He dropped out of Trinity to follow his dreams and Hozier said he feels for his friends who have spent their lives studying but haven't got the jobs they deserved.
The Take Me To Church singer has gone on to have massive success over the past two years between Grammy nominations and sell-out concerts.
"I think it's fantastic we have the opportunity to go on to third level education but it's heart breaking that a lot of my generation did everything that was asked of them and studied perpetually and not receive jobs at the end of it," he told Independent.ie.
"I have friends doing masters and doctorates who can't get jobs. "For me I was in third level education and I knew the skills I needed weren't going to be taught in the course I was in," he added.
The 25-year-old gave his last Irish performance before taking a break next year at the 2fm Xmas Ball in aid of the ISPCC last night.
"I'm looking forward to taking some time out and decompressing and then working on the new album," he said.
The bill for the fundraising concert was a who's who of the Irish music scene with Ryan Sheridan, Gavin James, Hudson Taylor, Little Green Cars, The Riptide Movement and The Coronas all performing on the night.