EU Students

Information and opportunities for EU Students in Irish universities

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 Irish Universities are ranked in the top 3% of institutions worldwide with many research fields in the top 1% in the world.

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.

In this section you will find:

  • information and relevant links for EU students who wish to come and study at IUA member universities through the Erasmus+
  • information and relevant links for other EU students who are interested in studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level in IUA member universities
  • practical information for students from the EU who wish to come and study in Ireland.

IUA’s Head of International Affairs is Jennifer Cleary.