TOP RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITIES
The friendliness and hospitality for which the Irish people are renowned contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to the way of life and in particular, student life in Ireland. 34 higher education institutions in Ireland offer an extensive range of over 5000 programs leading to internationally recognized, quality assured qualifications. International students can choose to meet their educational needs in highly respected business schools, centres of scientific and technology excellence as well as renowned language, humanities and arts faculties.
The Irish Government 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.
Top-ranked institutions like Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) are extremely popular amongst students worldwide owing to their heritage status and impeccable reputation across a variety of subject streams.
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Best Universities in Ireland
Top Ranked Universities and Colleges
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 programs that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide.
According to the Times Higher Education Supplement published in 2008, a good seven universities in Ireland are placed impressively within the top 500 universities covered worldwide. Particularly in the case of candidates from India, who now have international standard universities to choose from in Ireland.
The prominent universities like the National University of Ireland, University of Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick etc. attract students from far and wide.
Hot Spot for Business
Ireland is the European hub to over 1,000 leading multinational companies. Companies who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success chose to locate in Ireland. Ireland is also where some of the world’s biggest and best companies have located key, strategic research facilities. In Ireland, you’ll find a unique ecosystem that sees academic researchers working hand-in-hand with small homegrown and start-up companies in partnership with some of the most powerful multinationals on the planet through a program for shared research projects. Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature, their writers have had a ground-breaking impact on English literature and have enriched the language with thousands of Irish-derived words and phrases and, for a small country, our authors have amassed a huge haul of literary awards.
Up to Two Year Post Study Visa
To make the country more attractive to overseas students, the Irish government has agreed to allow international postgraduates to stay up to two years after finishing their masters degree. The policy extends the Third Level Graduate Scheme for non-EU/EEA residents studying in the country to remain in Ireland to seek employment and apply for a Green Card or Work Permit after two years. The new extension means that the ‘stay back option’ for students at level 9 or 10 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications has now doubled from 12 to 24 months. Specifically, this will apply to those studying for a master’s degree, postgraduate diploma, doctoral degree or higher doctorate. This move will reinforce Ireland in the minds of international students as a welcoming destination.
Affordable World Class Education
When it comes to high quality graduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral research studies, Ireland is proving to be a major force to reckon with. This idyllic country offers ample choices in terms of universities, courses, and world-class infrastructure. The chief attraction of universities in Ireland is its relatively lower fee. Under the “Free Fees Initiative”, most students get to waive off their tuition fee and other related expenses if they are able to meet certain clearly laid down conditions regarding eligibility, nationality, etc. Even otherwise, the total investment is lot lesser than next-door neighbor England, USA and other nations.
Fast Growing Industry and Service Sector
Over 1,000 FDI giants in ICT, Social Media, Pharmaceuticals and Finance have made Ireland the hub of their European operations, with names such as Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pfizer, GSK and Genzyme.