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International Student News from Ireland

The latest news from Ireland and tips for prospective & current international students, keeping you informed on your education journey.

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Trinity's International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Programme offered by Trinity College Dublin is a one year programme aimed at preparing you for the competitive university environment. If accepted for this programme, you will also receive a conditional offer to study an undergraduate course at TCD. The topics you learn as part of the programme will include English, Mathematics, critical thinking, communication skills and topics specific to your chosen subject. Learn more.

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Ireland is emerging as a popular study abroad destination

Do you know why Indian students prefer to study in Ireland? Do you know which are some of the universities popular among international students from India? Which are some of the courses they apply to? How is the country supporting its international students? Find answers to these and more.

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Attempt English language proficiency tests from the comfort of your home

Visiting a test centre might not be possible for many because of lockdowns and other restrictions. The online versions of the tests are extremely useful in this situation. TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, Duolingo English Test and IELTS indicator are some of the tests available online now. Remember to check whether your university accepts these before you register for the test.


  • 26-MAR-2021

    Employable You toolkit
    Employable You is the toolkit launched by the Irish Universities Association to support international students with their career plans. The Association understands that finding employment is crucial for international students coming to Ireland for higher studies.

  • 10-MAR-2021

    Ireland: International students can study online and qualify for PSW

    As part of the third level graduate programme, non-EEA graduates can remain in the country and seek employment after completing their studies. The Irish government has now extended the policy to 100% online learners too. Students will have to meet some new and existing criteria to be eligible for this policy.

  • 23-JAN-2021

    Irish government prioritises student wellbeing
    Ireland intends to create a new group that will focus on identifying strategies to enhance student wellbeing in higher education institution. The group will be headed by the Union of Students in Ireland. 

  • 26-NOV-2020

    Irish government faces criticism from the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS)

    Non-EEA students are currently excluded from the €250 tuition rebate scheme by the Irish government. The ICOS has voiced their disappointment and stated that non-EEA international students should be eligible for the same relief as other students.

  • 03-OCT-2020

    A new university ranking based on the experience of students

    The new ranking chart was released by Studocu. It counts the experience of the students as the criteria for the ranking. 2020 rankings included 100,000 students from more than 1000 universities.

  • 25-SEP-2020

    Survey reveals that Indian students are still interested in studying abroad

    IC3 Institute, a volunteer-based organisation, published the survey results after collecting responses from over 2550 high school students in India and Nepal. 83% of the students are hopeful about their study plans for the future and one-third of them hope to study abroad in the immediate or near future.