There are so many reasons why an international Masters student would want to study in Ireland and at University College Dublin (UCD).
Ireland is an ideal destination for an international student who wants a world-class education in a progressive, innovative country with promising career options. It is also perfect for students interested in stunning scenery, beautiful coastal and mountain walks, ancient culture and architecture.
Graduates who want to stay on long after they complete their studies and pursue a career will be happy to know they can avail of a two-year stay-back visa.
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Ireland is a very safe, friendly and welcoming country. On the Global Peace Index Ireland is ranked 3rd in the world, and 13th in the World Happiness Index. Young Irish people have the fourth highest standard of education in the world, according to the OECD 2019 Education report.
The Bloomberg Innovation Index 2021 has ranked Ireland as the 17th most innovative country in the world. Ireland is also home to five of Forbes Top 10 companies; Apple, Google, Alphabet, Amazon and Samsung.
Why should an international Masters student study at UCD?
Established in 1854, there are now 38,000 students studying at UCD. Approximately 12,000 are Masters students.
Through six Colleges, UCD offers Ireland’s most diverse range of graduate opportunities. Masters programmes are led by academic experts and offer international graduate students unparalleled choice at all levels. UCD’s graduate programmes are recognised and valued by academic institutions and employers around the world. UCD offers Doctoral Programmes, taught and research masters, graduate diplomas, certificate programmes and higher diplomas. Taught programmes are modularised to facilitate access, continuing professional development and life-long learning.
The UCD Alumni Network is influential, successful, active and truly international. Many of the 300,000 UCD global alumni network, living in 184 countries, hold positions in leading organisations around the world. As soon as a student enrols at UCD, they have instant access to the digital platform of the UCD Alumni Network where they can connect with international alumni all over the world and benefit from their advice and insights.
The UCD Careers Network offers world-class career services to our Master's students. Through the Jumpstart programme, international students begin their preparations before they arrive on campus. They have access to interview preparation, internship opportunities, and alumni connections.