International Education Options in Ireland

An official thread to discuss admission requirements for master courses in Ireland.

Good news for NON EU students...

Ireland Govt has announced 24 months stay back option for both Master and MBA programs offered by Irish institutions whose award is granted by a recognized Irish governing body. Some of us who do not know that Ireland which is known as the Silicon Valley of Europe not only offer excellent education in IT and CS but also very popular for their Master courses in Management, Pharmaceutical and Bio Technology. Some of the popular Irish Institutes are Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland, University college Dublin, Dublin Business School, National college of Ireland, UCD Smurfit Business School and duration for most of the Master programs offered by these institutes is 1 year so in case you are looking for 1 year Master course then Ireland can be good option for you. 

PS: Unlike USA or Canada, Ireland accepts 15 years of Education. 

Please feel free to post all yor admission related queries. 


getting education from the institutes menitioned in this treade it okay but one will find it too difficulte to find a job on completion of the course and especailly if you are doing Management course. I have already done MBA from Dublin but had to retuned  back to India since i didnt find suitable job and i know many other out there who retuned like me just because they did not get job as per their qulification..

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Dublin City University Business School is consistently ranked in the Eduniversal Best Masters rankings, which rates Master's degrees on reputation, student satisfaction and employment prospects. In 2016, 4 of their specialist Master's degrees ranked within the Top 30 in the world. 

Apart from the GM, HR, Marketing, Finance courses the DCU B school offer some interesting programs like MSC in Electronic Commerce, Emergency Management, Aviation Leadership, Investment, Treasury & Banking. 

The entry requirement for all the programs is different but typically DCU would require  a Bachelor’s degree from a good University with a minimum of a 2.1 or GPA of 3 out of 4 or GPA 4 out of 5.  

Documents required: 

Bachelor certificate 

Semester transcripts/sheets and grading system

English language certificate

Personal statement

2 references


Application Deadline: Mid July

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Changes in Irish Visa Regulation:

Living Expense in Ireland has now increased to Euro 10000 per annum.

Stay back period has been increased to 2 years for students applying for master's degree and above level courses.

Students applying for 2017 intake must use the new visa application form as the old form may lead to visa refusal. 

 Dublin Business School (DBS), Ireland: 

 Next intake: 10th April 2017/18th Sep 2017. 

 The course fee : 10500 euros 

 scholarship available: 1000 euros

 Documents required: 

All academic documents till date
-IELTS / PTE (Can be submitted later)
-Copy of passport

-Reference Letter (Can be submitted later) 

Happy Applications !

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland’s leading business school offering a world-class MBA, leading PhD programme and a wide range of specialist MSc courses for both business and non-business graduates. 

The duration for both MBA and MSC is 1 year and the approximate tuition fee for MBA is €34,500 and € 18,300 for majority of the MSC programs.

Applications are still open for both the programs. You can apply for MBA program if you have minimum 3 years of work ex after graduation. MBA applications are ongoing and 15 May 2017 is the deadline for MSC programs. 

Please apply early so that you have sufficient time for visa processing. 

PS: Min 3 years of relevant work experience is required for MSC programs as well in case you have not studied the relevant subjects in your bachelor program.

What you get:  A Triple Accredited and Globally Ranked degree / English speaking environment / Short duration Program (1 Year) / 24 months stay back and much more.  

Happy Application ! 

Hi all, Please let me know your areas of interest so that i can share the information accordingly. Kindly vote.

  • Management or MBA
  • All
  • New Specializations
  • Technology

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Why Ireland?

  • Less duration - 1 Year MBA or Master
  • Top Ranked B Schools - Smurfit, TCD, DBS , NUI and many more
  • Highly developed democracy with a modern economy
  • Home to world’s top technology and gaming companies
  • English Speaking Country
  • 24 Months Stay Back
  • Less Tuition Fees

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Hi, for those who are not from Business background but wants to pursue management at master level, Maynooth school of business offers an MSC program in management. Maynooth has been offering world-class teaching facilities and a tradition of academic excellence since 1795. 

Duration : 1 year Fees - €13,000 (Apx) StayBack - 2 Years

Entry requirements: 

Minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a non-business discipline or equivalent. 

Minimum English language requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score

TOEFL (Paper based test): 585

TOEFL (Internet based test): 95

PTE (Pearson): 62


Certified copies of all official transcripts 


Passport Copy


GMAT/GRE Score - In case you have appeared (Not mandatory) 

Application Fees: €50.00 

Application Link:

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Maynooth scholarship closing date: 1 May 2017

Dublin Business School - 

Dublin Business School is Ireland’s largest independent third-level college. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes in Business, Arts, Law and Professional Accountancy (ACCA) to students from Ireland, Europe and countries outside the EU.

Established in 1975, Dublin Business School has over 9,000 students and offers over 100 courses, of which more than 70 are open to students from outside the EU. Each course is recognised and accredited by a leading institution or organisation, including: - Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) - A range of professional bodies including ACCA.

The DBS campuses are all located in central Dublin, with extensive transport links to the greater Dublin area, Ireland, the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

MBA - 

Duration: Full-time: 1 year 
Intake: January : 18 months

Specializations: General, Cloud Computing, Finance, HRM, Information Systems, Marketing, Project Management

Entry Requirements

A minimum Second Class Honors Degree (2.2) in any discipline from a recognized third level institution

IELTS score 6.5


PS: Newly graduated applicants will not be accepted onto the programme.

Documents required: 
Academic Transcripts (original and official english
translation where issued in another language)

Academic documents
Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent)
A Curriculum Vitae
References from your employer/school/college
A statement of purpose
A copy of your passport

Application Link: