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Why study in Holland or Ireland?

05 April 2017

Our International Study Centres in Holland and Dublin lead to world-class degrees from universities renowned for their research excellence.

Students who choose the International Study Centre in Holland or Dublin get the chance to study in a welcoming European country with excellent career prospects. Both Ireland and Holland offer international students the unique opportunity to stay and launch their careers after their studies.

University College Dublin International Study Centre

UCD is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide*

It’s easy to see why UCD is the first-choice university for international students in Ireland. The University’s degrees are accredited by the world’s leading professional organisations. The broad range of subjects on offer includes medicine, architecture, engineering and many others.

95% of International Study Centre students who completed their course progressed to UCD in 2016

UCD is a welcoming and diverse university that offers international students all the support they need.

Here’s what Maryam from Saudi Arabia had to say about her UCD experience:

Pathways to UCD

International students can choose from two International Foundation Year pathways at the International Study Centre:

  • Business, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Sciences.

Visit the University College Dublin International Study Centre website.

Holland International Study Centre

12 out of 13 Dutch universities are ranked in the world top 200*

The Holland International Study Centre gives students the opportunity to progress to a range of universities renowned for research excellence. At research universities students gain a theoretical, academic education that teaches them skills they can apply across a range of professions.

Our Dutch research universities offer:

  • Research-focused, three-year courses
  • A broad focus on a specific subject
  • Fewer contact hours and more independent study.

University of Groningen

A high-ranking university with a history of excellence and impressive alumni – including the first president of the European Central Bank

University of Twente

The place to explore how technology impacts people and society – perfect for budding technology entrepreneurs

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Connected to businesses offering internships and close to great employment prospects in the heart of Amsterdam’s business district


Visit the Holland International Study Centre website.


* THE World University Rankings 2017

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