Why study at National College of Ireland?
There are a number of great reasons to choose National College of Ireland (NCI) as your third-level institution, including its excellent qualifications, experienced staff, supportive atmosphere and city-centre location.
1. Highly relevant courses
NCI is a specialist college and provides a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher diploma programmes through its School of Business, School of Computing and Center for Education and Lifelong Learning. All qualifications are globally recognised, and you can be guaranteed exceptional quality and an excellent learning experience.
NCI works closely with industry and professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Psychological Society of Ireland and others to ensure courses are closely aligned with industry needs.
2. Graduate outcomes
As a result of providing globally recognised, high-quality qualifications and the exceptional service of its Careers Department, 87% of NCI graduates secure employment within 6 months of graduation. Many graduates go on to work with top multinational companies in the tech and financial services industries, whose headquarters are located in Dublin within walking distance of NCI’s campus. To learn more about the success of its graduates view the College’s graduate destinations reports.
3. International student support
NCI’s award-winning International Office will ensure you have all the information, support and guidance you need from your arrival to Ireland until your graduation from NCI. The supports in place include a 12-week pre-arrival programme with online webinars and guides on topics such as accommodation, finances, and careers; a free-of-charge airport shuttle service for new students; and a 4-week welcome programme with a series of events to help you meet new people, settle into college life and get established in Ireland.
4. Small class sizes
The College’s small group teaching model and friendly atmosphere mean students find NCI a very pleasant and supportive atmosphere to study in. Students prosper in an environment where they get to know lecturers, staff and their fellow students.
5. Modern city-centre campus
NCI’s purpose-built campus includes a spacious atrium area, tiered lecture theatres, modern computer labs and smaller executive suites and boardrooms. The campus is well serviced by public transport links with the Luas – Dublin’s tram service – and mainline train stations on its doorstep.
6. Fees and Scholarships
NCI offers very competitive fees for international students. Scholarships are available on all programmes and are assessed during the application process. Therefore, the first step to achieving a scholarship is to apply for your chosen programme. A full list of our fees and scholarships are available on The college website.
Whether you want to study at undergraduate level or upgrade your qualification to a master's degree, NCI is a great choice for you. See what some students and graduates have to say on the College’s International YouTube page.
How to Apply
It is advised that you consider applying through one of NCI’s approved agents who can provide you with additional guidance and support with your application. Please find your nearest agents on the NCI website.
If you would like to discuss your application or have any questions, please email email@example.com.