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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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Student reviews for Dublin

  • Tanmay Nath
    India
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Trinity College Dublin International Business
    Tell us about Dublin
    Dublin is a very nice and vibrant city. There is a very happening social life and lots of students and young working professionals. There are lots of clubs and pubs around the city and the people here are very friendly as well.
  • Nicolás Brennan Hernández
    Spain
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Trinity College Dublin Politics
    Tell us about Dublin
    Dublin is quite a good student city. Relatively safe, with a vibrant social life and accessible public transport.
  • Covadonga Castellanos Gonzalez
    Spain
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Trinity College Dublin Genetics
    Tell us about Dublin
    Dublin is a great student-friendly city; it has everything you might need, but it is very easy to get by. Making it a comfortable and safe city. In addition, the city is very pretty and lively, so there are always new things to do and discover.
  • Gabriella Chioffi
    United States
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Trinity College Dublin Cultural Studies
    Tell us about Dublin
    Dublin is definitely a very safe and welcoming city. It is so easy to get around, either by walking or by taking various modes of transportation, and my favorite part about the city is the amount of parks that it has, which offer a quiet reprieve from the bustle of the city. There are so many historical monuments and museums that there is always something new to see on the weekends and it is very convenient to be right in the center of the action at Trinity's campus.
  • Catriona Paget
    United Kingdom
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Trinity College Dublin History
    Tell us about Dublin
    Dublin is a very friendly city and I absolutely love it here. Transport is not the best but as it isn't a huge place this doesn't matter too much. The nightlife is great, lots of pubs and clubs and things. There's a good range of shopping and nice parks etc. Like any city it has some dodgy areas / aspects but it isn't a significant problem and people are generally pretty safe.

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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

  • 60/42ºF Summer/winter temperature
  • 544,000 Population
  • 27 Universities
  • Ireland Country