World Study in Ireland

updated guide for Pakistani students to study in Ireland , and get successful student visa of Ireland

Ireland is a member of European Union. OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has declared Ireland as fastest growing economy. A large number of International students travel to Ireland for higher education each year because of its high quality and worldwide acclamation. It is a safe country with a low crime rate. Students are allowed to work while studying and also have opportunity to extend their visas after completing their degrees to find employment. 


Sublime Education System:

In Ireland you will get top level education like America and UK but with lesser cost. Students go through change of lifestyle and embark onto a tedious journey of living abroad just to gain high quality of education. Ireland will serve your purpose as it has excelling higher education system with every possible course you can imagine. Trinity College Dublin was ranked at 117th position in 2018 by THE World University Rankings. Ireland uses ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) which is standard system to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. Through ECTS you can transfer your credits to any other university of the work and continue your studies there even in your home country. Irish Universities are among top ranked universities of the world and they are regarded as best. International students from all around the world chose Ireland as their study abroad destination. Moreover, Ireland spends millions for research education. 


Admission Requirements in Ireland 2020 for Pakistani Students:

It is preferable to start arranging for application requirements for admissions in Irish Universities if you are Non-EU student. Admission requirements differ from university to university in Ireland. If you are not going to Ireland through a student’s exchange program then you will have to use Central Applications Office, CAO of your chosen Irish University. It is highly recommended to submit your admission application on time and to avoid delay follow the deadlines of submissions online.


Students Visa Requirements in Ireland for Pakistani Students 2020:

The first step of acquiring student visa in Ireland is to obtain admission certificate from an Irish university. Then you will have to apply online for a student visa online via at AVATS (AVATS is the online visa application facility available worldwide and must be used by all applicants for an Irish Visa). They will give the list of all the required documents for visa which usually includes: Application letter, Admission Certificate, Proof of fee Paid, Travel and Medical Insurance and proof of finance to cover your living expenses.


Pakistani Students Can Do Part Time Work In Ireland While Studying Without Work Permit:

Any international student admitted in Irish University for a course of one year duration (that must be recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Skills) is allowed to work 24 hours a week without work permit. He will have to obtain a Personal Public Services Number (PPS Number) which will be used for payment transfer by employers. Irish Government has set minimum per hour wage to be at least €9.55 Euros. The skilled students can earn more than €9.55 Euros per hour. This amount is larger than other European country and it is one of the feature attracting international students to Ireland.  Ireland is predominantly an English Speaking Country. While finding part time jobs in Ireland learning a totally unknown language would not be an issue for you.


You Can Extend Your Visa Up to 24 Months To Find An Employment in Ireland After Completing Your Degree:

Irish Government allows international students to find an employment of their level in Ireland after completing their degrees through Ireland’s Third Level Graduate Scheme. This scheme is applicable to those who have done Master’s or PhD from Ireland. After finding employment of their choice they can apply for a green card and work permit according to their employment contract. During this extension duration of visa to find employment the students are allowed to work and support their living expenses.


Lifestyle and Landscape:

Ireland has a fascinating natural landscape full of greenery and clean atmosphere. Europe’s largest park is in Ireland.  The lifestyle is serene and calm. There is less hustle and peace in the city life of Ireland as well. Dublin was nominated as UNESCO’s city of Literature. It is native land of literature giants like Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. Ireland celebrates plenty of festivals annually. The local culture of Ireland is filled with music and festivity. There will be a lot of happening in weekends for you to see. There will be much to experience for you while living in Ireland. Ireland is host to a large number of international students therefore you can get all types of student’s accommodation there. Cost of living can be afforded by doing part time work. You will get dormitories/studio apartments/shared rooms and flats in Ireland quite easily. Keep in mind that accommodation arrangements must be done before you departure for Ireland, the immigration will ask for living accommodation proof upon arriving at airport.


A Global Platform of Recruitment Opportunities for Pakistani Students: 

Ireland is home to multinational companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Dell. While studying in Ireland international firms and recruiters will have an eye on high achievers and promising students. Being a graduate from an Irish University you have a greater chance to get a job position in one of multinational firm in Ireland or any other company around the world. When we talk about presence of international students it means learning cultures, languages and different outlooks. You will meet students belonging from different countries of the world.  It will be appropriate to say Ireland is a global platform for learning and also for attaining job opportunities.


Value of Irish Visa:

Ireland is member of European Union. Being a fastest growing economy the value of Irish Visa is quite high. It will open many doors of opportunities for you about which you were unknown before. Getting a visa for any other country of the world will become extremely easy for you. In addition a degree from an Irish University will add a huge attraction in your CV.

  • Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • Dublin City University
  • University of Limerick
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Technology, Tralee
  • Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth


Ireland is one of the safest and friendliest countries of Europe. It receives yearly 35,000 students from 161 countries. It is popular for research based and career focused education. Irish Universities are globally acclaimed which are offering a wide range of courses in different academic streams. To get a complete package of enjoying an urban lifestyle in natural climate and to visit historical castles and green fields chose Ireland as your study abroad destination.

