An increasing number of overseas students are selecting Ireland as their study destination. This enigmatic island nation is home to bustling, modern cities as well as beautiful, unsullied countryside.

Due to substantial government investment in Ireland’s higher education institutions, the country has one of the best higher education systems in the world.


Ireland’s universities are noted for their excellence in research and the impact that research has in many fields, driving innovation and changing lives. At the undergraduate and postgraduate level, studying in Ireland, you’ll have access to some of the best research facilities anywhere.

A major centre for finance and commerce, leading global companies such as Google, Facebook and Pfizer have European bases here. Ireland is also a hugely entrepreneurial nation and Dublin is amongst the world’s top cities for start ups. The country is youthful and energetic with over a third of the population under 25 years of age.

With a rich history in culture and the arts, Ireland gave us such literary giants as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. These days there are a host of popular contemporary writers such as Roddy Doyle, Sebastian Barry, and Colm Toibin.

Traditional Irish song and dance is much loved throughout the world and modern artists such as Enya, Sinéad O’Connor and U2 continue to entertain us.

Another factor that makes Ireland a popular choice for international study is the Irish themselves. Renowned for their warmth, friendliness and sense of fun, the people here will make your stay unforgettable.