Four reasons to study in Ireland

Why study in Ireland

Ireland is one of the world’s most inspiring countries for studying abroad, offering a world-class education and the opportunity to stay and work after graduation. We've put together our top reasons international students choose Ireland for their university degree.

1. Stay in Ireland after graduation 

International graduates from an Irish university are able to stay in Ireland looking for work after they graduate. Under the Third Level Graduate Scheme you can apply to stay in Ireland for up to two years while you find a job, and you can stay for as long as you are in that job. The scheme has been newly extended from 12 months to 24 months, which is great news for starting your career here. 

2. See big business in action

At University College Dublin (UCD) you will be in a city home to some of the biggest businesses in the world. Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple and Twitter are all based here. During your degree you’ll have access to the University’s Career Development Centre. It has links with leading industries all around the world including more than 12,000 multinationals in the Irish capital city. Find out more about careers in Ireland.

3. Receive a world-class education

UCD is ranked one of the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2017). It’s also the leading university in Ireland with increases in QS World University Subject Rankings and many subjects ranked in the global top 100.

4. Favourable visa requirements

University College Dublin International Study Centre is located in Dublin, Ireland. This is outside the UK so your academic IELTS test doesn’t have to be from a UKVI approved centre. TOEFL is also widely accepted as proof of English language ability. Find out more about entry requirements

The International Study Centre offers a choice of pathways to University College Dublin (UCD) – ranked one of the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2017). Apply today.