Ireland has one of the best education systems in the world and there are many reasons to study here. Schools and universities are globally connected and graduates of Irish education institutions have access to opportunities in many different careers all over the world.

Ireland is an island nation on the westernmost edge of Europe. It is the continent’s second largest island after Great Britain. And it is known for its beautiful green countryside, fascinating history and friendly people.

Reasons to study in Ireland

1. High-quality education

Ireland is ranked in the top 10 for education (IMB World Competitiveness Ranking 2019) and provides students with one of the best education systems in the world; offering world-class universities, a diverse range of degree options and globally-recognised qualifications.

2. Career opportunities

There are many great career opportunities in Ireland for international graduates due to its appeal to multinational businesses, including well-known companies such as eBay, Skype and Microsoft. Most universities, including UCD, offer internship opportunities that are a great way to gain real experience in the workplace that can prove invaluable when job-hunting.

3. Post-study work visa opportunities

When it comes to post-study work, Ireland is the only English-speaking country in Europe that offers post-study work visas to international graduates, making it an attractive destination to kick-start your career. Once you find full time employment after studying in Ireland, you will be eligible to apply for residency

4. A mix of city life and nature

Ireland offers a great balance of city life and country life. Major cities in Ireland are smaller than other European capitals but offer everything you need (from shops and restaurants to entertainment and transport) and are vibrant and full of unique history.

5. Low Cost of Living

Dublin is far less expensive than major urban areas such as London or New York, which is particularly advantageous for students who must manage a limited budget and find low-cost housing.

6. Safety

Ireland is a safe and tolerant place to live and ranks consistently in the world’s Top 20 countries for quality of life, peace and human development. It’s also a young country, with a third of the population under 25 years old.