Cost of living in Ireland is a little high and is equivalent to some expensive cities in America and the United Kingdom, and it varies with the place you stay in. Cities like Dublin, Cork and Galway are expensive when compared to Waterford, Limerick and Mayo. The average living expenses that incur in a year is € 10,000, according to the Irish Embassy, but the actual cost is less than around € 7,000. Typical monthly expenses would be around € 600 – € 1000. Even though the expenses seem little high, they can be taken care of by doing part-time jobs.
Ireland allows students to work for 20 hours per week during coursework, and they can choose to work for 40 hours per week during their holidays, with a minimum wage of € 9.80 (10 Euros) per hour. Also, the universities provide students with Scholarships and Part time jobs, assistantships within the university, to help them financially and make them learn new things.
The Average Tuition fee for Masters is around € 10,000 – € 15,000 for Engineering, Science & Technology, and the fee varies by university. Medical & Health related programs are expensive and typically around € 30,000 – € 40,000. All international students have to pay a student contribution fee of € 2,000 – € 3,000 per year for student services, like examination entries and support for clubs and societies. The fee varies from one university to another, and it can change every year. Your tuition fee is calculated based on Course work, calendar year of study, and the course you are enrolled in. As some top universities come with more tuition fee. The Total Cost for Education and Stay for Indian Students could be close to Rs 20,00,000.
However, this wouldn’t be much of a problem as students can do part-time jobs and support their finances. Also, multiple Scholarships are available for international students from various sources and students with good academic background are awarded scholarships ranging from € 2,000 – € 10,000 (Government of Ireland Scholarship, Higher Education Authority HEA).
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