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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.

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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

Life as an international student

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.

Student life & facilities

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  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
    • Bike Rental
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Swimming Pool
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Fitness Classes
    • Spin Studio
    • Dance Studio
    • Free Weights
    • Personal Trainers
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
    • Sport facilities
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Computer labs
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Campus Doctor
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  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: from €15,000 to €16,500 per year
  • Postgraduate tuition: from €17,000 to €25,000 per year


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.


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.

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.

Ireland student visa requirements