Universities in Ireland

Higher Education in Ireland

2021 Ranking of Irish Universities

What are the most popular Universities in Ireland? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Irish University Ranking of 28 Irish higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Irish higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 28 Universities in Ireland

2021 Sub-rankings by counties

The Republic of Ireland is divided into 26 counties, three city councils and two city and county councils. The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the traditional County Dublin. The following uniRank sub-rankings or league tables take into consideration all regions which include at least 2 Irish higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


County Carlow (2)   County Cork (2)  
County Dublin (12)   County Galway (2)  
County Kildare (2)   County Limerick (2)  

Irish University lists

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