Ireland has been named the number one country for international students studying in Europe when it comes to satisfaction with their university experience.
It is a great credit to the lecturers, staff and fellow students in Ireland that foreign students are made to feel so welcome and can maximise their opportunities when living here.
The news comes from a survey carried out by StudyPortals, a site dedicated to helping students find the right course for them overseas.
Students were asked how satisfying they had found their university experience based on a number of factors such as student support structures, costs of living, cultural mix and student social activities.
Ireland came out on top for international student satisfaction with a score of 9.04 out of ten. The Scandinavian counties also fared well, with Finland coming second and Sweden third.
Maynooth University was also named the second best university in Europe for international students with Poznan University of Economics in Poland coming first.
The National University of Ireland, University of Limerick, and University College Cork all received the ‘Excellent prize’.
The awards are great news for Ireland as they increase its international reputation as a country on the rise.
Although several young people choose to leave each year to study and pursue their careers elsewhere, there are also a large number of foreign students moving in the opposite direction.
Ireland has become an important digital centre in Europe with internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Apple all choosing it as the base for their European operations.
These technical centres have created thousands of jobs and students from both Ireland and abroad are keen to gain the necessary skills to become a part of the digital revolution.