On successul completion of an NCUK-approved course, you will have guaranteed entry to one of these Irish Universities of your choice.

Maynooth University

Maynooth University

Maynooth University traces its roots to the establishment of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth in 1795. It is a dynamic and innovative university with over 5,500 students including an increasing number of international students. Internationally renowned for excellence in research and teaching, Maynooth University is situated on a beautiful, spacious campus 25K west of Dublin city centre. Maynooth is Ireland ’s only university town. Maynooth University has five faculties – Arts, Celtic Studies, Engineering, Philosophy and Science (including Computer Science) which offer programmes from Undergraduate to Doctoral levels.

University College Cork

University College Cork

University College Cork, Ireland’s leading research institution, has won the Sunday Times Irish University of the Year Award for 2003/4. The award recognises UCC’s continuing pre-eminence amongst the Irish universities in securing research funding, the excellence of its academic results, and its role as a cosmopolitan university with one of the best student mixes in the State. University College Cork welcomes over 1600 international students every year. From more than 75 countries worldwide, they follow a range of courses and programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

University of Limerick

University of Limerick

University of Limerick is an independent internationally-focused university established as the National Institute of Higher Education by the Government of Ireland in 1972. It is located in the National Technology Park on the banks of the river Shannon, near Limerick City, in the southwest of Ireland . UL offers a wide selection of opportunities at undergraduate and graduate levels in the six colleges of the University: Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Informatics & Electronics, and Science. A unique feature of academic life at UL is the Cooperative Education Programme (undergraduate work placement), which involves placement of all students in employment relevant to their academic interests for a minimum of seven months.

Queens University Belfast

Queen’s University, Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast has a long and distinguished history of academic achievement. Established in 1845, Queen’s now ranks with the best traditional UK universities; assessment results in research and teaching have, according to league tables, placed Queen’s in the top 20 of a total of 170 UK universities. The University currently has 18,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students from 68 countries. The main campus is situated in the leafy suburbs of south Belfast , the capital of Northern Ireland. Queen’s offers almost 300 under- graduate and post-graduate degree programmes through five faculties: Engineering; Humanities; Legal, Social & Educational Sciences; Medicine and Health Sciences and Science & Agriculture.

National University of Ireland Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway

The University, founded in 1845 as Queen’s College, Galway, has experienced significant and continuous growth since the 1960’s, both in its stock of buildings, facilities and physical resources and also in the number of its students and staff. Its student body now numbers over 15,000 (over 11,000 fulltime), with academically strong programmes of teaching and research throughout its seven Faculties of: – Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences. The campus itself is situated on the banks of the River Corrib, close to the centre of Galway, on a most attractive site. The University has of the order of 1,500 international students, 10% of the total student population, at undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from over 40 countries.

University of Ulster

University of Ulster

This is a modern, forward looking and a very friendly place to study. Over 23,000 local, national and international students study at undergraduate to postgraduate degree levels at our four campuses – Coleraine, Jordanstown, Belfast, and Magee. Each campus is like its own little village and you’ll find everything you need where you study. It’s worth remembering though that all the different parts of UU add up to one huge university – Ireland’s biggest.

Other Irish universities and colleges also accept DIFC students