1 in every 10 full-time students in Ireland is an international student. This goes to show the level of excellence and quality standards maintained by top-ranked educational institutions in the country.The Irish government make a point to track and supervise the quality of education Ireland through the NFF (National framework of qualifications). This means that irrespective of the University that you are rolled in the education quality will remain absolutely uniform even between public and private colleges and universities.Irish University degrees are globally accepted and acknowledged. International students will position themselves aptly for global employment by studying at a leading Irish University.
Employment prospects are abundant in Ireland itself and the flourishing economy has created numerous openings for skilled graduates and undergraduates who are desirous of working at a part-time job alongside their university studies.
Graduating students have stay-back options , by extending their visas, so that they can find work. If they work for 5 years continuously they can apply for residency –PR Permanent residency . In the Republic of Ireland, students can apply for work permits after they graduate and many universities enable internships with global companies during their studies
After graduating international students may want to stay in Ireland, where many leading global corporations have a sizeable presence. Some of the big names include Google, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, IBM, Pfizer, Twitter, and GlaxoSmithKline. They all have their European offices in Ireland which means that there are ample job opportunities for graduates with skills
Ireland has: –
9 of the top 10 global ICT companies
8 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies.
6 out the top 7 diagnostic companies
8 of the top 10 gaming companies in the world.
15 of the top 20 companies making medical devices
50% of the top financial service companies
70% of the aircraft leasing industry ( 70% of the aircraft currently flying are leased out of Ireland )
Ireland is ranked among the top 10 global countries with regards to safety It is one of the safest countries to live in, and one where you will have the same civil rights as local citizens.
Guns are banned and there are strict laws governing the use of guns.
Campus life is very safe and secure.
The police (Gardai) are unarmed except for a small SWAT unit
The society is considered to be warm, welcoming and friendly and ever ready to offer support
Health service is free for those who are carrying a medical card or are EU citizens
HSE is equivalent to NHS in the UK where many health services are offered free to International students, but international students must have their own medical insurance
Medical health Insurance can be got through ICOS Irish council for Overseas students or through their college/university
Basic cost of International student health insurance is between €150 and €180 /year