Dublin. Everything Irish and a whole lot more.
Famous for its friendliness, Dublin is the perfect size for a capital city - big enough to feel exciting, and small enough so you won’t get lost. Getting from place to place is easy with most of the city’s top spots within walking distance of each other and an excellent public transport system for when you want to give your feet a rest.
Studying in Dublin means two things:
Learning at one of two world-ranked universities and managing a busy social life.
Shopping, eating out and going to gigs, theatre and shows are what it means to live the Dublin experience. Notoriously laid-back and fun, Dublin is a great place to feel at home and not worry about standing out. Celebrities love Dublin for that very reason, so don’t be surprised if you spot a famous face or two as you watch the crowds go by. On average, you can expect living costs in Dublin to be between €25,000 and €30,000 per year depending on degree choice and lifestyle.
Culturally vibrant, sophisticated and very beautiful Dublin is one of the most special capital cities in Europe. It is a city that has always responded well to changing times, and relics from the past sit comfortably amid all the modern developments. The legacy of the Irish economic boom has left Dublin with a strong economy and stable job market. As a UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin writers have had a ground-breaking impact on English literature, with world renowned names such as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats and Samuel Beckett.
Irish life has plenty to offer and lots of different nationalities are proud to call Dublin their home. Over the past 15 years there has been a huge surge in investment in the city. With a rejuvenated docklands and an impressive financial quarter Dublin is seen as an excellent place to start and progress a career in IT, finance, pharmaceuticals and engineering. Many global businesses base their European headquarters in Dublin including Google, Facebook, Pfizer, Roche, Microsoft and many more. So it is no wonder Dublin attracts top minds from all over the world.
Ireland means business.
The genius of Ireland lies in the ingenuity of its people. Emerging as a global technical and pharmaceutical leader, as well as reaching new heights in music, cinema and art, Dublin supports the lives of so many young, active people that it is almost impossible not to be inspired.
It’s not just graduates who can benefit from their increased employability. Students can work up to 20 hours a week part-time while studying and up to 40 hours per week during holidays.
Over 1,000 overseas companies have chosen Ireland as their strategic location in Europe. These include Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, IBM, Intel, eBay, PayPal, Yahoo, Adobe, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Apple and Amazon.com.
More than 250 Global financial institutions have established operations in Ireland, with many located in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre. Citigroup, Bank of America/MBNA, Zurich, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Allianz, Bank of New York/Mellon, State Street and AIG have invested in Ireland.