Study in Ireland + work permit
WELCOME TO IRISH STUDY VISA THREAD
I am creating this thread to answer any queries on how to get :
1. Admission offers in Ireland
2. Visa processing
3. The post study work visa types available in Ireland
4. Opportunities for IT , Engineering and Health scs Students /Graduates.
Getting Admission offer to study in Ireland
==========================Foundation & Undergraduate
For foundation/pre-bachelors programs in Business, Engineering, Sciences and Medical courses- Entry requirement is at least 5 0-level credit results (WAEC/GCE/IGCSE/NECO), this should include credits in English and MATHEMATICS. While for Medical courses, students should have exceptional results with As & Bs.
For Direct UG programs: A few high ranked Universities accept O-level results and compulsorily foundation program from a Foundation-Education Provider in Ireland. While others accept 0-level & A-level programs from any Institution across the world. Additional requirements required for direct UG entry program may include IELTS @ average of 6.0 and no band less than 5.0 – 5.5.
Tuition fees is from EUR 9,000 to EUR 35,000 * depending on the program of study and Institution. E.G RCSI- Royal College of Surgeons Ireland costs as much as EUR 30,000 PER YEAR.
Postgraduate-Top-up degrees & PGD
After Completion of studies, BSc graduates get 1 year work permit to stay back and work or process permanent work permit in Ireland.
Naturalization in Ireland is 7 years of stay in Ireland (combined years of studying or living in Ireland OR 4 years of work permit in Ireland). In other-words, you get indefinite leave to remain after 4 – 7 years depending on the route you take.
I’ll be discussing more about the 2 years work permit available to graduates of Masters program and opportunity for Permanent settlement in Future posts.Cheers