Start your journey with Liberty Networks, you get  free specialised advice from our experienced consultants:

  • Career guidance and counselling
  • CV advice
  • Guidance on the best Irish educational institution for you
  • Assistance with your Degree application on the course of your choice
  • Assistance with your Visa application
  • Advice and assistance with part time jobs while studying
  • Advice and assistance with full time jobs after completion of your studies

As we are the only International Education Consultants in Ireland that are also  Recruitment & Staffing Agents, we can assist you in your search for suitable work once you complete your course in Ireland.

Why Study in Ireland?

Irish Universities and colleges are ideal for students looking to study in Europe and are known for their distinguished faculty, campus facilities and career opportunities for graduates.

If you successfully study in Ireland and complete your course, you have access to full time work in Ireland.  As Ireland is part of the EU you have access to European jobs in certain circumstances and easier travel to Europe. Additionally, the student exchange programs between universities in Ireland and Europe provide greater diversity and educational opportunities.

Ireland provides significant opportunities to work in your chosen field through a range of beneficial work permits and a fast track to residency. You can work in Ireland on a part time basis  as you study, through the extended duration work permits  issued on the completion of your studies  you can work in Ireland for 2 years post qualification.  If you gain sponsorship for a critical skills work permit, you can then achieve residency after 21 months working which is currently the fastest route to full time residency in Europe.

You can generally work in Ireland as follows:

  • Part time while studying for your degree during term time
  • Full time in the holiday periods of your degree course when the institution is closed.
  • Full time for 2 years upon completion of your course and award of degree

You may reside permanently in Ireland

  • When you receive sponsorship on a critical skills work permit and
  • After 21 months work is completed on a critical skills work permit

Our Services – Why Liberty Networks?

Liberty Networks is an Irish based International Educational consultancy and Recruitment Staff Agency, passionate about learning, travel, professional career growth and international working experiences.

We offer you personalised and free advice for studying and working in Ireland.

We would be delighted to have a chat with you about what our experienced consultants can do for you as a student looking to make the right decision about studying abroad. We understand that each student has different needs and strengths. We are here to assist you in making the best choice on your academic and professional journey and to assist you in getting work in an international environment.

Liberty Networks have offered our extensive international services since 2005 providing professionals and students with

  • career advice
  • Student counselling
  • Internships
  • Professional work placement

Our close partnerships with leading educational institutions enables us to assist you in making the right choice for your degree course based on your strengths and academic achievements to date.

We provide support to you at every stage of the process starting your degree course in Ireland

  • Counselling and determining the right course for you
  • University/College application
  • Visa application
  • In country orientation
  • Accommodation search
  • CV review
  • Work placement opportunities

As a Recruitment Agency with an extensive employment network in Ireland, Liberty Networks can provide you with work opportunities in your professional field once you complete your chosen course in Ireland.

English Language Courses

There are currently over 90 English language teaching organisations (ELTOS) recognised by the Irish department of Education & Skills and they offer a wide variety of courses such as General English for adults and juniors, Business English, English for Academic and Professional Purposes, English with Work Placement, one to one custom made programmes, etc. English language training can also be combined with sporting activities such as angling, golf or tennis.

Contact your Liberty Networks consultant for further assistance on English Language Schools in Ireland, advice can be given on accommodation and extra-curricular activities while in Ireland.

Here are some examples of the type of English language courses you can do in Ireland

  • General English Courses for adults and juniors
  • IELTS Exam courses
  • Cambridge courses
  • TOEFL courses
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Teacher Development courses
  • Parent and Child English courses
  • One-to-One Tuition
  • English with work placements
  • Foundation courses

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Students

There is an extensive range of undergraduate courses in Ireland and these provide an in depth grounding in the relevant discipline, the most common of these courses being Bachelor degrees. The Honours degree courses are 4 years in length and most lead to the award of BA (Bachelor of Arts) or BSc (Bachelor of Science) . Other specialist degrees lead to the award of BEd (Bachelor of Education), BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) or LLB Bachelor of Law.

Entry Requirements

English Language

You will need a good level of English understanding to be able to enrol on your course and obtain your student visa to enter Ireland.

This list indicates the minimum standards in English which should be met. All English language certificates must have been issued within 2 years of the expected commencement date of your course. In certain circumstances, results in examinations other than those outlined below may be accepted as proof of ability.

Examination Level Required
Irish Leaving Certificate in English Ordinary level grade D
GCSE English Language Grade C
GCE O-Level English Language Grade C
University of Cambridge Pass in Use of English Examination
IELTS Composite score of 6.0- 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in any one component
Cambridge Proficiency Grade C
Cambridge Advanced Grade A
ARELS oral examinations Pass
ETAPP Grade C1
PTE Academic Minimum score of 36

Academic entry requirements

Liberty Networks specialises in assisting Non EU applicants to Irish Universities and colleges.

