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Ireland have institutions and colleges that has been able to form some of the best universities in the world, many of which are highly ranked among institutions worldwide. Ireland has several highest-ranked universities that are perfect places to go for your Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. These universities have the global reputation and are known for delivering excellent education to international and local students. These are some of the best universities in Ireland.

University College Dublin

University College Dublin or UCD is a research-intensive global university with purpose, drive and ambition and has been flourishing for over 160 years. UCD, Ireland’s global university is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.

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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is among the oldest 25 universities in the world! Named as the University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin is the best university in Ireland with an enviable position of 78 in QS World Ranking.

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Maynooth University

Maynooth University dates back to 1795 and is located just 25km from Dublin City Centre and is a wonderful place to learn. It is Ireland’s smallest but fastest-growing university. Maynooth ranks 64 in the world. The teaching is excellent, delivered by leading international researchers who are committed and connected to their students.

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NUI Galway

Formed in 1845, NUI Galway is a leading university of Ireland, situated on the western part of Ireland. NUI Galway ranks among the top 1% of Universities in the world. The global network of this university connects to partners around the world and it plays an important role in shaping the future of the students.

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UCC is declared as the University of the Year 2016 by Sunday Times. This is the fourth time that UCC gets this position in the history of The Sunday Times Good University Guide. In addition, this great institution is declared by Reuters as one of the top 100 MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITES. The Nursing College of UCC is 34th in QS World Ranking, and has the most modern laboratories and operation theatres for training with simulators controlled by computers.

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 11,600 students and 1,300 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. One of the best universities providing MSc and Post Basic BSc course in Nursing.

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Technological University Dublin

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) is Ireland’s first Technological University, offering a unique range of programmes and disciplines, with pathways to graduation from foundation and apprenticeship to undergraduate and doctoral levels.

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St.Angela’s College, Sligo

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Institute of Technology

Ireland has some of the best-known and highest ranked law schools, business schools, engineering schools, and medical schools in the world, and they are ready to welcome students from all over the world. Here are some of the best institutes in Ireland.

Cork Institute of Technology

This is one of the top Institutes of Technologies in Ireland. CIT Ireland is located in Bishopstown. The institute campus is spread over an area of 80 acres. At present, the institute has 12,000 students and around 2000 new entries each year. CIT, Ireland appoints accomplished academic staff to impart teaching in all disciplines. Currently, the institute has about 1425 staff members. Cork Institute of Technology conducts courses for regular undergraduate and postgraduate programs, Ph.D. and research course programs, weekend and evening course programs, course programs in trade apprenticeships, professional development courses, courses for international students, remote online courses and programs and courses for students who could not complete school.

Dublin Institute of Technology

The courses at Dublin Institute of Technology apply theory to practical cases and focus on applied science responding to the needs of industry. This institute provide you with opportunities to do a practical work placement in industry or a clinical setting, or to travel abroad as an exchange student for a semester. The graduates from this institute are highly employable, meeting the needs of industry with strong, practical, up to date skills

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin

The Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown (ITB), established in 1999 and is located within the Business & Technology Park on Blanchardstown Road North. ITB offers programmes to graduates wanting to upgrade their skill sets as well as those looking for a second chance at third level education, to mature full-time students as well as part-time learners and school leavers who are embarking on the start of their careers.

Institute of Technology, Carlow

This Institute of Technology is a renowned one, and is funded by the Government of Ireland. This institute offer full time, part time and post graduate courses.

Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is a university-level institution in the South-East of Ireland with over 10,000 students and 1,000 staff. WIT offers tuition and research programmes in various areas from Higher Certificate to Degree to PhD. WIT is the major provider of higher education in the South East region of Ireland and one of the largest IOT’s in Ireland. The Institute’s range and scope reflect the changing needs of the southeast as well as the country as a whole.

Institute of Technology Tallaghat, Dublin

This is one of the leading higher education institutes in Ireland. It is accredited as a member of the European Credit Transfer Scheme for Higher Education Awards and they have been awarded the Extended European Erasmus University Charter. The qualifications are recognized world-wide and therefore provide opportunities for educational and career mobility on a global basis.

Specialist Colleges

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education since its establishment in 1784. Today, they are an innovative, world-leading international health sciences university and research institution offering education and training at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional level.

