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National College of Ireland (NCI)


The National College of Ireland is a not-for-profit, State aided higher education institute. It is located in a state of the art campus located in Dublin’s city centre. NCI derives state funding in the form of core grant directly from the Department of Education and Skills.

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NCI has strong links with world-renowned US universities. For example, the MSc in Cloud Computing has been developed with professors from Stanford, UC Berkeley and Cornell. The NCI School of Computing is Ireland’s largest and sits in the centre of Dublin which is known as the “Silicon Valley of Europe”. Within walking distance of NCI are the European Headquarters of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. It is with these companies that NCI has developed courses and where NCI graduates gain employment.

The School of Business sits in the centre of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre. All of the world’s leading banks and consultancy companies are within reach of the campus. NCI graduates have gained employment at great companies like Citi, PWC, Morgan Stanley, KPMG and JP Morgan.

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NCI is ranked number 1 for graduate recruitment according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2015. This guide ranks all universities in Ireland according to the percentage of graduating students who get jobs related to their major within six months of graduation. NCI ranked the highest with 96% of students gaining employment within six months.

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The reason why NCI ranks so high is that they are a unique institution that has very strong links with industry. NCI was established more than 60 years ago to serve the specific needs of industry. They have two specialist schools in Computing and Business. They develop courses with industry by simply asking them what courses are needed to provide them with graduates with practical skills that are ready for the workplace. No other academic institution in Ireland has such strong industry links.

Academic Strengths

Located in the heart of the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and a short walk to the ‘Silicon Valley of Europe’ it is only natural that NCI’s academic strengths would focus on delivering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses designed for industry & by industry, in the areas of Business and Computing.NCI provides academic programmes from Foundation to PhD under the National Framework of Qualifications. Accreditations are provided by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland), a state agency. All of these accreditations are internationally recognized. The key PG & UG programmes available to international students are as follows:


  • MBA
  • MSc in Management, Finance or Marketing
  • MA in Human Resources Management
  • BA (Honours) in Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing Practice, Accounting, Technology in Business or Management Practice



  • MSc Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Web Technologies, Mobile Technologies
  • BSc (Honours) in Computing, Business Information Systems or Technology Management


We also offer a range of Foundation, Certificate, Higher Diploma and Pre-Masters courses, which offer great opportunities for progression to further education or to enhance your career path.


Research at National College of Ireland is regarded as a core activity embedded in the academic culture and contributing to the overall mission of the college. Lifelong learning, workplace learning and technology- enhanced learning represent National College of Ireland’s historical and current sphere of interest. Within this context National College of Ireland strives to provide access to quality education at a time, place and pace that meets the learner’s needs.

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NCI offer a wide range of scholarships from Pre-Masters to Undergraduate to Postgraduate courses. Scholarships are provided to high achieving students who show a strong passion for learning, career development and will actively participate in our classes. For current scholarship details, please contact our international office by emailing

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Contact Details

To discuss course details, your career plans, scholarships or, better still, to arrange a time where you can come to visit us and allow us to show you around our campus, please email or call + 353 1 4498500.

International Student Support

The International Office and the Student Services Department are committed to providing excellent support to you during your time at NCI.  We will help you make the very best of your experience as a student at NCI and as a visitor to Ireland.