  • Irish higher education system excels in global scale

  • Irish Government spends 800 million for research in higher education system

  • Irish Universities offer ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) due to which you can transfer your credit hours to any other university around the world

  • English Speaking Country

  • Students can apply for green card or work permit visa after graduation

  • Irish Government is running plenty of loans and scholarships programmes for international students

  • 20 working hours allowed to international students per week

  • Minimum wage is 1,613.95 EUR per month

  • Irish Government encourages start ups and innovative ideas

  • It is an English speaking country therefore travelling and working in Ireland would not be an issue.

  • The higher education system uses advanced technologies for research


Irish Universities are World’s Best in Terms of Research and Skills:

Irish Universities are ranked for highest quality education in terms of research and skills. The teaching methodologies are advanced and updated and moreover innovation and creative learning is encouraged. Irish Universities are producing highly qualified and skillful graduates which are contributing factor to its economic growth. You will be studying from world’s accomplished IT, pharmaceutical and scientific researchers.


Home to World’s Most Established Companies:

Ireland is ranked as one of the wealthiest state at OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). It is a hub of multinational companies and an investor’s paradise. Graduating from an Irish University will give you an easy pathway to grab those career opportunities that you can’t get anywhere else in the world.


Opportunity to Find Job in Ireland After You Graduate:

You are allowed to find employment in Ireland after graduating from an Irish University. You can apply for a green card or work permit on finding employment in Ireland. It is major factor that many international students are considering to study in Ireland. Since Ireland is a member of European Union, the student’s visa or work permit visa of Ireland will increase the value of your passport greatly and will open door to many employment opportunities even in other countries. 


Educational Qualifications:

Originals of the following academic qualifications obtained to date should be submitted. Year 12 Certificate, Year 12 Result Sheet When applicant consider to get the high level qualification: Degree Certificate / diploma or provisional certificate if the original is not available. Study in Ireland, the student needs only the result sheet of the last year. Please do not send any additional documents. If an immigration officer requires additional documents in order to make a decision, you need to claim.

English Language:

But in the case of an applicant who intends to pursue a course of English, proof that the applicant has a sufficient level of English language proficiency required is 65% + in English in year 12 standard or IELTS certificate, presenting scores of 6 bands or more.

All student visa requests must be made through the Irish embassy or general consultants for Study Abroad in Ireland . No need to submit your applications in person and can be applied by mail or through an agent.


After the submission, a part of student’s documents may be called for interview in the Embassy. If you are invited for an interview, you will be notified in advance and will be asked to plan a convenient time and date.

Visa Fees:

You are needed to make a bank draft in Pak rupees in favor of "Consulate of Ireland", Karachi. However, the submitted fee is non-refundable.

Right to Appeal:

Any decision to refuse a visa for Study Abroad in Ireland may be appealed in writing to: Visa Immigration officer appeals division of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform Legislative Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 Only written requests will be processed. Reference number of the number of visa decisions and nationality will facilitate processing. Obviously, the success of the appeal will be improved if the candidate can provide additional documentation supporting the application or submit a document previously misplaced.

Valid Passport:

There must be at least 6 months validity on your passport from the date of completion of the course. If possible, you must provide copies of previous passports which show the history of immigration applicant. All pages, not just those with valid visas must be comprised.

Evidence of Course:

The University must provide an original letter, which indicates that this person has been recognized to a full-time course of study (specify subject) involving 15 or more hours of learning during the private financing. However, preliminary letter is offering a place that is not acceptable. The university should be able to satisfy the Department of its educational and other identifications as well for Study in Ireland.


This proof must be provided that the cost of the courses has been paid in full. Nevertheless, while it is necessary, is not probable that the candidate pay more than € 6,500 to visa approval. Proof of payment can be included in the above evidence of course of the letter, which must include numbers, fees and other related charges.

Private Medical Insurance:

It is necessary that every aspirant should have full private medical insurance and protection. However, the proof of such insurance coverage is taken as the acceptance letter submitted by the host school, college, university or other educational institute to Study in Ireland . This Letter of Approval comprises the details of the contract of insurance on behalf of each candidate of the host school, college or other educational institution on behalf of the student.

Family members:

All the candidates must unveil details of family members already living in Ireland and in other EU countries. For this reason the family members like cousins ??, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces or grandparents are included.

Curriculum Vitae:

The applicant should include brief summary which gives full information about the history of education and employment from the time he graduated from high school to the present. It is important to consider all the time between graduation and it is thus the exact dates should be given for courses conducted training, jobs held, periods of unemployment, etc. Though, sample CV is attached at the end of this document.

get the latest informatio that how Pakistani students can get the successful Irish student visa

Ireland attracts a large number of students each year because of green landscape, friendly natives, high standard higher education system, advanced teaching methodologies and career scope. Choosing Ireland as your study abroad destination is a wise choice because Irish Universities are top rated in world rankings. While planning out to study abroad in Ireland, understanding student visa requirements is a primary step. We have sketched the following guide about student visa process in Ireland for your facilitation and understanding.


Students from EU Countries:

To start with the students belonging from EU countries do not require a visa to study abroad in Ireland.


Students from Non-EU Countries:

Students belonging from non-EU countries like Pakistan require a student visa to study abroad in Ireland.


Student Visa Requirements for Pakistani Students to Study Abroad in Ireland:

Pakistani students require having a student visa to study abroad in Ireland for degree level course or programme and English language course or programme. 


