• A Friendly Safe Environment

    Ireland's higher education institutions are committed to helping international students adjust to their new environment and provide them with all the information they need.

  • Extensive Choice of Courses

    Ireland's Universities offer more than 5,000 courses in the field of medicine, science, technology, engineering, business, law, languages, literature, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and other humanities, as well as the creative, visual and performing arts. Degrees are available at ordinary and honours bachelors, masters and doctorate levels.

  • Long Tradition in Education Excellence

    Having one of the most innovative education systems in the world, and an international reputation for academic quality, university's degree programs are internationally recognised and quality guaranteed. International students have access to the world's most prestigious business schools, centres of scientific and technological excellence, and the best language and humanities institutions in Ireland.

  • Leading Global Companies in Ireland

    Ireland has become the destination of choice for multinational companies as a result of its highly skilled, well-educated, and capable labour force. In Ireland, there are over 1000 foreign direct investment firms, including major names like Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pfizer, GSK, and Genzyme.

  • English Speaking Country

    In Ireland, the predominant language is English, the universal language of communication, and one reason so many multinational companies choose to base their European operations there. It is also one of the reasons that international students flock to Ireland.

  • Internationally Recognised Qualifications

    Ireland's higher education system ranks in the top twenty worldwide. The Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) developed a 10-level framework to enable the comparison of different qualifications issued by different education institutions, and to ensure their recognition both in Ireland and overseas.

  • Innovative & Creative Culture

    The Irish were responsible for the following life-changing innovations: The submarine, colour photography, the modern tractor, the guided missile, the nickel-zinc battery, the portable defibrillator, the Gregg system of shorthand speed writing, the modern stethoscope, rubber shoe soles, soda water, a treatment for leprosy, the aircraft ejector seat and chocolate milk.

  • Entrepreneurial Society

    The energy of youth abounds in Ireland today. The nation's population is young, with over a third under the age of 25. Global entrepreneurs are welcome, as are international businesses. Ireland introduced special visa programs and Enterprise Ireland introduced a new International Start-up Fund to assist entrepreneurs looking to start or relocate businesses to Ireland.

Living Expenses

If you’re interested in studying in Ireland, you should ensure you have sufficient funding to cover your living expenses. Students who need a visa will have to demonstrate this as part of their application. According to our estimates, students spend between €7,000 and €12,000 per year. 

Health Insurance

Non-EU students are not eligible to receive free medical attention off-campus, and therefore, must obtain their own private insurance. Students from outside of the European Union will need to provide proof of comprehensive health insurance when registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

Climate

Like Ireland’s people, its weather is never monotonous or predictable. You might be dancing in the rain or blowing in the wind, but the sun will never be far away! The climate can be summed up as being mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes. 

International Experience

Students may work 40 hours per week between June, July, August, and September, and from 15th December to 15th January inclusive.  At all other times, students will be limited to working 20 hours per week. The minimum wage in Ireland is €9.15 per hour.

Ireland has climbed to be ranked 2nd in the world out of 189 countries in a United Nations index measuring longevity education and wealth.

The education system in Ireland is among the finest in the world. Universities and schools are globally connected, so graduates of Irish education institutions can pursue a wide range of careers around the globe.

Post Study Pathways for International Students

Students can stay in Ireland after completing their studies for the purpose of looking for employment under the Irish Third Level Graduate Scheme. This scheme exists to allow legally resident non-EU third level graduates to remain in Ireland in order to look for employment or apply for a green card/work permit.

QS World University Rankings 2022: Irish Universities
Trinity College Dublin: 101, University College Dublin: 173, Queen's University Belfast: 216, National University of Ireland, Galway: 258, University College Cork: 298, Dublin City University: 490

You will need to pay tuition fees – these vary depending on the university or college and course you choose.
You may be able to get financial help with your tuition fees, or a scholarship.

The amount of money you will need to cover living costs will vary based on where you study.
First year students tend to live in university halls of residence (university accommodation) – but there are lots of other accommodation options.

Many international students need to apply for a visa to study in Ireland, and there are work permit restrictions and some English language qualifications you may need.
Most course providers will ask you to demonstrate proficiency in English, or to take an approved English language test if English is not your first language.