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2019-08-14 16:39:48

Year of study in Ireland: information for foreign students

Year of study in Ireland: information for foreign students

The level of spending on education in Ireland is one of the highest in Europe - thanks to the efforts of the government every year the country rises higher in the ranking of world universities. Today, all universities in Ireland are in the 5% of the best in the world, and the school education system is in the TOP-20 international schools, so even a year of study in Ireland will be a real breakthrough in the education of any student.

Year of study in Ireland at the University - Bachelor and Master

Higher education on the emerald island enjoys particular prestige. Universities in Ireland rank second in research achievements in veterinary medicine, immunology and nanotechnology, with 2,359 overseas projects in collaboration with 63 countries.

Many master's programs in the liberal arts, offering a year of study in Ireland, are focused on solving global problems. Here is one of the best academic schools in international relations that studies global conflicts, human rights, gender inequality, migration and ethnic diasporas on a planetary scale.

School fees in Ireland for international students

Admission to study at an Irish school must be taken care of in advance. Popular schools tend to have long waiting lists for several years to come. The prices for studying at elite schools in Ireland are quite high - the cost of one trimester in the middle classes starts from 8,450 € to 36,000 €. All of them involve the study of at least one foreign language and preparation for passing final exams. Despite the fact that all schools are required to study the Irish language, for foreign students and children who have lived more than 5 years abroad, make exceptions. Otherwise, foreign students in schools in Ireland study on a par with local ones, so at least a minimum level of knowledge of everyday English is required to study in elementary grades. One month in the summer camp will be enough for the student to speak fluently, communicate freely with peers in the classroom and get acquainted with the cultural characteristics of the country. If you want to get more thorough education, a year of study in Ireland is just what you need.

Year of study English in Ireland for foreign students

In universities in Ireland, English is widely used as the main language, so for admission it is necessary to demonstrate a good level of English proficiency. The requirements for specific language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) at each university may vary depending on the ranking of the institution, specialty, complexity of the academic program, often, foreign students need to provide one of the certificates IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, TOEIC. In order to successfully prepare for language exams or significantly improve speaking skills, 69 accredited linguistic schools operate in Ireland. They offer year-round and summer programs for children with low knowledge of the language, as well as for students, adults - up to the long courses "Year of study in Ireland".

Learning English can be combined with popular golf, tennis, and horseback riding in the country. The prestigious language schools in Ireland provide a complete package that includes accommodation, meals and leisure activities during the course. The cost of a week of language immersion starts from 220 €, specialized courses will cost a little more expensive and, as a rule, their duration is strictly defined. Note that the year of study in Ireland usually comes at a very reasonable price: schools offer big discounts for those who choose long-term programs.

The preparation courses for passing the international exam for CELTA teachers are in great demand. The academic program is designed for a period of 4 weeks, during which students are taught modern methods of teaching English abroad. The certificate confirms the qualifications of the teacher at the international level and allows you to carry out teaching activities anywhere in the world.

Tuition fees in Ireland after grades 9, 10, 11

For foreign students a real opportunity to continue their studies at high school in Ireland. Especially for foreign students, schools offer the academic program Transition Year. During the year of study in Ireland, students will learn English at a conversational level, enrich their vocabulary, fully adapt to the new environment, rules and wearing a school uniform. Transition Year tuition fees start at 10,195 € per semester; after graduation, a student can continue to study under the British system or the IB international undergraduate program at a price of 8,450 € per year in Ireland.

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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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