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Study in Ireland - Requirements, Universities, Cost

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Why study in Ireland?

Studying in Ireland promises a unique student experience in one of the most beautiful and greenest countries in the world. The temperament of the Irish, their long history and the kindness that characterizes them are just some of the many reasons to start your career there.

Ireland welcomes thousands of international students every year (over 30,000), mainly because of the high quality studies it offers and the job prospects at multinational tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Meta. Ireland is the largest international tech-entrepreneurship hub in Europe.

The cost of living for an undergraduate or postgraduate student in Ireland is on average €1000/month and their currency is the Euro (€). Note that you have to move early to find accommodation in Ireland, as the demand for apartments and homes is huge.

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Bachelor’s in Ireland

Bachelor’s in Ireland include programs from all scientific disciplines and last from 3 years for simple bachelors to 6 for medical studies. At Brive you will find distance and on-campus studies in Ireland, part-time and full-time studies. In short, the whole range of options in higher education!

Bachelor’s studies in Ireland are ideal, as young students will not face problems in adapting to the new environment, due to the organization and willingness of the locals to help and serve. Tuition fees are also lower than in other European countries, which makes studying in Ireland an excellent career investment.



Master’s in Ireland

Master’s degrees in Ireland attract thousands of international students every year, as they are renowned for their prestige and their immediate absorption by the labor market. Study flexibility is a key factor and prospective students can find distance, part-time or full-time master’s degrees in sought-after programs such as those in management and technology.

Another reason why masters in Ireland are so popular is the fact that they are more economical study abroad than other European masters. Irish postgraduate students can support their studies with some work and gain practical experience in the world’s biggest multinational giants.



Requirements for studying in Ireland

Requirements for studying in Ireland include English language certificates, passport or identity card (passport is recommended), copy of high school diploma for undergraduates and copy of degree for postgraduates, as well as a student visa for residence permit in the country (not valid for students from the European Union).

Individual documents such as transcript, letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae and personal statement may be requested on Masters in Ireland, as in all Master’s applications worldwide.



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad.



The TOEFL test is an English language certification that is accepted in almost all English-speaking universities and together with IELTS are the two most popular certificates for studying abroad.

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships to study in Ireland

Financially weaker students can apply for scholarships to study in Ireland through universities, but also seek government scholarships or some sectoral funding from relevant support organizations.

You can also look for scholarships in your country of origin, as for example in Greece, where many scholarships are given for studying abroad every year. Another way to get funding is to apply to study in Ireland through Brive and claim one of our scholarships.

Brive Scholarships


Brive Scholarships help you fund your dream by completing study abroad applications through our innovative platform. Apply with one click, claim one of the 3 scholarships and start your career with the most reliable ally!

Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best cities to study in Ireland?


The best cities to study in Ireland are Dublin, Galway, Maynooth, Cork and Limerick.

What is the average cost of living for students in Ireland?


Average accommodation costs for students in Ireland start at €400 for roommates, with total monthly costs around €1000. Living in a private apartment can be very expensive, which varies by city, region and type of home.

In what languages are bachelor's and master's degrees offered in Ireland?


The language in which bachelor’s and master’s degrees are offered in Ireland is English.

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