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The higher education system in Ireland consists of the university sector, institutes of technology and private independent colleges. The entry requirements for international students to higher education are determined individually by each institution and are generally based on national examination performance and English language aptitude.


Dublin City University

Dublin City University (DCU) ranks second in Ireland and 12th in world. This is one of the best university in the planet which provides a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses, with courses in subject areas such as Global Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Human Resources and more.

Location: Dublin

Dublin Institute of Technology (TU)

The College of Sciences and Health at TU Dublin – City Campus builds on 130 years of experience in science and technology education and now offers practical, professional and career-oriented education, training and research in mathematics, computing, sciences and health. 

Location: Dublin

Maynooth University

The National University of Ireland, Maynooth commonly known as Maynooth University (MU), is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland. It was Ireland’s youngest university. With over 13,000 students enrolled, and over 900 staff from over 20 different countries,[5] it is Ireland’s smallest, yet fastest growing, university

Location: Maynooth

National University of Galway

The National University of Ireland Galway is located in the city of Galway in Ireland. A third-level teaching and research institution, the University has been awarded the full five QS stars for excellence, and is ranked among the top 1 percent of universities according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings

Location: Galway

University College Cork

University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland, and located in Cork. The university was founded in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges located in Belfast, Cork, and Galway. Amongst other rankings and awards, the university was named Irish University of the Year by the Sunday Times on five occasions.

Location: Cork

University College Dublin

University College Dublin (commonly referred to as UCD) is a research university in Dublin, Ireland, and a member institution of the National University of Ireland. It has over 1,482 academic staff and 32,000 students and it is Ireland’s largest university

Location: Dublin

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is a higher education institution in Limerick, Ireland. Founded in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick, it became a university in 1989. It was the first university established since Irish independence in 1922. There are over 800 research postgraduates and 1,300 postgraduate students receiving instruction.

Location: Limerick


Dublin Business School

Dublin Business School (DBS), incorporating Portobello College, is one of the two largest independent colleges in Ireland[citation needed]. With over 9,000 students, DBS provides a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with courses in subject areas such as business, law, accounting, event management, IT, arts, media studies and psychology

Location: Dublin

Griffith College

Griffith College is one of the two largest, and one of the longest established private third level (higher education) college in Ireland., with a student population of around 7,000 with 1,400 overseas students from over 77 countries.The 7-acre Dublin campus is five minutes from the city centre.

Location: Dublin

Institute of Technology Carlow

Institute of Technology Carlow is one of the largest technology colleges in Ireland, with campuses in Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow.It currently ranks as the second-largest of Ireland’s 14 Institutes of Technology with more than 8,448 enrolments and 851 staff, and has generated over 55,000 graduates since its founding in 1970.

Location: Carlow

Limerick Institute of Technology

The Limerick Institute of Technology (or simply LIT) is an institution of higher education located in Limerick, Ireland and one of 14 member institutions of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA). The institute has twice been named as The Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide

Location: Limerick

National College of Ireland

National College of Ireland (NCI) is a state-aided third-level education institution located in heart of Dublin. NCI’s specialist areas include psychology, human resource management, data analytics, management, cloud computing, fintech, accountancy, cybersecurity, education, and finance.

Location: Dublin

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is a professional association that is responsible for the medical specialty of surgery throughout Ireland. Uniquely among the four mutually recognized royal surgical colleges in the United Kingdom and Ireland, it also incorporates a medical school, which is Ireland’s largest with over 3,000 students from 60 countries.

Location: Dublin

Trinity College

Trinity College officially the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, a research university located in Dublin, Ireland. The college was founded in 1592. The college campus is often ranked among the most beautiful university campuses in the world.  The university is globally recognized as a leading international center for research and also as a world leader in Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Immunology, Mathematics, Engineering, Psychology, Politics, English and Humanities

Location: Dublin