Jan 10, 2019

List of Top Ranked Universities in Ireland 2019

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Study in Ireland is one of the most lucrative option for the students who are willing to Study Abroad. This peaceful country in the west of Europe is one of the best study abroad destinations. Nine of the Universities in Ireland feature in University Rankings across the world.

When you study in Ireland, you:

  • Get a chance to study in a country known as one of the most entrepreneurial county.

  • Learn at the best Universities in Ireland, which has more than 35000 international students from more than 160 countries.

  • Study in one of the world’s friendliest and safest countries in the world.

  • Universities in Ireland are known for high research output, and considered few of the best in the world.

  • Irish Government provides the Universities in Ireland with 782 million each year as research funds.

Here is the list of Best Universities in Ireland, ranked by QS University Rankings and THE University Rankings:

1. Trinity College Dublin

City - Dublin

Qs University Ranking - 104

THE University Ranking - 120

The Trinity College Dublin is not only one of the best Universities in Ireland, but also in Europe. The college was found in 1592 and was modelled after Oxford and Cambridge. Along with those two, it os considered as one of the prestigious Universities in world.

2. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

City - Dublin

Qs University Ranking -

THE University Ranking – 201-250

It is Ireland’s largest Medical University by far, with 30000 students enrolled from as many as 60 countries from across the globe. The main campus of the University is in Dublin, and the courses on offer are medicine, pharmacy, nursing and physiotherapy. The RCSI is also known for its research in medicinal fields.

3. University College Dublin

City - Dublin

Qs University Ranking - 193

THE University Ranking - 201-250

UCD is the largest University in Ireland and many times considered one of the top Universities in Europe. The University has five Nobel Prize Winner alumni. It was founded in 1854 as Catholic University of Ireland, and was established as UCD in 1980.

4. National University of Ireland Galway

City - Galway

Qs University Ranking – 260

THE University Ranking - 301-350

A member of Coimbra Group which has some of the Europe’s long-established European Universities, it is one of the best Universities in Ireland. There are five colleges under University College Galway, including College of Engineering and Informatics; and College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

5. University College Cork

City - Cork

Qs University Ranking – 338

THE University Ranking - 301-350

The University College Cork has been named the University of Year five times in the past. It is also one of the largest universities in Ireland, with 15000 undergraduate and 4400 students in postgraduate studies. It was established back in 1845.

6. Dublin City University

City - Dublin

Qs University Ranking – 422

THE University Ranking - 401-500

The University has a strong research record, and has five campuses across Ireland. It is particularly known for its strong technical and research facilities. It has five offline faculties and online education service, too. 15% of the students at Dublin City University are international students.

7. University of Limerick

City - Lamerick

Qs University Ranking – 501-520

THE University Ranking - 501-600

With more than 21% of international students, UL, in a true sense one of the international Universities in Ireland. It is the first University established in independent Ireland after 1922. University of Limerick also offers Ireland’s first co-op program, where you are placed in eight month work program as a part of your degree.

8. Maynooth University

City - Maynooth

Qs University Ranking – 701-750

THE University Ranking - 351-400

Founded in 1997, it is the youngest and one of the smallest Universities in Ireland. Yet, it can be termed as one of the fastest growing universities in Ireland. The bracket of 701-750 in QS rankings and 351-400 for Times University Ranking speaks for itself on how the University has come a long way in such a short time.

9. Dublin Institute of Technology

City - Dublin

Qs University Ranking – 751-800

THE University Ranking - 801-1000

The first technical institution in Ireland, DIT was established in 1992. From January 2019, the amalgamation of Dublin Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown; and Institute of Technology, Tallaght forms the first technological University of Ireland, the Technological University Dublin.

As it can be seen, Dublin holds the most Irish Universities, which are top ranking Universities. However, these are not the only options to look forward to, here is the List of all the Universities to Study in Ireland 2019

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