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University Overview

Dublin Business School (DBS) specialises in the provision of career focused business and law education as well as the delivery of contemporary programmes in the areas of arts, media, social science, humanities and psychology.

This is an exciting time for you as you lay the foundations for the rest of your life. At DBS we will do all that we can to help you to make the right choices for your future and a programme of study at DBS will give you the best possible start in your career.

Fast Facts

  1. First established in 1975 it was known as Accountancy and Business College
  2. DBS is Ireland's largest independent third level college
  3. With over 9,000 students



€ 9,850


€ 9,850 – 12,500

Application Fee

€ 60

Why Study at Dublin Business School?

  • Ireland allows two years of stay-back under the third level graduate scheme. After the successful completion of the studies, a student is permitted to stay 24 months in the country to seek employment.
  • To be eligible for this, a student must possess an Bachelor, Master or PhD degree award granted by a recognized Irish awarding body (Universities/Colleges). A student, during his/her stay-back period can also work for 40 hours/week.
  • Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the holidays.  Holiday periods have been standardised – June to September inclusive and from 15 December to 15 January.  Students with stamp 2A permission are not allowed to work.
  • Student Services: Our Student Services department looks after the academic, cultural and personal needs of our students. The department works as an important interface between college staff and our students, delivering information to students and taking feedback on academic and administrative matters.
  • Student Welfare: The school takes an active interest in the welfare of each and every student at DBS. The Student Services department is available to help with many aspects of student life, from finances to accommodations, study issues and travel and work visa applications. A confidential student counselling service is also available.
  • Clubs and Societies: A great way to meet people is to get involved in one of the many clubs and societies at DBS, catering for the interests of all students. Off the sports field the college has plenty to offer through a variety of societies.
  • Student Events: Like any college, DBS hosts and promotes a number of student events throughout the year. These range from Freshers Week to the Halloween Ball, the Christmas Ball, Graduation Reception, Rag Week and more.
  • Radio DBS: Radio DBS is our college-based podcast radio programme whose aim is to inform and entertain DBS students. Weekly podcasts are made available to students through the DBS website and regularly feature competitions, news and useful college information along with the all important ‘craic’.
  • Sport at DBS: Because we believe that happy, healthy students make successful, fulfilled students, DBS places a big emphasis on providing a range of sporting activities. Soccer, basketball, sailing, cricket and rugby are some of the most popular sports in DBS.

Because DBS is located in the heart of Dublin city, a very wide range of accommodation is available to students. The Student Services department publishes an annual accommodation list for existing and prospective students. Although all accommodation agreements are made between the student and the landlord or provider, we can provide advice and guidance.


  • All our programmes have been designed and developed in collaboration with industry and the professional bodies so that on graduation in addition to your academic qualifications, you will have the skills and knowledge for a successful career. 

We will help you to develop your abilities and broaden your experience so you leave your course ready for your chosen career.

We help hundreds of students find relevant work placements while at college and offer a dedicated service to support you in preparing for your career. Our dedicated team can help you:

      • Find work experience while at college
      • Spend a year abroad as part of your study
      • Prepare yourself for a career after university
      • Find a volunteering project to get involved in

Additional Support

Student Support Services

Scholarships Available

Non-EU student

  • Dublin Business School are delighted to announce the following Scholarships and Discounts for applicants that are living abroad:
      • €500 – €1000 PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Partial scholarships are available to students coming onto Level 8 and Level 9 programmes only.  When a successful candidate pays an acceptance fee within 30 days of receiving the Confirmed Offer from the College, the following partial scholarships can be awarded to the student depending on the level of the programme he/she applies for:
      • €500 off level 6 programme* (with the exception of Certificate in Business & English Language)
      • €500 off level 7 programme*
      • €500 off level 8 programme*
      • €1000 euro off level 9 programme*

*Terms and conditions apply

Please note the balance net fees must be paid prior to course commencement.


Scholarships for International Students

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Programmes Overview

  • Pre-Undergraduate Programme 9 weeks
  • Pre-Master’s Programme 9 weeks

Undergraduate 3 or 4 year degree

Postgraduate 1 year degree

How to apply

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Available Courses

Application Deadline

Please Note.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2021 intake:

The deadline for application for most courses is 1st July, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2021 intake:

The deadline for application for most masters' courses is 15th July, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.

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Clubs and Societies at DBS

From making new friends and learning to skills, to maintaining a healthy life balance and standing out from the crowd when it comes to employability.

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Why study at Dublin Business School?

Are you trying to decide where to go to college? And, what will you do when you get there? Here at DBS, we carry a comprehensive range of career-focused courses in the areas of Business, Psychology, Media, Computing and Law. This means whether you want to be a Lawyer, Music

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