In Ireland, undergraduate studies are free for Ireland citizens, EU, EEA countries and Switzerland. The expenses are paid by The Higher Education Authority, but not all courses are offered for free in public universities.
Ireland is a convenient choice for international students because Ireland has a rich heritage, advanced education systems at all levels, and the tuition fees are affordable for international students.
Education financed by government is available in Ireland, the pre – school education is offered by facilities that are privately financed for children.
Ireland is one of the countries worldwide that is not as much expensive as other countries of the same rank when talking about living expenses; it can still be affordable to live in this country concerning life different costs and basic needs.
For the time being there are about 34000 international students studying in Ireland who are distributed on various subjects available in its universities.
These are the best universities providing the best educational system in Ireland:
- University College Dublin. ...
- National University of Ireland, Galway. ...
- University College Cork. ...
- Dublin City University.
International students studying in Ireland are supposed to pay EUR 700 – 1100 a month for living expensive. The fees paid for undergraduate studies vary between EUR 10000 – 55000 a year and fees for higher studies of master’s and PhD’s degrees vary between EUR 10000 – 36000 a year.
The education system in Ireland aims at promoting Ireland as a destination of qualitative higher education system for international students, in addition to facilitating the international activities of different education centres in Ireland.
The higher education system plays a main role in boosting experiences as it is a precious resource for international centres, agencies for authorities responsible for development and advancement investing a great deal of money in this regard.
Postgraduate degrees are accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland – QQI. QQI was founded on the 6th of November, 2012 under the Qualification and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. QQI is the National Guardian of the National Framework of Qualification - NFQ; they are responsible for the quality assurance of education and training .
The NFQ is a ten – level stage offering an academic or vocational degree to qualifications achieved in Ireland. The NFQ stages facilitate how an award can be used in the method of training, education and employment availability. Each stage depends on agreed upon - national standards of what a student is supposed to gain and what he is able to do as soon as he/she obtains the award.
NFQ has lots of purposes like the award attained in Ireland is quality assured worldwide, and this will support lifelong education in a comparative framework around the world. Also it realizes awards executed by professional bodies.