National College of Art and Design

The National College of Art and Design occupies a unique position in art and design education in Ireland, offering the widest range of art and design degrees at undergraduate and post graduate level.

Mary Immaculate College

Mary Immaculate College, founded in 1898, is a University-level College of Education and the Liberal Arts, academically linked with the University of Limerick. The College is a multi-campus institution, with a student population of over 5,000 students enrolled in undergraduate programmes in Primary and Post-Primary Education, Liberal Arts and Early Childhood Care and Education, as well as a range of postgraduate programmes at Diploma, MA and PhD levels.

Shannon College of Hotel Management

Shannon College of Hotel Management, founded in 1951, is Ireland’s only dedicated hotel management college. They offer two Level 8 degrees, preparing students for careers in business and hotel management. They focus on intensive practical training, extensive business studies and international work placements which ensures students graduate with a bachelor’s business degree and 21 months of relevant experience.  

Private Colleges

Here are some of the best private colleges in Dublin.

Dorset College

Established in 1983, Dorset College is an independent third level institution which is located in Dublin 1.  With modern infrastructure, they offer a learning environment where you can take academic, professional or short course opportunities with a professional pathway to shape your future career.  

CCT College Dublin

CCT College Dublin provide Full-time and Part-time Undergraduate or Postgraduate Diploma, Degree and Professional Courses in Computing and ICT or Business. 

Griffith College

Established in 1974, Griffith College is Ireland’s largest independent third level institution with thousands of students at its campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

Dublin Business School

Dublin Business School (DBS) established in 1975, has become one of the two biggest independent colleges in Ireland.

Hibernia College

Hibernia College is an established leader in pioneering new education technologies and embracing change in the ever-evolving world of education. Founded by Sean Rowland PhD at the turn of the new millennium, Hibernia College follows an ambitious and forward-thinking strategy in order to play a leading role in education for the future.

IBAT College

IBAT College Dublin is Ireland’s leading industry-focused third level institution providing excellent undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education.

Independent College Dublin

Independent College Dublin’s primary goal is to bring students through learning programmes that are relevant, and lay foundations of the future success and result in qualifications that are highly respected in the respective chosen field.

ICD Business School

ICD (International College Dublin) Business School was established in 2001 for the purpose of providing high-quality, third-level qualifications in Business and Accounting to both EU and non-EU students. 

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences

Studying at Innopharma gives you the skills advantage you need for a rewarding high-tech manufacture career in the pharmaceutical, food or medtech industries.

National College of Ireland

National College of Ireland is the best third-level institution that offers excellent qualifications, experienced staff, supportive atmosphere and city-centre location.

Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford is a city and a port located in the South East of the county. Waterford City is the oldest city in Ireland. It is the designated Gateway to the South East Region, with good shopping, social-life and facilities for sport and recreation. It is the fifth biggest city of the Irish Republic with a population of about 50,000 people. It is easily accessible from the capital Dublin (160km) by train or coach.

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Dundalk Institute of Technology

Every year more than 600 international students choose to study with us, making our campus one of the most diverse and multicultural of all Institutes of Technology in Ireland.

Whether you are an international student interested in applying to DkIT, a current student searching for information on study abroad opportunities, or an overseas institution looking to work with us, we are here to help.

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National College of Ireland

There are a number of great reasons to choose NCI as your third-level institution – including our excellent qualifications, experienced staff, supportive atmosphere and city-centre location. Through our schools of business and computing we offer internationally recognised full and part-time programmes accredited through QQI. We work closely with industry and professional bodies such as Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Institute of Commercial Management, Irish Institute of Pensions Management, the Sales Institute of Ireland and others to ensure courses closely aligned to industry needs.

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Griffith College

Griffith College is Ireland’s largest independent third level institution with locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

Established over 40 years ago, Griffith College enjoys national and a growing international reputation for student success. The College has gained an enviable, award winning reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material.

We offer internationally recognised postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes, complemented by a wide range of professional, short term and corporate training educational solutions.

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Dublin Business School

Dublin Business School (DBS) specialises in the provision of career-focused education. We have evolved over the years, expanding our offerings to meet the demands of various sectors. Our extensive suite of programmes at DBS now include; subjects in the areas of business, law, finance, computing, media, arts, psychology and social science.

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