Ireland extends post study rules for Indians

Stay back option from 12 to 24 months for PG & PhD Students

it is well knowns that most of the students migrating from India to study, usually gun for US or Britain. However, we are now living in an era that marks cut down in visa stay-backs, whether H1B type US visa or European visas. Cutting aside competition, Ireland has played a masterstroke. It has increased the duration of visa, especially for masters and PhD students.

Mr. Rory Power, Director – India & South Asia, Enterprise Ireland, discussed further details and repercussions of this move.

–Ireland has agreed to give permission to double the ‘stay back option’ for masters and PhD students from 12 months to 24 months.

–New scheme allows eligible graduates who have studied in Irish higher education institutions and whose award is granted by a recognised Irish awarding body at Masters or PhD level to remain in Ireland for two years

–The above students can seek graduate jobs and employment

–However, for the Bachelors’ degree, the time remains 1 year after the course completion

How will this benefit Indian students?

Irish institutions have been welcoming Indian students for over 100 years. Ireland believes many of these have made significant contribution to Ireland’s global success. This new scheme will give Indian students even more opportunity to launch their careers in dynamic sectors such as:


— biopharma


—medical devices

–food science

—financial services

Moreover, Irish academia and industry are quite well connected for better and market relevant research projects led by highly qualified and efficient faculties in every department.

More Changes on the Cards 

1. Institutions in Ireland are regrouping and reorganizing themselves to get ready for more admissions

2. This year will witness more of India-Ireland institution partnerships

3. Indian and Irish government are also planning to sign an agreement for educational benefits

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