The Official Government of Ireland Education Fairs in Africa
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Quality of Education, competitive pricing and critical skills development
  • Company Placement and post study work Visa
  • Friendly and welcoming experience on campus’s respecting Diversity.

The cost depends on where you will study, at what level and which course you would like to  follow. For example, studying medicine is more expensive than a business-related course.  There are over 20 universities, institutions of technology and colleges in Ireland. You can go  on any of their websites to see the fees. You can find their websites through 

You are now chatting with Education in Ireland, the Irish government agency that supports  our higher education institutions across the world, so we can only provide general  information.

  • Ireland is a small country but we have invested Billions of Euros in Research, attracting some of the world’s best R&D talent to continue their work in Ireland. Irelands R&D is Focus on 6 Themes: Food, Health & Wellbeing, ICT, Energy & Sustainability, Manufacturing & Materials, Services & Business Processes. 
  • Ireland is 12th in global Scientific rankings for overall quality of Scientific Research and individual faculties score highly:
    •  1st for Immunology
    • 2nd of Ag Science
    • 3rd For Nanotechnology
    • 5th for Material Sciences

Based on a survey of the Irish Higher Education Authority (Government), 78% of graduates were in employment, 14% were in further study, 4% were travelling and 5% were seeking work. By Faculty: Health and Welfare (87%), ICT (82%) and Engineering (82%) had the  highest employment rates. Of those working, 90% found employment in Ireland.

Here are simple steps to take to actualize your dream of studying in Ireland:  

  • Choose you college and program
  • Apply for a course in your preferred institution 
  • Confirm a place: this is where the admission fee is required to be paid, it is important to  do so ASAP. 
  • Book your accommodation
  • Get your passport and if it is due to expire in less than 12 months, please apply for a new  one. 
  • Apply for your visa: this will take about 8 weeks but we advise that you give 12 weeks for  your application to avoid any form of delay. 
  • Pack your bags, welcome to Ireland.  

Kindly check our website ( ) for more information about  Ireland as a study destination. 

Ireland gives you the opportunity to work while studying for 20 hrs during academic session and 40 hours on holidays. You can stay back for 2 years after your post graduate degree and 1 year after your undergraduate degree. 

In every Overseas Education destination including Ireland, there are higher or lower cost options. The majority of Irish Universities are run by the Irish Government, so they stand over the quality. The education students receive will develop their critical thinking, inter personal and faculty specific skills. Students graduate from Irish Institutions with a Career Edge, and that’s how they describe it. It’s an intangible “can do” attitude. State Universities are not for profit, so they price accordingly. Ireland has 1200 International Manufacturing and Service operations, so the placement and post study work opportunities are excellent. We remain the only English speaking Education destination in Europe, and we are open to the world.

The Irish Universities consideration in evaluation is student centric. The students Academic performance to date, their level of English (non-native speaker) are key. Ireland uses the same NARIC evaluation as UK Universities to determine the comparative grades.

Studying in Ireland gives you a great return on investment. However, Ireland does not have an extensive government scholarship programme. The Government of Ireland Scholarship Fund has a small number of scholarships for exceptional students. Individual universities & colleges may offer limited partial scholarships or discounts for students who have achieved excellent grades at high school or undergraduate level, however, each student will need to discuss that with the university or college representative directly. Please visit our website to see the list of Irish universities.

  • Ireland has been receiving International students for 30+ years, and the student Pastoral Services offered by the Universities are excellent. They want to see International Students settled as fast as possible. International & Student Services offices all have full time staff and Googling the Irish University you are interested in will show you the range of services and advice offered.
  • When Covid struck in early 2020 Irish Universities went out of their way to ensure that International students were individually safe: Moving students on campus, free Covid treatment, financial assistance, etc.

Living expenses will differ depending upon the location of the institution, the type of accommodation preferred and on the personal expenditure of the student. On average, we estimate that a student will spend between €6,000 and €11,000 per year depending on location and lifestyle.

Kindly visit the official visa page for information regarding all visa application:




South Africa:


Make sure to always submit ALL documents required and to submit well ahead of time as it  will take at least 8 weeks to process your application. 

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