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There are plenty of reasons you should choose to study in Ireland. A high-quality Irish education is recognised across the globe. You can get ahead in your career here — Ireland is the only native English-speaking country in the EU that offers post-study work visas to international graduates.

Large multinational companies are based here in Dublin too, and they often seek out graduates from University College Dublin, meaning there are plenty of job opportunities for international graduates.

Why studying in Ireland is an excellent choice for your future career

Internationally recognised degrees

Earning a degree in in Ireland means that wherever you decide to start your career, your hard work will be recognised. A degree from an Irish institution is a valuable addition to your CV and will help you stand out to employers.

Working in Ireland after graduation

After graduating from an Irish university, international students have the chance to stay and work in Ireland. Non-EU/EEA citizens are eligible for the Third Level Graduate Scheme. This gives successful graduates the opportunity to stay in Ireland for one year seeking employment.

A great start to your career

With famous multinational companies based here in Dublin, and a generous post-study work visa for international students, studying here puts you in a fantastic position to start your career. As a global business hub, Dublin has plenty of career opportunities for after you graduate.

Companies that are based here include:

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Pfizer
  • Meta
  • LinkedIn
  • KPMG
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"Now that I have graduated I plan to start working immediately. I would like to stay in Ireland as I have made great contacts here through my years of studying. My skills I have gained from UCD have made me who I am today and will set me in good stead for what I hope is a positive and successful future."

Robin from Zimbabwe
Studied International Foundation Year in Engineering and Sciences
Progressed to BSc Sports & Exercise Management

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Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have about your application. We can’t wait to meet you.