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18 best universities in Ireland for foreign students

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Griffith College Dublin
Griffith College Dublin
Ireland
Dublin
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3 reviews
8.3
from 10500.00 € / year
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from 10500.00 € / year
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Institute of Technology Carlow (Ireland)
Institute of Technology Carlow (Ireland)
Ireland
Dublin
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8.3
from 7750.00 € / year
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from 7750.00 € / year
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Galway Business School Ireland
Galway Business School Ireland
Ireland
Galway
Currently watching: 1
Good
1 reviews
7.9
from 2750.00 € / 18 weeks
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from 2750.00 € / 18 weeks
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BIMM Institute Dublin
BIMM Institute Dublin
Ireland
Dublin
Currently watching: 1
Good
7.9
from 2200.00 € / year
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from 2200.00 € / year
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Dorset College Dublin
Dorset College Dublin
Ireland
Dublin
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7.8
from 200.00 € / week
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from 200.00 € / week
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University College Dublin
University College Dublin
Ireland
Dublin
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7.8
from 15800.00 € / year
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from 15800.00 € / year
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Dublin institute of design
Dublin institute of design
Ireland
Dublin
Currently watching: 1
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7.6
from 3100.00 € / year
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from 3100.00 € / year
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Maynooth University (NUIM)
Maynooth University (NUIM)
Ireland
Maynooth
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7.6
from 13828.00 $ / year
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from 13828.00 $ / year
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Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Ireland
Dublin
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7.6
from 12500.00 € / year
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from 12500.00 € / year
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University of Limerick
University of Limerick
Ireland
Limerick
Currently watching: 1
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7.5
from 13191.00 $ / year
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from 13191.00 $ / year
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Education information

Nowadays, more and more foreign students choose studying in Ireland as it guarantees wide career opportunities in the future. SMAPSE offers more than 20 best universities in Ireland where international students can get high-quality higher education. Higher education received in Ireland allows to become in-demand expert that has great chances to get well paid job in the international labour market. Due to the list of TOP-20 prestigious universities in Ireland, you will definitely find the most appropriate option. Please, don't hesitate to contact SMAPSE experts at any time as they are always ready to answer all your questions. 

Advantages of studying in Irealand for international students

  • One of the oldest educational systems in Ireland was formed in the Middle Ages: even then these lands were known as places of saints and scholars, the monks finished their studies in Ireland and went to Europe to educate the population
  • Pedagogical traditions are balanced with modern teaching methods, as a result of which the educational system of Ireland can be called exceptional
  • Universities of Ireland are included in world rankings and tops, and diplomas of local universities are appreciated by employers of the country, Europe and the USA. Students who graduate from a university in Ireland easily find work and stay to live abroad
  • Ireland is considered a very promising country of innovation: the state invests enormously in the research sector, every year the best scientists from around the world come to work in the country.
  • Students of the last courses will be able to find a part-time job in large companies while still studying, and after graduating from the best universities, universities in Ireland, go to full time and stay in the country to live
  • The Irish are very hospitable and welcoming, ready to help foreign students and are happy to make new friends.
  • A simplified system of admission to universities and an opportunity to enter the University of Ireland immediately after school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher Education in Ireland for foreign students

In Ireland, excellent conditions for studying are created for foreign students, excellent educational programs are in place. 

Degrees at universities in Ireland correspond to Bologna system: Bachelor, Master and Doctor. You can study for 3 years in the Ordinary Bachelor Degree program or 4 years in the Honors Bachelor Degree course. The last program is for those who are going to continue their studies in a magistracy or plan to build a prestigious career and occupy high positions. The Bachelor's curriculum consists of a large number of seminars, laboratory and individual projects. The academic load is very high: students perform many independent tasks, and in the remaining time they go in for sports and creativity.

The Master's program lasts 1-2 years, study on the program involves a large research contribution. The duration of the Doctoral program depends on the specialty: from two to six years.

The best universities in Ireland - the first type of higher education institution, which is suitable for students and schoolchildren planning a career in the scientific field. The studying material is primarily theoretical in nature.

Colleges and institutes are more practice-oriented; students here receive up-to-date knowledge on demanded specialties. Many companies consider diplomas of colleges and institutes more priority due to the practical knowledge they receive: students leave the university doors prepared for work, possessing the necessary skills and abilities.

As for the cost of studying at the University of Ireland, the prices here are slightly more affordable than in the UK. On average, studying and living is 20-30 percent cheaper: studying at TOP university will cost 15-30 thousand euros, in a less popular university you can find a course of 15 thousand. Faculties of medicine are the most expensive.

Admission to the University of Ireland

Studying abroad requires long-term preparation, and Ireland is not an exception. For at least a year, it is advisable to start preparing for the transition to a foreign system of education, which is significantly different from the Russian one. Serious attention should be paid to language: classes are held in English, therefore it is necessary to know not only spoken English, but also academic, know many scientific terms from different fields.

Foreign students usually apply directly to the best universities and universities in Ireland. The main criterion for foreigners is high academic results from the previous place of study. The list of requirements may vary from year to year, therefore it is recommended to familiarize yourself with the conditions for admission for foreign students on the websites of universities in Ireland.

The main requirement for applicants is good grades in the school certificate (all subjects should be "excellent"). Command of English must be confirmed by a certificate of passing the language exam. 

Foundation program is appropriate for foreign students wishing to enter the University of Ireland and be prepared properly. The Foundation course certificate is considered very prestigious and increases the chances of admission by many times.

