4 Surprising Reasons Why Your Child Should Study in Ireland

After your child finishes her first degree, it’ll begin to dawn on you that she’s just one out of millions of Nigerians that have graduated from the university and are rushing head-long into the labour market.

As a smartmum, that is the point when you begin to ask yourself ‘How can my child stand out from the crowd?’ For many people, the answer is quite simple – Getting a postgraduate degree.Not just any postgraduate degree, but an international one. The advantages are too numerous to list but not only will studying abroad give your child a global outlook on matters in, it also looks great on his CV and will give him the needed edge in the labour market.

Now, as you wonder where your child ought togo for her postgraduate degree, you may be surprised to hear that there’s no better place to do it than in The Republic of Ireland. Although Ireland shares a border with the UK, it ranks better in terms of quality of education. Education in Ireland is turning out to be the Emerald Isle’s best-kept secret, with a number of surprising reasons why your child should pursue a post-graduate degree in Ireland.

 

  1. Ireland is the only English speaking country in the Eurozone: If you’re hesitant about having your child go to a country where they’d have to learn a second language, then not to worry! Your child doesn’t need to struggle with trying to learn a new language as she starts her studies. Ireland is an English-speaking country and you can be sure that her classes will be taught in English.

 

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  1. Career prospects are bright: If you want your ward to have a career in a firm that’s changing the world, then Ireland is the place to be. Most of the world’s top brands and corporations are based in Ireland with leading companies such as Airbnb, Apple, Facebook, Google, Linkedin and Paypal all having their European headquarters based in Dublin.

In fact:9 of the world’s top 10 ICT companies, 8 of the 10 top gaming companies, 8 of the top 10 pharma companies, 15 of the top 20 medical device companies, 50% of the world’s leading financial services firms and 5 of the top 10 Forbes’ World Most Innovative Companies have Irish operations. No wonder then that Ireland has such a low unemployment rate.

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  1. Your child can work while studying: Working while studying is easy in Ireland. Students will not find it difficult to find part-time work andIreland has also introduced a new option for postgraduates, allowing international postgraduates to stay up to two years after finishing their degree to work full time. Having two years of international work experience is not only good for the CV but it’ll also be a good foundation for the rest of your child’s career. Since Ireland has one of the highest wages in Europe, this also means your kids can earn quite a bit of their study cost back.

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  1. Ireland is a home away from home: While it can be challenging being away from home, being in a friendly environment can help deal with homesickness. The Irish are well-known for their friendliness and hospitality.Beyond this, the Irish have a rich culture which your kids can explore through festivals, food and sight-seeing. There are a number of festivals which happen throughout the year and can keep them entertained. Ireland is also known for breath-taking scenery- castles, forts and landmarks- which dot the landscape. Let your kids delve in and let Ireland capture their heart!

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Have you considered having your children study in abroad? What will determine the country your kids head for? Leave a comment below!

4 Surprising ReasonsWhy Your Child Should Study in Ireland

After your child finishesher first degree, it’ll begin to dawn on you that she’sjust one out of millions of Nigerians that have graduated from the university and are rushing head-long into the labour market.

As a smartmum, that is the point when you begin to ask yourself ‘How can my child stand out from the crowd?’ For many people, the answer is quite simple – Getting a postgraduate degree.Not just any postgraduate degree, but an international one. The advantages are too numerous to list but not only will studying abroad give your child a global outlook on matters in, it also looks great on his CV and will give him the needed edge in the labour market.

Now, as you wonder where your child ought togo for her postgraduate degree, you may be surprised to hear that there’s no better place to do it than in The Republic of Ireland. Although Ireland shares a border with the UK, it ranks better in terms of quality of education. Education in Ireland is turning out to be the Emerald Isle’s best-kept secret, with a number of surprising reasons why your child should pursue a post-graduate degree in Ireland.

  1. Ireland is the only English speaking country in the Eurozone: If you’re hesitant about having your child go to a country where they’d have to learn a second language, then not to worry! Your child doesn’t need to struggle with trying to learn a new language as she startsher studies. Ireland is an English-speaking country and you can be sure that her classes will be taught in English.
  1. Career prospects are bright: If you want your ward to have a career in a firm that’s changing the world, then Ireland is the place to be. Most of the world’s top brands and corporations are based in Ireland with leading companies such as Airbnb, Apple, Facebook, Google, Linkedin and Paypal all having their European headquarters based in Dublin.

In fact:9 of the world’s top 10 ICT companies, 8 of the 10 top gaming companies, 8 of the top 10 pharma companies, 15 of the top 20 medical device companies, 50% of the world’s leading financial services firms and 5 of the top 10 Forbes’ World Most Innovative Companies have Irish operations. No wonder then that Ireland has such a low unemployment rate.

  1. Your child can work while studying: Working while studying is easy in Ireland. Students will not find it difficult to find part-time work andIreland has also introduced a new option for postgraduates, allowing international postgraduates to stay up to two years after finishing their degree to work full time. Having two years of international work experience is not only good for the CV but it’ll also be a good foundation for the rest of your child’s career. Since Ireland has one of the highest wages in Europe, this also means your kids can earn quite a bit of their study cost back.
  1. Ireland is a home away from home: While it can be challenging being away from home, being in a friendly environment can help deal with homesickness. The Irish are well-known for their friendliness and hospitality.Beyond this, the Irish have a rich culture which your kids can explore through festivals, food and sight-seeing. There are a number of festivals which happen throughout the year and can keep them entertained. Ireland is also known for breath-taking scenery- castles, forts and landmarks- which dot the landscape. Let your kids delve in and let Ireland capture their heart!

Have you considered having your children study in abroad? What will determine the country your kids head for? Leave a comment below!

About the Writer:

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish trade agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.EI organises Education in Ireland events out of its Lagos, Ikoyi office.For more information, you can reach Enterprise Ireland: [email protected]

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