If you want to embark on a journey and start your tertiary education at the world-class university that offers you from lavish green hills to vibrant, metropolitan cities, Ireland will be the perfect place for you! As a student, you get to experience it all, with a natural focus on excellent education in a society with close to no unemployment and a thriving business culture. Ireland offers a wide variety of opportunities, regardless of your interests and ambitions.

What’s more, as a Malaysian, there is no visa required to study in Ireland, which means no complicated and mind numbing visa processes to follow and no expensive application fees to be paid! Besides, Due to generous tax incentives and highly educated workforce, Ireland is also home to many of the world’s leading companies which means more job opportunities. Apart from tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter, Ireland is home to 9 of the world's top 10 pharmaceutical companies and is one of the globe’s largest exporter of pharmaceuticals. Ireland also has a stay back policy for all international students who complete their studies there. For students who graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree, they are given a full year to search for and secure a job so they may stay on and work in Ireland upon graduation. For Master’s students? They get a two full years to do the same.

Irish tertiary education systems

There are 7 universities in Ireland and they offer Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs in addition to a wide range of research. Besides, there are also 14 institutes of Technology that offer programs at degree, national diploma and national certificate levels in a wide range of subjects such as engineering and science. All education at the institutes is validated by Ireland's national certification authority to ensure that the education provided holds the highest international standard. Many institutes of technology hold postgraduate diploma and degree programs, both taught and research.

A third type of higher education institution in Ireland is the Colleges of Education. This is devoted predominantly to teacher education of primary and post-primary teachers although, in recent years, some of the colleges offer general degrees and postgraduate studies. The colleges are privately owned, but state-supported. Ireland also has an independent third level colleges that offers certificate, diploma and degree programs in such areas as accountancy and business studies, law, humanities, hotel and catering, tourism studies and art. All these colleges have recognition and external accreditation from the national certification authority or alternatively from other institutions such as universities.