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Top Universities in Ireland 2021

Being one of the safest and most tolerant countries in the world, Ireland has increasingly become a popular destination with many international students. 

Their vibrant and inclusive communities, range of breathtaking scenic attractions as well as multiple world class universities are some of the factors that have charmed both students and parents alike. 

Another trait is that Irish schools and universities are globally connected and graduates of Irish education institutions have access to opportunities in many different careers all over the world.  

For those who are seeking to pursue your foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate pathways in Ireland, university rankings can provide a sense of whether the institution is right for you. 

Ranking providers like the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World (THE) University Rankings are globally recognised, often used by students as part of their research before applying to study abroad. 

With that, we’ve compiled the top universities in Ireland for 2021 below, with data from the latest QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings. 

 

QS Top Universities in Ireland 2021 

RankUniversityGlobal Rank
1Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin   101 
2University College Dublin   177
3National University of Ireland Galway  238238
4University College Cork  286286
5Dublin City University   439
6University of Limerick   511-520
7Maynooth University   701-750 
8Technological University Dublin   801-1000 

 

THE Top Universities in Ireland 2021 

RankUniversityGlobal Rank
1Trinity College Dublin    155 
2RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences   201-250 
3University College Dublin   251-300 
4National University of Ireland, Galway   301-350
5University College Cork   301-350
6Maynooth University   401-500 
7Dublin City University   501-600 
8University of Limerick   501-600
9Technological University Dublin   801-1000 

 

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