10 Top Universities in Ireland

10 Top Universities in Ireland

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Ireland has over the years emerged as a top study-abroad destination and rightly so. Ireland has been able to provide international students state of the art education facilities, a student-friendly environment, and a chance to earn a qualification of global standards. Candidates are also attracted by the country’s student-friendly policies such as their part-time work opportunities and post-study work permit for international students. Candidates can take a look at the list of top universities in Ireland, here. Candidates who may have difficulty meeting the cost of studying in Ireland can also check the various scholarships available for students within the country.

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Today we are going to talk about the top 10 colleges across Ireland that are popular among Indian students. You can check out the various courses available at the university, the eligibility criteria, admission requirements, and fees for every Programme. Got more doubts? Feel free to write to us in the comments below.

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Here is a look at the list of top universities in Ireland

University QS World University Rankings 2023 World University Rankings 2023 - Times Higher Education (THE)
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (TCD) #98 #161
University College Dublin (UCD) #181 #201 – 250
University of Galway #270 #301 – 350
University College Cork (UCC) #303 #301 – 350
Dublin City University  #471 n/a
University of Limerick #531 - 540 n/a
Maynooth University #801 - 1000 n/a
Tehnological University Dublin #801 - 1000 n/a

Know more about the colleges and the courses available in them in detail, here.

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (TCD)

Found in 1592, the University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin located in Dublin, Ireland is known to be Ireland's oldest university. This university offers many undergraduate, postgraduate, short courses, and online education. Its faculties comprise of Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and Faculty of Health Science.

It has many specialized schools for its areas of study. The schools in Trinity College Dublin are the School of Business, School of Confederal School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology, School of Creative Arts (Drama, Film, and Music), School of Education, School of English, School of Histories and Humanities, School of Linguistic among several others.

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (TCD) – Courses

Courses

Duration

1st Year Tuition Fees

MBA

1 year

INR 32.12 L

MS

12 months - 2 years

INR 13.87 L - 23.15 L

BBA

4 years

INR 16.92 L - 23.68 L

MIM

12 months - 1 year

INR 16.88 L - 21.59 L

MFA

1 year

INR 19.12 L

BE/BTech

4 - 5 years

INR 18.09 L - 24.23 L

University College Dublin (UCD) 

Established in 1854, the University College Dublin (UCD) is a public university, which was formerly known as the Catholic University of Ireland. The university is one of Europe's research-intensive universities and is the largest university in Ireland. The university's main campus at Dublin spreads across an area cover of 133 hectares.

University College Dublin's academic structure comprises six colleges that are further divided into associated schools and multiple research institutes and centres. The six colleges belonging to the University College Dublin are UCD College of Arts and Humanities, UCD College of Business, UCD College of Engineering and Architecture, UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, UCD College of Social Sciences and Law, and UCD College of Science.

University College Dublin - Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA 12 months INR 32.26 L
MS 1 year - 3 years INR 2.91 L - 24.33 L
MIM 12 months - 2 years INR 11.48 L - 24.33 L
MEM 1 year INR 24.33 L
BE/BTech 3 - 4 years INR 22.47 L - 24.33 L
MEng 1 year INR 22.47 L - 24.33 L

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

Established in 1845, the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) is a public university located in the city of Galway in Ireland. It is often ranked among the top universities in the world due to its quality education incorporated with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

The university comprises four colleges which are further subdivided schools for candidates to pursue their undergrads and postgraduate studies. These colleges include the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, College of Business, Public Policy and Law, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and College of Science and Engineering.

National University of Ireland Galway - Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MS 1 year - 2 years INR 12.51 L - 25.28 L
MIM 1 year - 2 years INR 10.18 L - 16.01 L
BSc 4 years INR 14.52 L - 20.31 L
MEng 9 - 24 months INR 12.87 L - 21.19 L
BE/BTech 1 year - 5 years INR 14.96 L - 21.19 L
MASc 1 year - 2 years INR 12.87 L - 21.19 L

University College Cork (UCC)

Established in 1845, the University College Cork, popularly known as the UCC is one of Ireland's leading research institutes. The university also happens to be the first university in the world to be conferred with the international green flag for environmental friendliness.

The academic structure of the University College Cork includes multiple faculties which are further subdivided into schools. These faculties include the Faculty of Arts and Celtic Studies, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Food Science and Technology.

University College Cork - Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MS 12 months - 2 years INR 13.12 L - 20.3 L
MIM 12 months - 1 year INR 13.28 L - 16.62 L
MEng 12 months - 1 year INR 19.84 L - 20.27 L
BE/BTech 3 - 4 years INR 14.39 L - 19.75 L
BBA 4 years INR 17.67 L - 19.38 L
BSc 3 - 4 years INR 14.39 L - 19.75 L

Dublin City University (DCU)

Over the years, Dublin City University (DCU) has forged a reputation as Ireland's University of Enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research, and industry partners both at home and overseas. Dublin City University has been highly ranked in the world and in Ireland for its graduate employment rate, according to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

This university has 5 campuses and offers over 200 programs under its five main faculties which are engineering and computing, business, science and health, humanities and social sciences, and education. Renowned organizations such as the Association of MBAs and AACSB have accredited this university.

