For those who would consider travelling further afield, a viable and increasingly popular option is to join the 2,500 Irish students currently studying on English-taughtIrish Times degree programmes in Europe.

“Applications for research university places closed in May, but there are still options available in universities of applied sciences,” says Guy Flouch, head of, the independent information and application support service for Irish students interested in studying in Europe.

Students who feel they have run out of options for studying their chosen subject in Ireland can opt for architecture or engineering in Denmark, game design, marketing or law in the Netherlands and medicine or veterinary medicine in Italy and Poland, to name a few.

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