Ireland’s worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence.
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 recognized 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 the only English speaking country in the Euro zone
EXPERIENCE living in one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world
A Friendly, Safe Environment
In 2010, Lonely Planet named Ireland the most friendly country in the world.
The Global Peace Index rates 158 nations worldwide on measures such as conflict, safety and security in society and militarization. In 2013, it ranked Ireland the 12th most peaceful place on Earth.
In 2013, the OECD put Ireland in the top ten in its Better Life Index. In general, Irish people were more satisfied with their lives and had more positive experiences in a typical day than the OECD average. What’s more, the Irish scored second highest in the OECD for citizens volunteering time, giving money and helping a stranger.
English Speaking Country
While Ireland has its own language and distinct cultural identity, English is the universal spoken language. In fact, Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the Euro zone, and that’s one of the reasons why so many multinational businesses locate their European base here.
Internationally Recognized Qualifications
Ireland is in the top-twenty worldwide for its higher education system, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2014.
To put the learner in control, the Quality and Qualifications Ireland has developed a National Framework of Qualifications known as the NFQ system.
Arts & Culture – Ireland’s celebrated traits
Ireland is the country that gave the world Ulysses, Dracula and Gulliver’s Travels. Dublin has been named one of only four UNESCO Cities of Literature. And writers William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Becket, and Seamus Heaney have won Ireland four Nobel Prizes for Literature. Dublin UNESCO City of Other playwrights of note include Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, Sean O’Casey, Brendan Behan, John B. Keane and, more recently, living legend Conor McPherson.
Dance, music and storytelling are in our blood. Traditional Irish music has influenced country, blue grass, folk, jazz and rock music in North America, Europe, Australia and beyond, and wherever you go in Ireland, you’ll never be far from a session.
Visual and Performing Arts
River dance took the world by storm and has brought about a renaissance in Irish dance. Louis Le Brocquy is widely acclaimed for his Portrait Heads, which celebrate some of Ireland’s greatest literary figures. And Irish-born Francis Bacon, creator of The Scream, has had his studio re-created and preserved at Dublin’s Hugh Lane gallery. Trinity College & River dance
Irishmen Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan, who have brought their genius to world of the silver screen, and are now being joined by a new generation of Irish filmmakers, behind modern classics such as Once and The Garage, plus a hosts of Oscar winning and nominated short animations.
We’ve got magical castles, enchanted ruins, ancient archaeology and thousands of miles of windswept coastline, with some of the most beautiful beaches, highest sea cliffs and biggest waves in Europe.
Adventure – Living on the edge!
Warning: don’t try this at home! Try it in Ireland. We’ve got extreme sport covered.
As an island nation, Ireland has a vast 220 million acres of marine and undersea territory. And battered by the Atlantic, we’ve got some of biggest waves in Europe. So if water-sports are your thing, you’re coming to the right place. When it comes to surfing expect wild conditions and a warm welcome. Have a go at sea-kayaking, scuba-diving and sailing, or get motoring with jet-skiing, hover crafting and power boating.
Ireland: A Hub for the Hotspots of Europe
Ireland’s location just off the west coast of Europe makes it an ideal gateway to a huge range of mini-break options for students who literally want to broaden their horizons in their spare time.
You can experience the rugged landscape of an island nation and still be just hours away from countless destinations of the United Kingdom (UK) and mainland Europe.
Cities like London (England), Glasgow (Scotland) and Cardiff (Wales) are all within a one-hour flight away while Paris (France), Prague (Czech Republic), Lisbon (Portugal) and Barcelona (Spain) are all within three hours travel time.
Ireland’s four main airports at Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Belfast regularly service dozens of international cities like these. There are also a number of regional airports that offer a slimmer schedule.