New Delhi, India (PressExposure) June 30, 2011 -- Ireland is a country steeped in tradition and history with a long established reputation for its education excellence.
"Universities Ireland" was established by the nine universities to promote co-operation and collaboration among universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and to enhance their reputations internationally.
Students have a very comfortable and enjoyable time at Ireland universities/colleges, and get much satisfaction from their social and cultural activities as from their studies. Ireland is an English speaking country with a long tradition of providing education for international students.
Education has been a key factor in making Ireland one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade. Irish universities offer program right from the Certificate level to the Doctoral level, and in almost all fields of study.
Engineering and Technology are two areas which are quite popular among international students. One surprising fact is that Ireland is touted to be the largest exporter of IT software, worldwide!
The following academic awards can be achieved at Irish third level institutions:
Higher Certificate: Two year full-time course Ordinary Bachelors Degree: Three year full time course Honours Bachelors Degree: Normally a three or four year course Graduate Diploma: usually a one year course. Masters degree:
Either by research or through a taught pro. Normally one - two year(s) duration. Doctorate (PhD): Usually takes a minimum of three years of original research Academic year starts every year in September and ends by June. Deadlines for most programs fall between 1st February and 1st May. The academic year is divided into two or three semesters.
For undergraduate Degree
Diploma and Advanced Diploma IELTS requirement is 6.0
for master degree IELTS requirement is 6.5
COST OF EDUCATION
At the Bachelor's level, the average cost of engineering education is between 10,000-15,000 per year. Business education costs between 7,000-15,000 per year. Master's level cost between 10,000-15,000 per year.
Cost of living
6,000-8,000 per year
5 TOP REASONS FOR STUDYING IN IRELAND
Dynamic, modern country with a young population.
Internationally recognized for being safe and friendly.
Huge emphasis on education.
Technologically oriented economy.
Despite modern direction of recent years, respect for tradition continues.