High-quality education in the Emerald Isle
Ireland is a small country with rich traditions in the field of education. The entire population of the Green Island is smaller than in many major cities around the world. Ireland is famous for its’ high achievements in various fields such as education, science and advanced technology. It is firmly one of the leading countries in the world by the number of schools per capita. Also, the development of information technology in Ireland is already competing with the famous Silicon Valley.
Ireland has 7 universities, 14 institutes of technology and dozens of private colleges. They are all united in a single structure, called tertiary education (after primary and secondary). In addition to the tertiary education system there are institutions of vocational training and post-graduate education: doctorate level, refresher courses for professionals and MBA programs.
For students from countries outside the European Union, Ireland has its’ own regulations for temporary employment; only full-time students staying longer than one year can have a part-time job while studying. Moreover, their degree programme must have been added to the International Register and accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ireland. The right to temporary employment is reserved for foreign students only for the duration of student visa.
Tuition fees in Ireland varies depending on the degree programme and education institution the student is applying for. Fees may also change every academic year, therefore it is best to check the university admissions document for up-to-date information.
Ireland is one of the leading countries in social connections and above average in housing, personal security, health status, subjective well-being, work-life balance, civic engagement and environmental quality.
Irish universities recommended by Study Advisory:
Dublin City university gathers students from 110 nationalities and almost 70 % students take part either on a work placement or study abroad, and as well 92 % of DCU graduates are employed or pursuing further studies within 6 months of graduation. It hosts an innovation campus with a specialisation in the cleantech sector.
Maynooth University is located on the doorstep of Dublin in the beautiful, historic town of Maynooth with a medieval castle at its gates. Still you can reach Dublin, Ireland’s vibrant capital in about 30 minutes. In Maynooth everything you need, shops, restaurants… in addition to the University’s student activities with possibilities from kayaking to the tea society. This is a genuine university town!
Top 3 reasons to study in Ireland:
- Recognised world class education
- Beautiful countryside and unique cities
- Ancient culture and millennial traditions
Did you know this about Ireland?
- 75% of adults aged 25-64 have completed an upper secondary education.
- Ireland is a snake-free island. Due to its isolation from the European mainland, Ireland lacks several species common elsewhere in Europe, such as moles, weasels, polecats or roe deer.
- It is estimated that over 80 million people of Irish descent live outside of Ireland, what is 14 times more than the population of Ireland itself! Three million of these immigrants still hold their Irish nationality.