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Study in Ireland

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 study here?

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.

A large international community

According to the Irish Universities Association, there are over 32,000 international students studying in Ireland. By joining us at Dublin International Study Centre, you will become a part of our international community, and have the opportunity to settle into life in Ireland before starting your university degree.

Working in Ireland

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.

If you want to work in Dublin, the Irish capital city offers excellent career opportunities and is home to top multinational companies. Find out more about careers in Dublin here.

Student life in Ireland

Ireland is famed for its friendly people and fabulous landscapes. It is the perfect place for international students — offering a great student experience and exciting job opportunities for graduates. It is also one of the most dynamic and inspiring countries in the world for ambitious young people wanting to work in exciting industries.

A young population

According to 2022 census, 50% of Dublin’s population is under 38, which makes your new city one of the youngest-feeling capital cities in Europe. The youthful people of Dublin keep the city exciting, innovative and fun.

A safe and happy place to live

The Global Peace Index 2023 ranks Ireland in the top 3 safest countries in the world. The crime rate here is low, so you can feel confident and safe living here. Ireland also has been recognised as a happy and welcoming nation - 14th on the World Happiness Index 2020 - 2022.

Countryside and coast

Ireland has plenty of natural sights to see. Ireland is fondly known as the Emerald Isle, because of its extensive green countryside.

When you join us at Dublin International Study Centre, you’ll be living in a coastal city by Dublin Bay, giving you easy access to the sea. Wicklow Mountains National Park is about 40km south of the city. Here you can enjoy walking trails, water sports, climbing, horse riding and lakeside picnics.

Travel in Ireland

Well connected for travel, Ireland's bus and rail links make it easy to explore the beautiful countryside. Popular tourist destinations include filming locations for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Game of Thrones, and the iconic Giant’s Causeway.

Ireland also has worldwide connections. Whether you’re looking to travel to the UK or continental Europe for a weekend away or travelling to your home country, there are plenty of options to allow you to access the world:

From Dublin to:

  • Belfast: 2 hrs 15 minutes
  • Limerick: 2 hrs 15 minutes
  • Galway: 2 hrs 20 minutes
  • Cork: 2 hrs 40 minutes

From Dublin to:

  • Manchester: 1 hr 5 minutes
  • Edinburgh: 1 hr 10 minutes
  • London: 1 hr 20 minutes
  • Amsterdam: 1 hr 40 minutes
  • Paris: 1 hr 45 minutes

Join us today

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