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University Overview

Dublin City University (DCU) is one of the best young universities in the world as ranked by the Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50.

We are the only Irish university to have featured in this league table every year since the rankings were first published. We have a proud tradition of world-class academic excellence, research and innovation.
From foundation and language programmes and online degrees to respected undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, Study Abroad and Erasmus/Exchange opportunities, DCU has a clear study path for every student.
By choosing one of our many Bachelor or Master’s degrees you will gain great work and life experience as many of our degrees include work placement or a consultancy or research project with industry.

Fast Facts

  1. 1st university in Ireland to introduce internships as part of our degree programmes
  2. Established 1975 as National Institute of Higher Education, Dublin
  3. Established 1989 as Dublin City University
  4. Has one of Ireland’s largest business school
  5. Home to excellent sporting facilities
  6. Offers over 80 programmes across its five faculties and caters for students



€ 12,600 - 18,000


€ 11,000 – 17,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Why Study at Dublin City University?

  • 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.

  • DCU is a multi campus university – the Glasnevin, St Patrick’s and All Hallows campuses.
  • DCU Students Union run many events in each week during the semester so there are many options when your looking for social events on campus.
  • There are several restaurants and cafes on the Glasnevin/ St Patricks campus which serve hot and cold food and have meal deals for students. Generally, you will get a hot meal for €5. You also have a Londis and Pharmacy on the Glasnevin campus also.
  • All facilities such as sports and accommodation are open for all DCU students to avail of
  • We have a brand new state of the art four floor library on our St. Patrick’s Campus which complements the existing library on the Glasnevin campus. There is free wifi, work stations as well as desktop computers.
  • In DCU we have over 120 different clubs and societies. You can join as many as you like if you have an interest in them.

Type of Accommodation

First Year Accommodation

Glasnevin Campus 

  • Hampstead Apartments – Contain sixty-one comfortable apartments, each with five ensuite bedrooms, and a shared living/kitchen/dining area
  • Larkfield Accommodation – Contains 2 single rooms that share a bathroom and a kitchenette. Each bedroom has a study area and both wifi and internet access. There are 295 units in Larkfield and this block is designated to all incoming first year students
  • College Park Apartments – Contain sixty standard apartments, each with either four or five ensuite bedrooms (one double ensuite room with single occupancy in each apartment), and a shared living/kitchen/dining area.

Post Grad Students Accommodation

  • 50 week licences – Our Postgraduate Centre offers high quality accommodation for over 100 postgraduate students in the heart of the research community on campus. Rental accommodation at the Centre is in 37 secure, comfortable apartments with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms (each bedroom with bathroom). The accommodation is let on a 50 week licence only, the majority of rooms being let as single bedrooms, however a limited number of double rooms are also available.
  • 9 month licences – For taught postgraduate students we also have a dedicated block of accommodation within College Park Apartments which are available on a 9 month occupancy licence (September 2017  – May 2018). These apartments contain 5 double en suite bedrooms with both wifi and fixed line internet access (internet cable not included) and telephone (incoming calls only) in each bedroom.

INTRA (INtegrated TRAining) DCU’s Work Placement Programme

  • INTRA work placements are a compulsory, accredited and highly valued part of student learning at DCU. Following the work placement, undergraduate students return to DCU to complete their final year of study. Employers and students are encouraged to maintain links through involvement with fourth year projects and in some cases, students are offered graduate job opportunities with their INTRA employer.

Additional Support

Student Support Services

Student Support & Development

  • Careers Service
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling and Personal Development
  • Financial Assistance Service
  • Health Service
  • International Office
  • Personal Tutor System
  • Sports & Recreation Service
  • Student Activities Officer
  • Student Advice Centre

Scholarships Available

DCU International Merit Scholarships

  • DCU are offering a number of Merit Scholarships to International Students from NON EU counties. The Scholarship Programme 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 Programe / High achieving applicants will automatically be considered for Scholarships worth up to €2000 on application.



Scholarships for International Students

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Programmes Overview

PRE-SESSIONAL – University Pathway

  • Duration: 5 or 10 weeks
  • Start times: June and July 2020
  • Levels: IELTS 6.0 – 6.5
  • Workload: 20 hours per week
  • Class times: 8.50 – 12.50 or 13.30 – 17.30
  • Class size: maximum 15







  • Education
  • Business
  • Science and Health
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Humanities and Social Sciences


  • Education
  • Business
  • Science and Health
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD – research excellence

How to apply

Search for your course using our simple online search function. Click here for more information
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 2023 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 2023 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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