In Dublin, like the rest of Ireland, both the Irish and English languages have official status. Every local in Dublin understands and speaks English, albeit with a hearty Irish accent. The Irish are friendly and chatty people, making Dublin an excellent place to practice to get a top international higher education degree. As the capital of Ireland, Dublin is the largest city in the country, hosting a population of over 1 million inhabitants. It is settled on Ireland’s east coast, in the province of Leinster, at the mouth of River Liffey. There are over 50,000 students in Dublin, coming from around 122 different countries of the world.
Dublin is the European headquarters for many of the world’s largest technology corporations and multinational companies, offering internship opportunities and entry-level jobs for students. You can complete your studies and pick up some new professional skills in many career fields.
Famous companies based in Dublin include: Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Facebook, Dell, PayPal, eBay, AOL, Élan Corporation, Tesco and Diageo (producer of Guinness). The most developed and profitable industries are in retailing, manufacturing, business, technology, and food industry.
In Dublin, non-EEA students can undertake casual employment for up to 20 hours part-time work per week or full-time work during vacation periods.
Students say Dublin is truly a European capital, where you can never get bored. The city centre has a metropolitan feel to it, managing to combine the old with the new.
While studying in Dublin, you should not miss the opportunity to visit: the superb Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol museum, Guinness brewery, the National Gallery of Ireland, Leinster House, Croke Park, St. Patrick’s cathedral, James Joyce Centre or Ha’penny Bridge spanning the River Liffely.
To experience the city as Dubliners do, you should warm up with some Irish stew, walk around the peaceful Trinity College, attend the Six Nations Rugby tournament, savour a pot of colcannon (an Irish potato and kale dish) and rent a bike to cycle in St Stephen’s Green (Dublin’s favourite city park).
Dublin is a truly international capital and friendly with foreigners. The city hosts many minorities and receives over 3.5 million tourists annually. Most visitors come from mainland Europe and Great Britain, followed by North American and Asian tourists. In recent years, Dublin has experienced a significant level of immigration, which helped creating a mixed environment within the city. The largest communities of expats come from England, Poland and Lithuania, as well as from India, Pakistan, China and Nigeria. If you plan to study or settle in Dublin, you will hardly feel a stranger and you will have the opportunity to experience many different cultures.
Dublin has a maritime climate, with no extreme weather conditions. From cool, wet winters to warm summers, the weather can be often unpredictable in Ireland’s capital. In the spring, temperatures average 10 - 15°C (50 - 59°F), while during summer the average gets over 18°C (64°F).
For over 200 years RCSI has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Dublin Business School (DBS) specialises in the provision of career focused business and law education as well as the delivery of contemporary programmes in the areas of arts, media, social science, humanities and psychology.
Located on Merrion Square, in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, American College Dublin offers an outstanding post-secondary education at the bachelor’s and master’s levels in liberal arts, performing arts, creative writing, international business, accounting and finance, hospitality management and event management.
Located in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, Dublin Institute of Technology provides an innovative, responsive and caring learning environment for a diverse range and level of programmes to students of all ages and backgrounds.
UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.
Warnborough College is a independent college offering qualifications by distance learning. It was founded in Ireland in 1997 but its roots go back to Oxford when Warnborough College (UK) was established in 1973. Today, there are two independent colleges under the Warnborough brand both offering unique learning opportunities to a wide range of students from around the world.
Marino Institute of Education is a unique third-level education environment. At Marino, students and staff are members of a dynamic teaching and learning community who support one another in the service of a common mission. This mission expresses the tradition of care through education established by Edmund Rice. The Marino Institute of Education comprises the College of Education, the Conference Centre and other continuing professional development and support services.
Trinity College Dublin builds on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship to confirm its position as one of the great universities of the world, providing a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and where students are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.
ITB's policy as regards education is clear – to design and deliver education and training that is relevant and responsive to economic and social needs both locally and nationally.
Dublin City University was initially set up to fulfil the national requirement for a highly-trained workforce with skills in the areas of business, science and electronics, computer technology, communications and languages and as an agent for change in its local community.