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Why Study in Cork

“Céad Míle Fáilte” – A hundred thousand welcomes to Ireland!

Ireland is a beautiful island to the north-west of continental Europe. It is 300 miles long and 150 miles wide, making it the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. It boasts stunning landscapes providing the ultimate backdrop to any occasion. To its east is the larger island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea.

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Language: English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) is spoken in some areas mainly along the western coast
Population: 4,500,000
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Why do international students choose Ireland as a study destination?

  • Leading Global Companies at their doorstep
  • Entrepreneurial Society
  • Internationally Recognised Qualifications
  • Friendly, safe environment
  • English Speaking


Cork is located in the South-West Region of Ireland and in the province of Munster. With a population of 119,230, it is the second largest city in the state and the third most populous on the island of Ireland.


Cork, one of Ireland's major cities, is noted as a centre of entrepreneurship, business development and employment generation. Many international investors have established significant locations in Cork, resulting in the creation of specialist clusters in the life sciences, information technology, and agri-food sectors. Cork is the home of a vibrant information technology (IT) industry and is a significant location for EMC, IBM, VMware and Apple amongst others.

CIT’s Main Campus in Bishopstown is conveniently located just 10 kilometres from Cork Airport, which is located on the on the outskirts of the city. There are bus and taxi services operating from the airport. For more information visit

Outside of Cork City, the Cork County boasts rich farmlands and river valleys which contrast with the wild sandstone hills of the west. Above all there is the magnificent coastline scooped and fretted by the Atlantic into great bays and secret coves, strewn with rocky headlands and long soft golden sands.






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