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Ireland

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Ireland is famous for its green landscapes, its friendly people and its history. It is an ideal alternative to the UK and it attracts more and more students looking for a lower cost of living destination.

Ireland is famous for its green landscapes, its friendly people and its history. It is an ideal alternative to the UK and it attracts more and more students looking for a lower cost of living destination.

  • Calling code: +353
  • Currency: Euros (EUR €)
  • Electricity: 230V/50Hz (you can buy an adaptor at the airport)
  • Smoking regulations: Most workplaces and public spaces are covered by smoking bans
  • Driving: Left-hand side of the road
  • Drinking Age: 18
  • Emergency Number: 112 or 999
  • The education system: Ireland has one of the best education systems in Europe. The quality of the Irish education system has been a major contributor to the rapid growth of the economy that the country has experienced over the last decades. 
  • A beautiful country: much of the countryside remains unspoilt. In Ireland you can enjoy your free time by hill walking, rock climbing and caving. 
  • Irish people: Irish people are famous for being friendly and hospitable. In Ireland, 40% of the population is aged under 25!
  • Irish culture: Ireland has its own cultural heritage: Gaelic language, Gaelic music, Gaelic culture. It is also a sportive country!
  • A modern country: Ireland is a vibrant, lively and modern country.
  • A safe study destination: Ireland is a safe country.
  • A booming economy: Ireland will be an ideal place to study and work if you are interested in industries such as software development, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and international services.
  • An affordable destination: Ireland offers international students a welcoming atmosphere in an English speaking country at lower cost than its neighbour, the UK, which is why more and more students choose Ireland as their place of study.

It may be beneficial for students to apply for an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) as this can assist in reduced costs in several areas such as transport. Train and bus transport are generally readily available in the major towns.

In major cities, there should be dedicated bike lanes for those who choose this form of local transport. While a waterproof jacket is a must (it rains twice as much in the west as in the east), a range of outdoor activities are available including hill walking, biking, pony-trekking, and even surfing.

There's quite a good spread of ATMs but it's always a good idea to carry a sensible amount of cash around with you.

Sample Price Guide:

  • Accommodation per month: 641.60 €
  • Average food prices per month: 245.06 €
  • Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar: 7.50 €
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 13.00 €
  • Small bottle of water: 1.20 €
  • Small bottle of beer: 4.50 €
  • Cappuccino (Regular): 2.63 €
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 1.50 €
  • Liter of milk: 1.05 €
  • Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g): 1.55 €
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.30 €
  • Movie ticket: 9.10 €

Source: https://goo.gl/o0a1yP

La obtención de un visado Schengen

Las Autoridades consulares de Francia son responsables de examinar las solicitudes de visado.

Las solicitudes deberán cumplir las siguientes condiciones

  • Un formulario de solicitud. Debe ser llenado, firmado y presentado junto con un pasaporte válido y una fotografía.
  • Toma de datos biométricos.
  • Los solicitantes deberán presentar a las autoridades consulares prueba de la finalidad y las circunstancias de su visita, incluidas pruebas de que poseen los medios económicos suficientes y tener un lugar para vivir.
  • Los solicitantes deben proporcionar información que demuestre su intención de abandonar la zona Schengen en o antes de la fecha de vencimiento de la visa.
  • Los solicitantes deben tener un seguro médico que sea válido durante el viaje con una cobertura mínima de € 30.000.

Criterios para la concesión de una visa de estudiante de estadías prolongadas

  • La formación académica del solicitante.
  • El nivel de preparación del aplicante, la confiabilidad de las calificaciones y evaluaciones del solicitante.
  • El marco institucional del plan de estudio internacional del solicitante.
  • La competencia lingüística en Francés.
  • La ausencia de una amenaza a la seguridad de Francia o al orden público.
  • La autenticidad de la documentación entregada por el solicitante (como los títulos e informes de calificaciones)
  • Evidencia de recursos financieros suficientes, € 615 por mes.
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Useful Facts

Area
70.273 km
Population
4.591.087