Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.
The higher education system in Ireland consists of the university sector, institutes of technology and private independent colleges. The entry requirements for international students to higher education are determined individually by each institution and are generally based on national examination performance and English language aptitude. The quality of the Irish education system is a major contributing factor to the rapid rate of economic growth Ireland has experienced over the last few decades. Irish higher education institutions are widely recognized for excellence in many disciplines.
Ireland’s seven public universities are all ranked within the world’s top 700 in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17, as is one of the 14 institutes of technology. Ireland also has seven private-sector colleges, ranging in size from the tiny Burren College of Art, which has only about 200 students, to the huge Dublin Business School, which has a student community of about 9,000.
Staying to work after study:
Two Year Permission under the Third Level Graduate Scheme Permission
This allows students who have graduated from Irish higher education institutions to remain in Ireland for up to 24 months to seek employment. To be eligible for a two-year permission under the third level graduate scheme, a student is required to have an award granted by a recognized Irish awarding body, for example, University College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Irish universities, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Institutes of Technology with delegated authority). After 24 months, you may be eligible for the Green Card or Work Permit Scheme.