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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by ICaSNg(f): 4:03pm On Dec 20, 2018
Seseko49:
Wow!!!....That means I'm late for January intakes then.And please how does the paytostudy works like how do I go about it if I'm to make the payment by January?....Thanks so much for your quick reply.

https://paytostudy.com/

Its pretty straightforward.

This site gives you an estimated amount in dollars with your details. This is valid for 48 hours , you are meant to take this proof to the bank for payment with your offer letter and passport page.

Cos of the festive period, the earliest the school will be able to issue a payment confirmation will be 2nd week of January, 2019.
You can still apply for your visa if you have the funds and documentation covered then.

But speak to your agent to contact your university to put a word in for you with the embassy.

I will provide same info if you DM but will charge for inconveniences ..lol
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by Seseko49: 4:24pm On Dec 20, 2018
I wouldn't mind so long it's reasonable however, I don't really know how to DM because I'm new on here that was why I requested on how to get to you privately in a more convenient platform.
ICaSNg:


https://paytostudy.com/

Its pretty straightforward.

This site gives you an estimated amount in dollars with your details. This is valid for 48 hours , you are meant to take this proof to the bank for payment with your offer letter and passport page.

Cos of the festive period, the earliest the school will be able to issue a payment confirmation will be 2nd week of January, 2019.
You can still apply for your visa if you have the funds and documentation covered then.

But speak to your agent to contact your university to put a word in for you with the embassy.

I will provide same info if you DM but will charge for inconveniences ..lol

Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by Obiororo: 11:02am On Dec 21, 2018
Hi all, I’m looking to get a 2 or 3 bed house or flat with a female preferably. I’m starting in January at griffith’s Cork campus. So, any female willing to look for accomms with me to share would we welcome.
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by Segunagagu(m): 12:27pm On Dec 21, 2018
Obiororo:
Hi all, I’m looking to get a 2 or 3 bed house or flat with a female preferably. I’m starting in January at griffith’s Cork campus. So, any female willing to look for accomms with me to share would we welcome.
Someone was looking for a roommate here
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by Mydavids: 2:48pm On Dec 21, 2018
People Going to NCI January, want to share an accommodation or looking for house mates or room mates?
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by Wolesantos: 7:40pm On Dec 21, 2018
hi great people I just come across this thread! I am applying for September 2019 and I have gotten 3 admission from and fees

1. Cork institute of technology (€9000)
2. Griffith College limericks (€12,234)
3. Dundalk Institute of Technology (€12,125)

all admission gotten is related to my course field in computing and information system.

pls my question is which school or it's location is fair to study in terms of getting a part time job and institution that's classes is not Mondays to Fridays. or kindly look into it and advise critically.

Hoping to get a reply from anyone. God bless please help a brother.
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by abuhusna1: 12:09pm On Dec 22, 2018
Go Cork CIT
Housing is cheap in Cork don't know about job but you will get one in you are ready to do low paying jobs like kitchen porter or warehouse job

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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by ICaSNg(f): 12:18pm On Dec 22, 2018
Wolesantos:
hi great people I just come across this thread! I am applying for September 2019 and I have gotten 3 admission from and fees

1. Cork institute of technology (€9000)
2. Griffith College limericks (€12,234)
3. Dundalk Institute of Technology (€12,125)


Hoping to get a reply from anyone. God bless please help a brother.

Masters program is intense and stressful!

Shortest semester is september to Jan; You have an average of 10 weeks lecture this includes personal or group courseworks and examinations.

Studying IT related courses includes a lot of self development , research and skill acquisition i.e your lecturers won't cover much in class, majority of workload will fall on you.
Infact on each module/subject on your course/ program, the university advises at least 40 hours of self-study each week.

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All I've mentioned is from my experience during undergraduate and postgraduate education in the UK.

In short, studying abroad teaches you time management.

You have at least 20 hours of classes every week , minimum of 30 hours of self study and 20 hours of part-time / casual work. All these are achievable if you are diligent to your pursuit.

All the locations have reduced rent and living expense as compared to Dublin. However, you need to weigh out your options yourself... Cork is definitely more expensive than the other 2 and its a research institution so your workload may be more than Griffith and DKIT.

But it all boils down to which one will give you the opportunity for a high paying permanent career-focused job.

Wishing you success.
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by odimbannamdi(m): 4:24pm On Dec 22, 2018
ICaSNg:


Masters program is intense and stressful!

