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Discover Northern Ireland

Foyle International is located in a unique and fairly unexplored English speaking location – Northern Ireland! Derry is located on the border of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, we have the “best of both worlds” – the best of British education and healthcare, coupled with all the culture, literature, hospitality and stunning landscapes for which the island of Ireland is famous.


Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK

  • The perfect place to learn English
    Derry is a safe city, and relatively small, so students have the best opportunity to meet and speak with the local people! Its not overcrowded with international students, encouraging you to practice your language skills as much as possible!
  • Ireland’s ‘City of Song’
    Derry is renowned for its lively cultural scene, and was voted the UK’s first ever City of Culture.
  • Derry is a friendly city
    Derry locals are renowned for their friendly and welcoming attitude to visitors. (UK’s Friendliest Cities 2019)
  • Most affordable part of the UK
    Northern Irish cities are significantly cheaper to live and study in, and Derry was voted #1 Most Affordable UK Cities 2019 (Lloyds Bank)
  • An ideal base to explore the rest of the region
    Derry is the ideal base to explore the North West region of Ireland. To the East of the city lies the stunning North Antrim Coast, home to the Giants Causeway. To the West, you will find the stunning natural beauty and wilderness of County Donegal, famously voted “Coolest Place on Earth”. (National Geographic 2017)
  • Home of Game of Thrones
    The well known Game of Thrones series was filmed at 25 different locations in Northern Ireland


Accommodation in Derry/Londonderry

Great James Street

A 5 bedroom townhouse located in the city centre. Comprising of 2 single rooms and 3 twin rooms, the shared communal areas include the living room, bathrooms, laundry room and kitchen. TV, computer, bed linen and Wifi are included.

Glenview House

A 3 bedroom house located in the Rosemount/Glen area of Derry, close to city centre. It has a shared living room, bathroom and kitchen. TV, bed linen and Wifi are included.

Argyle House

A 4 bedroom student house located in the Rosemount area of Derry – a 15 minute walk to the city centre. Consisting of a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, living room and a shared bathroom. This can also be booked as a private home (accommodating up to 6 students) and a landlady is also available to act as ahost and provide meals if requested. TV, bed linen and Wifi are included.

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Northern Ireland is one of the cheapest places to live in the British Isles, and Derry has the lowest cost of living in the Northern Ireland region. This is ideal for students who want to spend as much time studying as their budget allows.

Have a look at the differences in price between Derry, Belfast and London to see how much you can save:

Derry Belfast London
Monthly rent a room £180-£240 £240-£300 £600-£800
Sandwich £2.50 £3.00 £3.50
Coffee and pastry £3.00 £4.00 £4.50
Weekly bus ticket £11.25 £13.80 £32.50
Cinema ticket £6.00 £6.00 £12.00
Gymnasium £2.50 £3.50 £3.00
Swimming pool £3.00 £3.50 £4.00
Beer £2.00 £3.50 £4.00
Night in a B&B £22.00 £40.00 £70.00
Night in a City Hotel £70 £100 £150
Fast food meal £4.50 £5.00 £5.50
Fancy dinner per person £8.00 £12.00 £18.75

For more information, visit the Discover Northern Ireland website: www.discovernorthernireland.com/walledcity/, Derry Visitor website at www.visitderry.com or the Derry City website at http://www.derrystrabane.com/

Images: Tourism Northern Ireland

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