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Studying in Ireland

Education in Ireland

Why Study In Ireland?

The Irish Government spends over €10 billion in education in Ireland and invests over €782 million annually in research in Ireland's higher education institutions. The impact of this funding is that Ireland's higher education institutions now lead the world in an increasing number of fields.

Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields, spanning natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. This creates a unique opportunity for you at undergraduate and postgraduate level to join research programmes that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide.

In coming to Ireland you can:

For more information on studying in Ireland you can visit the Education in Ireland website or the dedicated webpage on the Citizen’s information website.

Learn English in Ireland

There are currently 95 quality assured English language teaching organisations (ELTOS) recognised by the Department of Education and Skills and they offer a wide variety of courses such as General English for adults and juniors, Business English, English for Academic and Professional Purposes, English with Work Placement, one to one custom made programmes, etc. English language training can also be combined with sporting activities such as angling, golf or tennis. English language schools in Ireland generally provide a full package of tuition, accommodation and extra-curricular activities.

Here are some examples of the type of English language courses you can do in Ireland:

  • General English Courses for adults and juniors
  • IELTS Exam courses
  • Cambridge courses
  • TOEFL courses
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Teacher Development courses
  • Parent and Child English courses
  • One-to-One Tuition
  • English with work placements
  • Foundation courses

It is very important that if you are coming to learn English in Ireland that you choose to study with an organisation that is quality assured and accredited with Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services (ACELS).

Join the Growing Irish Diaspora

Many of the thousands of international students that come to study in here develop a strong bond with Ireland and we want to nurture this and encourage these affinity diaspora groups to stay in touch and stay engaged with Ireland.

Some students become student ambassadors, writing blogs and, through the use of social media, encourage others to study in and visit Ireland. You can read about these student’s experiences and their dedicated study blogs on the Education in Ireland Student Ambassador Programme website.

You can also follow all the latest Global Irish events and activities through our dedicated Twitter page or by subscribing to the Global Irish Newsletter.