Why Study in Ireland

Scorp Education Consultants represents prestigious education institutions for students to study in Ireland. Our team has expertise in dealing with admission application across many countries for Ireland education system ensuring the best possible service.

Ireland’s worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence

  • Choose from over 5000 internationally recognised qualifications
  • Access world-class research opportunities in world-leading programmes
  • Connect with career opportunities with leading global companies located in Ireland
  • Join the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland’s vibrant culture
  • Live in the only English speaking country in the Eurozone
  • Experience living in one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world
Study in Ireland

Why Study in Dublin ?

  • Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and a European capital for culture.
  • Minimum wage in Ireland – €8.65
  • Students can work up to 20 hours per week part time while studying and up to 40 hours per week during holiday period.

Ireland Strengths

Ireland is in the top-twenty worldwide for its higher education system, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2014.

Importantly also, the Irish NFQ system is compatible with the ENIC-NARIC (European Network of Information Centres/National Academic Recognition Information Centres), which facilitates the recognition of academic qualifications throughout Europe and internationally in countries such as the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Qualification Framework in Ireland

The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) provides a structure to compare and contrast the level and standard of different qualifications.  This helps you to make informed decisions about your qualification choices and to consider progression opportunities available to you. The NFQ also makes it easier for you  to explain to others what qualifications you hold, or are studying for. This becomes very important when you are considering further learning or when you are applying for a job – at home or abroad.

Ireland Qualification

Average Tuition Fees in Ireland

Tuition costs vary considerably depending on the institution and the study programme. Tuition costs do not remain static, so it is important to double check fees with the Institution(s) you are considering applying to.

Ireland Tuition Fees

Living costs in Ireland

Every year estimates are published which give an indication of how much it costs to be a student for one academic year (nine months) in Ireland.

  • Room   €300 – €650
  • Booking  Security Deposit for Accommodation   €300*
  • Food (based on eating at campus restaurants)  €420
  • Heat & Light (based on 3 people sharing)   €50
  • Textbooks and Stationery    €75  (dependent upon course )
  • Personal Expenses   €300  (Social functions, Sport etc.)

Rents and many prices are cheaper for those living outside of Dublin so lower overall costs can be expected.

When moving to Ireland for study, you should also budget an additional sum for one-off start-up costs – such as buying kitchen items, bedding, a television, mobile phone, etc – and also for any international travel you plan during the year.

Working in Ireland

International students engaged in full-time study of at least one year’s duration (on a course leading to a qualification which is recognised by the Irish Department of Education and Skills currently do not need a work permit to work in Ireland.

From 1st January 2015 students holding a valid  immigration stamp 2 will be permitted to work 40 hours per week only during the months of May, June, July and Augustand from 15th December to 15th January inclusive.   At all other times they will be limited to working 20 hours per week.

Degree programme students can get casual work where they are:

  • Registered with GNIB
  • Enrolled on a recognised programme leading to a qualification recognised by the Minister for Education & Skills
  • Attending a full time programme of education at or above NFQ Level 7
  • Undertaking a minimum of 15 hours day time study
  • Getting tuition, between the hours of 8am and 6pm per week for a minimum of 25 weeks per annum
  • On a programme of at least one year’s duration

Students will also be required to comply with the Universal Social Contribution (USC), Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI), employment laws and taxation requirements.

Students enrolled on courses on the Degree Programme are allowed to undertake an internship where this forms part of their programme. This is subject to the following rules.

  • The internship or work placement part of the programme cannot exceed 50% of the duration of the programme e.g. a 4 year programme would permit 2 years of work placement. In addition, the employment cannot be in a self employed capacity.
  • Work placements as part of an academic programme must form an integral part of the programme which contributes to the final award.
  • Educational facilities must also ensure that the placements are suited to the programme being pursued.

Academic Intakes

 The Major Intake is in September , However there are few courses running for January and April Intake as well.