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Ireland: Applying to university

Are you ready to apply? Not quite sure yet? When applying to study in Ireland, there are several factors to take into consideration, including the country’s education system and study culture – it’s likely very different to what you’re used to, but then that’s why you’ve chosen to study abroad after all! Let us enlighten you as to how things are done in Ireland and what you can expect, so your application has the very best chance of being accepted.

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Applying to study in Ireland

Ireland ’s ever-emerging educational sector has seen increased admissions of international students. With a number of globally regarded universities, flexible study options and a free undergraduate tuition scheme for EU students, it’s easy to see why. Applying to study abroad can be an overwhelming and complicated process, but provided you tackle it step-by-step you’ll find that it’s quite straightforward. Let our breakdown of the application process to study


The Irish higher education system... simplified

With a rich, distinct culture and lively student scene, Ireland has a long history of welcoming international students. Between the nation’s growing economy and advancing education system, it’s not hard to see why. All seven of Ireland’s public universities rank within the world’s top 700, and tuition is free for local and EU students under the Free Fees Scheme . Whilst the Irish higher education system is largely modelled on that of the British, it’s

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Top tips for the IELTS writing exam

Being able to write in English to a satisfactory, even high level will be important when you study abroad. No matter the course you intend to study, you’ll need these skills when it comes to assessments such as essay writing and exam scenarios. This is why the writing portion of the IELTS exam is so important.   As you’ll be aware, there are two versions of the IELTS test: Academic and General Training . Depending on the test you're taking, you'll be presented

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Virtual open days: What are they?

Why do virtual open days exist? In previous years, you would visit a campus in-person before you decided to apply to that university. This way students could get a feel for what it would be like to study there; see all the facilities in person (including accommodation options); and speak to staff and students to learn more about the university.   However it’s not always possible to visit a campus in person, especially if you’re an international student living in