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National College of Ireland

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


National College of Ireland was established in 1951. At the close of the Second World War, there was a widespread desire to improve social conditions, which was joined, in Ireland, to a renewed sense of nationality and an awareness of the threat posed by the Soviet Union.


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.


Research at National College of Ireland is regarded as a core activity embedded in the academic culture and contributing to the overall mission of the college. Lifelong learning, workplace learning and technology-enhanced learning represent NCI’s historical and current sphere of interest. Within this context, National College of Ireland strives to provide access to quality education at a time, place and pace that meets the learner’s needs.

Student services

The President's Office of National College of Ireland oversees the continued growth and development of the college.

Housing services

NCI does not have its own accommodation. The student accommodation on campus is owned and managed by the Exeter Property Group. Please visit for further details. It is currently open for bookings. There are other residences available in the area surrounding the College.

Library services

At the Norma Smurfit Library our mission is to provide our students and users with the right information, in the right form, and at the time required; blending traditional Library services with online information sources while holding onto our essential and unique ‘user centred’ focus.   View our library site to access our online resources.

Campus life

NCI is committed to providing every possible facility needed to keep staff, students and guests as safe as possible on campus.

Students will only be able to attend on-campus as timetabled by their programme of studies, for pre-booked study, or by pre-arranged appointment. You must swipe your card to log in (and again to log out when exiting) at the entrances to the College.

Sports facilities

SV Fitness is open for students and they have upgraded facilities to allow for current health and safety requirements. Training slots for the gym may be booked via the SV Fitness app.

The Athena SWAN Charter is a set of principles that aims to advance gender equality and inclusivity in third-level education. National College of Ireland has pledged to follow these principles.The QS Stars is a college-ranking system implemented globally. Colleges are assessed based on their courses, facilities and services.

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

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