Introducing Study Group's Dublin International Study Centre

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Introducing Study Group’s Dublin International Study Centre

Study Group’s University College Dublin International Study Centre name has changed. The new name, which is Dublin International Study Centre, has been introduced to reflect Ireland’s increasing broad appeal as a top global study destination for international students.

Study Group’s Chief Learning Experience Officer Dr Mark Cunnington comments:

“Ireland’s unique attractiveness for study abroad opportunities stem from being an English-speaking country with a rich cultural heritage, which is also at the heart and the cultural, economic, and technological leading edge of Europe.

“With more international students interested in studying in Ireland, the name change positions Study Group’s Dublin International Study Centre to better reflect the position of Ireland as a higher education study destination more broadly.

“Following Brexit, Ireland is the only majority English-speaking country in the European Union and is home to some of the best universities in the world, including our university partner, University College Dublin (UCD).”

Study Group has a long-standing partnership with UCD. Through its newly renamed Dublin International Study Centre, Study Group is proud to continue offering pathway programmes to world-class undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at UCD.

As one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities, UCD is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide and first in Ireland for graduate employability in the most recent QS rankings. With a strong focus on diversity, UCD has over 33,000 students from 144 countries worldwide.

Speaking on behalf of University College Dublin (UCD), Una Watkins (UCD Director for International Student Recruitment) shares her perspective:

“We welcome the name change to Study Group’s Dublin International Study Centre as it highlights Ireland as an attractive international higher education study destination.

“Dublin city, described in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2022 as “one of Europe’s most down-to-earth and friendly cities”, is home to world famous multinationals across key industries like tech, pharma, finance and professional services. The likes of Facebook, Google, Airbnb, IBM, Microsoft, PayPal, Accenture, PwC, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Mastercard all have a presence in the city. What’s more is that even graduates from outside of the EU can take advantage of working here.

“With hiring rates in Irish jobs market now exceeding Pre-Pandemic Levels (see fourth quarterly Labour Market Pulse produced by IDA Ireland, in partnership with Microsoft and LinkedIn) and strong Irish economic performance in which Ireland's economy is surging ahead of its 26 EU partners it’s easy to see why studying in Ireland is increasing in popularity. The outlook is very positive for international students looking to make use of the 2-Year Stay Back Visa in Ireland.”

Una Watkins adds:

“Our longstanding partnership with Study Group demonstrates the commitment of both parties to deliver exceptional education experiences to international students, and to furthering the world-class research and academic reputation of UCD.

“Through the International Foundation Year, we have made possible that all international students can reach the very best global higher education and employment opportunities."

With its welcoming, friendly and vibrant culture and multicultural society, Study Group and University College Dublin look forward to welcoming students from all over the world to the Dublin International Study Centre and Ireland, now and in the future.

Watch this video for a student perspective on what it is like to study in Ireland.