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Republic of Ireland

 

Why Ireland?

Ireland is beautiful - much of the countryside is still unspoilt providing an excellent natural habitat for a flourishing flora and fauna. Ireland's landscape provides a rich environment for the many outdoor leisure pursuits for which it is famous. Water sports, hill walking, rock climbing and caving are just a few of the many activities, which can be enjoyed when needing a break from study. People-to-people links are strong and cultural exchanges tend to be dominated by unofficial activity.

Ireland is an increasingly popular destination for students from all over the world. The friendliness and hospitality for which Irish people are renowned, contribute to the ease with which overseas students adapt to the way of life and in particular, student life. Ireland is a small independent nation situated on the West Coast of Europe. It has been a member of the European Union (E.U.) Since 1973. Having developed from being a predominantly agricultural economy in the 1950s Ireland is now a thoroughly modern nation with well developed manufacturing and international services sectors and has the highest economic growth rate in the E.U.- hence the title ‘Celtic Tiger’. This transformation has been brought about through investment in physical and technological infrastructure and by the availability of a highly educated workforce.

Education Environment

Ireland has a long and honorable tradition in education. Responsibility for education lies within the Department of Education and Science. It administers all aspects of education policy including curricula, syllabi and national examinations. Education is free in the vast majority of primary and secondary schools, and at undergraduate third level, and is compulsory from 6-15 years.

The Fees

The Tuition fees in Ireland are not very costly and with plenty of opportunities to earn through part-time jobs, the living expenses can easily be covered. In fact, most students at the end of their studies have savings also.

The Tuition fees range anywhere from 4000 pounds to 5000 pounds.

 


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