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Study abroad at Dublin City University

Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, bright, and forward-thinking institution based in the Irish capital of Dublin. It harnesses the power of education to create passionate, ambitious, and professional graduates.

The University offers 48 undergraduate and 50 master's programs across the faculties of business, computing and engineering, humanities and social sciences, and science and health - there’s a course for every taste.

DCU’s three academic campuses are just a stone’s throw away from each other. Each campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including modern labs, extensive libraries, and impressive sports venues.

You’ll enjoy a busy life outside the classroom too. With more than 140 student organizations to try, and over 40 different sports clubs to join, there’s never a dull moment at DCU.

University campus in multiple locations

Why study at Dublin City University

  • High ranking

    Rated 23rd globally and 1st in Ireland for Graduate Employment Rates (QS 2022)

  • Business leaders

    DCU ranks in the world’s top 5% of business schools

  • Scholarships

    International students can apply for a variety of merit-based scholarships


Dublin City University

Dublin City University, Collins Ave Ext, Whitehall, Dublin 9, Ireland

Dublin is a vibrant and exciting destination, with more than 100,000 students living within the city. It has lots to offer, with hundreds of pubs, excellent museums, historic architecture and world-famous institutions.

Fees and funding


DCU Merit Scholarships (Year 1) The International Merit Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate applicants based on the strength of their application and pays €2,000 towards the first year of tuition.

DCU International Merit Scholarship The International Merit Scholarship is awarded to postgraduate applicants based on the strength of their application and pays €2,000 towards tuition fees.

Government of Ireland Scholarships The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship is awarded by the Irish Government to 60 Non-EU students who will study at an Irish University. It pays full tuition for a year of full-time undergraduate, master's, or PhD studies and a €10,000 stipend. It is not awarded or judged by DCU.

The students must hold an offer from an Irish University to apply.

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    from €15,000 to €16,500 per year

  • Postgraduate tuition

    from €17,000 to €25,000 per year

Visa requirements for Dublin City University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Ireland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Life at Dublin City University

The University is home to over 18,000 students, 20% of whom are from overseas. International students can expect a high-quality academic experience in a vibrant cosmopolitan European capital city, with opportunities to experience Ireland's unique culture.

There are over 140 student clubs and societies available for international students to join. Students can attend numerous events on campus like concerts, comedy gigs, theatre performances, and lots more - boredom will be a thing of the past.

You’ll then participate in a comprehensive orientation week to help you settle in. The schedule normally includes campus tours, sightseeing excursions, and lots of fun events where you can meet fellow students.

The University’s International office can tell you everything you need to know about accommodation, funding, visas, and lots more. DCU is also home to Ireland’s first inter-faith center. The center hosts daily services for all faiths, as well as several religious celebrations throughout the year.


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    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Quiet Areas
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • Fitness Centre
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Fitness Classes
    • Free Weights
    • Spin Studio
    • Dance Studio
    • Machines
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Doctor
    • Campus Pharmacy
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Cafe’s
    • Restaurants
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • Clubs & Organizations

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