Ireland is home to many great figures from the worlds of art, literature and science. It invites you not only with beautiful nature, but also with a range of interesting and future-oriented fields of study, which you will get into without knowledge of languages other than English.
The unique aura of this country consists of landscapes full of greenery, coastal cliffs, charming cities, the best bars in the world with live music and very sociable Irish people! Ireland is known for its history, culture and nightlife, and its people are famous for their great hospitality and even greater joie de vivre. The standard of living and education in Ireland is very high, and the fact that it is both an English-speaking country and an EU member state makes Ireland one of the most attractive study abroad destinations.
By choosing Ireland as your field of study, you will not only live in one of the most developed countries in the world, but you will also have the opportunity to apply to study at one of eight public universities, nine polytechnics and nine private universities.
Studying in Ireland can offer you a lot!
Universities in Ireland offer some of the world's best courses in literature, humanities, medicine, computer science, economics, business and computer science. The most prestigious and highest ranked in the world rankings is Trinity College Dublin.
Graduates include Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Beckett and Mary Robinson. Other universities that provide a very high level of learning and that are worth considering when applying for studies are min.
More and more people are choosing to study in Ireland instead of prestigious studies in England. This island country offers a very high level of education at a much more affordable price - especially after Brexit. In Ireland you pay 3000€ per year to study. Actual tuition fees are higher, but the government is funding the first 3 years of study under the Free Fees Initiative. At UK universities you will pay between £10500 and £40,000. Converting these amounts into zlotys - the monthly cost of studying in Ireland will be around 1000 PLN, and in the UK from 4500 PLN to even 16000 PLN. Given the high level of education offered by Ireland, it is not surprising that more and more people are choosing it over the UK.
Affordability has made studying in Ireland very popular in recent years.
Cost of study: According to what we wrote in the previous tab - studying in Ireland is from several to several times cheaper than studying in the UK. Yearly studies will cost you 3000€.
Cost of living: Ireland is not one of the cheapest countries, which does not mean that it is not financially accessible (as you will find out in the next tab on Jobs and Scholarships). The average cost of living for students is 850€-1200€.
Prices for renting a room in a 3/4 room apartment start from 450€. Although on average food is about one and a half times more expensive than in Poland, in supermarkets some prices may be similar or even lower. Public transport costs from 70€-120€ per month. A meal at the bar costs around 15€, a coffee 3€ and a traditional Irish stout 3€.
Work: As a student you will be able to work up to 20 hours per week. Ireland has the second highest minimum wage in Europe, meaning that regardless of your experience and work, your earnings will be relatively high. The minimum rate depends on age. For 20-year-olds and older it is 10. 2€, for 19-year-olds 9. 18€ and for 18-year-olds 8. 16€. You shouldn't have a problem finding a job.
Scholarships: Individual schools often award their own scholarships based on academic achievement and potential. As Ireland becomes an increasingly popular destination for international students and seeks to attract more, the number of scholarships related to higher education in Ireland is growing almost every year.