Ireland a country which is situated in Western Europe has a list of universities which offer excellent education in Undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Universities in Ireland receive approximately 1 lakh applications every year for different courses from around 120 countries across the globe. The country has been witnessing many international students immigrating to their country for education. The Irish government has also taken few initiatives to improvise the student of life in their country.
The capital city Dublin is the major city where few important universities are located like University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin etc. Dublin is also the financial capital of the nation. The cost of living in Dublin is however quite high but it’s indeed a great place to live in Ireland. The students from different countries experience the historical places in Ireland along with the Irish culture. Dublin is the birthplace for many popular authors like Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett etc.
Tourist place to visit:
There are many places to visit in Ireland as an international student which includes the Dublin Castle which is a major government complex and a place of tourist attraction, Temple Bar which is busy packed with people of Ireland that serves different cuisines and also has boutiques and crafts made by local Irish designers. In the city of Galway, there is a Galway Cathedral church which is one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city. The Galway City Museum is located in the Galway city was founded on 29 July 2006 near the Spanish Arch. Eyre Square is a memorial park of John F Kennedy, is a city public park.
International students have many choices with regards to accommodation based on availability. In most of the colleges, the students are eligible to find an accommodation On campus and Off campus. Demand for On-campus accommodation is quite high and expensive therefore most of the international students prefer to find accommodation Off campus.
All the Universities provide rooms with 4 or 5 students with sharing kitchen, bathroom and living room. The payment for the On-Campus accommodation should be paid in two installments in the month of September and February. Universities and colleges furnish complete details on the on-campus accommodation in their respective websites and also details regarding how to apply. Some students who prefer Off-campus accommodation choose self-catering and pay the rents on a monthly basis. Students pay the monthly rent in advance which for the period of 9-12 months. The rent which is paid in advance is usually refunded when you leave.
Food: Students when they travel abroad for higher studies usually look out for food is essential for survival in the new country. Irish people are more familiar with potato as a majority of their Irish food contains potatoes as a part of the dish. There are many restaurants that offer seafood dishes throughout Ireland. The traditional Irish foods are potatoes, Stew of Lamb, carrot, and onions along with Soda bread and colcannon.
Cost of Living in Ireland:
As an international student, it is important to ensure that you are having sufficient funds to cover all your cost during the course of stay in Ireland. In order to get your student visa, it is important to furnish all details with response to your funds. Full-time students are eligible for part-time jobs during the course which will be allowed to work for 20 hours during the course and 40 hours during the vacations. Students entirely rely on this income for survival and to meet all their expenses in Ireland.
The rent for accommodation varies and entirely depends upon the location you’re studying and the type of accommodation you choose. The average expenditure for the student will be from 7,000 Euros to 12,000 Euros per year.