Ireland Universities


Study a world recognised degree programme in Business or IT.

Live in the most dynamic capital city of Europe.

Work for a global company as you kick start the career of your dreams.

National College of Ireland – Your Future is Here

Established in 1951, NCI offers programmes that are globally recognised and industry focused. To ensure the students here have the very best opportunity, the College offers world class support and services throughout your time here. All of NCI’s programmes have been designed in partnership with industry to meet their current and future workforce requirements.

NCI’s campus offers an intimate learning environment, where small classes are the norm and lecturers are easily accessible for advice and guidance. Whether it is Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Data Analytics or Cyber Security, Academic Hubs allow to produce graduates of the highest order. There is a wide range of support available to all students to assist them academically and an International Office to support and advise throughout a student’s journey – from the 4 week welcome programme to 200 events and outings across Ireland annually.

With a huge choice of societies, sports activities (including free gym membership), volunteering opportunities and social events, your days as an NCI student will have a positive impact on you today, tomorrow and for the rest of your life.


National College of Ireland welcomes over 1,000 international students onto undergraduate and master degree programmes each year. Here are just a few reasons why:

1. With graduate working visas of up to 2 years and over 1,000 leading multinational companies Ireland is the perfect place to start or progress your career.

2. Over 96% of NCI Master degree graduates are employed within 6 months of graduating.

3. NCI has over 1000 international students from over 80 countries around the world – your new global network.

4. Each year, NCI offers over 500 scholarships to international students – helping you to invest in your future.

5. As a QS Rated 4 Star institution, NCI offers an enviable student experience right in the city centre of Dublin.

6. Your Career – NCI Priority

NCI award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers ongoing support for planning your career throughout your time at NCI and beyond. The NCI Careers centre works proactively with employers to promote the skills and attributes of students and graduates of NCI academic courses.

Every year hundreds of employers participate in both campus and virtual events to present and discuss employment opportunities to students and graduates. There is a range of workshops, seminars and small group work sessions which focus on the skills and attributes that employers want.


Bacherlor’s fees

non-EU students from €8,000 to €10,000 depending on the program

Student contribution fee (mandatory) of €3,000 for Student Services costs, includes Students Union fee, clubs and societies costs, along with the costs of Careers & Opportunities, Student Support and Library services.

Gym membership fee: €80 (mandatory)

Master´s fees

EE students from €6,500 to €8,950 depending on the program.

non-EU students €15,000


*National College of Ireland has an extensive scholarship and bursary portfolio for international students which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among their student body.

Explore their range of scholarships for international students.


NCI does not own or manage a student residence nor do they offer an accommodation placement service. That means you are responsible for finding your own accommodation in Dublin.

There are many student residences around the city as well as house and flat shares, homestays etc. and NCI have compiled information on different accommodation options available to you to help you choose which suits you best. To know more about them please see here


NCI recommend that a single student will need a minimum of €1000 per month to cover basic living expenses. The amount you actually spend will depend upon where you live and your personal lifestyle.

See here for more information on cost of living in Dublin.


Applicants from the EU

Usually NCI do not accept applications after the end of August for September study start and the end of November for January. You are advised to apply as soon as possible as places are very limited due to small class sizes and courses may fill quickly.

Applicants from outside the EU

September 2021 Deadlines

23rd July Students that need an entry visa for Ireland

13th August Students that don’t need an entry visa for Ireland

27th August Students living in Ireland

January 2022 Deadlines

10th December Students that need an entry visa for Ireland

6th January Students that don’t need an entry visa for Ireland

7th January Students living in Ireland

*It is important to remember that if you are applying close to a deadline, you have to provide a full set of documents demonstrating you have met both the academic and English language requirements of the course. Also, you should ensure that you apply early enough to have sufficient time to get your visa.


Ireland – Your New Home

Each year, hundreds of thousands of students make the exciting yet daunting decision to travel abroad to study. Ireland is a destination which is attracting increasing attention from students globally particularly in the areas of IT and business. Students are drawn to Ireland because of the country’s high standard of education, excellent student lifestyle and the presence of over 1000 multinational companies offering graduate career opportunities.

Ireland is more than just a great place to study. Combining a solid reputation for education and innovation, with a welcoming and vibrant culture, it is no coincidence that Dublin is now the European headquarters of many of the world’s leading corporations. As home to companies such as Google, Facebook. Microsoft and Twitter, by choosing to study in Dublin you can be sure that you are giving yourself the best opportunity of long term career success.

Dublin, the capital city, has a vibrant and energetic city center and is renowned for its food, music and sporting events. With great shopping, a fantastic food culture, a rich history and friendly residents, Dublin offers a relaxed lifestyle for visitors and new residents alike. Dublin is one of the world’s most multicultural cities and home to over 200 nationalities.

Ireland is a safe, welcoming and affordable option for studying abroad. Your experience here will be second to none.

Interested? To learn more about the university, your study options, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.