Ireland extends post-study rules for international students who have been studying online

River in Ireland at night with lit-up street lights

The Irish government has announced that international students in Ireland will be permitted to access graduate work opportunities in the country, even if they have been studying remotely in semester two. To access the scheme, students will need to provide a letter from their higher education institution stating that they were a student for the academic year 2020/2021.

The move was welcomed by Dr Mark Cunnington, Study Group’s Chief Operating Officer for the UK and EU, who said:

“This is great news for international students who are choosing to study in Ireland, which has a long-standing reputation for being welcoming to students from across the world.

“It is important that governments across the world recognise the challenges faced by international students at this difficult time and we are delighted that the Irish government has done so in this case. This news means international students across Ireland can continue to enjoy excellent internship and career opportunities in the country.”

Ireland is home to outstanding universities and Study Group has an excellent partnership with University College Dublin - Ireland's largest and most international university. University College Dublin is ranked among the top universities in the world and has strong links with leading global companies, including 1,200 multinationals based in Dublin.

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