Ireland as a Country
Ireland is a neighboring country of the United Kingdom and is one of the wealthiest countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Over the last few years, Ireland has emerged as a preferred destination for Indian students. In 2012, the total number of international students studying in Ireland was 32,000. Out of these 32,000 international students, 2000 were from India. 80% of the students were enrolled in Ph.D. and Masters Degree courses with the most popular courses as finance, data analytics, and computing.
Although Irish Gaelic is recognised as the official language of the country, only 36% of the Irish population knows it. 94% of the population prefers English, making it the second official language of the country. At first, you may find the Irish accent to be a little overwhelming but soon you will get used to it.
Ireland is home to some of the top universities in the world.
One of the major benefits of studying in Ireland is the post study visa. International students find it easy to get jobs in the country after they graduate, and once they have a job, they are eligible to apply for a work permit/green card.
There are plenty of scholarship opportunities available in Ireland. For example, Trinity College, Dublin offers bursaries worth €5,000, and UCD provides 50% and 100% off fees.
Culture and lifestyle
Beautiful landscapes, scenic beauty, famous hospitality, and a rich culture of music, sport, and a relaxed lifestyle make Ireland one of the best countries to live in.