All Non-EU applicants (including mature applicants) with Non Eu qualifications are required to apply directly to the College /University usually  by 1st July. Please note that applications can be accepted from October of the previous year of study and candidates will often be notified of the status of their application within 4 weeks of application (Contact Your Liberty Networks Consultant for more information)

All qualifications will be taken into consideration in assessing these applications. Candidates are expected to:

  • have taken school leaving examinations of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate or GCE A Level; and
  • satisfy the general entry requirements and programme entry requirements outlined within the programme contents of the particular course you are interested in
  • satisfy the English language requirements, check our section on english language requirements.
  • The International Bacculaureate (IB) Diploma is also accepted as meeting the minimum entry requirement for higher education programmes in Ireland, provided due notice is taken of the various grades and combinations of subjects indicated in the current published entry requirements for the particular course you are interested in.

Incomplete College/University application forms lead to delays in the processing of applications. Please ensure that you read the relevant ‘checklist’ at the back of the application forms for your course of interest before submitting and consult with your Liberty Networks representative if you require further information.

Postgraduate Students

Create opportunities
with a Postgraduate degree from Ireland

Masters Degree & Post Graduate Degree courses in Ireland

Students from all over the world study in Ireland where a rich cultural experience awaits you, Ireland has an excellent reputation for Education with very high standards. All studies are completed in english  and you have a range of Colleges/Universities to choose from. Your Liberty Networks consultant can assist you in choosing the right College/University for you, applications are made directly to the educational institute.

Entry Requirements

English Language

You will need a good level of English understanding to be able to enrol on your course and obtain your student visa to enter Ireland. This list indicates the minimum standards in English which should be met. All English language certificates must have been issued within 2 years of the expected commencement date of your course. In certain circumstances, results in examinations other than those outlined below may be accepted as proof of ability.

Examination Level Required
Irish Leaving Certificate in English Ordinary level grade D
GCSE English Language Grade C
GCE O-Level English Language Grade C
University of Cambridge Pass in Use of English Examination
IELTS Composite score of 6.0- 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in any one component
Cambridge Proficiency Grade C
Cambridge Advanced Grade A
ARELS oral examinations Pass
ETAPP Grade C1
PTE Academic Minimum score of 36

 Academic entry requirements

Masters Degree courses in Ireland take 1 – 2 years of full time study. The course can be taught or research based. There are also opportunities to study for postgraduate Diploma’s usually lasting between 9 to 12 months. Entry requirements vary depending on the University or College you wish to attend. Most courses will require an undergraduate degree with a minimum grade of 2:2 but for more popular courses you may require a degree of 2:1 or higher.

 

Vision of the business

I want to welcome you to Liberty Networks, an International Educational Consultancy and Recruitment Staff Agency, passionate about learning, travel, professional career growth and International working experiences.

We offer personalised and free advice for studying and working in Ireland and we would be delighted to help you. We  offer students around the world the chance to study abroad in Ireland, to improve their language skills and broaden their horizons in a stimulating and rich cultural environment. We understand the difficulties in moving  to a new country.

We are here to help through our extensive networks in education and a range of employers in different sectors of the economy.  Our experienced consultants can guide you through the process of applying to study in Ireland and most importantly in finding work on the successful completion of your course.

Liberty Networks are unique as no other organisation assists you in the complete process of studying and working in Ireland, we decided to offer International Students our specialised recruitment services as we found that they were not adequately served in the market by local recruitment agencies.

We would be delighted to hear from you, to guide you and to assist you on your new journey studying and working abroad.

Patricia leads the team at Liberty Networks having worked as an education & recruitment consultant for over 20 years in Australia, Europe and Ireland. Patricia has a background in International business as a successful entrepreneur.

Michael has been a Senior consultant with Liberty Networks since 2006 and has a wealth of knowledge on University & College course options for International students across Europe.
He has over 15 years experience in Recruitment and is available for Internship and work placement advice.
Michael received an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at UCD in 1997 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Dublin in 1995.

Alex is a professional Civil Engineer working in Ireland for over 10 years in Senior Management  roles.
Based in Dublin, Alex is a respected member of the Indian Community in Ireland involved in the organisation of cultural events and a key member of a number of local organisations.

Alex has acted as an Education consultant for Liberty Networks for a number of years providing expert advice to International Students interested in Studying and working in Ireland.

Testimonials

“Liberty gave me great advice and assistance to settle, study and work in Ireland. I would recommend Liberty Networks to anyone looking to study and work in Ireland”.

