Study at National College of Ireland (NCI), Ireland

  • NCI is among the top 20 varsities in Ireland, with over 3,000 students
  • NCI’s Schools of Business and Computing offer internationally recognized, full and part-time programmes accredited through QQI with close industry networking such as Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Institute of Commercial Management, Irish Institute of Pensions Management, the Sales Institute of Ireland and others
  • Established in 1951, NCI has been a favorite of students both domestic and international for the value of the education imparted
  • NCI is located in the capital city, Dublin, Ireland
  • Value for money: Masters courses are priced at Euro 12000 approx. and then students get 2 years to stay back in Ireland after successfully finishing the Masters

Why Study in Ireland

  • 2 Years Stay Back: 1 Year Masters / MBA and 2 years Post-study Work Visa. Bachelors degree provides at least 1 year stay back
  • Education Quality: Ireland’s education ranks in the Top 10 in the World
  • Safe & Friendly: One of the safest and the friendliest country in the world
  • 100% English-speaking Country: Ireland is an English speaking country. Remember – Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom (UK) and Southern part of Ireland is known as the Republic of Ireland
  • Companies in Ireland: You name some of the topmost companies and most of them will have their European headquarters (HQs) in Ireland. Ireland has the best of the tech world: Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, SAP, Twitter, Infosys, TCS, and mostly all. So here’s a list of companies in Ireland (and see how many have their headquarters in Ireland)
  • Ireland is the largest exporter of software in the world and rates amongst the top five producers of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals globally. The ever-increasing demands of this high technology economy have ensured that the higher education technological sector offers the highest and most advanced standards and opportunities available today. 75+ Biopharmaceutical companies are in Ireland. Ireland is the 7th largest exporter of medicinal and pharmaceutical products in the world in 2014
  • Tax Structure: The taxation in Ireland for companies is 12.5%. Thus, you will have access to some of the topmost companies’ EU HQs in a smaller country. Again, there are top Institutions in Ireland and since its 100% English speaking, even the Companies prefer to be in Ireland
  • Permanent Residency: Ireland offers a great opportunity to settle down in the country if you have a job of over Euro 30000 annually!

So all in all, ONE year Masters + 2 Years Work Permit + Opportunity to Settle Down with access to work in 28 European countries!

For more detailed reasons and information about advantages of studying in Ireland, check out our Why Study in Ireland page

Entry Requirements to Study at NCI, Ireland

General entry requirements (exact requirements may vary from course to course)

Postgraduate Courses: At least 55% in Bachelors (we recommend 60%) or CGPA of 7.0 or higher (on a scale of 10). IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each module (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

Undergraduate Courses (after 12th): 55% or higher for most courses (we recommend 60%). IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each module (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

NCI Scholarships

NCI offers a range of scholarships for Indian students. Scholarships are upto 100% of the tuition fee. We encourage students to apply for NCI scholarships as early as possible. For more information, you can always contact us, and we will help you right through the NCI scholarship application process at no cost

Several of NCI scholarships for Indian students:

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships: The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships are open to students from outside the EU/EEA and provide an individual stipend of €10,000 and full fee waiver to 60 beneficiaries for one full year study on a Bachelor, Master or PhD programme.

Erasmus Mundus Scheme: An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. EMJMDs award EU-funded scholarships to the best student candidates applying under annual selection rounds. Study must take place in at least two of the programme countries. Part of the studies can also take place where there is a partner-country institution involved.An EMJMD is a study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS. This means that it lasts from a minimum of 12 months, to a maximum of 24 months and is open for Master’s students.

Most of our students applying to National College of Ireland secure a minimum of Euro 4000 in scholarships!

National College of Ireland (NCI) Deadline for Applications:

While there is no official deadline for applications, courses at NCI fill up very fast. Typically, applicants may wish to apply by October in the previous year to when they hope to begin their course at NCI eg. if you are planning on a September 2020 start, you should apply by September 2019 preferably.

NCI requires offer holders to pay Euro 500 to confirm their seat. However, we suggest you pay Euro 6000 as seats fill up very fast, and you are not guaranteed a place unless the deposit amount is received.

NCI’s specialist areas include Human Resource Management, Data Analytics, Management, Cloud Computing, Fintech, Accountancy, Cybersecurity, Education, Finance and we suggest you apply at the earliest for these courses.

As one of the leading Mumbai-based education consultants for Ireland and an authorised representative of the National College of Ireland in India, ILW Overseas Education Consultants can help you right from start to end in the process with applications, scholarship, visa guidance, connecting you with other students in Ireland and much more. Contact us to start your application process