Why to study in Ireland?
Top Benefits and reasons to study in Ireland
High Quality Education
Ireland is ranked in the top 10 for education (IMB World Competitiveness Ranking 2019) and provides students with one of the best education systems in the world; offering world-class universities, a diverse range of degree options and globally-recognized qualifications.
The focus of Irish educational policy was largely on the expansion of the system to extend equality of opportunity and release the talents of our young people. Here we are talking about quality in all its facets - the quality of the curriculum that is taught in schools, the quality of the professional education provided to teachers and school leaders in both initial teacher education and during their careers, the quality of the ways to support learners who have additional needs.
Ireland is a tolerant and safe place to live in. It ranks consistently in the world’s Top 20 countries for peace, quality of life, and human development. Those who study in Irleand have the possibility to join more than 35,000 international students from 161 countries who love where they live.
With the fastest growing economy in the European Union (EU) Ireland is a great option for those on the job hunt. The service sector dominates the job market. Students can find promising working opportunities in a number of major industries including the growing technology sector, where the demand for IT workers is high. Also the tourism industry is in need of both skilled and casual workers.
Post-study work visa opportunities
When it comes to post-study work, Ireland is the only English-speaking country in Europe that offers post-study work visas to international graduates, making it an attractive destination to kick-start your career. Once you find full time employment after studying in Ireland, you will be eligible to apply for residency - over 13,500 first residence permits were issued to higher education students in 2017 (European Migration Network).
Quinn, R. (2012). The future development of education in Ireland. Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, 101(402), 123-138.