More than just Guinness and fields of green, Ireland is home to world class universities, some of the friendliest people on the planet, a wealth of tech companies and has culture coming out of its ears.
Living in Ireland
Picking up your life to move to a new country is incredibly rewarding, but can also be a challenge. Below you will find some practical information to help you get settled, but you will find more detailed information in our Student Handbook:
Students coming from certain countries require a visa before entering Ireland. Please check here to see if your country is one that requires an entry visa. The Institute will provide you with a letter of support once fees have been paid in full.
We will also provide you with support once you are in Ireland and need to register with GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau). All non EU students are required to register for the year, regardless of whether they needed a visa to enter the country or not.
There are a number of accommodation options available to you in Dublin:
Homestay : The Institute of Education works with a large network of host families who provide a welcoming ‘home away from home’ for international students in Ireland.
Student residence: For students looking for a bit more independence, but enjoy the social aspect of living with other students.
Private accommodation: Some students prefer their own space. We can point you in the right direction to find suitable accommodation.
Dublin is a relatively easy city to navigate, with many bus routes operated by Dublin Bus and a tram, the LUAS, which runs from the city centre to the south and west suburbs of Dublin city.
The weather in Ireland is very changeable. People say you can experience four seasons in one day, and this can be true. However, extreme weather is rare, with average temperatures between 5 and 16 degrees Celsius.
Living in the country’s capital provides students with an abundance of cultural attractions from galleries and museums to music events and festivals. The Lovin Dublin site is just one of many you can visit to find out what’s happening.
For more detailed information about studying with the Institute of Education and relocating to Ireland, please contact us for our Student Handbook.
Studying in Ireland
World Class Universities
The ILC opens up the door to every university, college and institute of higher education in the country. Students from The Institute of Education go on to study medicine, dentistry, engineering, business and much more. We recommend students do their research on the universities they are interested in before coming to Ireland, but we will give you advice based on our experience as well.
The Institute of Education
We are here to support you during your time in Ireland. We have an international team dedicated to supporting you with any questions you may have about living in Ireland, preparing for the ILC and applying to university.