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Tue 14 January
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What's it like to study in Northern Ireland?

International students share their experiences of living and studying in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a fantastic choice for international students, with a world-class internationally-focused education system considered one of the best in Europe.

Students from over 140 countries, including China, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the US study in Northern Ireland.

Our Universities are world-leading across a range of research disciplines ensuring their taught programmes include the latest thinking.  They also have strong links with industry, ensuring that courses contribute to employability.

Studying in Northern Ireland offers a safe, affordable location with an excellent quality of life, modern student housing and a welcome that is second to none.

We spoke to some international students about their experiences coming to Northern Ireland to study:

Berin Devadoss – International Student, Ulster University

Berin Devadoss from Chennai, India came to Northern Ireland four years ago to study at Ulster University, he is currently studying for an MSc in International Business at Magee Campus.

Find out about what Berin enjoys most about living in Northern Ireland including his favourite food and places to visit.

Ali Albahrani – International Student, Ulster University

Ali Albahrani from Bahrain came to Northern Ireland in 2019 to complete an International Foundation course in Science, Technology & Engineering at Ulster University, Belfast Campus.  Next year he plans to study computer science at Magee Campus.

Learn about Ali’s first impression about living in Northern Ireland including the quality of student accommodation and how the local people helped him settled in.

Rachel Jye Miin Pang - International Student, Queen’s University Belfast

Rachel Jye Miin Pang came from Malaysia to Northern Ireland four years ago to study Pharmacy at Queen’s University, Belfast.  Listen to Rachel’s top tips for international students thinking about studying in Northern Ireland.

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