Three tips on postgraduate courses in Ireland

Postgraduate courses in Ireland

Postgraduate in Ireland

Finished university recently and are you looking for an experience abroad? Take a postgraduate course that will open the doors of work in the international market. The admission process for studying abroad is a challenge, but not impossible. Be persistent and get the right information to succeed in this new journey. Ireland offers excellent universities in the global context.

Did you know that the school year in Ireland usually starts in September? In addition, the academic year lasts approximately nine months, divided into two periods: from September to December and from January to April. School holidays usually take place near Christmas, Holy Week and during the summer.

The first step in achieving your goals is to choose the country where you want to study and Ireland is an excellent choice because, in addition to its higher education institutions being among the best in the world, it offers excellent visa conditions for Brazilians. Currently, most students prefer Dublin as it is the capital of the country and also the most well-known city. Before making the final decision, however, look at the options outside of Dublin, where the benefit may be more interesting, especially in the cost of living and price of the course. Consider these factors as good points in your decision.

To have access to universities in Ireland, Brazilians need to take an English language proficiency test. The commonly accepted exams are the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an average of around 6.5 and not less than 6 in each category; Cambridge Advanced English, level C; and the TOEFL IBT, with an average of 88 to 92 points. The tests must be carried out no more than two years before the beginning of your course. It is important to note that some private colleges in Ireland offer proof of English in the institution itself which is accepted as one of the entry requirements. This facility is particularly useful for students who already live in Ireland, especially in Dublin.

For you who are thinking of taking the English Language proficiency test, check below the links of each institution. The examinations below can usually be done in the main cities of Brazil.

IELTS: https://www.britishcouncil.org.br/exame/ielts/testes-localvalues
TOEFL: https://www.ets.org/en/toefl
Cambridge: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/

There is an extensive list of documents and the registration and admission process can be done completely online. Logos Global Education facilitates this process for you, increasing your chances of joining a prestigious higher education institution in Brazil.

Prerequisites

• school history of your undergraduate course translated into English
• Possible interview at the Institution you chose to study. (this is not the rule for all Institutions);
• Extra documents (example: Curriculum, academic references, English Proficiency test result, etc.).

Investment

Some institutions charge for the online application and this amount is not refunded in case of non-acceptance in the course. In Ireland, unlike Brazil, a postgraduate program is paid, as a general guideline, before its start. Some universities, however, offer payment plans. You can find courses starting at € 9500, with an average duration of one year.
There is a difference between course fees charged to non-European, European and Irish students. In general, non-Europeans pay a higher value because they do not declare taxes on the continent. This recommendation is also valid for European passport holders residing in Brazil.

It is important to emphasize that non-European students must study full-time in the daytime and a program of this nature has an average of 15 to 20 classroom hours per week. This is a requirement of immigration to obtain a student visa in Ireland.

Taking a postgraduate degree is a personal development because it will require of you the ability to adapt in a totally different country and culture. You will have to master a new language in your everyday life. Although he is fluent in the English language, the situation is quite different when he lives daily with the Saxon language. Through networking, which is very important for immersion in the job market, you will exchange daily experiences with people of different nationalities, which will add much to your social development. We can not fail to mention, of course, the internationalization of your curriculum, which will and will be a differential in your return to Brazil.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about postgraduate studies in Ireland, please contact us.

Text was written by Cleo Gannon @GannonCleo
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Sources:

https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/
http://www.educationinireland.com/en/How-Do-I-Apply-/Apply-for-a-Course/Postgraduate-Courses/
https://gradireland.com/further-study/advice-and-funding/applications/applying-for-postgraduate-courses
http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/HE-professional-ILEP-091116.pdf/Files/HE-professional-ILEP-091116.pdf

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