Type of Visa to Apply:


1. C Type Visa:

You will apply for a C TYPE VISA for the study course or programme under 90 days duration.


2. D Type Visa:

You will apply for a D TYPE VISA for the study course or programme which exceeds 90 days duration.


How to Apply for Students Visa in Ireland:

You can apply for both C TYPE VISA and D TYPE VISA through Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) where you can also register with AVATS (this online visa application gacility is available worldwide and must be used by all applicants for an Irish Visa).


C Type Visa:

If you are going to Ireland for a span of 90 days for course or programme of studies then you will have to attain C TYPE VISA or Visit (Tourist) Visa. 


How to Apply:

  • Create and complete visa application online at AVATS (AVATS is the online visa application facility available worldwide and must be used by all applicants for an Irish Visa)

  • Pay the visa application fee

  • Send your passport & other documents for processing to Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)

  • Note: You may also need to provide biometric information (In some cases)


Documents Required of Ireland Student Visa for Pakistani Students:

  • An Application summary sheets( Print, sign and date the Application summary sheets (from AVATS) and include them with your application documents)

  • Application letter (A written or typed letter explaining your purpose of travel to Ireland, date of arrival and departure, stating your commitment to obey rules and regulations agreeing to terms and conditions)

  • Acceptance Letter from University/ College

  • Holiday, vacation or study plan (For accommodation: written or typed description detailing your accommodation arrangements and reservations in hostel or hotel or private residents), (For Study: the name of course you are study, the name of institution you are admitted in along with address, website and phone number)

  • Travel & medical insurance (After approval of visa application, you must get travel/medical insurance before you travel. You will not be allowed to enter Ireland without it.

  • Proof of fee payment

  • Passport (Must be valid till duration of your course)

  • Recent Photographs (2)

  • Proof of Finance that will Cover Your Living Expenses During your Course Span

  • All the Documents Must be Original and Certified (Translated in English)

  • Single entry - Short stay 'C' visa (€ 60)

  • Multiple entry - Short stay 'C' visa (€ 100)

  • After entering in Ireland you have take permission to stay in Ireland and register with immigration before the date of your arrival is stamped on your passport


Obligations of C TYPE VISA:

You are not allowed to work or use any publically funded service for example hospitals. 


D Type Visa:


How to Apply:

After getting enrolled in an Irish University for a study course or programme that exceeds longer than 

90 days then you will have to apply for a D TYPE VISA. 

  • Create and complete visa application online at AVATS (AVATS is the online visa application facility available worldwide and must be used by all applicants for an Irish Visa)

  • Pay the visa application fee

  • Send your passport & other documents for processing to Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)

  • Note: You may also need to provide biometric information (In Some Cases)


Documents Required for D Type Visa:

  • Recently taken two color passport sized photographs not more than 6 months old

  • Current passport and a full copy of any previous passports (Your Passport Must Be Valid Till Duration Of Your Course or Programme)

  • An application letter including your full contact details (Must be Signed)

  • Proof that you are enrolled on a privately funded course

  • Proof accounting for any gaps in your educational history

  • Proof fees have been paid to college

  • Proof that you have the academic ability to follow your chosen course

  • Language Proficiency Test *(Proof of your level of English)

  • Proof of sufficient funds to support your stay in Ireland without recourse to public funds, or the reliance on casual employment.

  • Private Medical Insurance cover is required. 

  • List of Previous Visa Refusals ( If any)

  • Original Birth certificate

  • Letter Stating Consent of parent /legal guardian

  • Proof of Accommodation and vetting certificate

  • None of you family member is entitled to accompany or join the student in the State

  • Documents Must Be Originals and Certified

  • Long Stay 'D' Visa fee is €60 

  • Re-entry Visa single entry (valid for 90 days) fee is €60 

  • Re-entry Visa multiple entry fee is €100 

  • Upon arriving at Ireland, you must apply for permission to stay in Ireland and register with immigration officer at border control before the visa date is stamped in your passport. You will only be allowed to enter the country if you satisfy the officers of immigration officer at border control. They will ask for your reason of arrival and you must have all the documents to verify.

Note: You must start arranging for the travel documents 3 months before applying the student visa.


How to Get Work Permit While You Study in Ireland:

International students including Non-EU students can work up to 20 hours a week in Ireland if they are enrolled in a full time course of at least one year’s duration. During scheduled holidays between months of June, July, August and September and from 15th December to 15th January the students are allowed to work even for 40 hours a week. 


Requirements for Work Permit in Ireland for Pakistani Students 2020:

  • You must be registered with GNIB (a card you receive from immigration when you enter in Ireland on student visa)

  • You must be enrolled at a recognized programme leading to a qualification recognized by the Irish Department of Education & Skills

  • You must be attending a full time programme of education at or above NFQ Level 7

  • You must be undertaking a minimum of 15 hours day time study

  • You must be getting tuition, between the hours of 8am and 6pm per week for a minimum of 25 weeks per annum

  • You must be enrolled in a programme of at least one year’s duration


estimated study cost of ireland for Pakistani students

Ireland has an excelling and remarkable higher education system. The degrees awarded by Irish Universities have international acclamation and acknowledgement because of cutting edge research. If you are deciding to study in Ireland for an undergraduate or post graduate study programme, it is always better to get an estimate of study cost before you apply. Below is an estimated cost of study for various study programmes in Ireland.


