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More than 120,000 studies from Ireland and the rest of the world travel to Dublin every year to study at one of its four world class universities - Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University and Technological University Dublin. They’re in good company too, as alumni from these universities include James Joyce, W.B. Yeats and Bram Stoker.

Dublin has lots of things working in its favour for international students, as it’s a thriving modern city that’s also packed full of history and culture. It’s also an outward looking international city, ranked by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as one of the top thirty cities in the world, helped by having a population that is warm, welcoming and always ready for a good craic.

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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.

Student life

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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