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In 2014/2015, there were over 27,700 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

  • Full-time international students in Ireland made up 16 percent of the total higher education enrollments in 2014/15.
  • Top five places of origin of full-time international students studying in Ireland in 2013/2014 were the United States, China, France, United Kingdom and Germany.

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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