Aside from the beautiful country and warm welcome, Ireland is fast becoming a global hub for technology, business, and education. Ireland is an attractive place to live and work and the advantages for international students are strong.
Ireland is famous for hospitality and the Irish people are naturally warm & friendly. The country has a rich cultural heritage in music, art, poetry and dance and the cities are buzzing with things to see and do. Ireland has so much to offer international students of all ages. The Irish Government is investing in Higher Education in Ireland, and although it is already very highly ranked globally, it has ambitions to make it the best in Europe by 2025. Part of this strategy and investment is to make Ireland a much more attractive destination and to welcome more international students to Higher Education in Ireland.
For many international students preparing to apply for university overseas can be a daunting and challenging experience. There are many opportunities, many choices, and many decisions to be made.
While considering how we can help our partners and students to choose the right program, we recognised we needed a transparent and independent service that would offer impartial advice on the range of opportunities available.
University Pathways Ireland is a specialist advisory service which helps international students to discover and apply for the best universities and colleges in Ireland. There are over 40 Higher Education institutions in Ireland, delivering thousands of courses in a diverse range of subjects.
To truly offer the most informed advice for our students, we needed an expert who could provide in-depth information on the entry requirements, tuition costs and the scholarships available for each program and institution.
The University Pathways Ireland service is free for students, funded by the institutions and offers a comprehensive service ranging from pre-application planning and discovery events to a full end-to end application service. We are confident that UPI offers international students and partners the range of expertise we were looking for and we will work closely with their team when advising overseas students on the options available.
For many international students the opportunities in Higher Education in Ireland are just out of reach as they have not yet developed the required proficiency in English to pursue their dreams. Reaching high levels in English in non-native speaking countries is a challenge, one that takes great dedication and considerable time. The ELI Schools Pathway program is preparatory English program designed to help international students reach the required English level to access Higher Education while living and working in Ireland. Our experienced teachers will help guide students to reach high levels in IELTS and to fast-track their route to further academic study.