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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 11,070 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Ireland - a 45 percent increase since 2012.

Academic year: September - June

Major school holidays/break:

  • October Midterm
  • Christmas Break
  • February Midterms
  • Easter Break

Major exam period(s): First three weeks in June (for secondary schools) 

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 years

The language of instruction in universities: English (the spoken language of Ireland).

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate