With 57% of the 35,000 international students in Ireland calling the region their home, Dublin has become a hub for international students seeking to undertake further education. This is as a result of a number of interconnected factors. Firstly, it’s a wealth of knowledge; we have a long-standing tradition as a learning hub and today we boast a wide array of third level institutions and courses to choose from. Also, being the only English speaking capital in the Eurozone, the region has become a focal point for learning English. However, it is not only Dublin’s exceptional commitment to knowledge that makes it attractive to international students. Dublin holds a place in many people’s hearts, it’s friendly and welcoming nature, coupled with its vibrant and cosmopolitan streets allow people new to Dublin to quickly feel at home.


Education in Ireland

Education in Ireland promotes Ireland as a great destination to get a high quality education and study in Ireland providing funding and supports for companies - from entrepreneurs with plans for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing export sales. We also provide funding and supports for college based researchers to assist in the development, protection and transfer of technologies into industry via licensing or spin-out companies.


Irish Council for International Students (ICOS)

ICOS's mission is to be the leading independent organisation advocating for the rights of international students in Ireland.

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Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database and provide the most comprehensive information on further and higher education and training courses

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Studying English

Being the only English speaking capital city in the Eurozone, Dublin has become a centre for people wishing to learn English. The region has a number of English language schools which cater for all levels. A list of schools can be found on the Accreditation and Co-ordination of English Language Services web site.


There are a variety of options to choose from when deciding on accommodation:

  • On Campus Accommodation: All universities have halls of residence, which include a private room and shared bathroom, kitchen and living spaces. Prices vary and can be found the university’s website. All universities also have an accommodation officer who can give you advice. See our list of universities and colleges.
  • Private rented accommodation: Flat/apartment sharing is a popular option for a lot of students. We’ve linked to sites for advice and search listings below.

Private Accommodation

Daft.ie – Student Accommodation

Find student accommodation in Dublin, e.g. student house shares, student lets and rentals, etc.

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Here you can list spare rooms, apartments and digs available to students across Dublin and beyond.

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Threshold – Advice for students

Threshold Provides independent advisory and advocacy services to students when renting property.

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