STUDY IN IRELAND
OVERVIEW OF REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
The Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island of Ireland, off the coast of England and Wales. Dublin is the capital of Ireland, in fact, it is the birthplace of writers like Oscar Wilde, and home of Guinness beer. The 9th-century Book of Kells and other illustrated manuscripts are displayed in Dublin's Trinity College Library. Dubbed the "Emerald Isle" for its lush landscape, the nation is dotted with castles like medieval Cahir Castle. There are seven Irish public universities ranked within the world's top 700 in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
- Ireland is known as Eire in Irish and is also known as the Republic of Ireland.
- Ireland covers five-sixths of the island of the same name, the rest of the|the} one-sixth of the island is Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.
- The first official language of the country is Irish, or Irish Gaelic but English which is second official language is widely spoken in the country.
- The total area of the Republic of Ireland is 84,421 square kilometres with a population of 4.75 million people as of July 2013.
- More than one-quarter of the population of Ireland lives in Dublin
- Many multinational technology corporations have their European headquarters in Ireland.
- Ireland was one of the initial 12 European Union nations that began using the euro currency in 2002.
- Ireland is the home of world famous Guinness beer which originated in the Dublin brewery of Arthur Guinness.
- The traditional sports of Ireland are Gaelic football and hurling and remain the most popular sports in the country.
- Ireland was the first country in the world to introduce an environmental tax on plastic shopping bags and the first to ban public smoking.
- The national symbol of Ireland is shamrock ( a type of clover) and it is a registered trademark of the country with the harp
WHY STUDY IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Ireland is one of the best destinations if you want to study abroad. With outstanding job opportunities, fantastic food and culture, and an assured warm welcome wherever you go, here are few reasons why you should study in this country:
- The education system in Ireland is one of the best in Europe
- Ireland is an English-speaking country.
- Higher education institutions in Ireland are higher are well recognised for excellence in many disciplines.
- Ireland is recognised as an international location for high-quality scientific research.
- The beautiful landscape of Ireland and its people are among the major attractive reasons to study in Ireland.
- The people of Ireland are known to be friendly and hospitable which helps international students to easily adapt to life in Ireland.
- The cultural heritage of Ireland is rich cultural its own distinctive language (Gaelic) music, culture, and sports.
- Ireland is a dynamic, lively and modern country.
- The democracy of Ireland is highly developed with a modern economy
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The main intake which is offered by Colleges and University in Ireland is September but some Universities offer February Intake also.
International students who want to study in Ireland have two options;
- Obtain the Leaving Certificate Examination by attending secondary school in Ireland with Irish students.
- Write public examinations that are well recognised in their own country. This is a common way and it is very important that each applicant verifies that the educational qualifications he or she is presenting are able to satisfy entry requirements.
- International students also need to prove their proficiency in English. TOEFL well is accepted in Ireland.
- A student can apply to the Central Applications Office or directly to institutions of their choice for Undergraduate Programmes.