When it comes to European citizenship by investment programs, Ireland is by far one of the most advantageous. It’s currently uniquely positioned as the only country in the EU that has access to both the UK post-brexit, and the European Union. Beyond the obvious benefits to live/work anywhere in the UK or EU as an Irish passport holder, there are many other key advantages including excellent healthcare and education.
Further, the Irish Investor Visa offers a €50,000 deduction for one family member. This means that investors who plan to educate themselves or their family members at qualifying Irish Higher Education Institutions can take advantage of a €50,000 discount on their educational expenses.
Curious to learn more about the Irish education system? We’ve assembled a list of helpful FAQs about studying in Ireland.
Top 5 FAQ About Education in Ireland
1. Why study in Ireland?
- It has many excellent schools with many different degrees and fields of study
- English-speaking country
- Peaceful and safe
2. Where can I study in Ireland?
The higher education system in Ireland consists of a variety of institutions. The entry requirements for international students are determined by each institution and are generally based on national examination performance and English language aptitude.
Irish universities are state-funded and operate autonomously. There are eight universities in Ireland offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs across a wide spectrum of general study areas.
- Institute of Technology
These institutions provide education and training study programs in areas such as business, science, engineering, linguistics and music across certificate, diploma and degree levels. There are 14 institutes of technology in Ireland.
- Colleges of Education
Colleges of Education solely provide specialized training to aspiring school teachers, via either a three-year Bachelor of Education and an 18-month postgraduate diploma.
- Private College
Third-party private colleges offer education and training in specialist areas such as vocational training, art and design, medicine, business studies, rural development, theology, music and law.
3. What are the top 3 universities in Ireland?
4. Are there scholarships?
Yes. There is a limited number of scholarships designated for overseas students. They are awarded at the discretion of the individual college or universities who determine their own criteria for eligibility.
5. Can I work during or after my studies?
Yes. Non-EU students in Ireland are permitted to do casual work to help support themselves. Students are allowed to work part-time (up to 20 hours a week) or full-time (up to 40 hours a week) during holiday periods.
Citizenship by Investment in Ireland
Ireland currently offers 4 different pathways for obtaining Ireland Investor Visa that can lead to citizenship by investment after that.
We have all of the relevant information including investment requirements, benefits, and application information on our dedicated Ireland Citizenship by Investment Page.
If you are interested in learning more about the Ireland Investor Visa, please contact us today for your free initial consultation.