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Predeparture Briefing and Checklist for Kenyan Students Departing to Study MSc Finance in Ireland:

Travel Documents: Ensure that you have a valid passport and any necessary visa documents.

Financial Planning: Make sure to have enough funds to cover your expenses for the duration of your stay in Ireland. This includes tuition fees, accommodation, and living expenses.

Accommodation: Arrange for accommodation before arriving in Ireland. This can be done through the university or through private rental options.

Insurance: Purchase health and travel insurance to cover any unexpected costs.

Packing: Pack clothing and personal items suitable for the Irish climate and culture.

Cultural Adaptation: Research Irish culture and customs to familiarize yourself with the way of life in Ireland. This will help you adapt more easily to your new surroundings.

Communication: Familiarize yourself with the local language, English and also be ready to communicate with the Irish people.

Orientation: Attend the university’s orientation program, which will provide you with important information about the campus and resources available to you.

Learning: Be prepared to participate in classroom discussions and group work, which are common in Irish universities.

Networking: Take advantage of the opportunity to meet new people and make connections in the academic and professional communities.


  • Passport
  • Visa documents
  • Tuition fee payment
  • Accommodation arrangement
  • Health and Travel insurance
  • Warm clothing
  • Personal items
  • Adaptation research materials
  • Communication tools
  • Orientation program details
  • Learning materials
  • Networking contacts

We hope this predeparture briefing and checklist will be helpful for you as you prepare for your journey to Ireland to study MSc Finance. Good luck with your studies and enjoy your time in Ireland!

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