International Higher Education

Expanding student choice: Two top Irish institutions partner with IDP Connect

As we look forward to the next cycle of student recruitment, we are delighted to announce two new partnerships with prominent institutions in Ireland.

Maynooth University and National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, have joined forces with IDP Connect’s connected community, thereby creating even stronger pathways for international students to study in Ireland.

Ed Kelly, Head of International Client Partnerships at IDP Connect, commented on the new partnerships: “Our approach to counselling students remains student-first. We counsel students entirely on their preferences and goals and our counsellors are unaware of any specific commercial arrangements. With Maynooth and NUI Galway becoming IDP partners, it gives our counsellors two more high-quality Irish institutions to share with our students. Since launching the Ireland destination counselling in 2018, we’ve seen that Ireland as a destination is popular with our students – it’s clear to our students that Ireland offers high-quality education and a rich study experience.”

With these latest additions, we now have a total of 12 Irish clients working with us. We’re able to offer even more options to our counsellors and students by showcasing an ever-expanding range of fantastic higher education opportunities available in Ireland to prospective students around the world.

Commenting on the new partnership, NUI Galway’s International Marketing Manager Adrian Larkin said: “One of the core guiding values at NUI Galway is openness. We welcome students from across the globe every year and are extremely excited to work with IDP in the coming years to increase our global reach and bring increased diversity to our student body.”

Pauline Di Girolamo, International Officer at Maynooth University International Office, added: “In the Maynooth University International Office we are expanding our recruitment activities, seeking to have a broader and more diverse international student body on campus. We have been attracted by the global presence of IDP and their expertise and knowledge of different markets. We want to enhance the visibility of our institution. The broad in-country presence offered by IDP, as well as their extended digital platforms, perfectly match our needs. We look forward to further developing our collaboration with IDP ahead of the next recruitment cycle.”

About the National University of Ireland, Galway

The National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway ranks among the top 1% of Universities in the world and ranks 259 in the QS World University Rankings.

The university boasts a prestigious history that spans almost two centuries yet has continued to update its facilities. NUI Galway has invested €400 million in new buildings and facilities across the campus since 2000, resulting in the addition of the Cairnes Building; Áras Moyola; the Engineering Building; a new Biomedical Science research centre;  the Institute for Life-course and Society; the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama; Theatre and Performance; and the new Human Biology building.

With a current student population of over 18,000, the university has a buzzing atmosphere and is welcoming to international students from across the globe who are looking for a university experience in Ireland.

About Maynooth University

Ireland’s fastest growing university, and one of 4 constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth University is located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland.

An internationally recognised institution that placed #43 in the global top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Maynooth University is recognised among the top 350 universities in the world and as one of the top 200 universities for international connections and outlook.

Maynooth University has an overall student population of 13,000 students with approximately 1000 international students from more than 90 countries and offers a range of programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level in a wide range of fields from science and engineering to humanities and social sciences, including business, law, and education. A range of international programmes and partnerships are also available for international students.

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