TanmoyIndia

“I got great support from Liberty Networks when I came to Ireland. Got my first job in Ireland when noone else could assist me, a great team at Liberty”

GreggBrazil

“Liberty always responded to my queries giving me great support, no hesitation in recommending Liberty Networks to other professionals looking to study and work in Ireland, they got me a great job”

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Universities and Colleges in Ireland

Dublin City University (DCU)

Dublin City University (DCU)

Dublin City University,Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Maynooth University

Maynooth University

Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway

NUI Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

East Theatre, College Green Dublin 2, Ireland.
Technological University Dublin

Technological University Dublin

Blanchardstown Campus and Tallaght Campus, Dublin, Ireland.
University College Cork (UCC)

University College Cork (UCC)

University College Cork, College Road, Cork, Ireland.
UCD University College Dublin

UCD University College Dublin

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
 University of Limerick

University of Limerick

University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Mary Immaculate College

Mary Immaculate College

South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland.
National College of Art & Design (NCAD)

National College of Art & Design (NCAD)

100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Shannon College of Hotel Management

Shannon College of Hotel Management

Shannon International Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland.
Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)

Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath, Ireland
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)

Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland.
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT)

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT)

Dublin Road, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.
 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Dublin Road, Galway, Ireland
 Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT)

Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT)

Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
	 Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow)

Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow)

Institute of Technology Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland.
	 Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo)

Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo)

IT Sligo, International Office, Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland.
Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee)

Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee)

Tralee Co. Kerry, Ireland.
	 Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
	 Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)

Moylish Park, Limerick, Ireland.
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)

Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Private Higher Education Institutes in Ireland

	 College of Computing Technology

College of Computing Technology

College of Computing Technology (CCT), 30-34 Westmoreland St., Dublin 2, Ireland.
Dublin Business School

Dublin Business School

Dublin Business School, 13-14 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Galway Business School

Galway Business School

Galway Business School, The Prom, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Griffith College

Griffith College

South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Ireland
ICD Business School

ICD Business School

Wicklow House, 84-88 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
	 Independent College Dublin

Independent College Dublin

60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
National College of Ireland

National College of Ireland

Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1

FAQs

Answers to some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How much does it cost to live in Ireland?

This depends on where in the Country you live, your personal expenditure requirements,  the accommodation you require and what educational institution you are attending.  We find that on average, a student could spend between €6,000 and €11,000 per year depending on the above factors.

Do I need to register with the police?

All non-Irish nationals, who are not citizens of the EU/EEA or Switzerland, must register in person with the Garda National Immigration Bureau  (GNIB) after arrival and after completion of registration at your third level institution. The GNIB will issue you with a residence permit/GNIB card.

How do I get a Student visa?

If you are an EU citizen, there are no visa requirements when entering Ireland. If you are not an EU citizen, please contact your nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate to find out whether or not you require an entry visa or you may enquire from the Department of Foreign Affairs. Those who do not have an Irish diplomatic mission in their home country should download a visa application  form well in advance of their departure.   Please note that it is possible for international students who require a visa and are residing in certain countries to apply directly to the Department of Foreign Affairs online.

Note: You will be required to have accepted an offer of a recognised programme of study in Ireland and to have a receipt of payment letter from a college in Ireland before you can begin the process of applying for your visa overseas to study in Ireland.

Do I have to pay for medical insurance?

Students from EU member states who are in possession of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to public health services in Ireland.  This card is available from health authorities in your home country.  Further information to your rights on healthcare while here can be obtained on the European Health Insurance Card website.

For students from non-EU countries, you will be required to have medical insurance in place in order to be granted a visa.

Can I study part time?

If you are from a non-EU country, you must complete a minimum of 15 hours scheduled contact time per week in order to be eligible to be eligible for a visa to study in Ireland. Please check the Department of Justice web site for more information. If you are an English language student wishing to study for less than 90 days in Ireland and combine learning with other tourist pursuits, you will be classed as an educational tourist and subject to visit/holiday visa rules.

What will the weather be like?

Ireland’s climate can be summed up as being mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes. Because the island is hugged all year round by the warm influence of the Gulf Stream, Ireland is much warmer than other countries that share its latitude. The Gulf Stream also ensures that the Irish coastline remains ice-free throughout winter. Extreme winters are rare but they do happen on the odd occasion when Ireland’s temperatures plummet.

How do I open a bank account?

In order to open a bank account you will need two forms of identification. Irish banks are obliged to establish your identity and verify your address. You cannot use the same document as proof of both your identity and your address. These are minimum requirements and it is at the discretion of the bank to look for further information.

Can I work during or after my studies?

Non-EU students who are approved to study in Ireland with listed approved higher education institutions, can avail of casual work to help support themselves while in Ireland. Students are allowed to work part-time (up to 20 hours a week) or full-time (up to 40 hours a week) during holiday periods.

Your Liberty Networks consultant will be able to assist you if you have any further questions or need anything else clarified for studying and working in Ireland.

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