Despite being a relatively small nation, Ireland is jam-packed with things that make it a popular destination for students studying abroad. The Irish place a strong value on education, which is reflected in the country’s outstanding colleges and universities and its reputation for academic excellence. Ireland has produced four Nobel Laureates in literature, and its remarkable history is evident and celebrated throughout the country.
Dublin, the country’s capital, is lively and vibrant and is at the center of the Irish economy. Ireland is of course famous for its pubs, which are popular with students, but there are many other hidden treasures to surprise and delight you.
Ireland a dynamic, lively, modern country with a young population and a successful, technologically orientated economy …. but it remains a country where music, conversation, culture and traditions matter.
Ireland’s worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. Ireland is a beautiful island, combining contemporary modern cities with an unspoilt countryside, offering cityscapes steeped in history and landscapes lush with a rich natural habitat. Renowned for friendliness, a safe, English speaking country offers the warmest of welcomes to students from all over the world.
A Friendly and Safe Country
Ireland was voted by Lonely Planet as the world’s friendliest country in 2008 and 2010 and was ranked 12th in the 2009 Global Peace Index. International students enrich campus communities countrywide and Ireland’s hospitable nature coupled with an unrivalled sense of fun ensures living in Ireland is an unforgettable experience. The island’s varied environment is ideal for many outdoor pursuits such as climbing, water sports and all kinds of ball and team sports. It’s easy to explore Europe from an Irish base with low-cost, frequent flights making trips affordable.
Ireland is an English-speaking country with close cultural, economic and educational links with the English-speaking world, especially with the UK – its next door neighbour – and with the USA. With 36% of the population under the age of 25, Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the English-speaking world to be a student.
Internationally recognized qualifications and extensive choice
Irish higher education institutions and qualifications are recognised worldwide for excellence, delivering world-class innovative learning in many disciplines. Students can choose from an extensive range of courses to meet their needs in highly respected business schools, centres of scientific and technology excellence as well as renowned language, humanities and arts faculties
Supportive learning environments
Dedicated international offices work closely with administrative, academic and specialist staff to fully support students throughout their time in Ireland. Through these specialist support structures, students receive direct access to information, facilities, services and staff.
Innovative and creative culture
Ireland is a land rich in cultural heritage with a history of world-leading innovation. From the flamboyance of Oscar Wilde to mould-breaking James Joyce. From the pioneering quantum physics of John Bell to Nobel Laureate Ernest Walton, Ireland’s unique innovative and creative culture is an integral part of the Irish experience.
Ireland’s graduates are innovators in their fields, leaders in their communities and ambassadors for excellence all around the world. Qualifications earned and connections made in Ireland deliver a passport to success
Leading global companies in Ireland
Companies who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success choose to locate in Ireland. Recently, Ireland welcomed Ireland has welcomed Google, Facebook, Pfizer, Apple, Intel to name just a few – all of whom chose Ireland as their European base.
Take the first step to join the growing number of international students choosing Ireland to fulfill their potential. Your future starts here.