Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth. In 2011 the population of Ireland was about 6.4 million, ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe after Great Britain. Just under 4.6 million live in the Republic of Ireland (Independent) and just over 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland (under the control of Great Britain).

The island’s geography comprises relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland. The island has lush vegetation, a product of its mild but changeable climate which avoids extremes in temperature. The culture of the island also shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.


Flag ireland-flag1 Time zone
Summer (DST)
UTC +00:00
Capital Dublin Total Area 84,421 km²
Largest city Belfast (Northern Ireland

Dublin (Republic of Ireland)

Population  4.595 million (2013 est.)
Official language(s) English/Irish
Government Constitutional Democracy GDP (Nominal) €25613 (2013 estimate)
(Per capita)
Calling code +353 Currency Euro (€)


Why Ireland?


Why Study in Ireland

The number of international students visiting Ireland is increasing each year, students from all over the world are taking advantage of the highest education standard. Why? Firstly, you get to study in one of the best education systems in the world for Higher Education Achievements. The Irish Government invests over 782 million annually in research in Ireland’s higher education institutions. The impact of this funding is that Ireland’s higher education institutions now lead the world in an increasing number of fields. Here are some points that makes it difficult to even think about any other destination.


  • Ireland has one of the best education systems in Europe.
  • Irish higher education institutions are widely recognized for excellence in many disciplines.
  • You can choose from over 5000 internationally recognized qualifications.
  • Already 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland’s vibrant culture.
  • Ireland is an English speaking country so you will face no language issues.
  • Ireland is the largest exporter of software in the world and rates amongst the top five producers of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals globally. The ever-increasing demands of this high technology economy have ensured that the higher education technological sector offers the highest and most advanced standards and opportunities available today.
  • Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields, spanning engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. This creates a unique opportunity for you at undergraduate and postgraduate level to join research programs that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide.
  • Ireland’s emerald landscape and its people are among the most enriching reasons to study in Ireland. The landscape provides a rich environment for the many outdoor leisure pursuits for which it is famous.
  • Irish people are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality which greatly contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to student life in Ireland.
  • Ireland has a rich cultural heritage with its own distinctive language (Gaelic) music, culture and sports.
  • Ireland is a dynamic, lively and modern country.
  • Ireland has a young vibrant population, with 40% of the population under the age of 25; Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the world to be a student.
  • Ireland is a safe country to study in.
  • Ireland is a highly developed democracy with a modern economy.
  • The new government rules allow students to stay back for 6 months on declaration of results to seek employment. Once a student gains employment, the student becomes eligible to apply for Green Card/Work Permit.