“Your talent is a seed; cultivate it, and in no time, you will harvest successMatshona Dhliwayo, Zimbabwean philosopher

Dublin is a perfect city for students with excellent institutions of higher learning. Dublin universities are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities coupled with historic surroundings. The city of Dublin is home to top universities according to the QS and Times Higher Education world university rankings. These historic institutes have produced world-famous leaders and business moguls in an impressive range of disciplines. The city ranks highly for its amazing campus experiences. It has gained lots of praise from students about the nightlife and the town’s friendliness.  It is also Ireland’s capital and has been voted consistently as one of the world’s most friendly cities. Irish people are amicable and welcoming to everyone. When you interact with the locals, you will realize that they are the happiest people to hang around with. Below we list some of the best universities in Dublin based on their quality of education and high standards of teaching.


Founded in 1592, the university has a  history with a reputation for excellence in education, research, and innovation. Trinity College Dublin has maintained a culture of academic freedom and the highest level of academic standards. It’s the leading university in Ireland and recognized around the world. With over 600 courses, a deposit library, and researchers, trinity students receive a world-class education.  Trinity College Dublin has earned its position among high-ranking universities for research. It is a  world leader in the following fields:  Nanotechnology, IT, Immunology, Mathematics, Engineering, Psychology, Politics, and English.  The university provides its students with a world-class education. It is consistently ranked as Ireland’s number 1 university – in the 2021 global university rankings, QS has Trinity College ranked at #101 and Times Higher Education at #155.


Founded in 1854 as the Catholic University of Ireland, today it is commonly referred to as UCD. Most African students are attracted to the university due to the strong academic curriculum and research coupled with a holistic experience. The university has six colleges and multiple research institutes and centers, with each college having its graduate school for postgraduates students.  The University College Dublin has produced world famous people like James Joyce who was a renowned Irish novelist. The university has also produced three presidents of Ireland, a prime minister, and many other alumni. The university is ranked 177th in the 2021 QS world university rankings.  The campus offers the students everything they need for a comfortable student life.  From canoeing to comedy to chemical engineering, there is something to please everyone. Its international student society arranges activities and excursions all around Ireland. 


Founded in 1975 with a population of around 16000 students. Dublin City University is a dynamic and ambitious university with a mission to transform the lives of its students. This is achieved through education, research, and innovation.  The university has forged a  reputation as  Ireland’s university for the enterprise through its strong links with academics and research. It ranks at position 19 in the world and first for its graduate employment rate.  The university has five campuses that offer over 200 programs under its five main faculties. The main faculties are engineering and computing, business, science and health, humanities and social sciences, and education.  Students can choose on-campus accommodation or even stay with an Irish family as a host. This university offers a plethora of scholarships for students.  Some of the scholarships awarded are international merit scholarships, sports scholarships, and many academic scholarships.


Founded in 1885, the Dublin Institute of Technology is the largest 3rd level institute in Ireland, with 21000 full-time students. Dublin Institute of Technology is committed to building vital relationships with its expanding community locally, nationally, and internationally. The university provides a warm welcome to students. Students will gain an internationally recognized degree that will open doors to a more prosperous future.  The university is a globally comprehensive research-informed university. It is committed to building vital relationships with its expanding community.  Dublin Institute of Technology is a friendly campus with students from every part of the world and all backgrounds. This makes it exciting and a fun place to learn and live .its also a major third-level institution.  The university has received the highest amount of external funding for doctoral programs. On 1st January  2019  Dublin institute of technology was dissolved, and its functions transferred to the Technological university Dublin.


Maynooth University is perhaps not strictly within Dublin city boundaries but it is close by and is well connected to the capital city (students can get into central Dublin from the Maynooth University campus by public transport in 45 minutes). It is a constituent part of the National University of Ireland. The university consists of 2 campuses – an older, southern campus with buildings dating back to the 1800s and a more modern campus across the road to the north. With 13,000 students, it is one of Ireland’s smallest universities but it is also fast-growing. It was only formed as a university in 1997, yet it has quickly developed a burgeoning reputation for the quality of its education. It is currently ranked #401 – 500 in the Times Higher Education world rankings and #701-750 in the QS rankings, both impressive rankings considering the university is not even a quarter of a century old. Maynooth University is one of the key partner institutions of DIFC, Seed’s partner school in Ireland, offering both Foundation and Master’s Preparation programs that will lead into Maynooth or a number of other Irish universities.