Studying in Ireland

There are eight universities in Ireland, all providing a wide variety of undergraduate or postgraduate courses to the 35,000 international students from 160 countries who currently study there. Located on the western coast of Europe, Ireland is a member of the European Union and, following Brexit, will soon be the only English speaking country in the Eurozone. Irish universities offer a fantastic higher education experience in a uniquely beautiful setting.

Irish qualifications are the same as the UK equivalents, so your undergraduate or postgraduate degree carries just as much value when you begin your career. The Free Fees Initiative for EU students (see below) enables those who meet the criteria to avoid paying tuition fees. 

Dublin, the Irish capital, has been voted by Lonely Planet as the world’s friendliest city on multiple occasion and many of the largest companies in the world such as Google, Medtronics and Microsoft have offices there.

Tuition fees in Ireland

- Free Fees Initiative

The Free Fees Initiative in Ireland will see your tuition fees paid to the university by Ireland’s Higher Education Authority. To qualify for the Free Fees scheme you must meet the following criteria:

More information can be found on the Student Finance Ireland website.

Student visa requirements in Ireland

International students must apply for a visa to enter Ireland before they travel. Students will be required to have accepted an offer of a recognised programme of study in Ireland and to have a receipt of payment letter from their institution before they can begin the process of applying for their overseas visa to study in Ireland.

Study at an Irish university

If you are interested in studying at an Irish university, arrange your free consultation in Abuja or Lagos today.

Ireland University Rankings

Rank

Name

1

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

2

University College Dublin

3

National University of Ireland, Galway

4

University College Cork

5

Dublin City University

6

University of Limerick

7

Maynooth University

8

TU Dublin

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