Alisha Mahajan, from Mumbai, chose Maynooth University, Ireland, for her graduate degree. Now pursuing a Master’s in Education there, Mahajan says the course offers her the freedom to choose her own research area and that it focuses on both theory and practice.
Class Apart As an English-speaking country, Ireland is a great option for international students. Over 4,500 Indian students study in Ireland, of which 90 per cent are in postgraduate courses. “In 19 fields of research, Irish universities are in the top one per cent,” says Barry O’Driscoll, senior education adviser, Education in Ireland.
Demand Graph The most popular courses include mechanical and electronic engineering, biotechnology, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, cyber security, accounting, finance and MBAs.
Why Ireland Students can opt for a two-year ‘stay back’ option after their postgraduate course. With over 1,000 multinationals based in the country, students have an easier time getting jobs and work experience.