Study in Ireland

Why study in Ireland ?

Ireland has a long history of welcoming international students going back more than a thousand years. In the dark ages of 7th century Europe, Ireland was a beacon of learning, and students from around the continent traveled to study in Irish monasteries. We continue that proud and historic tradition today, and for the past 50 years, Ireland has been a location of choice from students around the world, including North America, Europe, the Gulf, and Asia.Education in Ireland is a transformational experience, which adds significant value to the personal development and economic potential of our graduates and binds them to the global Irish family, a network which will continue to be open to them no matter where in the world they travel.

We have a range of strengths which give us a competitive advantage:

  1. We are a small, safe and friendly country.
  2. Our people are renowned for attributes such as innovation, creativity and collaboration.
  3. We are a member of the European Union, and have extensive global links through our worldwide diaspora
  4. We are an English-speaking country with a unique cultural heritage.
  5. We have an education system that has had a long history of international engagement and which is globally respected.
  6. We offer a remarkable student experience.

In the past thirty years, successive Irish Governments have put enormous resources into education and research. The reputation of our higher education system has grown considerably, and our research is now making an international impact. Our educational infrastructure is of a very high level. All of our universities and the Dublin Institute of Technology are ranked in the top 5% globally.US President Barack Obama has called the Irish people “among the best educated in the world.