Study in Ireland
STUDY ABROAD IN IRELAND
Ireland's excellent reputation for education and its welcoming culture has made it an increasingly attractive place for foreign/Indian students. Two further factors play in to Ireland's growing popularity. First, being part of the Sny helps to make it an easy and accessible student destination for students from within the Sny. Further, English being the main language of instruction also makes it highly attractive for students from all over the world.
- Ireland's worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence.
- Ireland is a beautiful island, combining contemporary modern cities with an unspoilt countryside, cityscapes steeped in history and a rich natural habitat.
- Renowned for friendliness and English speaking population, it offers the warmest of welcomes to students from all over the world.
- In 2010, Lonely Planet named Ireland the friendliest country in the world.
- The Global Peace Index-2012 ranked Ireland the sixth most peaceful place on Earth.
- Ireland's Higher Education Institutions are absolutely committed to ensuring that visiting students settle in to their new environment and have all the information needed for an enjoyable stay.
- Ireland is an English-speaking country in the Euro zone, and that’s one of the reasons why so many multinational businesses locate their European base here.
- It has short duration Masters Degrees, usually 1 year in duration.
- The currency is Litas which is equivalent to about 20 Indian Rupees.
- It has a long tradition of providing quality education. As a result of sustained investment by successive governments in education industry, Ireland has one of the highest student participation in the world.
- It is at the cutting edge of science and technology. The National Development Plan (NDP), and the Strategy for Science, Technology & Innovation (SSTI) are investing a total of €8.2 billion in research and development during the period 2006-2013. There is a great deal of productive activity and research in the humanities & social sciences and business sectors.
- Ireland is in the top-ten worldwide for its higher education system, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011.
- Ireland has a temperate climate. It rarely drops below freezing and snow is uncommon.
- Modern lively, safe & secure environment in which one can live, work & study.
- INVENTIONS: The submarine, colour photography, the modern tractor, the guided missile, the nickel-zinc battery, the portable defibrillator, the Gregg system of shorthand speed writing, the modern stethoscope, rubber shoe soles, soda water, a treatment for leprosy, the aircraft ejector seat and chocolate milk!
- International Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during holidays.
- The legal minimum wage is about 8.65 Euro per hour.
- International Student will be allowed to stay for 1 year after studies to seek employment.
Economy & Job Market
- Ireland is the second most attractive country globally for FDI.
- It is home to more than 1000 MNCs who run their back office operations out of Ireland.
- A recent article by Fortune says Ireland and names Dublin in the top-seven new cities worldwide for start-ups.
- World Bank ranks Ireland in the top-ten worldwide for ease of doing business.
- According to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report, each month during 2011, about 2,200 people set up new businesses in Ireland.
- Over 1,000 FDI giants in ICT, Social Media, Pharmaceuticals and Finance have made Ireland the hub of their European operations, with names such as Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pfizer, GSK and Genzyme.
- Nobody exports more computer software worldwide than Ireland.
- Irish cities are the European headquarters of big-shot technology companies like IBM, Dell, Motorola and Google.
- The Information & Communications Technology Sector in Ireland attracts global investment with 9 of the top 10 US ICT companies operating here.
- Ireland has one of the highest concentrations of ICT activity and employment in the OECD.