Tuition Fee in Ireland for Non-EU/EEA Citizens:


Average Fee For Under Graduate Programmes:

The tuition fee is different in public and private universities of Ireland. The tuition cost can be changed so it is better to re confirm from your chosen Irish University about the current tuition fee of your study programme. On average undergraduate programmes in following fields can cost you following fees:

  • Medicine: From €45,000 to €54,135 per year

  • Engineering: From €9,950 to €24,958 per year

  • Science and Technology: From €9,750 to €24,958 per year

  • Arts and Humanities: From €9,750 to €22,000

  • Business: From €9,750 to €20,000


Average Fee For Post Graduate Programmes (Masters) in Irish Universities for Pakistani Students 2020:

The tuition fee does not remain static, it can be changed so it is better to double check from your chosen Irish University International Affairs Office online to confirm present year fee. Moreover, the per annum tuition fee varies from University to University. Below is an average estimate of post graduate (Masters) fee.

  • Medicine: From €4,000 to €48,000

  • Engineering: From €9,250 to €24,000

  • Science and Technology: From €9,250 to €45,000

  • Arts and Humanities: From €9,250 to €22,000

  • Business: From €9,250 to €35,000


Average Fee For Post Graduate Programmes (PhD) 2020:

The tuition fee can be different in every University. The public universities in Ireland are charging relatively lesser fees than private universities. Per annum fee does not remain static every so it is always better to reconfirm your fee from your chosen Irish University’s International Affairs Office online. 

  • The average per year fees for a PhD course can cost you €6,000 to 15,000.


Grants, Student Support and Funding:

There are a large number of grants in form of scholarship programmes or loans for international students. Some of the following grants and scholarships are funded by Irish Government, not for profit organizations and universities themselves. Each has its own eligibility criteria which you can check from our scholarship section. 

Admissions requirements in Irish Universities vary from each other. While selecting a university for an under graduate program or post graduate program you must confirm your EU or Non-EU status because entry requirements and fee structure is different for both in Universities of Ireland. 


How to Apply:

Select Your Preferable University in Ireland:

The first step for admissions is to search for a University in Ireland that suits your budget, offers the programme you want to study and situates at that city of Ireland you want to move towards. You must totally understand your selected University’s 

  • Entry Requirements

  • Fee Structure

  • Admissions Eligibility

  • Arrange All Required Admission Documents Before Last Date of Application Submission


Select the Programme You Want to Study:

The next step after selecting the University in Ireland you want to take admission in, search for the programme you are interested to study. Irish Universities are offering numerous programme for each education stream. You must navigate through the entire programmes being offered at University before finally selecting one. While choosing the programme for study you must consider:

  • Career Scope

  • If you are Passionate to Study It

  • What subjects You Will Study in Your Selected Programme


Arranging Admission Documents:

After selecting your preferred Irish university and study programme arrange the documents required for selection. The documents must be arranged with complete detailing and scrutiny. Try to not miss a sinle document asked by the university otherwise your admission might be denied and you will have to wait for next sessions to start. The Irish universities and colleges will take 4 weeks to finalize all the admissions process and verify your documents. Usually admissions process is a source of confusion for students as it their first time ti apply for admissions online. It is better to make right use of your time and money and hire a consultant to avoid making mistakes and cancellation. You can take services of registered consultants added at our website to take complete admissions guidelines. (Visit our Consultants Section)


Admissions Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes (Non-EU Students) 2020:

When you have selected an Irish University and study course for undergraduate programme then your next step is to click at their entry requirements section which is usually country wise. Most of the Irish Universities have specified entry requirements for each country separately. The students applying for a full under graduate progarmme must assure their non-EU and EU status firstly. The admissions requirements and fee structure is different for EU and Non-EU students. The Non- EU students will have to pay full fee whereas the EU students are offered free of cost or subsidized fee structure.


General Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes (Non-EU Students) in Irish Universities 2020:

The entry requirements at Irish Universities may differ from one another. You must gather information from International Affairs Office of your chosen University to know the exact requirements. Some of Irish Universities will send the list of required documents to you via email as well. Below are the general requirements for Non-EU students at Irish Universities for undergraduate programmes 


Method of Application: 

The Non- EU students have to apply directly at their chosen Irish University’s International Affairs Office. They can apply directly at their chosen Irish University by using the online application system.


Degree Requirements: 

Higher Secondary Certificate in Science/Pre-Engineering and Pre-Medical Intermediate / Higher Secondary Certificate in Subjects) in Humanities and Commerce.


Documents Requirement:

Two academic references, Final high school exam results (according to the programme you selected), or Predicted Scores provided by your school.


Language Proficiency Test: 

The medium of instruction for majority of undergraduate programmes is English. For that the students belonging from countries like Pakistan where English is not a native language, the students have to demonstrate high command over English language. The Irish Universities will require non-EU students to have pass International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with minimum 6.5 grades and in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 600 in the paper-based (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 + and in n the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required and minimum score of 90 is a requirement in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT).


Admissions Deadline: 

The admissions deadline for each Irish University might be different from the other. To know exact admissions deadline you must keep check with your selected Irish University’s official website. But usually the undergraduate students have to apply at Irish Universities before 1st of July.