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Top 35 best universities and colleges in Canada 2022

1 University of Toronto
2 McGill University
3 University of British Columbia
4 University of Alberta
5 Simon Fraser University
6 Montreal University
7 University of Windsor
8 York University
9 University of Guelph
10 McMaster University
11 University of Manitoba
12 University of Waterloo
13 Royal Roads University
14 Vancouver Film School
15 Kwantlen Polytechnic University
16 University of Calgary
17 Dalhousie University
18 Fanshawe College
19 University of Ottawa
20 Laval University
21 Sheridan College
22 University of Regina
23 Brock University
24 Thompson Rivers University
25 Humber College
26 Vancouver Island University
27 Mohawk College
28 Centennial College Toronto
29 Niagara College
30 Capilano University
31 Seneca College
32 Algoma University
33 Saint Clair College
34 Douglas College
35 LaSalle College

Times Higher Education’s top 50 best universities in USA 2022

World University Rank US Rank University City State
2 1 Stanford University Stanford California
3 2 Harvard University Cambridge Massachusetts
4 3 California Institute of Technology Pasadena California
5 4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge Massachusetts
7 5 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley California
8 6 Yale University New Haven Connecticut
9 7 Princeton University Princeton New Jersey
10 8 University of Chicago Chicago Illinois
12 9 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Maryland
13 10 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Pennsylvania
15 11 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles California
17 12 Columbia University New York City New York
19 13 Cornell University Ithaca New York
=20 14 Duke University Durham North Carolina
22 15 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Michigan
24 16 Northwestern University Evanston Illinois
26 17 New York University New York City New York
28 18 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
29 19 University of Washington Seattle Washington
33 20 University of California, San Diego San Diego California
38 21 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta Georgia
44 22 University of Texas at Austin Austin Texas
48 23 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Illinois
49 24 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison Wisconsin
50 25 Washington University in St Louis St. Louis Missouri
53 26 University of Southern California Los Angeles California
=54 27 Boston University Boston Massachusetts
=56 28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill North Carolina
61 29 Brown University Providence Rhode Island
=64 30 University of California, Davis Davis California
68 31 University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara California
=80 32 Ohio State University (Main campus) Columbus Ohio
=85 =33 Emory University Atlanta Georgia
=85 =33 University of Minnesota Minneapolis Minnesota
90 35 University of Maryland, College Park College Park Maryland
=94 36 Purdue University West Lafayette West Lafayette Indiana
=98 37 University of California, Irvine Irvine California
=101 38 Dartmouth College Hanover New Hampshire
105 39 Michigan State University East Lansing Michigan
=111 40 Vanderbilt University Nashville Tennessee
=114 41 Penn State (Main campus) State College Pennsylvania
117 42 University of Virginia (Main campus) Charlottesville Virginia
120 43 Georgetown University Washington D.C
=121 44 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio
=124 45 University of Arizona Tucson Arizona
=124 =45 Rice University Houston Texas
=131 47 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder Colorado
=133 48 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh campus Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
=140 49 Indiana University Bloomington Indiana
=147 50 University of Rochester Rochester (NY) New York

Top 50 best universities in the UK 2022

1 Cambridge
2 Oxford
3 St Andrews
4 London School of Economics
5 Imperial College London
6 Loughborough
7 Durham
8 Lancaster
9 University of Bath
10 East Anglia (UEA)
11 University College London
12 Warwick
13 Exeter
14 Birmingham
15 Bristol
16 Edinburgh
17 Leeds
18 Manchester
19 Southampton
20 Glasgow
21 King's College London
22 Nottingham
23 York
24 Newcastle
25 Royal Holloway, University of London
26 East Anglia (UEA)
27 Aberdeen
28 Queen's University Belfast
29 Sheffield
30 Heriot-Watt
31 Cardiff
32 Dundee
33 Swansea
34 Liverpool
35 Surrey
36 Queen Mary, University of London
37 SOAS University of London
38 Leicester
39 Reading
40 Sussex
41 Essex
42 Harper Adams University
43 Aston
44 University for the Creative Arts
45 University of Stirling
46 Nottingham Trent
47 Kent
48 Arts University Bournemouth
49 Oxford Brookes
50 Lincoln

Cost of living in Ireland

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 407 528
Food 213 442
Transportation 90 197
Communications and utilities 98 121
Clothing 24 92
Sports and leisure 27 98
Total 860 1,477

Statistics of English courses in Ireland

Programs Intensity Group Language requirements The minimum cost of the week
General English 15-22,5 8-12 Beginner €130+
Intensive Courses 25-30 5-10 Beginner €220+
Combined Courses 25-30 5-10 Beginner €305+
IELTS Preparation Courses 25-30 8-10 Intermediate €220+
Cambridge Preparation Course 20-30 8-10 Intermediate €130+
English for Business 25-30 6-10 Intermediate €220+
One-to-one tuition individual 1 Beginner €35+ lesson
Academic Year Programme 20 10-15 Beginner €2,70

Accommodation in Ireland

Shared room outside of centre 411$
Shared room in city centre 533$
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 780$
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 944$

 

Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs Min., € Average €
Consular fee of the embassy €60 €60
Flight (Moscow - Dublin - Moscow) €227 €550
Medical insurance €100 €120
Study material €35 €65
Delivery of invitations by express mail €45 €75
Transfer/Escort €90 €120
International exams €130 €175
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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