Table of Contents
- Intakes to Study in Ireland: Autumn/Fall & Spring
- Autumn/Fall Intake (September) - Semester 1:
- Spring Intake (January) - Semester 2:
- Application Deadlines for Autumn and Spring Intakes to Study in Ireland
- Application Deadline for September Intake (Autumn/Fall)
- Application Deadline for January Intake (Spring)
- Application Process for Master's Programs in Ireland
- Application Timeline for Autumn/Spring Intakes to Study in Ireland
- Autumn/Fall Intake Application Timeline for Master's Programs: Upcoming September 2022 Intake
- Top 8 Universities of Ireland that offer Master's Programs
- QS World University Rankings 2021 – Top Universities in Ireland
Autumn/Fall Intake - Semester 1
September to December
Spring Intake - Semester 2
January to May
September Intake (Autumn/Fall)
February to July
January Intake (Spring)
September to October
- Apply for a Passport
- Take English Proficiency Test (TOEFL/IELTS)
- Take GMAT/GRE Tests
- Shortlist Universities/Program List
- Arrange for Academic Documents (degree transcripts/graduate degree marks sheets and certificates)
- Get your Work Experience Letter/Certificate (if applicable)
- Prepare your supporting documents – CV, Statement of Purpose (SOP), LORs
- Duly fill in the application/Organise your documents
- Apply for Universities
- Review Responses and Select the University
- Apply for Student Visa
- Look for Accommodation
- Apply for Education Loan/Health Insurance/Travel Insurance/Travel Card
- Book your tickets
- Prepare for your travel
- Immediate: Apply for a Passport. As you are aware, the passport is your official government-issued identity required to fly out of any country. Get it as soon as possible!
- July to December 2021: Prepare for English proficiency tests like TOEFL or IELTS. A good score from such a test is a mandatory requirement to study in Ireland if you come from a non-native English speaking country. Also, prepare for GMAT and GRE, if they are listed as your program prerequisites. Complete your exams before December 2021 so that you get the exam results before January. The test scores have to be submitted along with your application forms.
- July to September 2021: Research and shortlist at least 8 to 10 Irish universities that offer master’s programs of your domain and interest area. Go through the university websites for information on pre-requisites to apply, timelines and deadlines. Make a note of all the important dates and study requirements and plan accordingly.
- July to December 2021: Get all your academic/professional documents in order. Apply for your graduate degree transcripts, procure your degree certificates and mark sheets. If you are working, make arrangements for your professional experience letter.
- July to December 2021: Prepare your supporting documents. The most crucial document is the Curriculum Vitae (CV). Write a clear, informative and concise CV according to Irish CV format. Prepare an appealing Statement of Purpose (SOP), which again is an important document that re-establishes your motivation for the study program you are applying for. Arrange for Letters of Recommendation (LORs) from your university and one professional LOR if you have work experience. Start working on these documents early on as you cannot compromise on the quality of these documents.
- January to June 2022: Start working on your university applications. Keep a look-out on the university websites, download the application forms, duly fill in the forms, assemble your supporting documents and apply as soon as the portal opens. Do not wait for the deadline to approach; get things done way before the deadline. The mode of application can be either hard or soft copies, which again depends on the university.
- March to July 2022: You will receive responses from the universities that you applied to. Review the university admission acceptance responses; finalize the university/degree program you are most interested in pursuing. Once you have decided on the program, you would be required to send an e-mail to acknowledge admission acceptance to the university.
- March to August 2022: After you have accepted the admit and the university has acknowledged the same, a series of activities must be taken care of. You will have to apply for Ireland Student Visa, arrange for accommodation, education loan, health insurance, travel insurance, travel card, and finally book air tickets and prepare to fly.