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Ireland Student Visa from Pakistan:

Ireland Long Stay Study Visa:
The history of education is very rich in Ireland. Actually, the name of the country is also awarded for its education services to knowledge seekers. Ireland is called Land of Saints and Scholars. The higher education institutions of Ireland are serving the students of different countries from centuries.

Ireland is one of the most educated nations of the world. 85 % of Irish youth completes higher secondary education and most of them continue their study till masters. The higher education institutions of Ireland are the center of attention of the students of all over the world. Education sector of Ireland is the highly funded sector of government. The government provides lots of fund to the higher education institutions of Ireland every year.

Ireland is the home of research centres, there are many research centre providing modern research facilities to the researchers of all level. The higher education system of Ireland depends lots on research. Students are taught by the research and academic style. Apart from research centres you can find different universities and technology institutes in Ireland. The all 7 universities and 14 Institutes of Technology are providing research facilities along with research centres in 18 different research fields. Students of 160 countries are studying in world’s high ranked universities of Ireland.

Know Your Visa Type:

Before you start, you must know whether you need a visa and the type of visa that you need. For comprehensive information on the Irish visa process, please visit the website of the Irish Naturalization and Immigration Service.

EDUCATION SYSTEM IN IRELAND:
study in Ireland for Pakistani studentsThe higher education institutions offer different study programs in almost 5000 study fields to local and international students. All 34 higher education institutions in Ireland believe in top quality education. Students are offered bachelor’s study programs, Honors Bachelor’s degree programs, master’s study programs and doctoral study programs in various fields. Students are also offered undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas by higher education institutions in Ireland.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF IRELAND UNIVERSITIES FOR PAKISTANI / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM:
The higher education institutions of Ireland offer bachelor’s degree programs to national and international students in different study fields. A bachelor’s degree consists of 3 years and honored bachelor’s degree consists of 3 to 4 years. Admission requirements of higher education institutions vary from one institute to other institutes. PakStudyAbroad.com is providing you some general admission requirements for different study programs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN IRELAND
Following are the general admission requirements for admission to bachelor’s degree program in Ireland.

Senior secondary school certificate or equivalent (intermediate for Pakistani students)
Passed University entrance exam/entry test (if required by University)
All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
Language proficiency certificate in the English language like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
Grade in secondary education should be equal or above university’s merit.
Application Form (correctly filled by candidate)
These are general requirements, PakStudyAbroad.com advise you to go to official website of the university to check exact admission requirements and the deadline to submit an application for admission.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF IRELAND UNIVERSITIES FOR PAKISTANI / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS
The higher education institutions of Ireland offer master’s degree programs to national and international students in different study fields. A master’s degree consists of 1 to 2 years. Master degree mostly based on research. Students are given research projects to complete. Admission requirements of higher education institutions vary from one institute to other institutes. PakStudyAbroad.com is providing you some general admission requirements for different study programs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN IRELAND
Following are the general admission requirements for admission to master’s degree program in Ireland.

Bachelor’s Degree with good CGPA
Passed University entrance exam/entry test (if required by University)
All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
Language proficiency certificate in the English language like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
Application Form (correctly filled by candidate)
These are general requirements, PakStudyAbroad.com advise you to go to official website of the university to check exact admission requirements and the deadline to submit an application for admission.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF IRELAND UNIVERSITIES FOR PAKISTANI / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS
The higher education institutions of Ireland offer doctoral degree programs to national and international students in different study fields. A doctoral degree consists of 1 to 2 years. Doctoral degree totally based on research. Students are required excellent research work with an impressive thesis. Admission requirements of higher education institutions vary from one institute to other institutes. PakStudyAbroad.com is providing you some general admission requirements for different study programs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAM IN IRELAND
Following are the general admission requirements for admission to the doctoral degree program in Ireland.

Master’s Degree with good CGPA
Passed University entrance exam/entry test (if required by University)
All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
Language proficiency certificate in the English language like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
Application Form (correctly filled by candidate)
These are general requirements, PakStudyAbroad.com advise you to go to official website of the university to check exact admission requirements and the deadline to submit an application for admission.

TUITION FEES OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS OF IRELAND
study in Ireland for Pakistani studentsThe fees of higher education institutions of Ireland are bit heavy as compared to other universities of Europe. But if we compare the tuition fees of Irish universities with education quality than it looks economical. Fees of higher education institutions of Ireland vary from university to university and course to course. Following is the estimated tuition fees of higher education institutions collected by PakStudyAbroad.com from different universities.

