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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, a 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

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

101

2

University College Dublin

177

3

National University of Ireland Galway

238

4

University College Cork

286

5

Dublin City University

439

6

University of Limerick

511-520

7

Maynooth University

701-750

8

Technological University Dublin

801-1000

 

THE Top Universities in Ireland 2021

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

Trinity College Dublin

155

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

201-250

3

University College Dublin

251-300

4

National University of Ireland, Galway

301-350

5

University College Cork

301-350

6

Maynooth University

401-500

7

Dublin City University

501-600

8

University of Limerick

501-600

9

Technological University Dublin

801-1000

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