Ireland is emerging as a good destination for Indian students going to study abroad. The combination of a world class higher education system dedicated to academic excellence supported by Enterprise Ireland that manages the Education in Ireland national brand under the authority of the Minister for Education and Skills eventually benefits the students to get employment post their studies.
Despite global economic challenges, Enterprise Ireland attributes the strong performance by Irish businesses over the last three years to an improving entrepreneurial climate for start-ups. Irish companies are innovating and scaling up in key sectors such as food, fintech, business process outsourcing, non-food manufacturing, ICT and construction.
Over 200,000 people are employed in Enterprise Ireland. A total of 19,244 new jobs (full and part-time) in Enterprise Ireland supported businesses were created in 2016.
Recently, Enterprise Ireland has launched a €750,000 fund for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Ireland is recognised as a hub for innovation and start-ups and this fund will make a real contribution to help more early-stage businesses get off the ground and ultimately assist in creating more jobs around all regions of the country.
Indian Student Strength
Currently there are over 2,000 Indian students studying in Ireland in higher education institutes, and this number is growing fast. It is expected that Brexit will lead to an increase in international student flow into Ireland, as it will be the only English speaking country in the European Union. Indian students can take advantage of the "stay back" option that can help them with relevant work experience and jobs in Ireland post their studies.
What Enterprise Ireland management has to say
Mr. Rory Power, Director - India / South Asia, Enterprise Ireland commented, "The Irish economy continues to grow at the fastest rate in Europe which in turn is creating a high demand for well qualified graduates. Our world-class international education offering, coupled with post-study employment opportunities for international students makes Ireland the perfect destination for Indian students."
Mr. Barry O'Driscoll, Senior Education Advisor said, "Popular programmes among Indian students include cloud computing, cyber security and data analytics, and well as management and MBAs. Students are hearing a positive story about Ireland economic growth and we're getting a lot of queries about post-study work opportunities."
Students who are considering Ireland as a higher education destination will certainly experience that it is one of the friendliest, safest and most welcoming countries in the world. In fact Ireland has recently been ranked the 4th most welcoming country in the world (Expat Insider Survey 2015).
Ireland Education Fair
Also, from 18th until 26th February, sixteen of Ireland's top institutions will participate in the 'Education in Ireland' fairs across five cities in India; New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bangalore, which will give potential students and their parents an opportunity to meet the Irish institutes in person and gain valuable information about courses and admission procedures and insights to career opportunities. There will also be visa officers present at the fairs to guide students through the visa application process, as well as specific advisor for students considering Phd in Ireland.
About Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. It works in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, it supports sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. Enterprise Ireland is responsible for the Education in Ireland brand that promote the international marketing and promotion of Irish Higher Education Institutions.