Admission requirements to study in Ireland for international students
Gaining admission to study in Irish government and private institutions does not entail much. There is three times admission each calendar year running from summer, winter and spring. Entry requirements for courses may vary from year to year, depending on the number of places available and the number of applicants, thus there exists a great deal of competition for the more sought after programs.
International students dreaming to study in Ireland have the following options:
Oversees students can opt to attend upper secondary school in Ireland and complete LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (LCE) with students in Ireland. This route is chosen by a number of students who commonly take the examination in conjunction with English language tuition.
International students have to undertake recognized public examinations in their own countries. This is a more common route and it is essential that every applicant check that the educational qualifications she/he is presenting are adequate to satisfy entry requirements. To have a realistic prospect these results should be very good, e.g. for medicine 3 good ‘A’ high school passes (grades A/B) or the equivalent, in relevant subjects are required.
The minimum requirement for most degree level programs is 3 grade ‘C’s at Senior high level or equivalent. If there is any doubt about the acceptability of an applicant’s qualifications, clarification should be sought in good time from the particular third level institution.
English is the language of instruction at all Irish Institutions of higher education, students must demonstrate a proficiency in English to be accepted for a study in any course of study. This can be demonstrated by a formal letter from the institution the applicant completed called letter of English proficiency or SAT/IELTS Scores or any international accepted English proficiency exams.