Sujay Kundu

Roadmap to study AI in Ireland

Here I am sharing my day to day research as I learn more on my journey towards my goal to study AI in Ireland.

So i am sharing all the research here, hope it helps someone who is interested ! 🙂

So i am sharing all the links here :

-> Ireland Opportunities
-> Ireland colleges list
-> Ireland colleges fees
-> Ireland Living Cost
-> Documents required
-> Process of Admission
-> Money you should have
-> Visa Process
-> Loan Options
-> International Driving License
-> Ireland Lifestyle
-> Indians in Ireland

-> Academic Qualifications
-> Certifications
-> Exams
-> Admission Requirements
-> Scholarships
-> Skills Required
-> Career Path
-> Companies hiring for AI
-> Responsibilities as a AI Engineer
-> Roadmap to transition to AI

-> Timelines for Applying to Ireland Colleges

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related major
  • You will need the degree in one of the (computer science, mathematics, information technology, statistics, finance, or economics)
  • Also consider pursuing Post graduate degree and building your experience and portfolio
  • Require a CGPA of 6.5 or 65% (

Skills Required :

Foundational understanding of the following subjects :

  • Computer programming
  • Cognitive science
  • Robotics
  • Math
  • Engineering
  • Physics

Technical skills :

  • General-purpose programming languages: Python and C/C++ or Java
  • Data structures, basic algorithms, classes, memory management, and linking.
  • Database management: Apache Cassandra, Couchbase, DynamoDB
  • Data analysis and statistics: MATLAB, R, Pandas
  • AI platforms: Microsoft Azure AI, Google Cloud AI, IBM Watson
  • Data acquisition systems: Physical sensors and wireless sensors
  • Digital marketing goals and strategies
  • Industry knowledge
  • Statistical knowledge (Gaussian distribution, mean, average, standard deviations, Guileless Bayes, Gaussian Mixture Models, Shrouded Markov Models)
  • Applied Maths and Algorithms
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Deep Learning & neural networks
  • Apache Spark
  • Big Data Technologies

Workspace skills :

  • Communication skills
  • Effective collaboration
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Solve challenges with low-cost, high-efficiency solutions.
  • AI developers must also be aware of technological advancements that result in cutting-edge software.


Ireland is an English-speaking country where the medium of studying and communication is English. Non-native English-speaking students must take an English language proficiency test and do well in it. The minimum IELTS score requirement is 6 or 6.5.

  • IELTS (6.5)
  • Duolingo English Test

Admission Requirements :

Ireland universities offer world-class and value-based data science programs. However, the admission requirements are high for the top universities in Ireland for MS in data science. The eligibility criteria and requirements vary, but some common criteria need to be fulfilled to get admission to Irish universities.

  1. * English language proficiency test scores of IELTS or TOEFL / PTE
  2. Statement of Purpose (SOP) is an important admission requirement. International students need to submit a statement of purpose document stating their goals, purpose of studying in Ireland, reasons for choosing a particular university, career goals, etc.
  3. Students have to submit at least 2-3 Letters of Recommendation (LOR) from past employers or faculty members. – One Academic and One Professional.
  4. Internship Letters (Appointment Letter, Experience Letter & if paid attach last 3 months stipend payment slips in one PDF)
  5. Work Experience letters (Joining, Appointment Letter, Experience Letter, & Last 3 months salary slops and Bank statements in one PDF) – If there is a contract involved instead of joining or appointment letters, attach a copy
  6. Other certifications, tests given or achievements
  7. Immigration History – Any visa grant or rejection (Any country & any type of visa)
  8. Test scores of standardized examinations like GRE and GMAT – Some universities waive the GRE requirement for students with work experience.
  9. Documentation for academic history, extra-curricular activities, and employment.
  10. CV
  11. Passport Copy – First and Last Page
  12. Grade 10th Marksheet
  13. Grade 12th Marksheet
  14. Undergraduation Marksheets and Degree Certificate (Semester wise) – Each semester mark sheet should be attached – All fail mark sheets should be attached as well.
  15. A bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, and engineering with a score of 60% and above is important for ai courses.
  16. Backlog certificate if you had backlogs
  17. Degree certificates or provisional degree certificate

All this documents are required, and it takes time to collect all this, so my recommendation would be to create a google drive folder and keep pushing all the documents whenever you start making the decision to go abroad, keep a checklist and keep a track on what’s not there.. go and get it, keep it updated, its very useful for visa processing and admission process.