Dublin City University (DCU) – courses

Courses

Duration

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS

1 year

INR 11.41 L - 15.8 L

LLM

1 year

INR 13.17 L

MEng

1 year

INR 15.8 L

MIM

1 year

INR 13.6 L - 16.68 L

BJMC

3 - 4 years

INR 13.17 L

BE/BTech

3 - 4 years

INR 13.17 L - 13.6 L

MA

1 year

INR 11.06 L - 14.04 L

BBA

3 - 4 years

INR 12.73 L - 13.6 L

University of Limerick (UL)

Founded in 1972, the University of Limerick is a public research university for higher education in Limerick, Ireland. The university has over 800 research postgraduates and 1,300 postgraduate students receiving instruction at the university. Its co-operative education ("co-op") program offers students an eight-month work placement as part of their degree; it was Ireland's first such program.

University of Limerick (UL)

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
BBA 4 years INR 11.23 L - 15.1 L
MS 12 months - 2 years INR 11.27 L - 21.43 L
MIM 12 months - 1 year INR 11.28 L - 17.37 L
BE/BTech 4 years INR 15.1 L
MEng 12 months - 1 year INR 14.52 L - 14.83 L

Maynooth University

Maynooth University is one of Ireland's fastest-growing universities. The university prioritizes the student experience, both academically and socially to ensure that students graduate with the best set of skills to help them succeed in the world, whatever they decide to do.

Maynooth University - Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MIM 12 months - 2 years INR 12.29 L - 13.17 L
MEng 12 months - 1 year INR 14.52 L - 14.83 L
BBA 4 years INR 11.23 L - 15.1 L
BE/BTech 4 years INR 15.1 L
MS 12 months - 2 years INR 11.27 L - 21.43 L
BSc 4 years INR 15.1 L - 15.97 L

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)

Technological University Dublin or more commonly referred to as TU Dublin is Ireland's first technological university, established on January 1, 2019. The university was formed by the amalgamation of three existing institutes of technology in the Dublin area – Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, and Institute of Technology, Tallaght.

Technological University Dublin - Courses 

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MA 1 year - 18 months INR 11.85 L
BE/BTech 3 - 4 years INR 10.97 L - 12.73 L
MS 12 - 18 months INR 11.85 L - 19.09 L
MIM 1 year - 2 years INR 10.8 L - 15.14 L
BBA 3 - 4 years INR 10.97 L - 12.73 L
BSc 3 - 4 years INR 10.97 L - 19.21 L

Popular Universities in Ireland 

The above-mentioned universities are highly ranked universities spread across the length of Ireland. Candidates can also check out popular universities in Ireland. They are

  • Dublin Business School (DBS)
  • National College of Ireland (NCI)

Know more about the universities, below.

Dublin Business School (DBS)

Originally known as the Accountancy and Business College, Dublin Business School (DBS) was established in 1975. At the time, the college only had evening classes for the candidates who were studying for their professional accounting bodies exams. Now it has become one of the two biggest independent colleges in Ireland.

DBS has three schools, namely the School of Arts, Professional School, and School of Business and Law. Located in the capital city, DBS makes sure that students have whatever they need on campus, from a modern learning environment to comfortable accommodations. There are state-of-the-art laboratories, modern workshops, a stocked library, network connectivity, and several clubs and societies. There are more than 9,000 students and 70 courses available for students outside the EU.

Dublin Business School (DBS) – Courses

Courses

Duration

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS

1 year

INR 11.19 L - 12.11 L

MBA

1 year

INR 11.19 L

MA

12 months

INR 11.19 L

MIM

12 months - 1 year

INR 10.97 L - 12.11 L

BA

3 - 4 years

INR 8.65 L - 8.82 L

BE/BTech

3 - 4 years

INR 8.65 L - 8.82 L

BBA

3 - 4 years

INR 8.65 L - 8.82 L

National College of Ireland (NCI)

The National College of Ireland (NCI) is a non-profit state-supported advanced education establishment in Dublin's city centre. Within walking distance of NCI are the European Headquarters of Facebook, LinkedIn Google, and Twitter. It is with these organizations that NCI has created courses and where NCI graduates acquire employment. The School of Business sits in the centre point of Dublin's International Financial Services Centre. The world's leading banks and consultancy organizations are inside the reach of the campus. NCI graduates have picked up work at excellent organizations like PWC, Morgan Stanley, Citi, KPMG, and JP Morgan.

The university offers a range of Certificates, Higher Diplomas, Foundation, and Pre-Masters courses which offer excellent opportunities for progression to promote education or to improve career path. The National College of Ireland endeavours to give access to quality education at a time, place, and pace that addresses the student's needs.

National College of Ireland (NCI) – courses

Courses

Duration

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS

1 year

INR 13.17 L

BE/BTech

4 years

INR 8.78 L

BBA

3 years

INR 8.78 L

MIM

1 year

INR 13.17 L

This is a comprehensive list of the top 10 universities across Ireland for international students. Candidates can visit every university to check out the courses on offer, the duration of the course, the tuition fee and so much more. Candidates can also check the official website of the university or get in touch with us through the comments section below. 

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