Student Life in Dublin, Ireland

Posted on: February 22 2019, By : Ayush Varhadi
Student Life In Dublin Ireland
Ireland is a popular choice for international students for its rich heritage, fantastic higher education institutes, reasonable tuition fees and a number of other elusive factors. With the UK just a stone’s throw away and the rest of Europe at your feet, Ireland is undoubtedly set in a stunning, well-connected part of the world.
Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, boasts an extravagant and exciting lifestyle. It is a large city, bursting with life, with something always going on. With bustling Irish pubs and bars playing live music, a sandy beach for summer afternoons, museums and stunning architecture, there’s always something to be doing or somewhere to be going. We’d love to see you try and run out of things to do!

Dublin is home to the majority of Ireland’s universities, so it will come as no surprise that it’s a very student-orientated city, geared up for letting students explore its beauty. It’s a diverse and multicultural destination that appeals to people from all walks of life.

But don’t forget that Dublin can be mighty pricey. It’s by far the most expensive city for accommodation in the country and even just a pint in a local pub can set you back a fair bit of cash!(Top Recruitment agencies in Mumbai)

Safety in Ireland: Travelling through Ireland is not dangerous at all. The biggest danger you might face could be pickpockets who would simply snatch your bag, which is a risk anywhere in the world. Other than that the country is safe for people of Indian origin, as "racist-hate" crimes are uncommon.

Weather: Ireland's climate is heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, so the warm ocean currents keep temperatures mild. In the spring and summer (May to July) the average temperature is between 64°F and 68°F (17°C and 20°C). During the autumn season (August to October), the temperature varies from 57°F and 64°F (13°C and 17°C), with September being a mild month with sunny and warm atmosphere. In winters (November to March beginning), the temperature reaches to 46°F (7.78°C) with January and February as the coldest months. Apart from a few cold weeks, snow is scarce in Ireland.

First, you need to decide whether you want to live in university managed accommodation, or with a private landlord. Choosing university managed accommodation can also give you a catered or self-catered option. Catered accommodation offers the benefits of your meals being cooked for you and a degree of certainty with meal costs.
If you have an idea about what you prefer, the accommodation office at your university will be able to tell you what accommodation they have available, so that's the place to start. If you are thinking of renting from a private landlord or if your chosen university can't offer you anything in its own residential premises, the accommodation office should be able to provide you with a list of private properties and landlords in the area.

Orientation week is mandatory for international students so ensure that you arrive before it starts. This is the time where you will be introduced to the university and its services, as well as enroll in your classes. It is essential that you read your guidebook, which is provided by the college. The guide explains each part of the admission process. ( Top overseas college admission consultant in Mumbai )

Along with sports, colleges offer extracurricular activities offering students a wide range of experiences. Music, drama, science and literary societies are offered in all colleges, and there will be opportunities for outdoor education and other leisure activities. Visits to theatres and concerts, to places relevant to the courses of study such as art galleries and museums, religious centers or historical sites, scientific companies and projects are all part of college life.(HR Practical Training in Mumbai)
If it’s happening in Ireland, chances are it’s in Dublin.

Seven tips for students to survive college life in Dublin on a budget

1. Leap Card
If you don’t have a Leap Card, get one. Student Leap Cards are only €15 to buy and will save you an absolute fortune in the long run. Leap Cards get you cheaper bus, Luas and train tickets to get you around the city. They also get you money off in places like McDonald’s and Boots.

2. Eat cheaper food
You need to be able to get a big feed for little money. Restaurants like Paulie’s Pizza, Gourmet Burger and Wagamamas and burrito places like Boojum are great value. All you can eat restaurants such as Jimmy Chung’s and the Kungfu Buffet are also very popular - if you're brave enough. Costcutter shops offer lunch time deals like €2 for a chicken fillet roll. But if you want to save even more money, you could make your lunch at home. There’s nothing wrong with an old fashioned ham sambo wrapped in cling film. Or anything you can get your hands on.

3. Plan ahead for the week
Students living in Dublin usually travel home at the weekends. It makes life easier if you plan ahead for the next week. Why not make some dinners that you can freeze and reheat during the week? Raiding your parent's cupboards and stealing Sunday leftovers are also completely acceptable. They wouldn't want you to starve now, would they?

4. Plan nights out
Most nightclubs in Dublin are on Apps like 'Guestlist' and 'InForFree'. These Apps allow you to get on either the guest list or a cheap list for a nightclub. It's a free and handy way to save money on a night out.

5. Make your own coffee
Buying a flask or a Starbucks cup that you can keep at home is the student investment equivalent of a mortgage. OK so instant coffee isn't nearly as nice as a Chai Latte, but it saves you paying up to €3 a caffeine fix every morning. While you're at it, stick a bottle of water in your bag too.

6. Shopping
When you're doing your shopping, make sure you buy food for the week. Whatever you do, don't get a trolley because you'll end up filling it and spending more money than you have. Make a list of what you need and decide a budget. And remember, you don't always have to buy brands!

7. Washing clothes
If you are living in student digs, this definitely applies to you. Try and persuade your mammy to do your washing at the weekend, it might save you a few euro on washing machines during the week. And if you have your own washing machine, ask your mam will do it anyway! Let's face it, they're just better at it. There you have our top tips on how to live on a student budget in Dublin.

Indians living in Ireland
There are around 100,000 Indians residing in Ireland currently. Cities like Galway, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Athlone are the regions where most Indians reside.

One finds a resonance of India’s ‘Athithi Devoh Bhavah’ - ‘A Guest is equal to God’ principle in Ireland’s ‘Tá Fáilte Romhat’ or ‘You are very welcome’ way of life. The people are friendly and have a view about everything; ranging from sport and weather to American politics and the Vatican. People take a genuine interest in others and love helping anyone who faces a problem.

You can take advice from top overseas education consultant for Ireland in Mumbai who will assist you with the admission and visa processes. Go léir is fear!
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