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Welcome to Ireland!

For a small country, Ireland has made a big impact on the global stage. The Land of Saints and Scholars has given the world a wealth of artists and musicians, pioneers and entrepreneurs, scientists and sporting heroes, and unforgettable hospitality to our many welcomed visitors. Ireland's beauty, cuisine, and culture are world-renowned too, but there's more reasons than these to study there.

One of the safest and cleanest locations in the world, an English-speaking country with excellent transport links to its European and North American neighbours, and exceptional third-level institutions in all regions - we hope to welcome you to Ireland soon!


Choose your future

Ireland boasts over 30 Higher Education Institutions which themselves offer over 5,000 courses across all academic disciplines, from medicine, science, technology, and engineering, to business, law, and the humanities as well as the creative, visual and performing arts.

All courses on offer lead to internationally recognized, and quality assured qualifications. In addition, courses often include work placement and intern opportunities so studying in Ireland can also kick start a successful graduate career. This is no surprise given that Ireland has become the European hub for more than 1,000 leading multinational companies, who have established very strong links with our universities, all of which are ranked in the top 5% globally.

Scholarships are available, but students are also entitled to work while studying in Ireland. What's more, an international graduate from an Irish institution has the option to stay in Ireland for at least one year to seek employment.

Be sure to visit www.educationinireland.com - your one-stop-shop for information on studying in Ireland!


Ireland at a glance

  • Head of State: President Michael D Higgins
  • Head of Government: An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
  • Currency: Euro ()
  • National emblem: Harp
  • National Day: Saint Patrick’s Day, 17 March
  • Two UNESCO world heritage sites: Newgrange, Co. Meath, and The Skelligs, Co. Kerry (which features in the new Star Wars films)
  • Famous Irish writers include Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, Maeve Binchy, Seamus Heaney and Roddy Doyle
  • Famous Irish playwrights include George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde
  • Famous musical exports include U2, The Script, Boyzone, Westlife, Niall Horan, The Corrs, and Enya
  • The most successful country in the Eurovision Song Contest, having won seven times
  • Known for producing whiskey and Guinness (a dry stout beer)
  • Traditional sports include Gaelic Football and Hurling, though sepak bola remains a firm favourite
  • A reputation for being rainy; depending on the region, it rains between 150 and 225 days a year - but this is also how Ireland earned the name 'The Emerald Isle'!