With all the amenities and activities a student could wish for – plus a fantastic location – Dublin is the perfect place to study. Approximately 25,000 students from outside Ireland attend publicly-funded colleges and more than 100,000 students a year come to learn English at the city’s many English-language schools.

Where you can study

Dublin’s higher-education offering is amongst the best in Europe. The city’s heritage as a place of learning stretches back to the 16th century; since then Dublin’s students and teachers have pioneered advances in disciplines as diverse as medicine, atomic physics and literature. More recently the city’s educators have also excelled in the area of business, technology and digital innovation. Top Universities includes four Dublin universities in its world ranking – the city itself features in its list of ‘best student cit

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Plan your study

Everything you should consider before moving to Dublin to study. Visas, fees, travel, accommodation, course entry requirements... there's plenty to think about before you make your study trip. But don't panic - with a little bit of preparation you won't have to deal with any surprises. This is your guide to all the various things you'll need to deal with - both before you leave for Dublin and when you arrive.

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Future job prospects

It’s difficult to overestimate the opportunities that Dublin offers new graduates. The world’s largest and most dynamic companies have made a home here, thanks to our business-friendly environment, proximity to Europe, and rich cultural heritage.

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Student Life

The appeal of studying in Dublin – apart from the world-class universities – is this vibrant and storied city itself. Few other places can boast such a dense constellation of cultural attractions, social activities, sporting facilities, and options for retail therapy. It’s a safe place to live too. Read on for everything you need to know about making the most of Dublin while you’re here.

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What's On

Dublin Festival of History

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Dublin Festival of History 2019 - An annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for high-profile history talks and debate. This year's Festival will see over 150 walks, tours, exhibitions and talks take place across the city. Talks on the relationship between fashion and the city; a look at the history of housing prices in Dublin; anniversaries such as 50 years since the moon landing; the premiere of a documentary on the famo

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Eoin McNamee in Conversation with Kevin Power


Eoin McNamee in Conversation with Kevin Power - Celebrating the appointment of Eoin McNamee as Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, Trinity College Dublin. Eoin McNamee is one of Ireland's most highly regarded novelists. He is the author of Resurrection Man (1994), The Blue Tango (2001), The Ultras (2004), 12:23 (2007), Orchid Blue (2010), Blue is the Night (2014), and, most recently, The Vogue (2018). He has also published three thrillers under the name John Creed, and, for children, he wrote the Navigator trilogy. To celebrate this appointment, the TCD School of Englis

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UCD Science, Computer Science and BAFS Open Evening


UCD Science, Computer Science and BAFS Open Evening - This event will focus on an introduction to degree subjects available through Science DN200, Computer Science DN201 and Actuarial & Financial Studies DN230. 6th Year students, 5th Year students, Final year A-Level students, QQI-FET students, Mature applicants, Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Guidance Counsellors are all welcome. You'll be able to speak directly to staff and current students in the Exhibition Area to learn about what it is like to study these degree subjects. Representatives from all degree options will be available

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DCU ranked 19th in the world for graduate employment rate

Dublin City University has been ranked 19th in the world and first in Ireland for its graduate employment rate, according to the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. The graduate employment rate measures the proportion of graduates in full or part-time employment within 12 months of graduation. It is one of five indicators measured by the QS rankings, which place DCU in the 301-500 band overall. Welcoming this result, President of DCU, Professor Brian MacCraith said, "Dublin City University has been recognised nationally as a leading university for graduate employment for some time so we are very encouraged to receive this global acknowledgement today. Being ranked in the world Top 20 for our graduate employment rate reflects the quality of the educational experience at DCU and the strong reputation we have with employers. It also demonstrates that DCU is developing highly sought-after, rounded graduates who are ready for the workforce and eager to apply their knowledge and skills in a broad range of settings." The 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings seek to compare the employability outcomes of higher education institutions across the world by considering Employer Reputation, Alumni Outcomes, Partnerships with Employers, Employer-Student Connections, and Graduate Employment Rate. A total of 758 institutions were included in this year's rankings.


Trinity scientists among world’s elite

Numerous scientists from Trinity are among the world's elite according to a new citation metrics database that systematically and objectively ranks 100,000 of the most-cited scientists across the globe based on their research output. Compiled by an independent team of researchers and recently published in leading international journal PLOS Biology, the database features 81 scientists from Trinity, whose research is conducted across a huge range of scientific fields and sub-fields. Those 81 feature among a total of 312 scientists affiliated with Irish institutions, with the highest ranked trio in Trinity also the highest ranked trio from Ireland. Professor of Biochemistry, Luke O'Neill - a global pioneer in inflammation and immunology research, sits at 477th in the most recent list. Professor O'Neill said, "I am indeed honoured to see our research being recognised, which is a testament to the impact of the discoveries made by my team members over the years."


The Emergence of Technological Universities in Ireland

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA), invited leading figures in Higher Education to share their vision of the future of technological education in Ireland. Irish and European Higher Education experts, policy-makers, and a range of industry and community stakeholders attended the symposium - The Emergence of Technological Universities in Ireland. In his opening remarks, Professor David FitzPatrick, President of TU Dublin, said, "Finally, we have arrived! After many years of discussion and debate, Technological Universities are now a part of the Irish higher education landscape and today's discussion is about the contribution that this new kind of institution will make." Addressing the audience of Higher Education experts and stakeholders, Professor FitzPatrick, said, "TU Dublin is the first to launch, and already we would claim to be unique in many respects. We are now the only University in this country that can offer students opportunities from Apprenticeship to PhD level and every level in between. TU Dublin has the largest student body, with an intake of over 5000 students for this academic year, but also the most diverse and inclusive in socio-economic terms and in terms of students with diverse abilities, with nearly 20% of new entrants coming through specific routes such as HEAR, DARE and Access programmes. Our academic staff and researchers engage very directly with industry, translating their work into innovative applications, products and services, and communicating their findings widely."