Study in Dublin
All the information you need about studying in Dublin as an international student.
Why study in Dublin?
Dublin is a vibrant student location, with more than 100,000 students living within the city. It has lots to offer inside and outside of universities, with hundreds of pubs, excellent museums, historic architecture and world famous institutions.
The city is located on the east coast of Ireland, and is the country’s capital and cultural hub. It has great transport links to the rest of the country, and easy access by air to the rest of Europe, making it a great location for international students who want to get out and explore.
Universities in Dublin
Dublin is the education center of Ireland, and is home to some of the country’s best universities. You can study at bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels, and the city has a wide variety of both taught and research-led graduate programs, in all academic areas.
Dublin has three universities, as well as a number of other higher education institutions, including art and design colleges, technology institutes, medical schools and business schools.
What to study in Dublin
Dublin’s large universities offer a wide range of subjects and programs you can study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There are also several other institutions that specialize in certain areas like art and design, technology, medicine and business.
Whatever area you want to study, you should be able to find a program that works for you in Dublin.
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How to study in Dublin
Once you’ve chosen the program you want to study and the university you’d like to attend, you’ll need to apply. Each institution will also have its own application system, and you'll usually need to apply directly to the international office of your chosen institution, either online or through the post.
As well as completing an application form, you’ll also need to provide a personal statement and transcripts of your education. You may also need to attend an interview depending on the university and program you want to study.
Cost to study in Dublin
If you live in the EU / EEA you won’t have to pay any tuition fees at many universities in Ireland, but fees for other international students can range between $10,000 and $50,000 for an undergraduate degree.
Dublin is regarded as an expensive city to live in, and has been ranked the most expensive city in Europe in the past. Accommodation is particularly expensive, so you’ll need to budget carefully, but you could save by living on campus.
Key facts of Dublin
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