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A virtual fair organized by Irish Government will take place today; Government has announced scholarships worth €1,500,000 for Indian students

DUBLIN: The Irish Government has announced scholarships worth €1,500,000 for Indian students. A virtual fair organized by the Government of Ireland for students wishing to study in Ireland will take place today (Saturday 27 February).

The fair aims to encourage and guide students from India who wish to study in Ireland at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Students from India can participate in the virtual fair today from 1pm to 6pm Indian time.

The virtual fair offers detailed seminars, information sessions, the opportunity to speak with college representatives and agents, advice from Irish government representatives, and an explanation of visa processes.

Indian students will also have the opportunity to speak directly with the admissions department and academic staff from the best institutions in Ireland. Students can also engage in a chat room format or video call with different people.

Today’s seminar is a virtual version of the regular seminars organized by the Irish Government every year in major cities in India.

Mr. Giles O’Neill, Director of Education in Ireland, said the fair offers three types of scholarships.

“Firstly, the Higher Education Institutes of Ireland themselves are offering merit based scholarships. Besides, Education in Ireland, as a national brand, will be giving scholarships to 10 Indian students. Each of the scholarships given is worth €3,000 for fee reduction,” Mr. O’Neill said.

Education in Ireland has also announced additional scholarships worth €30,000 for Indian students attending the virtual fair.

As part of the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships 2021’, another 60 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and PhD students. It will be available to as many international students as possible. He said more details would be revealed at tomorrow’s fair.

This virtual fair is an event specially organized for students from Education in Ireland, India and Sri Lanka.

The fair is attended by the top 20 institutions of higher learning in Ireland that offer globally recognized UG and PG programs in Business, Science, Engineering and Humanities.

Participating Institutions

Institute of Technology Carlow        

Trinity College Dublin

Athlone Institute of Technology       

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Griffith College         

University College Cork

Technological University Dublin     

Waterford Institute of Technology

National University of Ireland, Galway        

Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Dublin Business School        

University of Limerick

Mary Immaculate College    

Limerick Institute of Technology

Dublin City University

Maynooth University

University College Dublin    

Munster Technological University

National College of Ireland

Education in Ireland

Recently, about 3,000 Indian students arrived in Ireland, said Mr. Barry O’Driscoll, Regional Manager, India & South Asia for Education in Ireland. He claims that Ireland has also provided employment opportunities for many of them.

“Ireland has a long history of welcoming international students and in recent years has become one of the top destinations for India students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Ireland’s careful and cautious approach to COVID-19 demonstrated how Irish institutions have prioritized the physical and mental health of students, while ensuring the highest standards of education,” he said.

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