Undergraduate Admissions

The entry requirements for global students to higher education are determined exclusively by each institution and are normally based on national examination performance and English language aptitude. An undergraduate is the explanation given to a student who is seeking a degree level academic course at a college or university. Subsequent to completion of the related examinations, students can enter a third level institution as an undergraduate student. Irish universities offer a wide range of undergraduate programmes, which can be studied both full and part time. Full-time courses last three years. Entry requirements vary between institutions and from course to course so ask with your chosen university before application. Undergraduate classes are usually much larger and less subjective or personalised. In Ireland, generally college would be taken to refer to third-level education.

Intakes Available:

Ireland universities have two intakes – Autumn/Fall (semester 1) and spring (semester 2).The academic year in Ireland runs from September to July. The majority of university courses in Ireland start in September, although some courses also begin in January and February. Students can check the start date of their course using course search.

  • Fall : September / October
  • Spring : January / February (Few Universities)

The deadlines for every intake are usually some months before the start date. It is greatly suggested that Students apply early to maximize their chances for admission. Some universities even provide rolling admissions, i.e. admissions are open throughout the year. The major intake in Ireland is the fall intake which offers the highest degree of competition, additionally also features the leading number of corporate internships.

English Requirement:

Almost all Universities and colleges issue an offer based on the Medium of Instruction letter which is a pre requisite for the international students. Some top Universities require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall or its equivalent.

  • IELTS : 6.5 or above not less than 6.0 in each of the module
  • TOEFL : 85+ not less than 22 in each module
  • PTE: 36+ (UG) 60+ not less than 50 in each module (PG) accepted by some universities & Colleges.
  • Cambridge ESOL: C1 or C2

Few universities exempt students from tendering these test scores if they have written English GCSE or GCE exams as part of their school curriculum. Another possibility is to require the Occupational English Test (OET) if applying for programs in medicine and health sciences.

Admission Documents:

  • All the academic documents, including Xth, XIIth and Bachelor Degree
  • Two Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Work Experience Documents if applicable
  • Resume
  • IELTS TRF
  • Any Certificates and achievement documents.
  • Birth Certificate

Expense of Study:

The most important expense for the students in Ireland is the tuition fees. Tuition costs vary significantly depending on the institution and the study programme. Generally the Tuition fees for undergraduate Degree for Non-E.U. students at a higher education institution are between £6,000-£9,000, however courses for Medicine & Health Sciences are bit higher around €39,500- €55,000 and Post Graduate Degree & PhD Courses will cost around: £10,000-£16,000.There are several scholarships available for international students from different sources which students can avail. The Cost of Living varies, depending on where you are studying in Ireland, type of stay and personal lifestyle. On an average, a student will spend between €7,000 and €12,000 per year.