The experience of an Irish University education truly enriches your life. Our universities, with their dedicated and highly qualified staff, have a long history of educating students to the highest internationally recognised standards. From energy filled lecture theatres to the state of the art laboratories, well-resourced libraries and exciting campuses the Irish University experience is something to savour. There is a magnetic energy around the Irish Universities that draws students from all over the world. There are currently over 32,000 international students studying in Ireland availing of the extensive range of courses available.
Nurturing international students and helping them adapt to a new culture is what the Irish Universities do best with a dedicated International office to cater for your needs and an exciting range of clubs, societies and support structures to help you settle into university life.
All 7 Irish Universities are ranked in the top 3% of institutions worldwide with many research fields in the top 1% in the world. In the 2011 International Student Barometer survey the Irish Universities results were above the average Global International Student Barometer, an outcome they take great pride in.
Many international students have such a positive undergraduate experience they return again to study Masters, PhD’s or continue with their research. Inspired by the talented pool of Irish university graduates many multinational companies (e.g. Google, Facebook, Intel, HP, Boston Scientific) have internships for students and a range of job opportunities upon graduation. The Irish universities work very closely with industry to ensure their graduates are workforce ready. A dedicated careers officer in each university guides International students through the recruitment process.
For more information: view the profiles of the 7 universities or contact the university international offices directly.
Other useful links include:
- Education in Ireland http://www.educationinireland.com
- Technological Higher Education Assocation (THEA) www.thea.ie
- Irish Council for Overseas Students (ICOS) www.icosirl.ie/
- Department of Foreign Affairs www.dfa.ie
- Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Students