Shortest semester is september to Jan; You have an average of 10 weeks lecture this includes personal or group courseworks and examinations.

Studying IT related courses includes a lot of self development , research and skill acquisition i.e your lecturers won't cover much in class, majority of workload will fall on you.
Infact on each module/subject on your course/ program, the university advises at least 40 hours of self-study each week.

****

All I've mentioned is from my experience during undergraduate and postgraduate education in the UK.

In short, studying abroad teaches you time management.

You have at least 20 hours of classes every week , minimum of 30 hours of self study and 20 hours of part-time / casual work. All these are achievable if you are diligent to your pursuit.

All the locations have reduced rent and living expense as compared to Dublin. However, you need to weigh out your options yourself... Cork is definitely more expensive than the other 2 and its a research institution so your workload may be more than Griffith and DKIT.

But it all boils down to which one will give you the opportunity for a high paying permanent career-focused job.

Wishing you success.


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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by uchegod05(m): 11:02am On Dec 25, 2018
Just wana wish all in dis irish trend a merry christmas and a prosperous new year. Cheer!!!!!

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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by chukzyfcbb: 12:56am On Dec 26, 2018
dizzynet:
Hi Guys

I am sharing this to encourage someone.

About 15 months ago, I took the brave decision to travel abroad for better opportunities. Brave because I had a decent job as per naija standards but I was pretty stagnant and making no genuine progress in my career. I considered several countries but eventually settled for Ireland as it was less competitive than other countries and they offered graduates a genuine chance to get a job after graduation. I barely put enough money together for visa application, flights and 50% of the tuition. I came to study a Masters in Computing(Data Analytics) at DIT, I did not know much about the school but the deciding factor in picking it was that they allowed a 50% down payment of tuition for registration.

It was a very intense period while I studied, I was lucky to be get a part time job almost immediately after I arrived and it was extremely difficult juggling this with full time study especially as the masters degree was extremely packed. I did not need any extra motivation to dedicate my whole being to studying, this often meant I had to hang around all night in Starbucks, completing assignments and studying.

Now to the testimony, about 2 months ago I graduated and I actually had a job offer as an Analytics Consultant in a top Consulting Firm here in Dublin before I graduated. Now this is nothing but God's grace as I know for a fact it is not easy. On accepting the Job offer, the company wasted no time in preparing a critical skills work permit application(equivalent of green card) on my behalf which got approved about two weeks ago.

I used nairaland a lot when researching study destinations and putting together my visa papers so feel free to reach out to me if you require any information.
wow that's great.

My fear with Ireland has been the policy of first considering citizens for a job before immigrants.
It seems you did exceptionally well, did you finish your masters with a distinction? Did you get professional certificates.

the reason I ask is because I am also interested in IT, but In Network security/Info sec. I have a little work experience in the role and own a couple of IT certifications in network and IT security. I don't know if after Masters program and possibly more higher IT certfs , if that could boost my chance like it did for you in data analytics.

I will like to hear from you tho
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by ICaSNg(f): 1:15pm On Dec 26, 2018
chukzyfcbb:

wow that's great.

My fear with Ireland has been the policy of first considering citizens for a job before immigrants.

I will like to hear from you tho

lol... Every country is not like Nigeria- who considers foreigners over qualified Nigerians. And it's not just Ireland, other countries consider their citizens first if they have the required qualification.

But you definitely have a fair ground to compete as compared to Nigeria if you have the required skill sets.
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by dizzynet: 8:30pm On Dec 26, 2018
chukzyfcbb:

wow that's great.

My fear with Ireland has been the policy of first considering citizens for a job before immigrants.
It seems you did exceptionally well, did you finish your masters with a distinction? Did you get professional certificates.

the reason I ask is because I am also interested in IT, but In Network security/Info sec. I have a little work experience in the role and own a couple of IT certifications in network and IT security. I don't know if after Masters program and possibly more higher IT certfs , if that could boost my chance like it did for you in data analytics.

I will like to hear from you tho

I believe as an immigrant, you would encounter similar challenges in every country.However, you can be absolutely certain that a Top company wants the best man for the job regardless of the candidate's nationality. In fact, most companies are taking very deliberate actions to increase their diversity and inclusion stats.

That being said,I did finish my masters with a first class. I do not think this was critical as I got the offer before my final results. In fact,the immigration consultants my employers hired to help arrange my critical skills application told me I could not fill in details about my masters degree since I had not yet graduated at the time so I used my Nigerian Bachelors degree which was a 2:2.

