Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland (Irish: Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in
north western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest
city is Dublin, located in the eastern part of the island, whose metropolitan area is home to around
a third of the country's 4.6 million inhabitants. The state shares its only land border with Northern
Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the
Celtic Sea to the south, Saint George's Channel to the south east, and the Irish Sea to the east.
It is a unitary, parliamentary republic with an elected president serving as head of state.
The head of government, the Taoiseach, is nominated by the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.
Why study in Ireland
Ireland's worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence.
- STUDY in one of the best education systems in the world for Higher Education Achievements.
- BENEFIT from Ireland's investment in the education system.
- CHOOSE from over 5000 internationally recognised qualifications.
- ACCESS world-class research opportunities in world-leading programmes.
- CONNECT with career opportunities with leading global companies located in Ireland.
- ACHIEVE your ambitions in Europe's most entrepreneurial country.
- JOIN the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland's vibrant culture.
- LIVE in the only English speaking country in the Eurozone.
- EXPERIENCE living in one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world.
The climate of Ireland is mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes.
Ireland's climate is defined as a temperate oceanic climate. The country receives generally warm
summers and mild winters. It is considerably warmer than other areas on its latitude,
because it lies in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, and as a result is warmed by the North Atlantic
Current all year.
Ireland attracts a large number of foreign students each year due to its excellent reputation for
education and welcoming culture. Ireland being part of the EU also helps to make it easily accessible
for many students from inside the EU. A further reason for Ireland's popularity is naturally that the
language of instruction is English, making it highly accessible to students from all over the world.
International students are welcome to study at any third level institution. There are nine universities
in Ireland - 2 in Northern Ireland and 7 in the Republic. These universities offer bachelor, master
and doctorate programs in addition to a wide range of research.