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In 2012/2013, there were over 21,000 international students studying in Ireland’s public higher education institutions. The United States, China, and France remain the top places of origin of international students in Ireland.

Fast Facts: Ireland

  • The Ireland data for 2012/2013 is available for public higher education institutions only.
  • Top five places of origin of international students studying in Ireland in 2012/2013 were the United States, China, France, United Kingdom, and Germany.
  • The vast majority of international students pursued undergraduate education in Ireland’s higher education sector in 2012/2013.

Source: Education in Ireland


Private Higher Education Institution in Ireland: There is no particular definition of a private institution other than it does not receive state funding. For Education in Ireland purposes we only allow private institutions come under the "brand" who fall within our national qualifications framework, are government recognized and sign up to a code of practice in relation to student welfare.

International Student in Ireland: Domicile and a person who has crossed a border to study in Ireland

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