As for certifications, before leaving Nigeria my 3 year career was in IT Project Management, I had the certifications that mattered for that as in PMP and ITIL. These certifications are not directly relevant to my role in data analytics now but I think professional certifications show that you are capable of learning new things quickly, which in my opinion is the most important skill for any IT related profession as things constantly change.

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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by dizzynet: 8:31pm On Dec 26, 2018
ICaSNg:


lol... Every country is not like Nigeria- who considers foreigners over qualified Nigerians. And it's not just Ireland, other countries consider their citizens first if they have the required qualification.

But you definitely have a fair ground to compete as compared to Nigeria if you have the required skill sets.

Well Said!

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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by chukzyfcbb: 9:33pm On Dec 26, 2018
dizzynet:


I believe as an immigrant, you would encounter similar challenges in every country.However, you can be absolutely certain that a Top company wants the best man for the job regardless of the candidate's nationality. In fact, most companies are taking very deliberate actions to increase their diversity and inclusion stats.

That being said,I did finish my masters with a first class. I do not think this was critical as I got the offer before my final results. In fact,the immigration consultants my employers hired to help arrange my critical skills application told me I could not fill in details about my masters degree since I had not yet graduated at the time so I used my Nigerian Bachelors degree which was a 2:2.

As for certifications, before leaving Nigeria my 3 year career was in IT Project Management, I had the certifications that mattered for that as in PMP and ITIL. These certifications are not directly relevant to my role in data analytics now but I think professional certifications show that you are capable of learning new things quickly, which in my opinion is the most important skill for any IT related profession as things constantly change.
wow, well I kinda think your first class in MSC played a factor in the sense that although you got the offer before the final result but as soon as they got to know your got first class they had to start the application for the work visa thing you said is applicable to a green card.

That's good to know you have relevant certf in Project management with the 3yrs experience, I also have relevant CERT's In Networkin/IT security, I think what i have to focus next to gain the same luck as you is a first class in the Masters program.

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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by ICaSNg(f): 9:41pm On Dec 27, 2018
Check here for likely Salaries in Ireland based on Industry/ Sector for 2019.

If you are already in Ireland or prepping, this will give you an idea of skills to acquire and how to strategically position yourself:

https://www.irishjobs.ie/careeradvice/salaries/?cid=MAILING_71710_181227_68DC4903-C730-4173-A29C-3FB9FA7AC0DA_COL_LEFT&utm_source=mailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=71710

Cheers

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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by seunny4lif(m): 12:54am On Dec 28, 2018
cool
You will always get a job in IT field.
They are looking for working everyday
chukzyfcbb:

wow, well I kinda think your first class in MSC played a factor in the sense that although you got the offer before the final result but as soon as they got to know your got first class they had to start the application for the work visa thing you said is applicable to a green card.

That's good to know you have relevant certf in Project management with the 3yrs experience, I also have relevant CERT's In Networkin/IT security, I think what i have to focus next to gain the same luck as you is a first class in the Masters program.
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by Segunagagu(m): 7:46am On Dec 28, 2018
This one they are giving jobs to only IT people... hope they have jobs for we business people too Just thinking

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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by ahiboilandgas: 10:09am On Dec 28, 2018
Segunagagu:
This one they are giving jobs to only IT people... hope they have jobs for we business people too Just thinking
there are it courses with bussiness ...
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by Segunagagu(m): 10:43am On Dec 28, 2018
ahiboilandgas:
there are it courses with bussiness ...
Yes I know.. but I mean people who are coming to study management, international business..hrm and the likes
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by ahiboilandgas: 11:01am On Dec 28, 2018
Segunagagu:

Yes I know.. but I mean people who are coming to study management, international business..hrm and the likes
it seem technical field is where the jobs for non e.u people dey u don't need interact with the public alot and it behind the seen .....also return on investment should be your watch word...cos it doesn't make any economic sense to use 12000 euro to do masters in international bussiness and return to Nigeria for 100 k job .....cos 5 million can generate 200 k income in nigeria and 200k can give a master degree in nigeria ....nigerian companies pay peanut hence it Nigeria degree that fit them

