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Study in Ireland

Why study in Ireland?

Ireland has one of the best education systems in the world, renowned internationally for academic quality and a strong commitment to excellence. Our thirty three higher education institutions offer more than 5000 programmes. These diverse courses lead to internationally recognised, quality assured qualifications – an investment for life!

Ireland is a globally connected, English-speaking country, and is home to many of the world's leading international companies. As courses in Ireland can often include work placement and internship opportunities, studying in Ireland can also be a first step towards a successful career!

Ireland also offers international students a friendly, safe and fun student environment and the ability to work part-time while studying.

It is easy for South African passport holders to access study opportunities in Ireland – see our dedicated visa section for more information.

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