Studying in the UK

Have you thought about studying outside Ireland? There are around 170 universities in the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) with over two million higher education students. The course options are truly vast. Every year, students from the Republic of Ireland choose to study in the UK. They do so for a variety of different reasons – their preferred course may not be available in Ireland or maybe particular courses in the UK are relatively easier to get into than similar courses in Ireland. Sometimes students go abroad to study because they simply want to experience new places and cultures. Remember that schemes such as the maintenance grant and the Fund for Students with Disabilities can ‘follow’ eligible Irish students to approved courses/colleges in the European Union.

If you are interested in exploring this further, the links we have provided below will be of assistance:

  • UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. UCAS provides advice on the higher education application process and also carries out research and consultancy work for educational institutions.
  • The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. The British Council offers advice and information on studying in the UK.
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