STUDYING IN IRELAND

NUMBER OF UNIVERSITIES AND STUDENTS 
  • 7 universities, 14 technological universities and independent private colleges.

  • Approximatively 226 000 students (figures provided by HEA 2016/17).

  • Approximately 19%  international students.

QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED
  • Honour's Bachelor degree in 3 or 4 years.

  • Taught Master's degree in 1 or 2 years.

  • Research Master's degree in 2 years.

ADMISSION PROCEDURES
  • Selective admission, with the level of difficulty depending on course of study.

  • Admissions are handled via the  CAO (Central Application Office) online portal. 

  • Applications can be submitted for 10 courses, in order of preference. 

ADMISSION CRITERIA
  • French Baccalauréat, with a specific mark for the general average.

  • Also specific marks in six subjects, varying according the subject to be studied.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
  • Applications are submitted between November and January of year of Terminale.

REQUIRED LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH 
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language).

TUITION FEES
  • EU citizens, may qualify for the Free Fees Initiative. A contribution fee may be requested depending on institution but is capped at a maximum of 3,000 a year (2019 figures).

  • If not qualified for Free Fees Initiative, fees vary from €6 000 to 13 000 approximately depending on the institution (2019 figures). 

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