When we talk about Ireland the first thing that comes to our mind is a technology hub and home for some top multinational companies and that’s why Dublin is called as “Silicon Valley of Europe”. Ireland is considered one of the most loved destinations by international students due to its quality of education which is recognized worldwide same as United Kingdom equivalents on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The factors on which students should select Ireland are
The reputation of Universities in Ireland - Irish universities rank top 3% worldwide and there are 8 top-ranking universities in Ireland that are Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Cork, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Limerick University, and Technological University Dublin. There are some well-reputed public and private colleges as well to study in Ireland like the National College of Ireland, Dublin Business School, and Griffith College. Ireland also has 14 institutes of technologies located in different counties around the country. Some of them are the Athlone Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Carlow, Cork Institute of Technology, and Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Career opportunities you graduate - Ireland has got its own strengths and USP’s in the area of technology. Many people are unaware of the fact that Dublin is called as Silicon Valley of Europe as it is home to several multinational tech giants like Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, KPMG, EY, SAP, and many more. As per an article in The Irish times, there is a huge skills shortage in the areas of Engineering, Health care System, Information Technology, Nursing, Business Administration, Sales & Marketing. So, there are ample amount of job opportunities available after you graduate from Irish universities and college
English Speaking Country - There are many countries in Europe where knowing the local language is a mandatory requirement but in Ireland as the majority of the population speaks English so there is no need to know a second language.
Post Study work visa - This is one of the most important factors while considering a destination for study abroad as you need time to explore work opportunities and understand what area is good for you to work. Post Study work visa is of 2 years in Ireland which is maximum when you compare to other European countries.
Part-time work opportunities - If you are an international student in Ireland, it is very easy for you to get part-time work which is 20 hours per week during your course and 40 hours per week during your holidays. As per my experience, if you are working 20 hours per week, it is more than enough to handle your complete expenses
Affordable Cost of Living - If you are considering any country make sure you know what average cost of living in the country is. If you are a student in Ireland and you spend in a disciplined manner you can easily manage your complete expenses in €600 per month which are rent, electricity, food, internet bills, and traveling.