Ireland is opportunities galore for those who seek to lose sight of the shore and expand their knowledge in another land.
As a study abroad destination, Ireland has everything you are looking for. A country with cityscapes steeped in history and a rich natural habitat, this beautiful island has a coalescing of contemporary modern cities with an idyllic countryside. According to history, Ireland has always been one of Europe’s impoverished nations, but in the past 20 years, it has grown into one of Europe’s wealthiest nations.
The pre-eminence of the Irish education system is a chief contributing factor to the rapid rate of economic growth that Ireland witnessed over the past few decades.
Ireland is internationally recognised for its high-quality education. Some of the top universities for international students in Ireland are the Trinity College (Dublin), National University of Ireland Galway University College (Dublin) and University College of Cork.
According to the Higher Education Authority, Ireland reported consistent growth in international enrolments, up from 19,679 students in 2014-15 to 23,127 in 2016-17. In terms of people of different origins, the country saw an influx of more than 4470 students from the United States, 2711 from China, and 1989 from France. At the same time, Irish education institutions also received over 905 applicants from India. Ireland is home to plenty of universities that meet the needs and preferences of Indian students and its popularity as a study abroad destination continues to grow.
Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the world to be as a student, with its young vibrant population where over 40 per cent of the population is under the age of 25. It is also considered as a safe country to study and live in. According to the Global Peace Index, in 2019 Ireland has been ranked as the 12th “most peaceful country”.