Ireland is quickly becoming a top draw for foreign students
Posted on March 7, 2016
Ireland is rising as a highly recommended destination for Indian students aspiring to study abroad. With a population of about six million, Ireland has seen an economic growth process of more than six percent throughout the last few years. As the Island nation sees about seven million tourists from all across the world annually, Ireland additionally has presence of quite 25,000 Indians and about 2,000 students from India study there. Like an expert in technology, aviation, and pharmaceuticals, Ireland is looking forward towards cooperating with the Asian giant in these sectors.
Barry O’Driscoll, senior education adviser, Education in Ireland, told local news that, “There are already over 2,000 Indian students in Ireland and the figures are going up every year.” He said the advantage that Ireland has for Indian students is that it’s an English speaking nation.
Average tuition fee for undergraduate and post graduate programs for non-European students varies from €8,000 to €30,000, whereas price of living varies between €6,000 to €10,000 per annum. Mr. O’Driscoll adds, “(that) while cost of education is lower for Indian students in Ireland than many other international destinations, another advantage is that they can choose to stay back for one year after completing their course. This gives them a chance to look for jobs.”
Further, Indian students in Ireland can work up to twenty hours per week through their programs and forty hours throughout vacation. Indian professionals receive among the biggest range of work permits issued by Irish government. Besides, there’s a policy of encouraging Indian entrepreneurs to invest in business in Ireland.
Many Indians have achieved professional success as doctors and medical professionals, and there’s a growing range of successful Indian IT professionals furthermore. With firms like Facebook, Google, Pfizer, Apple, PayPal, Intel, EA Games, Genzyme, Twitter and LinkedIn, have set up base in Ireland, offers of employment opportunities to many international students on completion of their programs await current and future international student immigrants in Ireland.
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