About Ireland

About Ireland

 

  • Location : Western Europe
  • Capital : Dublin
  • Area : 84,421km2
  • Population : 4.595 million (2013) World Bank
  • Currency : Euro

Ireland today ranks amongst the wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita[87] and in 2012 was ranked the seventh most developed nation in the world by the United Nations’ Human Development Index.[88]

The number of non-EEA nationals registered as per the latest snapshot of the Garda National Immigration Bureau registration system taken in February 2015 who have permission to remain in Ireland as students (on immigration permission stamp No. 2) is approximately 35,400.

The main countries of origin for the persons concerned are the following: Brazil 30%, China 9%, USA 8%, India 7%, Malaysia 6%, Saudi Arabia 5%, Venezuela 4%.

Irish Study Visa Applications Outcomes
Year Net Granted Net Refused Total
2007 4849 4405 9254
2008 4563 2238 6801
2009 4049 1140 5189
2010 5123 754 5877
2011 4741 671 5412
2012 6939 851 7790
2013 9099 1751 10850
2014 10462 1886 12348