Why study in Dublin?

Dublin is an inspiring city with a rich history and a forward-thinking mentality. It's a global business hub. And it’s home to top tech companies like Facebook, Google and IBM. Dublin offers excellent career opportunities after you graduate.

Six reasons to study in Dublin

A great place to start your career

Over the next five years 14,500 new jobs will be created in Dublin. International graduates can also benefit from post-study work visas, making Ireland a fantastic place to kick-start your career. Top multinational companies are based here, including:

Nine of the top ten global software companies and nine of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical companies are based in Dublin. Studying at UCD places you close to global business and career opportunities.

A leading student city

Discover the combination of a friendly village feel and the buzz of a big city. Ireland's capital ranks among the top 40 cities for students in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2019). And it often features as a top tourist destination.

One of Europe's oldest cities

Dublin, alongside being Ireland's largest city, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with history dating back more than 1,000 years. Take a walk around its ancient streets. You'll discover a mix of medieval buildings, 18th-century houses and modern structures.

History and culture

The city has an impressive collection of museums and galleries. As a UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin is an inspiring place to live and learn. UCD's famous creative alumni include James Joyce, one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers.

Discover Europe

Budget airlines, like Ryanair, provide excellent transport links to continental Europe. You can explore other exciting cities and enrich your study abroad experience.

Green industries

The green that characterises the Irish countryside is now reflected in its industries. Harnessing the power of the wind, impressive wind farms can be seen dotting the country. Further growth continues in the areas of renewable energies, recycling and environmental consultancy.

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