has a cooperative work study program in which students are placed in employment relevant to their Degree programs for 6 to 8 months during their undergraduate studies. Students usually prefer shorter duration courses like the 1 ear Masters or diploma programs.

Entry Criterion

Academic requirement – To apply for undergraduate programs candidates require 10+2 or equivalent. To apply for postgraduate program a bachelor’s degree in any field is required. Most institutions have their own eligibility criteria and student can apply based on current profile. Doctoral programs are also available though not in large volumes. Requirements and availability varies.
English proficiency - All students seeking to study in Australia must be fluent in English. An IELTS, TOEFL or other English proficiency exams scores is required for admission and visa.
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