Tuition fees in Irish universities vary depending upon the type of university and course you opt for. However, undergraduate programmes in all public institution is Tuition free.
The Irish government provides numerous scholarships for both undergraduate and post-graduate courses, which in turn plays a significant role in attracting international students
Scholarships are aimed at students who come from a financially week background and who otherwise would not be able to attend a university.
Some other scholarships are aimed at attaining academic excellence by attracting brightest students via scholarship programs.
Types of Irish scholarship
Unlike other countries there is no central scholarship granting and hence each individual institution provides their own scholarship schemes.
The eligibility criteria for scholarships of each universities and institution differs. They have set forth their own eligibility criteria.
There are also various research specific scholarships offered for research students for their research purposes and both national and international students may apply for it.
There are also some national government scholarships available as well as some that are funded by research bodies.
There are also substantial number of local scholarships available for foreign students which are a mixture of Government as well as private scholarships.
Scholarships such as typical scholarships pay for undergraduate fees, through the Free Fees scheme for EU students and also through annual scholarships awarded by Government, university or research bodies.
studentships that fund a student throughout the course of a PhD based on academic merit are also available which are some of the additional schemes for postgraduate students.
Conditions to obtain an Irish scholarship
Majority of the available scholarships are merit based and on past academic performance.
The government of Ireland encourages international students to opt Ireland as their study destination by providing them university specific as well as government scholarships.
Some of the major conditions to receive an Irish scholarship are:
proof of academic excellence,
writing of a personal statement indicating future plans
winning of an offer at an Irish university
Other Essential Information
Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship Programme 2015 is one of the government funded programs where the minister for education and skills awards scholarships worth a total of €750,000 to 30 high achieving students from Brazil, China, India and Malaysia.