Documents Required (Formats)

So I am attaching the following documents in a drive link that you can check the Docs here :

1. LOR (Letter of Recommendation)

2. SOP (Statement of Purpose)

3. Backlog Certificate

Scholarships :

Ireland has this scholarships available for bright students :
– Max Arthur Macauliffe Special Merit Scholarship NUI – National University of Ireland – Full Tuition fee waiver
– Maynooth University Scholarships – Maynooth University – 1,200-3,440 USD per year
– UCD Scholarships – University College Dublin – 50% Tuition Fee Waiver
– Centenary Scholarship Program – Dublin Institute of Technology – 50% Tuition Fee Waiver

Job Opportunities in AI

We will discuss on the Job opportunities for someone with AI Engineering skills , both for working in India as well as for Ireland

So let’s discuss on the opportunities that AI can provide :

Career Path – Roles in AI

So there are many roles that after studying AI you can opt for :

-> Director of analytics
-> Software Engineer with skills in AI
-> Prompt Engineer
-> AI consultant
-> Data Analyst
-> Data Engineer
-> Data Scientist
-> Data Architect
-> Researcher in Machine Learning
-> Machine Learning Engineer
-> Research engineer
-> Statistician
-> Computer scientist
-> Principal scientist
-> Algorithm engineer
-> Computer vision engineer
-> Program Manager
-> Information Analysis and Data Mining Engineers
-> AI Engineers
-> Survey Analyst
-> Data Warehouse Analyst
-> Business Intelligence Developer
-> Business Intelligence Implementation Consultant
-> Marketing Analyst
-> Business Intelligence Analyst
-> Database Administrator
-> Data Science Expert
-> Data Analytics Consultant
-> Big Data Engineer
-> Big Data Architect
-> Multimedia Systems Developer
-> IT Operations Manager
-> Technical Product Manager
-> Video Analytics and Data Scientist


If you already have your undergraduate degree in a field related to AI, consider enrolling in courses to learn some of the technical skills you’ll need to work in AI. Even if you don’t have your degree, certifications show potential employers that you’re serious about your career goals and make you a more attractive candidate. Some AI certifications to consider include:

  • USAII:
  • Certified Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • Certified Artificial Intelligence Consultant
  • Certified Artificial Intelligence Scientist
  • ARTIBA: Artificial Intelligence Engineer

Average salary for AI Engineers

Stats Based on Glassdoor :

Average salary for AI Engineers in India :

The average salary for AI Engineer is ₹24,88,547 per year in the India. The average additional cash compensation for a AI Engineer in the India is ₹14,88,547, with a range from ₹14,25,518 – ₹15,51,576.

Average salary for AI Engineers in Ireland :

The average pay of an AI engineer in Ireland is €60,500 a year. It can go as low as €38,000 and as high as €103,000 depending on the company you’re employed at, your geography, experience, qualification, skills and industry.

Top companies hiring in AI

  • NVidia
  • Google
  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Uber
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft
  • IT giants like Apple, Cisco, Dell, Intel, OpenText
  • Financial firms like Bank of Ireland, Bank of America
  • Manufacturing companies such as IBM, Enterprise Ireland
  • Consulting agencies such as First Derivatives, Accenture
  • Telecommunications agencies such as Ericsson

Responsibilities in AI

how to :

  • – Understand the basics of Artificial Intelligence including machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks
  • – Learn python programming
  • – Explore AI Libraries and Frameworks
  • – Study Data Science
  • – Take courses in Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • – Work on AI Projects
  • – Gain experience in AI tools and Technologies
  • – Stay updated with AI Trends and Research
  • – Network with AI Professionals
  • – Go to AI related events for Networking
  • – Consider additional Education or Certifications
  • – Update your Resume and Portfolio
  • – Apply for AI roles
  • – Get the job


Colleges in Ireland

I am attaching the sheet link for reference

Others :

Ireland Lifestyle and Living Costs

The average living costs for Ireland is approximately 2000 euros., so there is a calculator tool which you can use to calculate

Cost of Living Calculator Ireland| IDP Education | IDP India

Timelines for applying to colleges

So there are two intakes  – September Intake and January Intake,

  • Once applied to colleges in September, we get a conditional offer letter from the college if accepted, which can come around December or January. 
  • We have to deposit 50% tution fees before Visa filling. 

Student Card

Money you should have

Before start of the college:

You need to have at least 2 months of living costs with you before the start of the college