Studying in Ireland can be an excellent experience and rewarding pursuit. In fact, there are a number of well recognized institutions in Ireland and many are welcoming to a number of international students, including Thai students seeking to study abroad in Ireland. Below are five of the most popular schools in Ireland for Thai students as well as students hailing from other countries.
Trinity College Dublin
Just as in the name, Trinity College Dublin, commonly known as TCD, is located in the city of Dublin. The university was founded in 1592 and offers undergraduate degrees in virtually every major area of study except for language and cultural studies.
Students will find the enrollment varies between 15,000 and 20,000 students and sports and other activities are available when not studying. This paired with the rich options for activities and entertainment outside of school can provide for an excellent experience overall.
University College Dublin
Another Dublin university, the University College Dublin, or UCD, is nearly 160 years old and offers courses for those pursuing undergraduate, master, and doctorate degrees. All of which are available in every major field of academic study. Tuition for studies can be as high as $10,000 for international undergraduate students and $20,000 for international graduate students.
The student population is 20,000-25,000 and also allows the students opportunities to participate in a number of extracurricular activities. Furthermore, the move to Dublin can be easily accomplished because the university offers campus housing. Additionally, with it’s suburban Dublin setting, students can enjoy a quieter atmosphere plus the nearby city of Dublin.
University College Cork
UCC, or University College Cork, is a school that has its beginning in 1845 and offers a number of degrees except for those in language and cultural studies. Like with TCD, the population of the school is 15,000-20,000 and students can enjoy the extracurricular activities that are offered when not studying.
With the university being located in Cork, students choosing to study here are likely to have a different experience than their counterparts studying in Dublin. However, the experience will still be worth it, as studying abroad provides more benefits to an individual student than only academic studies.
University of Limerick
The University of Limerick is one of the newer universities on the list, as it was only founded in 1972. The university is located in the city that shares its name, and those choosing to study here can pursue undergraduate, master, and doctorate degrees. However, the university does not offer undergraduate degrees in medicine or health, nor does it offer doctorate degrees for language and cultural studies.
International students can expect tuition fees as high as $15,000 and a student body that is also smaller when compared to the previously listed schools. When not studying, students can enjoy extracurricular activities, sports, or exploring the city of Limerick.
Dublin City University
Going back to Dublin, we have the youngest university on the list, which is the Dublin City University (DCU). DCU was founded in 1975 and offers undergraduate degrees in most fields of study except for language and cultural studies.
DCU is also the smallest university on the list, with a student population of only 7,000. Students can find entertainment by experiencing what Dublin ahs to offer, plus the school offers a number of activities or sporting opportunities for students.