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Galway sits on the stunning west coast of the country and is internationally recognised for its stunning beaches, arts and cultural events

As the home of the Galway Arts Festival and the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, there's plenty of opportunity to delve into the city's rich cultural heritage.


Galway was also named the European Capital of Culture 2020 and is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

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Why study in Ireland?

The country is known for its friendly people who welcome those from overseas gladly. They’re down for a good time and are famed for partying in pubs and chatting with friends. 

On top of all this, it’s a place blessed with spectacular scenery and diverse cities. If it’s nature you’re after popular destinations include the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the stunning Killarney National Park.  

For city life you have five to choose from, the most popular being the cobbled streets of Dublin and the eclectic and bohemian Galway. 

With all this on offer, it’s easy to see why studying in Ireland is such a popular choice.

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      Studying in the Republic of Ireland can provide a rich student experience. 

      Most universities have services to help students find on-campus accommodation in their first year. Halls of residence offer a great opportunity to meet new people and form lasting friendships. 

      Societies and sports clubs are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in. You could give Gaelic football a go, a traditional Irish team sport, or join an International Students’ Society to meet like-minded people. 

      If you have the right visa, you can also work in Ireland as you study. A great way to earn work experience, save some money, and meet new people outside your university. 

      It’s clear to see that life for international students in Ireland can be an exciting experience.

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