For a small country, Ireland has made a big impact on the global stage. The Land of Saints and Scholars has given the world a wealth of artists and musicians, pioneers and entrepreneurs, scientists and sporting heroes, and unforgettable hospitality to our many welcomed visitors. Ireland's beauty, cuisine, and culture are world-renowned too, but there's more reasons than these to study there.
One of the safest and cleanest locations in the world, an English-speaking country with excellent transport links to its European and North American neighbours, and exceptional third-level institutions in all regions - we hope to welcome you to Ireland soon!
Ireland boasts over 30 Higher Education Institutions which themselves offer over 5,000 courses across all academic disciplines, from medicine, science, technology, and engineering, to business, law, and the humanities as well as the creative, visual and performing arts.
All courses on offer lead to internationally recognized, and quality assured qualifications. In addition, courses often include work placement and intern opportunities so studying in Ireland can also kick start a successful graduate career. This is no surprise given that Ireland has become the European hub for more than 1,000 leading multinational companies, who have established very strong links with our universities, all of which are ranked in the top 5% globally.
Scholarships are available, but students are also entitled to work while studying in Ireland. What's more, an international graduate from an Irish institution has the option to stay in Ireland for at least one year to seek employment.
Be sure to visit www.educationinireland.com - your one-stop-shop for information on studying in Ireland!
Ireland's capital has by far the greatest concentration of universities and colleges in the country – among the reasons for its place in the QS Best Student Cities index. A popular city-break destination, there’s certainly no shortage of things to see and do in Dublin – from admiring beautiful medieval architecture and retracing the steps of famous novelists, to visiting the Guinness Brewery and discovering the meaning of ‘craic’ in one of the city’s lively pubs. The city is known for being expensive, and living costs are higher here than elsewhere in Ireland, but Dublin is certainly not the world’s priciest student destination – and it gives a lot back.
Universities in Dublin include University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and Dublin Institute of Technology, all of which feature in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017. The city is also home to the specialized Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, which ranks among the world's leading medical schools.
Parallel with Dublin, but on the beautiful and wild west coast of Ireland, lies Galway. Combining beautiful beaches with a buzzing city center, Galway offers all the traditional and modern-day Irish experiences you could want: cobbled streets, brightly painted buildings and heaving pubs hosting throbbing live music. The city is known as a hub for arts and culture, and hosts popular annual events such as the Galway Arts Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, and Cúirt International Festival of Literature.
Cork is Ireland's second city, located on the southern coast of Ireland, boasts a fantastic cultural scene. Its combination of historic architecture and vibrant cultural life makes it a popular stop for tourists, particularly during the annual Cork Jazz Festival. There’s a good selection of nightlife, from traditional pubs to trendy bars, and as usual in Ireland, stunning countryside is never far away, with Cork, and nearby Kerry, two of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland.
Historic Limerick, known to many as Ireland's sporting city, is also a great student centre boasting two excellent higher education institutions. Located at the head of the Shannon Estuary, where the famous river Shannon meets the Atlantic Ocean, Limerick is also a growing cultural hub, having been honoured as Ireland's inaugural National City of Culture in 2014.
Possibly better known to many Indonesians as home of The Corrs, Dundalk is a small student town just a short trip north from Ireland's capital, Dublin! A location with a fascinating history, this medieval town is also home to Dundalk FC - one of Ireland's Premier League football clubs - and was once, according to legend, also the home of Cúchulainn, one of Ireland's many folk heroes.
Dundalk Institute of Technology is located here, and has proven to be very popular with Indonesian students.
Maynooth, situated outside Dublin city, is Ireland's only university town, with a population of approximately 20,000 during the academic year. However, its small size is no disadvantage; numerous degree courses are offered here, and the universities' academic departments are world renowned. Its small size also offers are more intimate living experience, while the bright lights of the big city are less than half an hour away.
There are 7 steps to take in order to begin your new life studying in Ireland!