Application Fee:

An application fee is a requirement for most of the undergraduate programmes in Irish Universities. The average application fee is around €50 to €75 payable by credit card.


Additional Documents Required for Undergraduate Programmes in Irish Universities:

  • Copies of academic transcripts(Certified) including English language transcripts (IELTS) or (TOEFL)

  • 2 Non-academic references

  • Passport copy showing name, nationality and date of birth.

  • A fresh passport style photograph

  • Confidential academic referee* contact details

  • A personal statement (guidance on preparing your statement can be found here) usually a 500-word statement of purpose

  • Documents reflecting and demonstrating your life experience (such as work/life balance, extracurricular activities, relevant work/voluntary experience etc.)


Admissions Requirements for Post Graduate Programmes (Non-EU Students):

The post graduates admissions requirements at Irish Universities are competitive and prefer high grades. The entry requirements may differ from university to university that will be known only through International Affairs Office of your chosen university. There are plenty of popular post graduate programmes offered at Irish Universities. After selecting the study program you want to pursue in an Irish University, you will have to specify your EU and Non-EU status because the entry requirements are different for both. For admissions in Irish University you will have to use online application system and that is usually organized country wise. There is an exclusive application button for non-EU students at every Irish University’s website. Your application will be processed within 3 to 4 weeks after submitting your application online. Below are the general admission requirements for post graduate programmes at Irish Universities step to step. 


Application Requirements for Masters:


Method of Application:

The Non-EU students have to utilize online application system to apply at Irish University for post graduate programmes. The International Affairs Offices of Irish Universities deal the applications process of Non-EU students.


Degree Requirements:

Second class honours degree in a relevant subject. (you must hold at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country). The degree requirements can be different according to the programme you selected for master’s classes.


Documents Requirement:

Certified third level qualification results, Academic transcripts for each year of third level study and all third level qualifications awarded, Two letters of recommendation. Note: (A University degree (i.e. Bachelor's degree) is a Third level degree).


Language Proficiency Test:

The applicants belonging from countries where English is a second language or not their native languages have to demonstrate high English Language skills. The medium of instruction for most of post graduate programmes is English. Therefore for admissions in post graduates the students must pass IELTS with minimum 6.5 grades and TOEFL with minimum 600 points. 


Admissions Deadline:

application submission deadline for post graduate programmes are different at every Irish University. Right after completing your Bachelor’s degree starts searching for Irish University to get their admission calendar. Usually you will have to apply by June or July for many of the postgraduate courses that start in September and October. You must apply at least six months in advance so that must be around March for a course that starts in September/October.


Application Fee:

Application is charged for all post graduate programmes which are payable through credit card and is not refundable. The application fee must be around €50 to €75. The specific amount will be notified to you by International Affairs Office upon submitting the application at Irish University. 


Additional Documents Required for Post Graduate Programmes in Irish Universities (Master’s):

  • Third level qualification results (A University degree (i.e. Bachelor's degree) is a Third level degree)

  • Certificates of either IELTS, Cambridge Advanced/Proficiency or TOEFL scores, for applicants whose first language is not English

  • Certified Academic transcripts for each year of third level study and all third level qualifications awarded. (Photocopy or Originals will be specified to the Irish University International Affairs Office)

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • National Passport valid at least till duration of your study programme in Ireland

  • The Application fee (non-refundable) and application fee payment form


Admissions Requirements for Post Graduate Programmes (Non-EU Students) (PhD Degrees):

Admissions for PhD courses are meritorious and entry requirements are quite high in all of Irish Universities. Your previous degree might be rejected if it does not fulfill entry requirements in a relevant area. All of the students undertaking a research degree in Ireland will be assigned a single principal supervisor. The University will ask for your research proposal and arrange a suitable supervisor before submitting your application. Firstly you will have to select the University in Ireland you want to study your research programme in, the entry requirements will be specified to you by the University’s International Affairs Office itself. The entry requirements at Irish Universities differ from one another. The research students will be placed either directly on the Ph.D. register or on the Masters register. If their progress is satisfactory the master’s register students can be transferred to PhD registers which usually occurs during the second year of full-time study.


Application Requirements for PhD Courses in Irish Universities for PAkistani Students 2020:


Method of Application:

Some Irish Universities will require you to apply through Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) system which will be known through the University’s website. The method of application for admission in PhD programmes in Irish Universities is via Online Application System which is handled by International Affairs Office.


Degree Requirements:

Almost all Irish Universities require a minimum of a 2:1 honors degree (other equivalent qualifications may be considered), although many courses also require a master’s degree. You will also have to submit a detailed research proposal elaborating the scope of your study.


Documents Requirement:

For PhD students, you usually need to create a research proposal, you might also need to pass an entrance test for some types of course, and for example the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) for the MBA which will be specified to by University.


Language Proficiency Test:

IELTS with minimum grades of 6.5, TOEFL: 88 - iBT, 230 - Computer based, 570 - paper based, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C and Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C.


Admissions Deadlines:

Admissions deadline for PhD courses may differ from University to University in Ireland. You must contact your selected Irish University’s International Affairs for details. However there are two entry times on in March and one in September. It is preferable o start admissions process 6 month prior to entry months. 


