Masters in Ireland

Masters in Ireland

Considering Ireland as your study destination?

A country famous for its rich cultural history, Ireland is now forging a new, 21st-century reputation for itself. Since joining the European Union and the subsequent decision of Apple, Google, and Facebook to make Ireland their European headquarters, the country has seen huge economic growth. It now stands as one of the most prosperous countries in Europe that can offer excellent living standards and plentiful job opportunities – particularly in the tech and tourism sectors. Growing demand across several industries means a master’s in Ireland can open up a number of career opportunities for you.

Ireland is seeing an increasing number of international students flock here every year, and the figures may continue to rise now that Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the European Union. Accordingly, you will find a number of high-quality universities throughout the country, predominantly in the capital Dublin but also in the likes of Galway and Cork. Although tuition fees here are above the European average, the Irish government offers numerous scholarship opportunities and living costs outside of Dublin tend to be lower than other major European countries. Everything points to the same conclusion: there’s no better time to get your master’s in Ireland.

Fun facts

  • Ireland is nicknamed the Emerald Isle due to its abundant greenness.
  • Capital Dublin is among the 50 most visited cities in the world.
  • It is estimated that 50-80 million people worldwide have Irish ancestry, making the Irish diaspora one of the biggest in the world.
  • Ireland is now the only English-speaking country in the European Union (EU) following the UK’s exit from the bloc.
  • Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook all have their European headquarters in Ireland.

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Plan to study abroad in Ireland?

This is what you need to know if you plan to study in Ireland

How much will it cost to live and study in Ireland?

Students from within the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) should expect to pay between €4,000 – €9,000 for a master’s in Ireland. Tuition fees for international students are higher and likely to exceed €9,000. The living costs in Dublin are significantly higher than in other parts of the country. You should expect to pay at least €1,500 per month for a one-bedroom flat in the capital, making flat-sharing or university accommodation a more attractive option financially.

Do I need to get a VISA to live and study in Ireland?

In general, if you do not require a visa to enter Ireland then you will not need a student visa either. Students from outside the EU will need to provide proof of funds during their time in the country, among other documentation. You can find more information on the Education in Ireland website.

How reputable are Irish universities and schools?

Trinity College Dublin is considered to be the most prestigious university in Ireland and is ranked just outside the world’s top 100 schools by QS (#101). University College Dublin is the next best Irish university while UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School is the only triple-accredited business school in the country.

What is the job market like for graduates here?

Ireland’s economy has seen extraordinary growth since joining the EU and becoming the European home for multinational tech companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google. Although there is fierce competition for graduate jobs, researching where Ireland has skill shortages (engineering, tech,  IT, and healthcare) could be the key to job search success.

Are there a lot of international students in Ireland?

There are just over 20,000 international students currently studying in Ireland. Around 25% of them come from other European countries. This number could increase in the years following Britain’s exit from the EU, as Ireland is now the only English-speaking country in the EU.