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National College of Ireland

The National College of Ireland is a non-profit and state-aided institute for higher education in Ireland. Established in 1951, NCI was well known for its industry-oriented courses and after the Second World War, offered free education to civilians. NCI has been expanding based on the requests of employers, owing to the quality of education offered. In 2002, the relocation of NCI to its IFSC Docklands ‘campus without walls’ presented an exciting opportunity to further develop the College’s core mission and vision. The move to Dublin Docklands enabled the College to engage more effectively at the international level and facilitate stronger international participation in NCI programs. The college provides internationally recognized full-time and part-time programs duly accredited by QQI through schools of computing and business. Established in the year 1951, the institute boasts a network of more than 50, 000 alumni throughout the world. The NCI has good connections with some of the most popular universities in the United States. For example, the Masters in Cloud Computing program at this college has been designed in close collaboration with professors coming from UC, Stanford, Cornell, and Berkeley.

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-center location.

Highly relevant courses

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