Professional Programmes

Study & Travel NON EU

No. of Lesson per week: 21 or 20 (minimum 15 hours)

Study & Travel is a unique programme delivered in Ireland, it combines the opportunity for NON EU students to study in Ireland whilst giving the ability to visit Ireland and Europe.

As part of your stay, you have the ability to work part-time (20 hours per week) during course time and full-time (40 hours per week) during designated period (June to September & Mid-December to Mid-January).

Oscars International will also assist you with CV preparation, job search and interview techniques.

Two routes available:

  • General English route: 25 weeks of General English plus Cambridge Exam
  • Business English route: 13 weeks of General English plus 12 weeks of Business English plus BEC Exam

Required English Level:

  • Intermediate*
  • *Lower levels available on request
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Visa Conditions:

According to the new ILEP reforms announced this year, all students presenting for registration will now have 8 months visa”

To recap the main points of the ILEP programmes as opposed to the old IR programmes:

  • Students must maintain 85% attendance with a far bigger onus on the school to report and suspend poor attendance
  • Students will receive an 8 month visa: 6 months of studies (25 weeks) and 2 months of holidays
  • There will be no holiday during course time: students study for 6 months and vacation for 2 months.
  • Regardless of when they arrive or start their course, students may only work full-time during the following periods: June to September, inclusive; December 15-Jan 15, inclusive. This means students can study full-time (15 hours p/week) and work full-time (40 hours p/week) during these periods. During all other periods, students may only work 20 hours per week
  • All students looking to renew their visa (there is a maximum of three Study & Travel visas) must have 85% attendance and have completed their IELTS exam
  • During study time students on Study & Travel visa are allowed to work 20h/week and during designated period of time (June to September as well as 15th Dec- 15th January) students are allowed to work 40h/week full time. The holidays time is only granted up completion of 6 months study.

Registering with Irish Immigration (GNIB)

In the past, students were required by Irish immigration to produce an Irish bank statement showing proof that they had access to €3000, as required to register on a Stamp 2 visa. However, recently Immigration have made it easier to prove access to funds, and students no longer require a bank account prior to registering with GNIB. The following methods are now all acceptable as proof, at GNIB registration, of access to the required €3000.

  • A statement in respect of an Irish bank account showing sufficient funds, where the student can open an Irish bank account
  • A current foreign bank statement not less than one month old, together with a past statement, for an account in the student’s name (as in his or her passport) accompanied by a debit card in the same name and same bank account
  • Documentary evidence that money is held in trust for a student by a financial services body regulated in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland
  • A pre-paid credit or debit card(s) with a verification of the amount(s) in credit.

As part of their visa requirements, all students must take the designated end-of-course exam. It is the responsibility of the school to register students for this exam.

Students must have paid for the external exam prior to attendance at their GNIB appointment for the purposes of registering with Immigration. Any student who has not paid for the external exam will not be provided with Letters of Enrolment for use at Immigration (GNIB registration). Students should check with their agency prior to commencing the programme on whether the exam fee is included in their costs or will have to be paid separately on arrival at the school.

External Exam fee for Study & Travel students is €140 and all exams are taken in Oscars International Dublin.

English & Work Experience EU

Our English and work experience course provides students with the opportunity to study and work in an English-speaking environment. Students will cover the four skills of English along with improving their knowledge of the grammatical and lexical rules underpinning the language, as well as having a hands-on work experience. Applicants on this programme must demonstrate a suitable level of English proficiency.

Course Decription:

  • Course starts any Monday
  • Intermediate to Proficiency levels
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • 20 Lessons per week. 4, 8 and 12 weeks of English tuition available plus work experience placement in hospitality sector
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Daily coursebook-based lessons followed by Skills Modules and Elective lessons
  • Use of Interactive Whiteboards and additional teaching materials/methods
  • Acces to class content through Online Academy
  • Access to a variety of teachers and teaching styles
  • Weekly revision tests and structured teacher feedback
  • Students progress through levels as their abilities improve

English & Internship Placement EU

Our internship programme is at the core of our executive centre. Participants are generally University students or young professionals seeking to obtain tangible experience in today’s fast paced working environment. We focus on areas such as IT, Law, Hospitality, Administration, Marketing, Banking, Law and many other areas.

Applicants on this internship programme must demonstrate a suitable level of English proficiency.

Course Description:

  • Course starts any Monday
  • Intermediate to Proficiency levels
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • English tuition plus internship placement upon course completion
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Daily coursebook-based lessons followed by Skills Modules and Elective lessons
  • Use of Interactive Whiteboards and additional teaching materials/methods
  • Acces to class content through Online Academy
  • Access to a variety of teachers and teaching styles
  • Weekly revision tests and structured teacher feedback
  • Students progress through levels as their abilities improve