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Study abroad in Ireland for Pakistani students

updated guide for Pakistani students to study in Ireland , and get successful student visa of Ireland

Ireland is a member of European Union. OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has declared Ireland as fastest growing economy. A large number of International students travel to Ireland for higher education each year because of its high quality and worldwide acclamation. It is a safe country with a low crime rate. Students are allowed to work while studying and also have opportunity to extend their visas after completing their degrees to find employment. 


Sublime Education System:

In Ireland you will get top level education like America and UK but with lesser cost. Students go through change of lifestyle and embark onto a tedious journey of living abroad just to gain high quality of education. Ireland will serve your purpose as it has excelling higher education system with every possible course you can imagine. Trinity College Dublin was ranked at 117th position in 2018 by THE World University Rankings. Ireland uses ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) which is standard system to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. Through ECTS you can transfer your credits to any other university of the work and continue your studies there even in your home country. Irish Universities are among top ranked universities of the world and they are regarded as best. International students from all around the world chose Ireland as their study abroad destination. Moreover, Ireland spends millions for research education. 


Admission Requirements in Ireland 2020 for Pakistani Students:

It is preferable to start arranging for application requirements for admissions in Irish Universities if you are Non-EU student. Admission requirements differ from university to university in Ireland. If you are not going to Ireland through a student’s exchange program then you will have to use Central Applications Office, CAO of your chosen Irish University. It is highly recommended to submit your admission application on time and to avoid delay follow the deadlines of submissions online.


Students Visa Requirements in Ireland for Pakistani Students 2020:

The first step of acquiring student visa in Ireland is to obtain admission certificate from an Irish university. Then you will have to apply online for a student visa online via at AVATS (AVATS is the online visa application facility available worldwide and must be used by all applicants for an Irish Visa). They will give the list of all the required documents for visa which usually includes: Application letter, Admission Certificate, Proof of fee Paid, Travel and Medical Insurance and proof of finance to cover your living expenses.


Pakistani Students Can Do Part Time Work In Ireland While Studying Without Work Permit:

Any international student admitted in Irish University for a course of one year duration (that must be recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Skills) is allowed to work 24 hours a week without work permit. He will have to obtain a Personal Public Services Number (PPS Number) which will be used for payment transfer by employers. Irish Government has set minimum per hour wage to be at least €9.55 Euros. The skilled students can earn more than €9.55 Euros per hour. This amount is larger than other European country and it is one of the feature attracting international students to Ireland.  Ireland is predominantly an English Speaking Country. While finding part time jobs in Ireland learning a totally unknown language would not be an issue for you.


You Can Extend Your Visa Up to 24 Months To Find An Employment in Ireland After Completing Your Degree:

Irish Government allows international students to find an employment of their level in Ireland after completing their degrees through Ireland’s Third Level Graduate Scheme. This scheme is applicable to those who have done Master’s or PhD from Ireland. After finding employment of their choice they can apply for a green card and work permit according to their employment contract. During this extension duration of visa to find employment the students are allowed to work and support their living expenses.


Lifestyle and Landscape:

Ireland has a fascinating natural landscape full of greenery and clean atmosphere. Europe’s largest park is in Ireland.  The lifestyle is serene and calm. There is less hustle and peace in the city life of Ireland as well. Dublin was nominated as UNESCO’s city of Literature. It is native land of literature giants like Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. Ireland celebrates plenty of festivals annually. The local culture of Ireland is filled with music and festivity. There will be a lot of happening in weekends for you to see. There will be much to experience for you while living in Ireland. Ireland is host to a large number of international students therefore you can get all types of student’s accommodation there. Cost of living can be afforded by doing part time work. You will get dormitories/studio apartments/shared rooms and flats in Ireland quite easily. Keep in mind that accommodation arrangements must be done before you departure for Ireland, the immigration will ask for living accommodation proof upon arriving at airport.


A Global Platform of Recruitment Opportunities for Pakistani Students: 

Ireland is home to multinational companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Dell. While studying in Ireland international firms and recruiters will have an eye on high achievers and promising students. Being a graduate from an Irish University you have a greater chance to get a job position in one of multinational firm in Ireland or any other company around the world. When we talk about presence of international students it means learning cultures, languages and different outlooks. You will meet students belonging from different countries of the world.  It will be appropriate to say Ireland is a global platform for learning and also for attaining job opportunities.


Value of Irish Visa:

Ireland is member of European Union. Being a fastest growing economy the value of Irish Visa is quite high. It will open many doors of opportunities for you about which you were unknown before. Getting a visa for any other country of the world will become extremely easy for you. In addition a degree from an Irish University will add a huge attraction in your CV.

