How much can you earn in Ireland?
Graduate salary per month
€2,000 – €2,500
Minimum wages (part time)
If students work part time
for 20 hours per week, approximately €740 per month can be earned
Work Placements / Internship salary
€150 – €200 per week
Can I stay in Ireland after I complete my studies to seek employment?
It may be possible to stay in Ireland after you complete your studies for the purpose of seeking employment under the Irish Third Level Graduate Scheme. This scheme exists to allow legally resident non-EEA third level graduates to remain in Ireland for the purpose of seeking employment and applying for a green card or work permit.
During the period of permission under the Irish Third Level Graduate Scheme a student can work full time (up to 40hrs per week).
What are the qualifying conditions to avail of the Third Level Graduate Scheme?
In order to avail of the Third Level Graduate Scheme the following conditions apply:
Six Month Permission under the Third Level Graduate Scheme
Six month permission under the Irish Third Level Graduate Scheme is available to students who have graduated a course at Level 7 of the NFQ.
One Year Permission under the Third Level Graduate Scheme Permission
To be eligible for one year permission under the third level graduate scheme a student is required to have:
- studied in Ireland and completed a qualification at Level NFQ 8-10,
- an award granted by a recognised Irish awarding body (overseas accreditation will not be accepted), i.e.
- Dublin Institute of Technology
- Higher Education Training and Awards Council
- Institutes of Technology with delegated authority
- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- Other bodies that have statutory award-making powers in Irish law
How many times can I avail of the Third Level Graduate Scheme?
The Third Level Graduate Scheme can only be availed of once.
Can I re-enrol as a student after obtaining the Third Level Graduate Scheme?
A student may re-enrol as a student after obtaining the Third Level Graduate Scheme if they are completing a course at the same level or a higher level on the NQAI Framework of Qualifications and they are within the maximum permitted period a non-EEA student may be permitted to be a degree level student in the State i.e. 7 years.
Is a student availing of the Third Level Graduate Scheme permitted to work full – time?
The permission authorised permits the student to work full time and they are also permitted to apply for a green card or work permit during this extension period.
What stamp will I obtain if I am granted permission under the Third Level Graduate Scheme?
From the 1 February 2016 students granted permission under the Third Level Graduate Scheme will get a Stamp 1G Introduction of new Stamp for students availing of the Third Level Graduate Scheme – Stamp 1G