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Dublin, Cork or Further Afield? Where To study In Ireland

March 24, 2016

With more than 35,000 international students from 161 countries studying in Ireland, Irish universities pride themselves on offering world-class education and the warmest of welcomes. The Irish Government is also dedicated to helping students from near and afar, investing over £782 million each year into research in the country’s higher education institutions. \n\nWith so many educational benefits on offer, your biggest challenge will be deciding where to study in Ireland. Here we’ll run through just a handful of towns and cities to help you come to a conclusion: \n\n

Study in Dublin

\nriver liffey, dublin quays, Ireland\nWhether you want to study medicine, technology, or something completely different, with numerous educational establishments to choose from in Dublin, you’ll be spoilt for choice.\n \nDublin is a culturally-rich city and when you’re not in classes, you’ll be able to expand your knowledge of history, wildlife, and architecture with the help of countless tourist hot-spots. \nBe sure to pop down to Kildare Street and visit the National Museum of Ireland. Surrounded by examples of Celtic and Medieval art along with prehistoric gold artefacts, you’ll be transported back in time.\n\n

Study in Galway

\ngalway harbour, galway, ireland\nIf you find yourself torn between living in a bustling city and a peaceful seaside town, Galway could be the perfect destination for you. Surrounded by countryside, castles, lakes, and rivers, it’s often referred to as the cultural capital of Ireland.\n\nWhen you’re not studying, you can enjoy a walk along the prom in Salthill, visit the National Aquarium, and soak up the atmosphere at the Spanish Arch. \nGalway is home to the National University of Ireland, established in 1845. This research-led university offers a broad selection of courses allowing students to grow their knowledge of everything from Human Rights, Family Studies, Internet Technology, Stem Cell Research and Marine Science. \n\n

Study in Cork

\nSt Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, Cork, Ireland\nLocated on the south coast, Cork is Ireland’s third largest city and a fantastic place to live and study. \n\nIn the heart of Cork you’ll find a quirky food market called The English Market that has been trading since 1788. It’s the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and marvel at the beautiful fountain in the market’s centre. A short walk away you’ll find St Patrick’s Street, the city’s main shopping hub. But not only is this the perfect destination to buy your student essentials, it’s a great place to socialise and take a walk. \n\nIf you’d like to take in some history while in Cork, you’ll love St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral. Built in 1870, the exterior of this gothic cathedral is truly stunning while its interior is richly decorated with fine mosaics and artwork. \n\nIn Cork you’ll find University College Cork (UCC), Ireland’s leading Research Institute. If you’re interested in sustainability and the environment, you’ll be pleased to know this is the first university in the world to be awarded the international Green Flag for environmental friendliness. \n\n

Study in Limerick

\nKing John's Castle, Limmerick, Ireland\nBlessed with a cluster of universities and colleges, Limerick is another great place to live and study. Mary Immaculate College has an outstanding reputation for producing high quality graduates in educational and creative fields. If you’re interested in studying languages, history, music, philosophy, psychology or religion, this could be the perfect environment to help you thrive. \n\nThere’s also the University of Limerick (UL), which was named ‘University of the Year 2015’ in the Sunday Times Good University Guide. UL also has a reputation for equipping students with the knowledge and experience required to secure a job after graduation. Its graduates are 18% more likely to be employed than graduates from other Irish universities.\n\nDeciding where to study in Ireland can be a challenge to say the least. No matter what your chosen subject, Ireland is a fantastic place to live and learn. You’ll benefit from world-class teaching, boost your employability, and immerse yourself in Irish culture and history. \n\nSome international students studying in Ireland may be entitled to free tuition, so it’s worth doing some research into the cost of your courses and the options available to you. \n\nFor more information about studying in Ireland or elsewhere in the UK, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at IEC Abroad. \n