Comprehensive Guide to Studying and Working in Ireland Part1- Studying


Choosing Ireland and the experience of an Irish University is not only magical but also the education that truly enriches your life. There is magnetic energy around studying in Ireland. 

Irish Universities draws students from all over the world. There are currently over 32,000 international students studying in Ireland availing of the extensive range of courses available.

It is well known that the majority of students that come to Ireland to study ultimately want to stay back and work and live in Ireland.

This presentation provides real practical information and guidance on choosing the right courses that will give you the opportunity and greater chance of applying for jobs that will afford you work permits.


 It also provides guide on applying for post graduate visa.

Aims and objectives

At the end of this presentation, you will be able to ;

  • Know how to choose the right degree to study in Ireland both for undergraduate, or postgraduate that will afford your work permit at the end of your study
  • Understand the Irish educational system
  • Working in Ireland
  • Living in Ireland
  • Guide to obtaining the third level student visa (Stamp 1G)

Choosing the right courses

The competition in the Irish workforce is very fierce, it is therefore very important as an international student to not only be exceptional but also chose your degree of study very carefully, especially if you wish to stay back and work in Ireland.

As an undergraduate student or Post Graduate student in Ireland, you are in the visa category known as Stamp 2 or 2(A). For further information please click

When you graduate from a level 7 or 8-degree program, you get a 1-year visa to find work and work in Ireland.

For a level 9 or 10 programs (Postgraduate, Masters, and Ph.D.) you get 2 years Stamp 1G (giving yearly) to work in Ireland. For further information please click here for more information.

 Documents required for Admission.

  • International Application Form – completed in full. (Please type the application, most schools do not accept handwritten application form)
  • Copy of your academic transcripts and certificates, both in original form (translated to English by a recognized translator if English isn’t your first language)
  • Copy of your English language test results
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your CV/resume

English language Requirement

International students whose first language is not English are required to have an appropriate score in an approved examination in English language

(such as IELTS) before they can register on an academic course.

The English language grade required are as follows,

  • Undergraduate                      6.0
  • Postgraduate & Masters       6.5

Please note that if you are from an English-speaking country, English language test may be waved at the discretion of the university, but it is necessary while applying for your student visa

Working while studying in Ireland

  • Students are allowed to work for 20 hours a week and up to 37.5 during the holiday
  • You are not allowed to set up, register or run a personal business while on a student visa in Ireland
  • The minimum wage in Ireland is currently €10.10 per hour

Further Information

If you need further information or questions, even those not discussed here or general immigration questions as relate to immigrating to Ireland, please contact us for further personalised and one on one information session both on the phone or zoom meetings,

Group discounts apply

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