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Why Choose NI?

There are lots of reasons to choose to live, work and train in Northern Ireland!

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  • Northern Ireland is one of the four constituent nations of the United Kingdom.
  • It has a population of around 1.8 million people.
  • We have one of the youngest populations in Europe, 53% is under the age of 40.
  • Northern Ireland accounts for 6% of the total UK land area.
  • The people of Northern Ireland are among the happiest in the UK.

A 2016 survey by the Office for National Statistics found that Northern Ireland was the happiest place in the UK. You are sure to get a friendly welcome from our locals who are only to happy to help.

We have the lowest cost of living in the UK. Overall, Northern Ireland is 34% cheaper to live in compared to London! This means more money for the things that matter to you.

Northern Ireland has an array of untouched and rugged beauty. From natural wonders like the Giant’s Causeway, to the stunning Fermanagh Lakelands, you won’t be short of places to visit on your days off.

Northern Ireland boasts an array of world class local produce. We have some excellent restaurants and bars, including a number of Michelin started restaurants. You can be sure there is somewhere for every taste!


Where can I buy Halal meat?

We understand that certain home comforts mean a lot when you make your move to Northern Ireland.

Queens University Belfast has compiled a list of shops and restaurants where you can buy halal meat. Please use the following link for more information:

Northern Ireland has one of the lowest crime rates in the United Kingdom.