Top 10 Reasons To Study In Dublin

Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin | © Mary Sheehan
Mary Sheehan

Dublin is the bustling capital of Ireland. With amazing amenities and activities for students – and let’s not forget the ‘craic’ – it’s the perfect place to wile away your university years. Here are the top reasons why every student should get their degree in Dublin.

The prestigious universities

Between Trinity College and University College Dublin, the city definitely has its fair share of great institutions. Trinity College has been home to big names such as Oscar Wilde, as well as a handful of Nobel Prize Laureates. James Joyce was UCD educated, and the university is home to an impressive science program; essentially, the education you’ll get in Dublin is second-to-none.

Trinity College Dublin

Historic Dublin

Early 20th Century O’Connell Street

It’s the heart of Ireland

Dublin is the largest city in Ireland, hosting around a quarter of the country’s population. This way, students are exposed to many Irish people from all over the country, as well as the melting pot of culture that occurs in a busy capital city. Dublin is the ultimate Irish city, complete with authentic pubs, excellent restaurants, and shopping districts.

Dublin on Saint Patrick’s Day

Plenty of activities

Whether you are a city person relishing the bustling streets or you’re looking for some natural beauty, there are plenty of outings and activities that suit students with all kinds of interests. Museums in Dublin are excellent, most of which are free of charge with student ID. The National Botanic Gardens are a brief walk from the city centre, as well as the two major parks within the city – St. Stephen’s Green and Phoenix Park.

St Stephen’s Green

Great places to sit and study

Whether you’re more comfortable studying in libraries or in coffee shops, Dublin provides plenty of access to good places to study. The Bald Barista or Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge are close to Trinity College Dublin and Dublin Business School, and provide a peaceful atmosphere for learning, as well as delicious coffee and desserts.

Coffee at the Bald Barista

It’s not too expensive if you know where to look

While accommodation near the city centre may be hard to come by, there are plenty of inexpensive grocery stores and restaurants – perfect for those on a student budget. The Noodle Bar on Stephen’s Street provides excellent comfort food with a student discount. The student discount provides a Thai-style noodle of your choice and a drink for €6.

Centra on Parnell Street, Dublin

Great location for traveling

Dublin, home of Ryanair and other budget airlines such as Aer Lingus, provides excellent transportation to other countries throughout Europe. This is excellent for students who are studying abroad hoping to stretch their wings and explore other nearby European countries. A flight from Dublin to Glasgow can be as low as €9.99!

Ryanair Boeing 737-800

Excellent nightlife

Harcourt Street in central Dublin is home to some of the best nightclubs in Europe. Dicey’s Garden has the most inexpensive drink prices around early in the week, as all pints and bottles are around €2 on a Monday night. Copper Face Jack’s next door has a low cover charge during the week and is expansive in size, with lots of choices for places to dance and mingle. Temple Bar is also an exciting location with a good atmosphere for drinking.

Temple Bar

It’s easy to get around

Between the DART, Irish Rail and excellent bus services by Bus Eireann, the whole country of Ireland is easily accessible. Looking for a beach getaway, or to get out into the Wicklow Mountains? No part of Ireland is out of reach, particularly from the capital city, which offers lots of efficient transportation options.

Bus Eireann

You’re not alone

Dublin has more than 100,000 students living within the city, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet students with similar interests. Students from all over the world come to study in Dublin and there are many diverse ideas and cultures to be exposed to, aiding any type of education.

College Park, Trinity College
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