Study Visa for Ireland

1 year Master Degree – Work Part Time – Post Study Work Visa
Why Study in Ireland
  • Easier to fulfil admission requirements
  • Offers many scholarships
  • Up to 20 hours/week part time during study 
  • Up to 1 year post study work visa
  • High Visa success rate
  • Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in global research impact
  • Irish man Robert Boyle is known as the father of chemistry.
  • Minimum wage EUR 9.15 per hour
  • Opportunity to become a permanent resident
Visa Requirements

Following documents will be required for the study visa for Ireland:

  • Complete the online application form
  • Check the Irish Embassy details where your documentation is to be sent
  • Provide a passport sized photo
  • Ensure your passport is valid for 12 months
  • Pay the application fee
  • Provide a signed letter of application which explains why you require the visa
  • A Letter of Acceptance from the Irish university, college or school, confirming you have been accepted and enrolled on a course of full-time education, involving a minimum of 15 hours organised daytime tuition each week.
  • ​Evidence of payment of fees
  • English Language Test Scores IELTS/ TOEFL
  • Transcripts, and certificates of your education 
  • Financial statements to prove you have funds for remaining tuition fee and living expenses
Visa for Spouse
As a general rule non-EU international students studying in Ireland have no right to bring their family with them. Spouses and children of international students can apply to live in Ireland separately, but not on the basis of their relationship to a student. 
The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Authority (INIS) might consider exemption for certain cases from this policy. For example if a student is pursuing PhD studies (Level 10) and will be required to complete their doctorate within four years might be allowed to be joined by their partners and children. 
Post-Study Work Visa
It may be possible to stay in Ireland after you complete your studies for the purpose of seeking employment under the Irish Third Level Graduate Scheme. This scheme exists to allow legally resident non-EU third level graduates to remain in Ireland in order to look for employment or apply for a green card/work permit. During their approved stay under the scheme, a student can work full-time (40 hours a week).

  • Apply within 6 months of getting your degree
  • Must not have already exceeded the seven-year limit on their permission as a non-EEA national student in the State.
  • May, if having previously benefitted from the Third Level Graduate Programme at a level 8 award or above, on achievement of a higher level award, e.g. level 9 or above, re-enter the Third Level Graduate Programme, subject to the overall limit of eight years.
  • good character and not to have come to the adverse attention of the authorities in any way.

1 Year Post study work permission
Graduates with an award at Level 8 (Bachelors with Honours) on the National Framework of Qualifications will be granted a twelve-month permission to a maximum of seven years’ student permission overall. (i.e. time spent on Stamp 2 as a student and on Stamp 1G under this programme cannot exceed an aggregate time of seven years in total). Students completing ordinary bachelors degree are not eligible to apply for Post study Work Visa.
2 year Post study work permission (1 year + 1 year extension)
Graduates with an award at Level 9 (Master’s degree) or above on the National Framework of Qualifications qualify for the Programme will be granted permission for twelve months initially. This will be renewed for a further period of twelve months (subject to the overall eight year limit) where the graduate satisfies the immigration authorities that he or she has taken appropriate steps to access suitable graduate level employment (e.g. attendance at job interviews, signing up with graduate employment agencies, etc.).

Pre-Departure Checklist

All you need pre-departure checklist after you get the study visa for Ireland

  • Passport
  • Book airline tickets
  • Arrange accommodation near the University
  • Arrange transportation to/from the airport to your new home
  • Arrange your banking requirements – consider buying traveler’s currency card
  • Check baggage and customs limitations
  • Clear all paperwork with your home educational institution
  • Travel insurance certificate
  • Letter of Acceptance (LOR) by the educational institution
  • Important addresses and phone numbers
  • A bank statement showing proof of funds
  • Prescriptions for any medication you are carrying
  • Medical and immunisation records
  • Academic history and university transcripts
  • All documents submitted for Visa application

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