UNDERGRADUATE TUITIONS FEES FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS IN IRELAND
Engineering

9,750 Euro to 23,000 Euro

Arts & Humanities

9,750 Euro to 20,000 Euro

Medicine and related

45000 Euro to 52,000 Euro

Business

9,750 Euro to 18,000 Euro

Science & Technology

9,750 Euro to 22,000 Euro

POSTGRADUATE TUITIONS FEES FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS IN IRELAND
Engineering

9,250 Euro to 24,000 Euro

Arts & Humanities

9,250 Euro to 22,000 Euro

Medicine and related

4,000 Euro to 31,000 Euro

Business

9,250 Euro to 34,500 Euro

Science & Technology

9,250 Euro to 45,000 Euro

ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES FEES FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS IN IRELAND
General English Standard 20 lessons per week

150 Euro to 250 Euro per week

Examination Preparation programs 20 lessons per week

700 Euro to 950 Euro per week

One to one Tuition 4 weeks

45 Euro to 60 Euro per hour

SCHOLARSHIPS IN IRELAND FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
Study abroad is always is expensive task and study in Ireland is more expensive than most of the European universities. If you are an intelligent and brilliant student and don’t want to compromise on education quality and facing the shortage of funds to study in Ireland. Then don’t worry, there are lots of scholarships are waiting for you in Ireland. Different organization of Ireland offers scholarships to national and international students.PakStudyAbroad.com suggests you to visit the website of the university to avail your chances of a scholarship.

IRELAND VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
Pakistani and non-EU students have required a visa to enter and study in Ireland. Students are advised to apply for visa immediate after getting admission confirmation because Ireland student visa processing time is a bit long to verify all documents. There are different visa requirements for different studies programs by the embassy of Ireland. PakStudyAbroad.com compiles some general visa requirements for you.

Application Form (correctly filled by candidate)
Valid Passport + photocopies
Photographs
Admission confirmation letter of university
Bank Statement (with sufficient fund to cover your tuition fees and cost of living).
Character Certificate.
Proof of fees payment/fee payment receipt issued by University
Invitation letter from University
Health Insurance
Students have to follow some conditions after getting the visa. Full degree students cannot stay more than 7 years in Ireland. Good performance in classes and exams is compulsory for Ireland student visa extension. Non-EU students are not allowed to avail any state benefits. Students cannot change their study program.

These are the general requirement for the visa of Ireland. Students are advised to visit the Ireland Embassy official website to know the exact visa requirements, or contact with Ireland embassy in Pakistan.

COST OF LIVING IN IRELAND FOR STUDENTS
Ireland is not an economical country to live in. The rents of accommodations are rising day by day in all the big cities of the world. Same like that rents are increasing in Ireland too. Cost of living also depends on it that where and how you are living. If you are living in some big cities then you will have to pay more for rent and other necessities of life like accommodation rent, food, entertainment, personal maintenance expenses, books, study material, stationary, traveling, clothing etc. But in small cities, you need less money to live. Normally students have to spend 600 Euro to 1000 Euro per month to live in Ireland. Cost of living depends on your living style. PakStudyAbroad.com suggests you deposit the money into your bank account according to your living habits and style. And yes study abroad is always the expensive idea.

ACCOMMODATION IN IRELAND FOR PAKISTANI/INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
study in Ireland for Pakistani studentsStudents have different residence option in Ireland as other European countries. Students can the live in hall of residence of university. Or they can arrange their private accommodation. Or they can live with any local family. Every residence option has different cost. Let’s discuss in detail about these residence options.

HALL OF RESIDENCE
Almost every higher education institution offer on-campus residence to students. These hall of residence are fully furnished with all the necessary utilities. Students are given private room with attached bathroom. Common kitchen, dining room, living room is also provided to students. Rooms are fully furnished with bed, table, chair, closet etc. Students have to pay rent for their room twice in a year. Rent of these rooms is not economical because every student prefers to live in hall of residence so according to increasing demand rent is also increasing.

PRIVATE RESIDENCE IN IRELAND
The second option of residence in Ireland is rent your private flat or apartment. Students who like to live alone can rent their own flat. This way of living is too expensive because all the rent is the paid by single student. Students who cannot afford these flat or apartment alone can rent a residence with sharing basis. Normally 3 or 4 students rent a flat or apartment and share the rent and cost of food. They cook their food in the kitchen of flat and divide all the cost among them. This is most economical way of living in Ireland.

LIVE WITH SOME LOCAL FAMILY IN IRELAND
Yes, it happens in Ireland. Local families also keep students as paying guest in their houses. Students are charged rent for room. Normally this rent includes utilities bills, food and laundry. A fully furnished room is provided to students with food and laundry to student. Students can save their time by living this style. Students don’t have to cook food and wash cloths in this living style so they can give this time to their studies and make their grades better.

PART TIME JOB FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS IN IRELAND
All international students can work part time job during their study in Ireland. Students are allowed to work for 40 hours per week in the months of June, July, august, September and from December 15 to January 15. In all other months’ students can do 20-hour work in a week. Students can do work without any additional work permit. Students need to get PPS number to get job. Employer will only pay with PPS number. Students must have an Irish bank account because salary only can be transferred in Irish bank account. Students have to follow all employee law and need to pay all taxes according to law. Per hour wages in Ireland for international students is minimum 9.15 Euro, which is pretty impressive. There are many part time jobs in Ireland for international students.

Other Important Links and Downloads:

VFS Global Ireland in Pakistan

Ireland Embassy Official Website in Pakistan

Ireland Long Stay Study Visa Official Webpage

Ireland Long Stay Study Visa Official Webpage of Department of Justice and Equality

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