Griffith College

Established in 1974, Griffith College is Ireland's largest independent third-level institution with locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

About Griffith College

Griffith College enjoys a national and a growing international reputation for student success. The College has gained an enviable, award-winning reputation for providing students with first-class lectures and excellent study material. Griffith College offers internationally recognised postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes, complemented by a wide range of professional, short term and corporate training educational solutions - in Griffith College, there is something for everyone. Today Griffith College is the largest independent college in Ireland, with over 7,000 students studying in the College, across 3 campuses. Griffith College welcomes over 100+ nationalities of students each year from all over the world. The college is a designated educational institute of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and all our degrees are HETAC approved and are run to the highest academic standards.

The College has reached an important milestone in 2024 celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding. Over the past half-century, Griffith has made a significant contribution to third-level education in Ireland. Many former students have gone on to distinguished careers in Ireland and internationally, in fields as diverse as accountancy, business, computing, design, engineering, law, media, music and drama. Our current students continue this tradition of success.

Recipients of the College’s Distinguished Fellowship Award conferred on individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to Ireland, include Mary McAleese, the 8th President of Ireland, plus also Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and John Hume. 

At Griffith College you can apply directly to the college. Minimum requirements are pass in maths and English (or another European language). We provide a stress-free alternative to the CAO route.

Our Programmes

Business - 3 year degree / range of programmes

Film / TV / Screen Media Production - 3 year degree

Design - 3 year degree / range of programmes

Psychology - 3 year degree 

Law - 3 year degree

Computer Science - 4 year degree

Communications & Media - 3 year degree 

Music Production - 3 year degree

Audio & Music Technology - 3 year degree

Creative Technology & Digitial Art - 3 year degree

Animation - 3 year degree

Business - 1 year / range of progammes

Communications & Media - 1 year / range of programmes

Law - 1 year / range of programmes

Computer Science - 1 year / range of programmes

Science - 1 year range of programmes

One Semester / Two Semester programmes offered - range of modules to choose from with ECTS credit acknowledgement

Many of our courses can lead into other university courses, giving exemptions for courses, semesters and entire years of study.  We offer a cost-effective, flexible alternative route to higher education.

Our lecturers are world class, with both excellence in academic, and industry fields. Our tutors and past students have contacts across all industries, be it accountancy firms, local international and multi-national businesses. This can provide access to future placements and employment opportunities.

You will not be lost in the crowd. Our programmes are student-centred, focused on building and developing your individual strengths. At Griffith College small class sizes mean that you get the attention and support throughout your education. Our graduates are award winners - being recognized both at home and abroad for their work, and our student work regularly appears in the press. 

Our campuses

Griffith College's main Dublin campus is situated on seven acres within a mile of St. Stephen's Green on Dublin's South Circular Road. Stretching over 7 acres and offering a wide range of amenities, the original campus buildings date back to 1813 and have played a role in both national and local history over the past two centuries.

Griffith College's main campus is based at Wellington Road. Close to the heart of Cork City, and a short walk from the main train station and shopping thoroughfares, this large five acre campus is ideally located for full and part-time students.

Located on O'Connell Avenue in the heart of the city, Griffith College's Limerick campus is a fine red-brick Georgian premises. It is close to the city's main train and bus routes and ideally situated for those seeking to experience all that Limerick City has to offer.

We have halls of residences on our campuses. Accommodation is guaranteed for EU students until 31st of May each year.

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Subjects you can take at Griffith College

EU Scholarships

Dublin Campus:

An annual €1,000 scholarship is available for bachelor degree programmes delivered on the Griffith College Dublin campus for students who pay a course fee deposit, and maintain a 60% average in Year 1 and Year 2 exams.

Cork Campus:

An annual 25% scholarship is available for bachelor degree programmes delivered on the Griffith College Cork campus for students who pay a course fee deposit, and maintain a 60% average in Year 1 and Year 2 exams.


Guaranteed for EU students until 31st of May each year.

This offer expires on 2024-06-30

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