  1. People are friendly and they welcome international students with an open heart.

  2. Universities provide reasonable accommodation and provide great opportunity to students to explore a growing city and learn about culture.

  3. Their Education system is excellent. As long a student pursue his or her education there, they are likely to find their credits to other universities around the world and can easily be transfer. Even in their home country they can complete degree.

  4. Students can learn many new languages, as many universities offer English courses to help international students improve their speaking skills.

  5. The government of allows students to apply for a green card and can also get work permit. Many universities provide internship opportunities as well.




Academic Requirements:

  • A minimum academic score of 60%

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma but not mandatory

  • ILETS: 6.0- 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in any one component

  • 18 years of age before joining a degree program

  • CNIC Passport

  • Offer Or Acceptance Letter


  • Letter of placement on a course at a recognized education institution

  • Not already  have a tourist or business visa

  • health insurance Letter or Cover Costs

  • Original Degree or Transcript

  • Visa Support Letter

  • ILETs requirement Band 6.5 in each module


Ireland is a great destination for international students, who are wishing to complete postgraduate degree. The Ireland degree is having a worth value. Majority of the Irish universities are toped in ranking at world level, and in European as well. Ireland is a popular destination for international students in term of employability as well.


Non-EU students who are going to study abroad, will need to apply for a student or dependent visa on their nationality.

Basic requirements are:

  • Placement Letter at recognized university

  • Student should not already have a tourist or business visa

  • Payment of all visa fees

  • Bio matric and medial

  • Comprehensive health insurance cover Cost

  • Valid CNIC,Passport, Police verification certificate

  • Polio Vaccination Card

  • Official ILETS Result card

There is no hard and fast rule for getting a student Visa. Students should only fulfil the basic requirements for applying visa. 


It is not mandatory but of visa officer asked, then it’s necessary to go for it. However, a medical examination is mandatory for getting a student visa.


The Ireland has nine prestigious universities and 15 technological institutes. Each from year 161 countries 35,000 international students enroll themselves in these universities. The government of Ireland spends 870 million EUR per year in research in higher education along with scholarships to encourage international student.


Each year government of Ireland announce many scholarship programs for international students.

  • Irish Aid funded Fellowship Training Programme

  • DIT Centenary Scholarship Programme  

  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology scholarships 

  • Claddagh Scholarship Programme

  • Opportunities in Ireland for Ontario College Graduates

  • Fulbright Scholarships

For more scholarships click here:

In Ireland School, colleges and universities, Irish is the primary medium of instruction at all levels and English is the second medium of instruction. Most university arrange their programs in English, with only a few Irish options are left. Some universities offer courses through French, German or Spanish partly.


The tuition fees that a student will pay in Ireland will vary from institution to institution, depending on where which university is affordable and approachable as well. On the other hand Ireland operates a Free Fees Initiative for full-time undergraduate international students. The cost charge between €5,000 and €10,000 annually.

Some students can choose to stay in Ireland on the following options:

On-campus accommodation,

  • Halls of residence

  • Apartments of 4 to 8 students,

  • Shared Accommodation

Outside Campus:

  • Self-catering, or rented accommodation.

  • Host Family

  • Accommodation from Office


Yes, ILETS is the basic requirement for international Students.

International students who are going to opt for a full-time study program in Ireland, can receive certain benefits. With a degree program they can get casual work permit. But they need to fulfill the given requirements:

  • Enroll themselves in a  full-time program of education with NFQ Level 7

  • Complete of 15 hours/day of Study

  • Get registration  with Garda National Immigration Bureau


Non-EU countries Student, who are wishing to work in Germany after graduating. They can extend their residence permit for up to 18 months more.


International students within 60 days after graduation, should enroll themselves in another study program to gain employment on an F-1 visa. This F-1 visa will allow them to remain employed at that organization for three years.


It’s mandatory for students to stay in Ireland for 5 years for Permanent Residency. This includes General Employment Permit holders as well. However, Critical Skills Employment Permit holders can also apply for residency just after 2 years.

Global Business Program funding for Non-EU Students at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland For Bachelors in the fields of Business studies Apply by 30 Jun 2020
Full-Time International PhD Position at University College Dublin in Ireland, 2020 For PhD in the fields of Statistics Apply by 30 May 2020
UCD School of Sociology MSc Comparative Social Change EU Scholarships in Ireland For Masters in the fields of Social Sciences Apply by 30 Jun 2020

Study Abroad Consultants for ireland

ABN Overseas Education 0309 5551100 Lahore
Bluesky immigration and students consultancy 03041113404 Lahore
BMR Consultants 03054646329 or 03164363329 Lahore
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