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Overview of Application process for MS in Ireland

Dia dhuit! We want to assist you with the complex application process for universities in Ireland by providing you with guidance for every step in the application process. With so much to do and so many documents to prepare, where do we start and what do we do next? Let us understand the 16 mandatory phases of successful application process for MS in Ireland.

Application Process for MS in Ireland

STEP 1: Get your Passport ready!

The first document you need to prepare is your passport. It is the key identification that you will be presenting as an Indian Citizen when you go for your Master’s in Ireland. Refer to this section to know more on the entire process of having a new Passport issued in India. This step is not optional.

STEP 2​: Attempting an English Proficiency Test

If English is not your first language, life might get a little tricky in Ireland. The majority speak only English and Irish. Besides, the medium of instruction and your courses will be in English. You will need to prove your English language proficiency to enroll for any Master’s program in Ireland. This section shall aid you in everything you need to know about the IELTS Exam.

STEP 3​: Attempt the GRE Online Test

GRE is considered a vital admission criterion to pursue a Master’s degree in the US. However, in Ireland, GRE scores are not a mandatory requirement. Obtaining them enhances your chances of securing admission at your target university. This section will guide you on the GRE Exam.

STEP 4: Assemble your Undergraduate Degree Transcript and Educational Certificatest

Every year universities receive thousands of applications, out of which they accept only the most eligible. Your undergraduate degree transcripts are a mandatory requirement for university admissions. Sort out your degree transcript and all other certificates as this is a very important part of your application process for MS in Ireland. Check this section to know more details.

STEP 5: Draft your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Your Curriculum Vitae is yet another essential document that is listed on every university’s admission requirements. It is necessary to create your CV based on the university and program that you are applying to. The following section will guide you with the process of creating a CV.

STEP 6: Compose a Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Your Statement of Purpose explains your motivation and intent for the particular course at the university. The Statement of Purpose is credibly one of the most important documents of your application process for MS in Ireland. You need to prepare this statement from scratch in order to make it convincing. Check this section for more information and get started immediately.

STEP 7: Collect the Letters of Recommendation (LORs)

A Letter of Recommendation is a positive personal assessment of you that is given by your professor, employer or supervisor. LORs express your strengths from a third person’s point of view. You should have at least 2-3 LORs from your previous or current superintendents in your application documents. Click on this link for further details.

STEP 8: Jot down a list of Target Universities

Once the documentation is done, you can begin with shortlisting the universities based on your profile and preferences. It might take some time to analyse all the universities and programs. Make sure you have multiple options of your choice in hand. Check this section for more information on the same.

STEP 9: Send Applications to University

Once your universities have been shortlisted, you can start the application process. Usually, universities ask you to apply online on their admission portals or directly on university websites and then mail them the hard copies of your records by post if chosen. Check your target university’s website and read through the application procedure. This is the final step of your application process for MS in Ireland. Click here to know more details about the process.

STEP 10: Apply for Education Loan​

You may need an education loan to support your studies in Ireland. Once you get the offer letter from the University, you need to pay the fees at the University. This can be done either by payment or by taking a loan. Applying for an education loan can be an exhausting process. This section will give you some critical tips.

STEP 11:Apply for a Health Insurance

Under the immigration law of Ireland, it is mandatory for all non-EU students to have their own private health insurance. Accidents, illness or your stay at the hospital, this insurance should cover for every possible health related mishap during your stay in Ireland.

STEP 12: Get yourself a Travel Insurance

Travel insurance covers you during your journey to Ireland and assists you in case of any unforeseen or unfortunate events. Check this section for further information on travel insurance.

STEP 13: Book your Flight Tickets!

The final step before the visa interview is booking your flight tickets. If you are not accustomed to the flight booking process, check out this section for a detailed step by step process.

STEP 14: Apply for the Ireland Student VISA

This is the last step in achieving your goal. You need to check on the type of visa that you will have to apply to go to Ireland. Click on this link for more details on the visa process.

STEP 15: Get a Travel Money Card

Once you arrive in Ireland, you might not be able to access your bank account immediately. A Prepaid Travel Money Card will help you in such situations. Read more about Travel cards in this section.

STEP 16: Pack your bags! Bon Voyage!

Get your shopping lists ready and be smart about what you pack. Several aspects need to be kept in mind– the weather of Ireland, snacks for travel, the type of clothing required, etc. Read this section to know more on all the things needed during your stay in Ireland.

Academic Certificates

  • All the academic grade reports are essential when applying for Masters.
  • Your academic certificates might be mentioned by various names. Do not panic.
  • Usually, you will need to submit you 10th Grade marks card, 12th Grade marks card and Bachelor’s Degree certificate.
  • Your 10th Grade Marks Card might also be called the Secondary School Certificate.
  • Your 12th Grade Marks Card might be referred to as the High School Certificate.
  • Apart from these, you might also have to submit any University Entrance Qualification, i.e. proof of any Entrance Exams you’ve written.
  • If you have not received your final Bachelor’s Degree Certificate, you might need to submit the Provisional Degree Certificate.
  • A few universities also request all the Semester cards as well. Make sure you have them all ready.
  • If any of the documentation is not presented in English, get certified translations of them. The Universities will be oblivious to the language used in the certificates if it is not in English.
  • Some universities request Semester cards as well. Make sure you have them ready.
  • If any of the documentation is not in English, get certified translations of them..
  • Usually, you need to upload the scanned documents on the university portal. Only some universities insist on the traditional method of having documents sent by mail.
  • If you are uploading translated certificates, make sure you merge both the original certificate and its translation into a single PDF.
  • All scanned documents must be clear, with information on the document clearly visible.
  • If you are required to submit the documents by post, NEVER send your original documents. There are instances where the mails have been lost/misplaced. Always post notarised copies of all documents.
  • Your university might also want your Bachelor’s programme Module Handbook.

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