Application Fee:

For the students using the PAC system for admissions the application fee is €50 and  for those applying at the universities directly and not using the PAC system this is typically between €30 and €50 (Not Refundable)


Additional Documents Required for Post Graduate Programmes in Irish Universities (PhD):

  • A minimum of a 2:1 honors degree serves as the minimum qualification for admission to a PhD program in an Irish university. In alternate, the applicants for PhD can produce any such evidence that will convince the head of the department or faculty of their eligibility for obtaining admission. Most ideally, a master’s degree is considered appropriate t for applying to a PhD program.

  • Considering the study background of applicant and the subject chosen for research, the applicants are bound to submit a review of minimum 10,000 words to justify their eligibility for seeking admission in their desired subject of research, within time duration of 12 to 18 months of registration. The applicants then have to undergo an oral presentation as well.

  • A recently up-to-date resume demonstrating the details of previous work experiences, achievements, and future goals

  • A letter of motivation demonstrating the interests in the specific subject of research

  • Original certified copies of academic transcripts

  • Certificates evidencing of proficiency in English, either through TOEFL or IELTS score


living options in ireland for PAkistani Students

Upon arriving in Ireland the immigration officers will ask for your accommodation arrangements and proof of payment. After doing all the travel arrangements besides paying tuition fees, visa expenses and others, you must choose an appropriate and suitable student accommodation for yourself. You can check whether the University you have taken admission in is offering an on-campus accommodation or not. Otherwise there are other plenty of students accommodation privately available in Ireland and you must confirm one before departing from your country. Below is a complete guide of types of student’s accommodations available in Ireland with estimate of expenses.


While Searching for Accomodation You Must Consider Following Points:

  • It must be close to your University/College Campus

  • Are there any public transport facility nearby your residence

  • Are there markets or shops for groceries etc

  • Compare rents with other options and negotiate monthly rents 

  • If there are any hidden charges involved


Types of Student Accomodation Available in Ireland:


On Campus Accommodations/Dormitories

  • Cost ranges from €692 - 952 per month per month (bills and food not included)

  • Cost ranges from €1216 per month (bills and food included)

The universities in Ireland usually offer on campus accommodation to international students. You must confirm it from your university. When the university sends acceptance letter, it will send an accommodation pack and details and contact number of their accommodation office with staff that can help you find housing. The universities highly recommend international students to utilize university dorm rooms and on campus shared rooms as it is safe and facilitated. 

The on campus accommodations have many types. You can get shared or private rooms and the cost will be different for each. In dormitories 1 kitchen is shared by 8 students. It is a most common and preferred choice of students. Living in on campus accommodation facility will allow you to interact with your fellow students and it is nearest to your campus. Saves time and saves transport expenses. Some universities have also installed laundry room for facility of students.


Off-Campus, Own Studio Apartment

  • Cost ranges from  €850-1300 per month (bills not included)

The students who prefer privacy and serene atmosphere then studio apartments are suitable for them. The owners will check your legal documents and also take deposit amount of 4 to 6 months before signing the rental agreements. The studio apartments are designed with modern architecture and are available in popular areas of Irish cities. There is not catered facility you will have to arrange for own food and do your own laundry.


Off-Campus, Shared Apartments

  • Cost ranges from €400 to 800 per month (bills not included)

It is another suitable and appropriate accommodation type. It is affordable as well. You can share your living space with your class mates or country fellows and divide bills and rent. Students prefer this type of shared accommodation because they get to have privacy and independence which is not possible in university dormitories. But you must be careful about the students you are sharing your living space with and must take details of their whereabouts to avoid any trouble. It is always preferable to share apartments with class fellows or country fellows you know personally.


Average cost of living including other expenses in Ireland 


Necessary Expenses

Approximate cost per/ month 

Electricity/Gas (Public Utilities)


Food (including lunches)


Travel Expenses (Monthly Short Hop ticket)


Books and Notes (incl. photocopying & printing)


Clothing/Medical Care


Mobile Phone/ Internet


Social Life/Entertainment






part time and full time jobs in ireland for Internationl students .

Non EU/EEA students are allowed to stay up to 24 months in Ireland after completing their degrees (Masters or PhD) in order to find employment. Ireland also allows international students to work while studying for 24 hours a week. Ireland has become a favorite destination for international students because of this additional factor. Following is a complete guide to elaborate during study and post study job opportunities, job types, requirements to work and expected job wages in Ireland for students. Ireland has made the process of working in Ireland while study and working in Ireland after study very simple and accessible. 


Latest Job Opportunities in Ireland While You Study in 2020: 

As mentioned above Ireland allows Non-EU/EEA students to work in Ireland if they are enrolled in a full time programme of at least one year’s duration. International students including Non-EU students can work up to 24 hours a week in Ireland if they are enrolled in a full time course of at least one year’s (on a course that leads to a qualification which is recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Skills) duration without a work permit. During scheduled holidays between months of June, July, August and September and from 15th December to 15th January the students are allowed to work even for 40 hours a week. To work in Ireland you will have to follow a procedure. First of all, the Non-EU students who are enrolled in a fulltime course of at least one year duration will register at a local Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) as soon as they arrive in Ireland.


