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Get Your Bachelor’s Degree In Ireland

In 2011, Colleges Ontario and the Institutes of Technology in Ireland concluded an agreement to provide opportunities for Ontario College Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates to complete Bachelor’s degrees in Ireland. St. Lawrence College students and graduates can take these programs in a short duration at reduced prices.

St. Lawrence College has agreements with several institutes for graduates of Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs.

Learn more about St. Lawrence College's agreements with:

St. Lawrence College ESET graduates took a break from studying and filmed parts of their trip to Galway, Ireland and the Cliffs of Moher with a GoPro. Watch their travel adventures on YouTube.

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For more information at St. Lawrence College

Tracy Coady
613-544-5400 ext. 1329
tcoady@sl.on.ca

Useful Links

http://www.educationinireland.com/en/

Institutes of Technology Ireland - information for Ontario students
www.ioti.ie

Immigration
www.inis.gov.ie

National Framework of Qualifications
www.nfq.ie

For travel and medical insurance options
www.inglegroups.com/stlawrenceabroad or call (888) 386-8888

Frequently Asked Questions

Is OSAP available?

Once you’ve completed your OSAP application online, click the Submit button. Additional links will appear below your application, including a List of Required Documents. Here you will find the Program Information Form, this is for students attending a post-secondary school outside of Ontario or Canada and allows the institution to provide program information and costs required by OSAP. Please complete and save the form and email it directly to the International Office at the institution where you plan to study. The International Office will fill in the required details and email the completed form back to you. The final step requires you to mail or fax (807-343-7278), the completed Program Information Form directly to the Thunder Bay office. Keep checking your OSAP status online periodically to ensure you’ve completed all the necessary steps and that your application is processed as quickly as possible.

How transferable is the degree back into North America?

An Honours Bachelor degree from Ireland is the same as an Honours Bachelor degree in North America. Both typically take four years to achieve.

What are the application deadlines?

Applications should be submitted in February but earlier applications are encouraged.

Are students provided/assigned to accommodations or do they get to make a choice?

Students have a choice – but advice and assistance is available and should be used.

Can graduates work in Ireland after they finish their studies?

Graduates from four-year Honours Bachelor degree programs can work for one year in Ireland after completing their studies.

How is the school year structured?

There are two semesters in each academic year. The fall semester runs from mid-September to mid-January and the spring semester runs from late January to mid-May.

Can this program be taken online?

No.

What is the time limit after finishing the St. Lawrence College diploma to apply to an Institute of Technology?

There is no time limit while the articulation agreement is in place but graduates should be aware that programs are subject to change which in turn may result in a change to the articulation agreement.

Can an international student at St. Lawrence College articulate to an Institute of Technology under this agreement and if so, would the costs be the same?

Yes, this articulation is open to international students and they will pay the same as Canadian students.

Could students with children study at an Institute of Technology?

Please check with each individual institution for information on available childcare.

Are there any international scholarships?

Not at this time.

When do students have to be in Ireland?

It is recommended that students arrive a little before classes begin in mid-September to familiarize themselves with the town, the college and to get their Immigration Certificate of Registration. The international office organizes an induction day for international students prior to the commencement of classes.

Can I drive in Ireland?

If you hold a Canadian Driver's Licence or an international driving permit, you may drive in Ireland for the duration of your temporary visit (up to 12 months). If your stay in Ireland will be more than 12 months you can apply for an Irish driving licence but you will need to go through the full driver licensing procedure. Learn more here.

Is there an application fee?

No, applying is free and Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter Ireland. The Immigration Certificate of Registration cost is €300.

Can my partner travel to and work in Ireland while I study?

Yes, the following links will provide the information you need: Department of Foreign Affairs and SWAP Working Holidays.