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Studying in Dublin

The benefits of choosing to study in Dublin are many and varied. Whatever you are looking for, be it a PhD in medicine, a Diploma in journalism or a Certificate in photography, you can find out everything you need to know right here. There is information on the Irish education system, the different universities and colleges as well as some financial advice and tips on what student bodies there are in Dublin and where to join. Studying in Dublin can be a fun experience once you know your way around the university system and the city itself. So make sure your trip to Dublin goes like clockwork and get ahead of the class by learning the in’s and out’s of what’s cool about studying in Dublin and how to get the very best out of your course.

The Irish Education System
All the information you need on the structure of the Irish education system, and how it works for third level students. Education in Ireland has developed at a steady rate in the past fifteen years and here you will see an outline of the organisation of Irish universities and institutes of higher education and their basic entry requirements. If you’re at an advanced stage in your studies or just starting out, find out what qualifications are on offer and how to obtain them.

Universities and Institutes of Higher Education
Dublin’s three main universities are Trinity College, University College Dublin and Dublin City University. The city also has a number of other notable technical institutions such as the Dublin Institute of Technology as well as art and design colleges like the Institute of Art Design and Technology. Here you can discover what courses are on offer and where to apply. Find out about Dublin’s newest and oldest colleges and what makes each of them unique.

Financial Information for Students
There are a number of maintenance grants, research grants and tax breaks available for students in Dublin. These can often be difficult to get if you don’t have the right information. You will need to know whether or not you qualify and when to apply by. Some grants can be easier to get than others, so you will want to have your facts right so you can save your money for the pub or the cinema! Find out more here

Student Bodies
A variety of student bodies such as the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) provide various forms of support for students in Dublin. There are also a number of European and international student bodies and forums which offer both financial and logistical support if you are studying in a foreign city or just visiting from another. Many universities and technological institutions in Dublin offer exchange programs, supported by different student bodies. Learn more here.

By Ronan O Cearuill


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