The Irish Government invests over 782 million annually in research in Ireland’s higher education institutions. The impact of this funding is that Ireland’s higher education institutions now lead the world in an increasing number of fields.
Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields, spanning natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. This creates a unique opportunity for you at undergraduate and postgraduate level to join research programmes that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide.
Ireland is also where some of the world’s biggest and best companies have located key strategic research facilities. And in Ireland, you’ll find a unique ecosystem that sees academic researchers working hand-in-hand with small home-grown and start-up companies in partnership with some of the most powerful multinationals on the planet through a programme for shared research projects developed by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.
STUDY in one of the best education systems in the world for higher education achievements
BENEFIT from Ireland’s investment in the education system
CHOOSE from over 5000 internationally recognised qualifications
ACCESS world-class research opportunities in world-leading programmes
CONNECT with career opportunities with leading global companies located in Ireland
ACHIEVE your ambitions in Europe’s most entrepreneurial country
JOIN the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland’s vibrant culture
LIVE in an English speaking country
EXPERIENCE living in one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world
The higher education system in Ireland consists of the university sector, institutes of technology and private independent colleges. The entry requirements for international students to higher education are determined individually by each institution and are generally based on national examination performance and English language aptitude.
Irish higher education institutions offer degrees at ordinary and Honours Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate levels and undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas over a full range of disciplines. Use the course search below to find the course or higher education institution best suited to you.
The friendliness and hospitality for which the Irish people are renowned contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to the way of life and in particular, student life in Ireland. The individual sections below cover a number of topics that you should be familiar with before you decide to come to Ireland, when you arrive and while you are here.