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Independent College

Independent College

Independent College

Education in Ireland Pathway Webinar

The Education in Ireland Pathway Webinar will be taking place online on the 18th of April, co-hosted by Independent College and International House Dublin.


Can't attend the event, but want to know more about your pathway to English language and Higher-level education in Ireland?

Register here to join us on our FREE Ireland education pathway even on April 18th 2024:

Our Story

We are a specialist contemporary business and law college centrally located at the edge of Dublin’s financial and technological districts. We believe education is transformative, should be inclusive and foster brilliant minds with open arms.

Our Expertise

Independent College was established in Dublin in 2007. We are a college where quality academia is balanced with an entrepreneurial spirit, creating courses that pre-empt trends, are economy-linked, and focus on employability. Connected to the business community, Independent College is a place where our lecturers and programmes help inspire critical thinkers, change leaders and lifelong learners.

Our Reputation

We are proud of our QQI accreditation for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Independent College programmes are validated to the highest standards both nationally and internationally. It represents our commitment to quality and the high standards we employ for delivering a valued experience for our students, staff and lecturing team.

Core Values

We believe in diversity of thought, gender, age and culture. Our lecturers are leaders in their fields. Our programmes are immersive, challenging and of high quality. Our student-focused experience is at the heart of everything that we do.

We are Learner Centred

We put our learners at the centre, not the periphery. Our focus is on the student experience. We value interaction, individuality, flexibility, growth and mutual respect. Our concept provides a better learning experience for all.

We Provide an Environment of Belonging

We promote a feeling of inclusion and integration while encouraging confidence and opinions. We build a wonderful community we personalised support, where students make friends for life.

Because your qualification will be internationally recognised

Your new qualification stands for academic achievement but also a deeper understanding of your subject in practical terms and this is highly valued in your field.

Because you will enjoy your time here

Whatever subject and qualification you choose, we promise you will have an interesting and thought-provoking learning experience in which you will look forward to every class. Your student life will be enriched not just by the college and the course, but by new friends, colleagues and a wonderful city.

About Independent College

As President of Independent College, I am delighted that you are considering furthering your academic studies with our college.

Independent College’s primary goal is to bring our students through learning programmes that are relevant, stay with you forever, are the foundations of your future success and result in qualifications that are highly respected in your chosen field.

Upon completion, your undergraduate, postgraduate or professional award in the various disciplines will be recognised wherever you go, both in Ireland and overseas.

We are a goal-focused, career-orientated college. We pride ourselves on our personalised tuition, delivered to the highest academic standards in an interactive learning environment by highly qualified and friendly teaching staff.

Your time at Independent College, should you enrol with us, will be an enjoyable and academically rewarding one as you prepare for the next chapter in your life. You will learn from some of the most industry experienced and respected lecturers in your field in what is an intellectually vibrant academic community. It will provide you not just with the stepping stone to your chosen career but also with life lessons and friendships and connections that will last well into the future.

We look forward to welcoming you as part of our next intake of students.

Padraig Hourigan


Campus Features

Our Location

Independent Colleges’ main campus is located at The Steelworks, Foley Street, Dublin 1. The Steelworks is an impressive five-story building with 40 classrooms & floor to ceiling window atrium, rooftop restaurant & outdoor terrace, library, computer facilities overlooking private landscaped development and stunning views of the city.

The Steelworks complex is located in the city centre between Talbot St and Amiens St in the IFSC vicinity. The campus is approximately 600 metres from the main shopping area of Henry St & O’Connell St and is superbly served for transport with easy access to trains, Luas tramline and city and regional bus terminals.

Living Here

Dublin has a wide choice of apartments, bed-sits, lodgings, guesthouses and hostels where students make their home every year. There is so much to do and see with thousands of traditional and contemporary pubs, restaurants and clubs. The city has more than its fair share of museums, galleries and historical buildings too.


Croke Park is just North of the river and the home to Ireland’s national sports of hurling and Gaelic football. With a capacity of 82,300, it is the third-largest stadium in Europe. Rugby is played in the stunning new Aviva Stadium on the Southside while there are hundreds of soccer, rugby, Gaelic football, hurling, tennis, swimming and other clubs all over the city.

The Arts

Dublin has a world-famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures, including Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett. Other influential writers and playwrights include Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker. In July 2010, Dublin was named UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Iowa City with the permanent title. There are several theatres within the city centre and the best known include the Gaiety, Abbey, Olympia, Gate and Grand Canal.


Dublin has an exciting nightlife and is reputedly one of Europe’s most youthful cities, with an estimate of 50% of citizens being younger than 25. There are many pubs across the city centre, with the area around St. Stephen’s green and Grafton Street, especially Harcourt Street, Camden Street, Wexford Street and Leeson Street, having the most popular nightclubs and pubs. The best-known area for nightlife is Temple Bar, south of the River Liffey. Live music is popularly played on streets and at venues throughout Dublin in general.

Student Services

Independent College Dublin’s positive, high-energy environment, deeply committed faculty and staff and a strong network of support systems make it the perfect place for you to find your niche – academically, socially, and professionally.

Academic Induction

Attending college for the first time can be an exciting prospect. However, many also find the prospect of moving from the second level to a third level institution can be a daunting experience. At Independent College Dublin we want to ensure that this transition is as painless as possible. For this reason, we organise student induction before the commencement of each undergraduate programme. This allows all students the opportunity to meet, the Dean of the College, their Head of Faculty Manager, Learner Experience & Careers Manager and their fellow students.

Academic Support

Each academic programme has a dedicated staff member who deals with any academic issues which students may encounter. The faculty administrative staff have an open office policy from 9.30 am - 17.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Career Advice

Independent College Dublin is aware of the ever-increasing challenges facing students. A good CV is vital when applying for jobs. It is also very important to prepare for interviews. Our Learner Experience & Careers Manager will assist final year students in writing their C.V and offer guidance and advice in preparing for your interview.

Computing Services

Access to services such as Moodle, online resources and journals, wireless internet access, and online storage are provided on a complimentary basis to all registered students.

Student & Campus Life

Whether you are looking for sports and fitness, student organisations, local nightlife or student activities, Independent College Dublin offers you great resources and access to the finest facilities. Independent College Dublin’s city centre location has a wealth of amenities on our doorstep.

Student Discounts

Use your Independent College Dublin student card to avail of these exclusive discounts:

  • Energie Fitness, Clarendon Street
  • Tower Records – 10%
  • Hughes & Hughes Books- 10%
  • The Farm, Dawson Street- 10%
  • KC Peaches, Nassau Street – 10% and loyalty card scheme
  • Cafe Sol, Dawson Street- 15% and loyalty card scheme
  • Hickey’s Pharmacy- 15% off prescriptions and 10% off other items
  • Doctor, Suffolk Street- €10 off consultation fee

Student Welfare

We offer advice and support to all students in the College. Whether it is concerned about examinations, assignments, accommodation or finances, the Student Services Officer is available to help with your concerns. However, if you require additional assistance and wish to speak to the College Counsellor, you will be provided with a referral.

This service is free and completely confidential.

International Student Services

Specific services are available for international students before they travel to Ireland and, post entry, in order to assist with their transition to Ireland.


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      The Steelworks, Foley Street, D01 X997, Dublin