Conditions for Work in Ireland:

  • You must be registered with GNIB (a card you receive from immigration when you enter in Ireland on student visa)

  • You must be enrolled at a recognized programme leading to a qualification recognized by the Irish Department of Education & Skills

  • You must be attending a full time programme of education at or above NFQ Level 7

  • You must be undertaking a minimum of 15 hours day time study

  • You must be getting tuition, between the hours of 8am and 6pm per week for a minimum of 25 weeks per annum

  • You must be enrolled in a programme of at least one year’s duration

If you meet the above condition then must obtain a Personal Public Services Number (PPS Number). An employer can only pay students employees with a PPS number, and funds will usually only be paid to an Irish bank account. Students will also be required to meet with employment laws and taxation requirements of the Universal Social Contribution (USC) and Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI). 


How to Get PPS Number:

To get PPS number you will have to make an appointment online at The next steps will be guided by


Types of Student Part Time Jobs Available in Ireland 2020 for Pakistani Students:

  • Part-Time Receptionist

  • Administrator Part Time

  • Part Time Credit Controller

  • Domestic Housekeeper

  • Spa Therapist (Part-Time)

  • Food and Beverage Assistant

  • Pre-School Tutor for Children

  • Receptionist for a luxury boutique style Hotel 

  • Community Carers, evenings and weekends, Dublin

  • Events Bar Staff

  • HR / Payroll Administrator 

  • Accommodation Assistant

  • Guest Relations Assistant – Receptionist

  • Hospitality Coordinators

  • National Sales Manager (Part Time)

  • Night Conference & Banqueting Porter

  • Part Time Cashier/Income Auditor - Accounts Assistant

  • Drivers

  • Swim Teachers

  • Childcare Practitioner

  • HR & Payroll Advisor(Part time 30 hours) 

Note: The national minimum wage for an employee is €9.80 per hour in Ireland since 1st January 2019, under the National Minimum Wage Order 2018. 


Job Opportunities in Ireland Post Study 2020 for Pakistani Students:

Under Ireland’s Third Level Graduate Scheme, international students including non-EU/EEA students who have done Master’s or PhD from Ireland can stay up to 24 months in Ireland to find employment. Your limit of stay depends upon your level of graduate degree. The students must apply to avail this scheme before their students visa expires. This scheme has increased enrollment of foreign students in Ireland up to 25%. 


Conditions of Applying Ireland’s Third Level Graduate Scheme:

  • They must have achieved the degree for which they were enrolled in Ireland as a student

  • They must have Stamp 2 student immigration permission and immigration registration card

  • They must have not exceeded 7 years stay limit in Ireland as a student

  • They must not have availed Third Level Graduate Scheme previously 

  • They should have met a good character obligation while studying and obligated Irish State’s Laws

  • They must provide an evidence that they have graduated by institution or awarding body in form of written award/degree

  • The award must have been granted by a recognized Irish awarding body i.e.

  • From the seven Irish universities that are Trinity College, UCD, DCU, Maynooth University, UCC, NUIG and the University of Limerick

  • Dublin Institute of Technology

  • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

  • Institutes of Technology

  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

After attaining Third Level Graduate Scheme visa you will be allowed to stay in Ireland for 6, 12 or 24 months depending upon your level of your degree. After finding a suitable employment you can apply for a green card or work permit. 


guide for Pakistani students to get the citizenship of Ireland

The Non-EU/EEA nationals residing in State of Ireland on work permit/ work authorization or are employment permit holders for minimum 5 years duration can apply for Long Term Residency Permit in Ireland. There is an exception for Critical Skills Employment Permit holders in Ireland; they can apply for Long Term Residency in Ireland after just living legally for two years duration. After getting Long Term Residency Permit in Ireland you will not need to apply for any other visa extension or work permit. After five years of getting Long Term Residency Permit in Ireland the individuals are eligible to apply for Irish citizenship. 


Condition to Apply for Long Terms Residency in Ireland:

  • The Non-EU/EEA national must have residing in Ireland for minimum 5 years legally

  • If any period of time during these 5 years the applicant have been residing in Ireland illegally will not be counted

  • In case of students too they must have stayed five years in Ireland legally (I-e they have (Stamp 2 & Stamp 2A)

  • The Long Term Residency Permit will be valid for 5 years after that you can apply for citizenship. You must apply for citizenship before Long Term Residency Permit expires.

  • You must have maintained good character and had abided rules and regulations of State of Ireland

  • Your work permit must be up to date when you submit for Long Term Residency Permit application

  • The Spouse/Dependant of applicant can also apply for Long Term Residency Permit, if they have resided in Ireland for 5 years


How to Apply?

You must submit the following documents along with application letter covering all the details of work permit to: Long Term Residency Division, P.O. Box 12079, Dublin 1.


Documents Required for Long Term Residency in Ireland:

  • A copy of applicant's work permits is required

  • A copy of applicant's Certificate of Registration, i-e Irish Residence Permit (IRP) or GNIB Card.

  • Certified, clear and legal copy (or copies) of applicant's passport including all endorsements. (In case your passport has been expired since arriving in the State of Ireland, then please submit copies of all stamped passports containing endorsements).



If your application meets the eligibility criteria it will be put in chronicle order for finalization or permission. If your application does not meet the eligibility requirements it will be cancelled within a week and the authorities will inform you right away. Usually the application is process period takes 6 to 8 months (if it is approved). In some cases the duration can take longer than 6 to 8 months. It is advisable to apply for Long Term residency Permit 8 months before your work permit expires.


