Admission Process Ireland

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Applying for a course to study in Ireland is easy. Depending on what you plan to study, undergraduate, postgraduate or English language courses, there are different ways to apply. At SYEDS we recommend using our online application service to process your application on our fast track service.

We have a dedicated Admissions Team who will work with you to help you in your course choice and throughout the application process. For entry requirements, please check the individual course specifications in this prospectus or contact us.

Outlined here is a summary of the how to apply for our courses. For more information please feel free to contact a member of our Admissions Team. Application can be made by contacting SYEDS at +92 (51) 5172 710 or Email:

General Requirements for Undergraduate Level

If you have successfully completed or in possession of a valid college leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you may also qualify for higher education studies in Ireland. However, you are requested to prove your level of English and have studied another language. In some cases, you must also satisfy course specific requirements. For example, if you are applying for mathematical studies, you must have studied mathematics.

Master’s Studies

If you are applying for a master’s program at university level in ireland, you are required to be in possession of a relevant bachelor’s or equivalent degree diploma.

Doctoral Studies

In the event you are applying for doctoral studies at university in Ireland, you are required to be in possession of a relevant diploma or master’s degree program.

General English Requirements

  • If English is not your first language, you are required to prove your level of command of the English language through the results you received from your studies at upper secondary school or through the results you received at the TOEFL or IELTS tests.
  • The minimum accepted score for the TOEFL test is usually 570 (paper-based) or 90 (Internet-based).
  • 6.5 for the IELTS test.We recommend you check with your institution if your studies of English from upper secondary school are sufficient to meet the English language requirement or you need to take the TOEFL or IELTS tests.

Requirements to access Medicine Studies in Ireland

Undergraduate level (first cycle)

In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements, you must also take the Health Professions Admissions Test (HPAT).

[Click here to visit the HPAT website]

Graduate level (second and third cycle)

Applicants must have a minimum grade of 2.1 (Honors Second Class) in their Bachelor’s Degree.

In addition, all applicants must take the Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test.

[Click here to visit the Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test website]

English Language & Non Degree Programme

This section sets out some of the visa conditions and immigration rules for English language and non-degree programme non-EEA students in Ireland, as defined by the New Immigration Regime for Full Time Non-EEA Students introduced in July 2011.

If you are applying for a student visa to do an English language course in Ireland, it is very important to ensure that it is a recognised English language school.

The main conditions of being a Full Time Language and Non-Degree Programme Non EEA student are:-

The maximum time a student may stay in Ireland for the purpose of attending courses at language/non degree level is limited to three years; The conditions below must be compiled with

  • You must have a Letter of Acceptance from the college, confirming you have been accepted and enrolled on a course of full-time day-time education involving a minimum of 15 hours organised daytime tuition each week between the hours of 8am and 6pm
  • You must have proof that fees have been paid to the college. Where your fees are below €6,000, the full amount of the fees must be paid in advance.
  • You must have access to €3,000 at first registration. This is in addition to your course fees.
  • You must comply with Medical Insurance requirements.
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