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National College of Ireland: Courses, Admission, Cost

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  • Private University
  • Institute Icon20860883 acre campus
  • Estd. 1951
Dark Clock Icon Last updated on 25 Aug '23, by Ashmeet Kaur (Study Abroad Expert)

Highlights 2024

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Year of establishment1951
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Also Known AsNCI
Accepted Exams
Total International Students1300
Size of Campus in acres20860883
UG/PG Course Ratio1.03
No.of Campuses1
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Courses and Fees 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(5 courses)
INR 13 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 60 - 86, PTE: 50 - 58
MIM(7 courses)
INR 13 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(2 courses)
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 60 & Above, PTE: 50 & Above
B.A.(1 course)
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 60 & Above, PTE: 50 & Above
BBA(4 courses)
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 60 - 78, PTE: 50 & Above
UG certificate(1 course)
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 78 & Above, PTE: 50 & Above
PG Diploma(1 course)
INR 11 L
Duration12 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 60 & Above, PTE: 50 & Above


Admission process

  • Application fees :No Fees
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNot required
LORNot required
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for all courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Calendar IconImportant dates
Intake seasonDeadline
Fall10ᵗʰ Dec 2023
Spring10ᵗʰ Dec 2022 - 24ᵗʰ Nov 2023
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Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Friendly
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Easy going
Student Views
  • 94% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3.9
Post study jobs3.8
Quality of faculty4.3
Student Life4.1
Value for money4.5
Public transportation4.7
Indian Food3.5
Permanent Immigration4
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MSc in International Business - Batch of 2024
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
NCI is fun loving and adventurous
Tips: Before joining the college, here are some key aspects to consider: College reputation and ranking also play a vital role in ending up with opportunities for jobs. On-campus facilities, libraries, sports, and other extracurricular activities are nice. Faculty and support services are provided because it's going to get overwhelming at the beginning until you get a hang of it and it is important to have proper guidance. Financial consideration is a must.
Likes (Value for money): College has a lot of extracurricular activities and webinars. Professors are interactive and it's worth paying the amount for a one year course. There are multiple reasons why Ireland and especially NCI is a good option. It is the cheapest and worth paying amongst other colleges compared and you have equal opportunities.
Dislikes (Indian Food): It's a little expensive to eat outside. You'd rather cook at home. Cheaper and tastes good. Groceries will take a toll on your expenses so you might as well manage your expenses according. Although you have very limited options for food outside. It is advisable to have good grocery options to cook for yourself. There are multiple Asian stores to shop at and at affordable prices and a good tip would be to buy groceries weekly rather than buying anything at all.
Reviewed on 31 Oct 2023Read more
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MSc in Data Analytics - Batch of 2024
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Happy that I chose N.C.I Ireland
Tips: I would say the college is really very welcoming. There are people from many country origins and the vibe here is completely different. Academics wise the syllabus they have are up to date and professors are best at what they teach. You can expect many Indians here and you feel more like you are in your country. I didn't saw any cultural shift as such but you must be ready for weather shift anytime. In my case, I received a scholarship from college based on a merit of 4000 euros. A minimum 2000 euros scholarship would be provided for all in my understanding. I am very much satisfied with the institute, course and country I have chosen.
Reviewed on 11 Oct 2023Read more
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MSc in Entrepreneurship - Batch of 2024
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Indian students are majority in number for some courses.
Tips: The classes are quite fast and students need to do a lot of assignments and you need to be aware of their teaching patterns. Mostly the concept will be discussed in the classes and you need to apply the learnt concept in your assignment. Overall the experience was good. PS: If you are looking for an international environment please be mentally prepared since there are certain courses in NCI where a majority of the students are Indians
Likes (Safety): Even though the campus looks like an office building the environment is friendly and the staff are easy to approach. Racial discrimination is not there and there are a lot of societies and student unions to discuss the problems or difficulties you are facing as an international student.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): It's been two months since I started the course and I have not landed in any jobs yet so I cannot say how good it is.
Reviewed on 31 Oct 2023Read more
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MSc in Data Analytics - Batch of 2022
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My experiences with National College of Ireland was satisfying.
Tips: As I studied in 2021, my college was completely online. And if I talk about the cultural shift then NCI has got all the traditional clubs in it all over the world and they respect and celebrate all the traditional events. I have got a 20% scholarship, it completely depends on the score you secured in graduation and your English exam test. I can give 5-star rating to my college and country.
Likes (Value for money): NCI has excellent quality of education and faculty with good and advanced labs and good volumes of books in the library which are accessible. And the continuous assignments give lots of challenges to solve and get many things to learn which makes the college value for money.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): Post study jobs are low because of the Visa status, no company will be ready to sponsor until you get a valid work permit. For example, if you come here you will be initially on a student visa so officially you are only allowed to work for 20 hours, so no company will be able to sponsor you unless or until we get our valid stamp.
Reviewed on 20 Sep 2023Read more
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Tarun Y Verified Icon
MSc in Management - Batch of 2024
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
The college is very good and the lecturers are very helpful.
Tips: The education system is pretty different when compared to india. Here we usually get a lot of hands on experience like doing assignments on the ongoing industry trends. I got an merit based scholarship which is of 4000 euros. I would like to rate 8 out of 10 for the university, course and teh country.
Likes (Indian Food): There are many indian restaurants in the city including south indian, north indian and many more. All kinds of indian groceries including masala's are easily available at very affordable prices. There are many indian stores available all over the city.
Dislikes (Internships): Internships are very difficult for the non EU students because many of the companies prefer stamp 1G. And as I have seen there are very less opportunities for the internships and it is very hard as the competition is very high for management opportunities.
Reviewed on 13 Sep 2023Read more
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Placements 2024

Top Recruiters

Ernst & Young
Merrill Lynch
Hewlett Packard
Aon Hewitt
Grant Thornton
Bank of America
KBC Bank
JP Morgan Chase
Citi Corp
Moore Stephens
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Accommodation & Meals

Studying in Ireland

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 4 colleges)

Part Time Work

Students are allowed to work part-time for 20 hours per week while studying and up to 40 hours during vacat... Read more about part time work

Post Study Work Permit

Students have the option of applying for a 2-year post work permit after completing their... Read more about post study work permit

Cost of Visa Application
Euro 100 = INR 8,914
Visa Application Process

Candidates looking to apply for a long stay ... Read more about visa application process

Hot Job Sectors

Software and ICT Industries, Financial... Read more about hot job sectors

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University CityDublin, Other - Ireland, Ireland
Size of cityMedium
Population of City5,53,165

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Mayor Street Lower, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin, Ireland
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