Fee for Residency Permit of Ireland  2020:

The fee for Long Term Residency Permit is €500. (This fee will only be charged to those, whose application has been approved by the authorities, the authorities will issue a letter of approval to them. They will have to submit this amount within 28 day time period.)

Once this fee has been paid, the authorities will issue a letter to the applicant stating that the applicant has been granted a Long Term Residency on Stamp 4 for 5 years. In case the applicant has not been able to pay this fee within 28 days then he will have to repeat the process and it will cause delay.

Frequently Ask Questions

    1. People are friendly and they welcome international students with an open heart.

    2. Universities provide reasonable accommodation and provide great opportunity to students to explore a growing city and learn about culture.

    3. Their Education system is excellent. As long a student pursue his or her education there, they are likely to find their credits to other universities around the world and can easily be transfer. Even in their home country they can complete degree.

    4. Students can learn many new languages, as many universities offer English courses to help international students improve their speaking skills.

    5. The government of allows students to apply for a green card and can also get work permit. Many universities provide internship opportunities as well.



  • Undergrad:

    Academic Requirements:

    • A minimum academic score of 60%

    • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma but not mandatory

    • ILETS: 6.0- 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in any one component

    • 18 years of age before joining a degree program

    • CNIC Passport

    • Offer Or Acceptance Letter


    • Letter of placement on a course at a recognized education institution

    • Not already  have a tourist or business visa

    • health insurance Letter or Cover Costs

    • Original Degree or Transcript

    • Visa Support Letter

    • ILETs requirement Band 6.5 in each module


  • Ireland is a great destination for international students, who are wishing to complete postgraduate degree. The Ireland degree is having a worth value. Majority of the Irish universities are toped in ranking at world level, and in European as well. Ireland is a popular destination for international students in term of employability as well.


  • Non-EU students who are going to study abroad, will need to apply for a student or dependent visa on their nationality.

    Basic requirements are:

    • Placement Letter at recognized university

    • Student should not already have a tourist or business visa

    • Payment of all visa fees

    • Bio matric and medial

    • Comprehensive health insurance cover Cost

    • Valid CNIC,Passport, Police verification certificate

    • Polio Vaccination Card

    • Official ILETS Result card
  • There is no hard and fast rule for getting a student Visa. Students should only fulfil the basic requirements for applying visa. 


  • It is not mandatory but of visa officer asked, then it’s necessary to go for it. However, a medical examination is mandatory for getting a student visa.


  • The Ireland has nine prestigious universities and 15 technological institutes. Each from year 161 countries 35,000 international students enroll themselves in these universities. The government of Ireland spends 870 million EUR per year in research in higher education along with scholarships to encourage international student.


  • Each year government of Ireland announce many scholarship programs for international students.

    • Irish Aid funded Fellowship Training Programme

    • DIT Centenary Scholarship Programme  

    • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology scholarships 

    • Claddagh Scholarship Programme

    • Opportunities in Ireland for Ontario College Graduates

    • Fulbright Scholarships

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  • In Ireland School, colleges and universities, Irish is the primary medium of instruction at all levels and English is the second medium of instruction. Most university arrange their programs in English, with only a few Irish options are left. Some universities offer courses through French, German or Spanish partly.


  • The tuition fees that a student will pay in Ireland will vary from institution to institution, depending on where which university is affordable and approachable as well. On the other hand Ireland operates a Free Fees Initiative for full-time undergraduate international students. The cost charge between €5,000 and €10,000 annually.

  • Some students can choose to stay in Ireland on the following options:

    On-campus accommodation,

    • Halls of residence

    • Apartments of 4 to 8 students,

    • Shared Accommodation

    Outside Campus:

    • Self-catering, or rented accommodation.

    • Host Family

    • Accommodation from Office


  • Yes, ILETS is the basic requirement for international Students.

  • International students who are going to opt for a full-time study program in Ireland, can receive certain benefits. With a degree program they can get casual work permit. But they need to fulfill the given requirements:

    • Enroll themselves in a  full-time program of education with NFQ Level 7

    • Complete of 15 hours/day of Study

    • Get registration  with Garda National Immigration Bureau


  • Non-EU countries Student, who are wishing to work in Germany after graduating. They can extend their residence permit for up to 18 months more.


  • International students within 60 days after graduation, should enroll themselves in another study program to gain employment on an F-1 visa. This F-1 visa will allow them to remain employed at that organization for three years.


  • It’s mandatory for students to stay in Ireland for 5 years for Permanent Residency. This includes General Employment Permit holders as well. However, Critical Skills Employment Permit holders can also apply for residency just after 2 years.

Quick Facts About Ireland

  • Population

    4.784 million

  • National language

    Irish, English

  • Top 3 religion

    Christianity, Anglican church, Islam

  • International Students


  • Capital


  • largest 3 cities

    Dublin, Cork, Limerick.

  • Currency

    Euro = 159.14 Pakistani Rupee

  • Time difference with Pakistan

    Pakistan is 5 hours ahead

  • Work rule for International students

    40 hours a week

  • Wages for students

    €9.15 per hour.

  • Economy

    46th ranked

  • Per capita income


  • Immigrant population


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