Why Ireland?

Why Choose Ireland?

Students who study in Ireland and Northern Ireland earn academic qualifications that are recognized and respected around the world. Ireland has a diverse, welcoming and vibrant society that offers international students a unique cultural experience in a safe and beautiful environment. Attending high school in Ireland is an excellent pathway into world renowned Irish, UK and international universities.

Did You Know...

  • Ireland is ethnically diverse and home to large immigrant populations from around the world?
  • Ireland is one of the safest and most culturally accepting countries in the world?
  • Ireland ranks among the top 10 countries in the OECD's Better Life Index for 2016?
  • Irish secondary school students excel in science, reading and mathematics and have consistently placed among the top 6 in English-speaking countries in the world according to the latest OECD PISA studies?
  • Ireland has a stable parliamentary democracy and has a high quality of life that is safe and secure?

Irish Secondary Education Facts

  • Secondary schools are typically grades 7-12, (12 - 18 year olds)
  • The school year runs from September to June
  • All schools, private and public, must register with and meet the curriculum of the Department of Education 
  • Irish high school Certificates are recognised by colleges and universities worldwide
  • Some schools offer English as a Second Language (ESL) support to international students