University Name

National College of Ireland


National College of Ireland (NCI), located in the heart of one of Europe's fastest-growing economies, prides itself on a focus that is designed to meet the current and future demands of the many global leaders and high potential that surround our city campus.

NCI has also been rated 4 QS stars overall, achieving the maximum five stars in the categories of Employability, Facilities, Social Responsibility and Inclusiveness.

96% of NCI graduates find work or are in further study within six months of graduation.

Why NCI?

There are a number of great reasons to choose NCI as your third-level institution - including our excellent qualifications, experienced staff, supportive atmosphere and city-centre location.

Highly relevant courses

Through our schools of business and computing, we offer internationally recognised full and part-time programmes accredited through QQI. We work closely with industry and professional bodies such as Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Institute of Commercial Management, Irish Institute of Pensions Management, the Sales Institute of Ireland and others to ensure courses closely aligned to industry needs.

Small class sizes and student support

Our small group teaching model and friendly atmosphere mean students find NCI a very pleasant and supportive atmosphere to study in. Students prosper in an atmosphere where they get to know lecturers, staff and their fellow students. We also have great student support in place if you are having any difficulty adjusting to the third level.

Friendly atmosphere

Many students find the general atmosphere and friendliness of NCI to be the most valuable part of their NCI experience. We welcome international students from all over the globe and domestic students of all ages. You will find a welcoming community of learners and staff and definitely make some friends along the way.

Experienced faculty

We work with a talented array of full-time and associate faculty. They are experts in their fields and combine the highest academic standards with industry experience and a real commitment to the learning of their students.

Modern city centre campus

Our purpose-built campus includes a spacious atrium area, tiered lecture theatres, modern computer labs and smaller executive suites and boardrooms. We have excellent transport links with the Luas and mainline train stations on our doorstep.

Tailored training

If you are an organisation seeking bespoke training we would be delighted to speak to you. We are the educational partner for a number of corporate bodies.

So whether it’s a short, part-time course, upgrading your qualification to a master's degree or coming through the CAO system, NCI can be a great choice for you.


Academic entry requirements

All international students need to meet both our academic entry requirements and our English language requirements.

For all applications, we require the following:

  1. NCI International Application Form - completed in full. Please type the application form - we do not accept handwritten copies.
  2. Copy of your academic transcripts and certificates, both in original form and translated to English by a recognised translator.
  3. Copy of your English language test results
  4. Copy of your passport
  5. Copy of your CV/resume

Each application is reviewed individually by our admissions team and is come cases by the Course Director. They may look for additional information; such as details on your work experience or more information on previous academic experience.


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Student Life

NCI is working hard to make sure that students get a full college experience while learning remotely.

Support Services

Students will have access to the full range of regular students supports, including Learning Support, Disability Support, Counselling, Financial Support, etc. Support will primarily be made available online or by phone, with some face-to-face meetings by appointment only. There has been no disruption to these services over the past months, and those students who have accessed these services in the past will be able to do so going forward. As circumstances allow, support services will transition back to campus in a phased way.

As part of orientation, the team will outline how these services can be accessed to any new students joining NCI for the first time. The Student Support team understands that the transition to college can be challenging and we will ensure that students have full access to all of the supports they require, in a manner that works best for them. The college also offers specific supports to students registered with our disability service. This includes assistive technology, occupational therapy, and tailored learning support.

If students are struggling with online learning, they should contact Student Support and we will do our utmost to provide you with access to the relevant support you may require. NCI recognises that online learning can prove challenging for some students and we will help you adjust to this new type of learning. There is a designated student support site and live access to student support tutors throughout the semester. Full-time students are supported by college counselling and subsidised medical services.

Social Events

The College will be organising on-campus learning events for smaller groups of students (learning pods) to meet each other face-to-face, except where an undertaking has been given to provide a programme fully online. Through online interactive sessions, group work and class discussions we hope all our students will form a bond with their classmates.

The Students' Union will organise events for you to meet your classmates and socialise online and will also make every effort to arrange physical events, in line with HSE and Government guidelines.

Clubs & Societies

Clubs & Socs have adapted to the new restrictions and continue to be active and will be very keen to extend their membership to include new students.

Clubs & Societies sign-up day will be held online rather than on-campus, and the opportunity to join will remain open throughout the year. While restricted in some ways, Clubs & Socs have adapted and will endeavour to operate to their fullest capacity. Follow @NCISU across social media to keep up to date on this and other events.

Sports & Recreation Facilities

Our aim at NCI is to promote and develop an innovative and participative Sport and Recreation Programme in partnership with the Students' Union, which creates opportunities for students outside the academic arena, creating a well-balanced college experience.

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5 hours ago
iRevise is hosting a free webinar at 5pm this evening with advice from a range of education advisors for #LeavingCert2021 students including NCI's School Liaison Officer @KarenNCampbell.

Register to join here: #CAO2021 #CollegeChoices @iRevise_com
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5 hours ago
Thank you to Minister @NiallCollinsTD for presenting our @IFSApprentice graduates Catherine and Helena with their awards today. We are delighted to be the education partner for the Financial Services Ireland apprenticeship programmes since 2016.
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Apprenticeships are an excellent pathway for career progression. Minister @NiallCollinsTD has today presented awards to 2 @ibec_irl IFS Apprentice Graduates. @SOLASFET @apprenticesIrl
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@DeirdreGiblin1 @NCIRL @ibec_irl @NRFIreland @apprenticesIrl @SOLASFET @hea_irl @QQI_connect @SimonHarrisTD @NiallCollinsTD Agreed: @ncirl have played a huge part in increasing female participation in apprenticeships over the last few years - let's see if we can open up more options for women particularly in the STEM areas @Alan_McGrath1 @SimonHarrisTD @FastrackintoIT @SiobhanCKeating
8 hours ago
NCI President @ginaquin spoke at the ceremony:

"A sustainable –& sustaining– career requires lifelong learning. The apprenticeship model is an excellent example of lifelong learning, combining work and education, making it possible to learn theory AND gain practical experience"
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8 hours ago
Congratulations to @IFSApprentice and NCI graduates Helena Gargan and Catherine Farley who were presented High Achievement Awards during an online ceremony this morning 🏆

Full details: #Apprenticeships @SOLASFET
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At @IFSApprentice achievement awards @ncirl President @ginaquin spoke of contribution of Apprenticeships to accessing sustainable jobs & life long learning. FSI Director Paul Sweetman highlighted 83% of IFS Apprentices have been promoted. Thanks to event MC @ctkenna1 for hosting NCIRL photo
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