Why Ireland?

The Irish Government invests over 782 million annually in research in Ireland's higher education institutions. The impact of this funding is that Ireland's higher education institutions now lead the world in an increasing number of fields.

STUDY in one of the best education systems in the world for higher education achievements

BENEFIT from Ireland's investment in the education system

CHOOSE from over 5000 internationally recognised qualifications

ACCESS world-class research opportunities in world-leading programmes

CONNECT with career opportunities with leading global companies located in Ireland

ACHIEVE your ambitions in Europe's most entrepreneurial country

JOIN the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland's vibrant culture

LIVE in an English speaking country

EXPERIENCE living in one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world

Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields, spanning natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. This creates a unique opportunity for you at undergraduate and postgraduate level to join research programmes that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide.

Where Can I Study In Ireland?

The higher education system in Ireland consists of the university sector, institutes of technology and private independent colleges. The entry requirements for international students to higher education are determined individually by each institution and are generally based on national examination performance and English language aptitude.


Dublin City University (DCU)
Maynooth University
NUI Galway
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
University College Cork (UCC)
University College Dublin (UCD)
University of Limerick


Mary Immaculate College
National College of Art & Design (NCAD)
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Shannon College of Hotel Management

Institutes of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT)
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT)
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB)
Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow)
Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo)
Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin)
Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee)
Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)

Private Higher Education Institutions

CCT College Dublin
Dublin Business School
NUI Galway
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
University College Cork (UCC)
University College Dublin (UCD)
University of Limerick

Living in Ireland

The friendliness and hospitality for which the Irish people are renowned contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to the way of life and in particular, student life in Ireland. The individual sections below cover a number of topics that you should be familiar with before you decide to come to Ireland, when you arrive and while you are here.

Before Arrival

Find out all you need to know before coming to Ireland

On Arrival

Find out more about living costs

While You're in Ireland

Find out more about banking in Ireland

How Do I Apply?

In this section of the website, you will find much of the information you need to apply to study in Ireland. Before submitting an application, you should try to get as much information as you can about your preferred programme, institution and accommodation as well as funding and student visa criteria. Once you are completely satisfied with all your choices, you will need time to gather the necessary paperwork.

Qualifications Recognition

Compare and contrast the level and standard of different qualifications

Apply for a Course

Search the various options that best meet your requirements

Get Your Student Visa

Apply for the appropriate student visa to match your studies

Tuition Costs & Scholarships

Be fully aware of the costs involved and scholarships available

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