National College of Ireland is best positioned to welcome you to enjoy small classes, an innovative learning experience and world class teaching.
Established in 1951, NCI has always had a sole focus on providing skilled leaders to meet the current and future demands of our industry partners. Today, in our campus without walls, NCI students have unique opportunities to study near, meet with and work for some of the world’s biggest and best companies.
International students play a huge part at NCI – our 1200 student population hails from over 80 countries.
NCI is ranked at 5 stars for Employability by QS Rankings and number 1 for graduate recruitment according to the Sunday Times University Guide. This guide ranks all universities in Ireland according to the percentage of graduating students who get jobs related to their major within six months of graduation. NCI ranked the highest with 97% of students gaining employment within six months.
The reason why NCI ranks so high is that they are a unique institution that has very strong links with industry. NCI was established more than 60 years ago to serve the specific needs of industry. They have two specialist schools in Computing and Business. They develop courses with industry by simply asking them what courses are needed to provide them with graduates with practical skills that are ready for the workplace. No other academic institution in Ireland has such strong industry links.
The School of Business sits in the centre of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre. All of the world’s leading banks and consultancy companies are within the campus. NCI graduates have gained employment in companies like Citi, PWC, Morgan Stanley, KPMG and JP Morgan.
NCI provides academic programmes where accreditations are provided by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland). All of these accreditations are internationally recognised.