Study Abroad: Ireland announces virtual education fair on February 8

Study In Ireland: 14 Irish universities will be participating in the education fair which will include three seminars, alumni session.

Ireland education fair on February 8. (Representational Image: Wikimedia Commons)Ireland education fair on February 8. (Representational Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Vagisha Kaushik | January 27, 2024 | 03:21 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Education in Ireland, an initiative of the Irish government, has announced its forthcoming ‘Study in Ireland’ virtual fair for students from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The education fair is scheduled for February 8, 2024.

The event will be offering an opportunity for students to explore educational prospects with 14 Irish higher education institutions. Alongside facilitating chat and video interactions, the education fair will feature three discipline-led seminars with faculty and a dedicated alumni session.

Ireland offers two-year stay back visa and industry-led courses in emerging fields such as robotics and aviation are some of the reasons that make it a popular study abroad destination, as per an official statement.

Ireland Education Fair: List of participating universities

Following is the list of higher educational institutions which will participate in the virtual education fair:

  • University College Cork
  • Munster Technological University
  • University of Limerick
  • Southeast Technological University
  • University of Galway
  • Technological University Shannon
  • Mary Immaculate College
  • Maynooth University
  • Dublin Business School
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Dublin City University
  • Atlantic Technological University
  • Griffith College
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology

Kevin Kelly, ambassador to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, shared, "We are pleased to see Education in Ireland begin the year with its virtual fair, an initiative aimed at fostering new avenues for educational collaboration. By bringing together 14 highly regarded Irish Higher Education Institutions on an online platform, we are striving to provide a transformative experience for students, enabling them to seamlessly connect with these institutions, explore academic opportunities, and make informed decisions about their educational journey."

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Barry O'Driscoll, regional manager - India and South Asia at Education in Ireland, conveyed his enthusiasm for the upcoming virtual fair, stating, "Ireland consistently stands out as one of the best destinations for international students, and we are truly enthusiastic about presenting this exceptional opportunity through our Virtual Fair. We look forward to welcoming students from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, and firmly believe this Virtual Fair will be a pivotal platform for showcasing the abundant opportunities that await them in Ireland.

“Building on the success of our last fair in October, which saw tremendous engagement and enthusiasm in India, we are confident that this Virtual Fair will further amplify the positive impact on students' academic aspirations. With over 7000 students coming to Ireland from India, we believe the strong appeal of Irish institutions will continue to grow, and we look forward to continuing this momentum in providing valuable insights and connections for aspiring students,” he added.

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