1. Choose you college and programme
Get as much information as possible about the college and the course you’re interested in. once you have narrowed down your choices, contact the college to which you wish to apply and ask them to send you detailed information on the course and on application procedures. (These may vary across different institutions, so if you are interested in more than one college, ask each one for its procedures).
2. Applying for a course
Carefully consider all the information you have been sent. Before you apply ensure that your academic and English language standards meet those required. Again, selection criteria can vary. It is important that provide everything that has been requested.
3. Confirming a place
If you are offered a place, congratulations! Now, you will be asked to send the admission fee. It is important that you do this as soon as possible in order to secure your place.
4. Booking accommodation
Once you have been offered and have accepted your place, think about the practical aspects of living in Ireland. Generally, three types of accommodation are on offer: rented apartments, student accommodation, and home stays. Most universities and colleges have accommodation officers to help you decide which type is best for you. It is really important to organize your accommodation well in advance of your arrival.
Be sure to get your passport as soon as possible. If you already have one, check it is valid for a sufficient amount of time. If it’s due to expire in less than 12 months, apply for a new one.
6. Check the immigration and visa regulations
Apply for your student visa (see below)
7. You’ve arrived!
Welcome to Ireland! When you arrived in Ireland, it is very useful that all your documents are in order and that you have fulfilled all the requirements of your visa approval. If you are staying in Ireland for more than 90 days you will be required to register with the Garda (the Irish police service). Make sure you do this within three months of arrival.
Indonesian students require a visa to study in Ireland. Please refer to the website Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS), which you’ll find at http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/pages/study . INIS has overall responsibility for all immigration matters and sets the guidelines for supporting documentation to accompany visa applications
To apply for a free student visa, you must provide the following documents:
If you submit a document that is not in English, it must be translated by a sworn translator.
Visas for Indonesian students are processed through the Embassy of Ireland, Jakarta. The Embassy will NOT keep your original documents, although all original documents, including passport, will need to be presented to Embassy staff for verification.
Tuition costs vary depending on the course, the institution and whether you are classified as a European student or non-European students. They also can vary, so check the fees with your chosen institution before you begin an application process.
Medicine & Health Sciences
€45.000 – €52.000
€9.750 - €23.000
€9.250 - €24.000
Science & Technology
€9.750 - €22.000
€9.250 - €45.000
Arts & Humanities
€9.750 - €20.000
€9.250 - €22.000
€9.750 - €18.000
€9.250 - €34.500
Living expenses vary depending upon where the higher education institution you choose is located, on the type of accommodation you prefer, and on the personal expenditure you choose on average, expect to spend between €7.500 – €12.000 per year (depending on where you are studying and your lifestyle).
IELTS – Composite score of 6.0 – 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in any one component
Over one thousand scholarships are available for International students across our various third level institutions. For further information go to www.educationinireland.com
Students can work in Ireland while they study, subject to certain conditions. International students holding a valid immigration permission stamp 2 can work up to 40 hours per week only during the months of June, July, August and September, and from 15th December to 15th January inclusive. At all other times students holding immigration permission stamp 2 are limited to working up to 20 hours per week. The permission to work will end when stamp 2 expires.
For further queries please contact the Embassy of Ireland in Jakarta:
World Trade Centre I, 14th floor
Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav. 29-31
You can also email Embassy Officer Miranda Hough at email@example.com, or call +62 212 809 4300.
There are a number of scholarships available for international students from a wide variety of sources such as Government of Ireland, the Irish higher education institutions and other organisations. These are awarded solely at the discretion of the individual organisations that set down their own criteria for eligibility.
ASEAN students are advised to contact the institution or organisation of their choice directly, to obtain more detailed information.
Government of Ireland of Ireland Scholarships
These scholarships are targeted at international students who have the potential to be future leaders in their field and who are committed to making a difference in the world. The scholarship programme supports one year's study at Irish higher education institutions.
Further information on scholarships is available at www.educationinireland.com