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Posted on January 16 2023

Why Ireland is becoming hotspot for international students?

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights: Ireland, the new-found favorite for International students

  • Ireland is one of the world's top two largest exporters of med-tech products.
  • The country houses over 15+ financial organizations that offer plenty of job opportunities for international students.
  • The Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEI) provide research and development facilities and promote young entrepreneurs.
  • Engineering, IT, Data Science, Business & Finance, Med-tech, healthcare & life sciences are some of the sought-after careers in Ireland.
  • Ireland has a graduate employment rate of over 90%, with more chances of getting hired by tech start-ups and top institutions.

*Got plans of wanting to study in Ireland? Build your overseas career with Y-Axis!

When can you apply for the Ireland student visa?

  • Individuals who wish to take up a course for more than three months in Ireland can apply for a student visa.
  • The candidates must comply with the policy requirements on Non-EEA Nationals before applying for visa applications.
  • The student visa can be applied before 3 months prior to your plans to travel to the country.

How to apply for an Ireland student visa?

You can apply for an Irish visa online.

Step 1: Complete the application process online, after which an application form will be created.

Step 2: The application form will have a list of instructions, including information about the documentation and how to submit your documents.

Step 3: The application form must be printed, signed, and dated, which should then be submitted with the additional documents.

Student visa fees & processing time

The visa fees can be considered administrative fees that cover the application processing cost.

*Note: Once paid, the fee cannot be refunded if your application is rejected or refused. 

There may be additional charges that could be taxed while submitting your documents. The respective consulates will have the information related to the additional costs.

Some of the nationalities do not require visa. Let’s find out who they are -

  • Bosnia
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ecuador
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • North Macedonia
  • Peru
  • Serbia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

The fees for visa are –

  • Single entry – €60
  • Multi entry –€100
  • Transit - €25

The visa processing time –

The processing time differs based on the countries, embassies, and consulates, but it usually takes eight weeks to submit your application.

The processing time tends to get delayed if –

  • The submitted documents need to be corrected or completed.
  • If the supporting documents require verification.
  • Suppose the case involves any further investigation, e.g., Criminal offenses or convictions.

The policy for Non-EEA Nationals

The non-EEA policy nationals’ policy is for the individuals who intend to go to Ireland for fulltime studies an contains details regarding the following–

  • General work structure and time limits
  • Accountancy students
  • Student work concession
  • Inspection and regulation
  • Access by students and dependents to services
  • Family reunification
  • Placement of children not accompanied by parents
  • Work placements and internships
  • Post-study pathways and integration with the wider immigration system
  • Visa issues and further information.

How can Y-Axis help International Students to study in Ireland?

Y-Axis is the right mentor to advise you on Study in Ireland. It helps you with -

  • Free Counselling,avail professional counselling to help you choose the right course and university in Ireland.
  • Campus Ready Program, a Y-Axis initiative that counsels every student to navigate in the right direction during and after the study program in Ireland.
  • Coaching assists you to ace your IELTS test results with our live classes. This helps you to score well on the exams required to study in Ireland.
  • Ireland Student Visa, get counselling and advice from proven expertise to advise you in all the steps.
  • Course Recommendation; get unbiased advice with Y-Path that puts you on the right path to success.

Willing to study in Ireland?  Contact Y-Axis, the world’s no.1 leading overseas immigration consultant in UAE. 

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