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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by chukzyfcbb: 8:01pm On Dec 28, 2018
ahiboilandgas:
it seem technical field is where the jobs for non e.u people dey u don't need interact with the public alot and it behind the seen .....also return on investment should be your watch word...cos it doesn't make any economic sense to use 12000 euro to do masters in international bussiness and return to Nigeria for 100 k job .....cos 5 million can generate 200 k income in nigeria and 200k can give a master degree in nigeria ....nigerian companies pay peanut hence it Nigeria degree that fit them


My brodaaa ROI is the key thing o.
I cant put 4.5-5m on Just tuition alone, and not recover it back in the 2yrs post study visa. E no make now smiley

Roi has been my main thing in this abroad waka
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by ahiboilandgas: 8:43pm On Dec 28, 2018
chukzyfcbb:

My brodaaa ROI is the key thing o.
I cant put 4.5-5m on Just tuition alone, and not recover it back in the 2yrs post study visa. E no make now smiley

Roi has been my main thing in this abroad waka
learn from other people expirence as more Nijia guys are graduating
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by mizchidi: 8:43pm On Dec 29, 2018
chukzyfcbb:

wow, well I kinda think your first class in MSC played a factor in the sense that although you got the offer before the final result but as soon as they got to know your got first class they had to start the application for the work visa thing you said is applicable to a green card.

That's good to know you have relevant certf in Project management with the 3yrs experience, I also have relevant CERT's In Networkin/IT security, I think what i have to focus next to gain the same luck as you is a first class in the Masters program.

He stated that it didn't and i know of someone who got a job in the legal sector before concluding her Master's degree. In developed regions, experience trumps qualifications. They understand that classroom theories differ from field practices. So if you have some experience from Naija that's added advantage.
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by Segunagagu(m): 7:22pm On Dec 30, 2018
Pls I have a question...Is dere any minimum or maximum amount of money one can hold to enter Ireland
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by uchegod05(m): 8:16pm On Dec 30, 2018
Also my question goes thus to those already in ireland, wen booking your flight ticket is it single or double trip that is required for entry into ireland? Thanks
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by Segunagagu(m): 9:02pm On Dec 30, 2018
uchegod05:
Also my question goes thus to those already in ireland, wen booking your flight ticket is it single or double trip that is required for entry into ireland? Thanks
Single ooo... don't go and waste money and book double o
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by Wolesantos: 11:04pm On Dec 30, 2018
uchegod05:
Also my question goes thus to those already in ireland, wen booking your flight ticket is it single or double trip that is required for entry into ireland? Thanks


hey bro. are u working for September 2019 or January? do let me know and which school had given u admission or planing to process ?

Best regards
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by niyogeol(m): 12:33am On Dec 31, 2018
Hello folks,

Compliments of the season to you all. To the guy who shared his testimony of getting a job two months before graduation above, I say a big congratulations to you. I believe that is the dream of everyone embarking on studies abroad. To gain relevant work experience.

My take on the post is not critical, but just to lay some facts on the job thing. There is a lot of IT job in Ireland at the moment, so most people who are studying IT related courses are smiling to the bank. Same cannot be said of other fields. Most of my friends who studied IT related courses are all working with the various companies sponsoring their work permits and all their classmates also got employed. There is high demand. So I guess most companies are looking at the necessary skills of applicants and not necessarily certificates, grade or where one comes from. Previous experience in the field or related one is also a factor, no matter where such experience was gained. It is highly valued. This is not to say that people without any prior experience are not getting jobs. They do. The good thing here is that the recruitment process doesn't take long like it is in Nigeria. In most cases here, it is straight interview after application. No need to battle dragnet, shl, workforce etc. Lol. So it is important to hone necessary interview skills. I believe most colleges here have sessions dedicated to that.

I attended a career fair, and one of the speaker from industry once said academic qualification is just about 25% of what they look out for in candidates. Other useful skills include communication, interpersonal, analytical, team work, and flexibility. Why am I saying this? I believe it is important to factor all of these into the academy pursuit while it lasts.

The lesson to learn from the poster is to start the job hunting process as early as possible. Especially by the end of your second semester.

In all, there is no one fit all approach to these things. Just ensure you have your goals in place and continue to work towards seeing it to fruition.

Happy new year in advance to you all. Cheers.

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Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by ahiboilandgas: 9:23am On Dec 31, 2018
Pls guys try the i .t line if you can it seem from responds it where the demand it ..take calculated risk
Re: GENERAL Irish (student)visa & Work Permit-New THREAD*** by uchegod05(m): 10:00am On Dec 31, 2018
Segunagagu:

Single ooo... don't go and waste money and book double o
tankz

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