Why Study in Ireland?
It takes independent thinkers and doers to succeed in today’s world - and it takes a pioneering, creative and agile country to produce them. That country is Ireland.
We’re proud to be known as ‘Ireland of the welcomes’
The Irish have always prided themselves on the warmth of their welcome and are rightly famed for making visitors to our shores feel at home. And as one of the safest counties in the world, we provide an environment where security is taken as read. Our receiving universities all have formal integration programmes in place, making sure that all our Study Abroad guests settle in quickly and easily.
We speak your language.
It's hugely comforting to know that Ireland is one of the very few English-speaking countries in Europe, so settling in and making the most of your stay with us is super-easy. Whether it's dealing with lecturers or simply asking for directions, there’s no danger of anything getting lost in translation.
From A to Z, we've got your programme covered
Regardless of what you're looking to study, from Humanities to Engineering, there’s an Irish institution that can match your curriculum to perfection. So, no matter what your chosen subject may be, studying in Ireland increases your options of where you’d like to write the next chapter of your learning story.
We go to great lengths to become your ‘home away from home’
For many of our Study Abroad students, it’s their first major break from home life, so we do everything possible to make sure that they feel right at home, and that they settle into their new surroundings as quickly as possible. All our universities have formal integration programmes and place a huge premium on providing an environment where students can study and grow.
We’ve even got our own special word for fun.
Whenever you hear the Irish speak about ‘craic’ (pronounced as crack), they’re actually referring to a uniquely Irish trait of looking to enjoy every moment to its fullest. It’s a constant background to Irish life and our young, multicultural population revel in living in one of the most dynamic and forward-looking counties in Europe. Today’s modern new Ireland vibrates with a sense of curiosity that powers our economy and shapes our society, giving rise to one of the most dynamic of European countries in the arts, music, culture and emerging technologies.
A total change in how you view the world.
It's a huge understatement to say that travel broadens the mind. Studying and living in a foreign environment will challenge your worldview, and introduce you to new people, a new culture, and a whole new world of diverse sights and spectacles. No matter how short your stay in Ireland may be, you’re guaranteed to leave our shores with stories, experiences and memories that will last you a lifetime.
Enjoy a culture that’s captivated the world.
It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans have some family connection to Ireland. Few other counties in Europe have such a widespread diaspora, and our people have been settling in all four corners of the globe for hundreds of years. We love to welcome back ‘our own’, so there’s always a specially warm welcome for those looking to re-connect with their sense of Irishness. And even for those with no direct family connections, Ireland offers a magnetic connection for seekers of culture and tradition, for students of history, and for lovers of life.
Rooted in the past, focused on the future.
The romantic image of Ireland is still very much alive and well. But side-by-side with it sits a modern European nation that is a magnet for both financial services and I.T., with most of the biggest companies/brands in the world having their European HQ here. With one of the youngest and best-educated workforces in the world, we are also a major innovation hub and a breeding ground for new start-ups and for Research & Development.