Study Destination: Ireland

EduCo in Ireland assists our partner universities Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, Maynooth University and IT Sligo in growing their international student communities through undergraduate and postgraduate pathway programs.

Why do international students choose to study in Ireland?

Scintillatingly scenic

Ireland is a small island located in the Atlantic side of Western Europe that is big on its scenic destinations. Its breathtaking countryside and beautiful coastline charms tourists and locals alike. Because of the island nation’s relatively small size, major cities are just a drive away from weekend destinations like Dingle or Killarney.

A hotspot for technology and innovation

Some of the world’s most innovative tech multinationals have offices in Ireland. Whether in information and communications technology, pharmaceuticals, digital media or social media, Ireland is home to the global high-tech sector. Among the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development member-nations, Ireland has the highest proportion of science and engineering graduates.

Fun-loving locals

Ireland is also known for its friendly people. With their big sense of humour, the Irish love to laugh, sometimes poking fun at themselves too. The Irish are also easy-going in nature and have a warm sense of community. Whether in a local pub or on the street, anywhere is a place of cheer in Ireland.

Culturally rich

From Stone Age art, castles and folklore, to music, dance and sports—Ireland has a proud heritage and incredible cultural scene. Festivals and parades are also a hit among locals.

World-class higher education

Global industry giants headquartered in Ireland acknowledge the country’s highly-educated workforce. Thanks to the Irish government’s funding in higher education, Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world, making waves in the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. The Irish educational system is also consistently ranked as one of the best in Europe. With over 5,000 internationally-recognised qualifications to choose from and close to 35,000 international students from 161 countries completing their studies in the “Celtic Tiger”, Ireland is a thriving nation when it comes to world-class education.

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