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Dublin City University

Check whether Dublin City University is right for you as an international student.

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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 a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in some of the world’s fastest-growing sectors. It’s particularly renowned for its business, engineering, education, and computer science programs. However, there’s a course to suit every interest at DCU.

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?

  • Employable graduates

    DCU ranks 1st in Ireland and 19th in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020)

  • Placement opportunities

    70% of undergraduates participate in a work placement or internship

  • 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

By enrolling at DCU, you’ll be joining a diverse and dynamic community. The University has the highest international student population in Ireland, with 20% of pupils coming from over 100 foreign countries.

DCU goes above and beyond when supporting international students. Thanks to its airport pick-up service, you’ll receive a warm welcome as soon as you touch down.

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 besides. 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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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
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    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
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  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - from €12,000 to €15,000 / per year
  • Graduate tuition - from €15,000 to €19,000 / per year
  • Foundation tuition - from €5,700 to €13,000 / per program

DCU International Merit Scholarships

DCU is offering a number of Merit Scholarships to international students from NON-EU counties. The Scholarship Program is funded by DCU International Office and aims to attract high achieving global applicants normally liable for Full NON-EU fees.

Full degree undergraduate and postgraduate taught program / high achieving applicants will automatically be considered for scholarships worth up to €2,000 on application.

DCU NON-EU Study Abroad / Exchange Returning Masters Scholarships

Any returning study abroad or exchange student applying to DCU One Year Taught Master's Programs as a NON-EU student is automatically eligible for a €2,000 tuition fee scholarship off the NON-EU Fee-only (self-funding students only).

DCU Continuing Student - Master's programs

Students studying at DCU at Full Undergraduate Bachelor Programs wishing to progress onto One Year Taught Masters Programs upon graduation may be eligible for EU fees for their One Year Master's.


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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.

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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.

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