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University Overview

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) is Ireland’s first Technological University, offering a unique range of programmes and disciplines, with pathways to graduation from foundation and apprenticeship to undergraduate and doctoral levels.

TU Dublin is the university where the arts, business, sciences, engineering and technology converge and its 28,500 students and researchers come from all over Ireland and from all parts of the globe.
The new University has well-developed campuses in Dublin City and in the two largest areas of population growth in the Greater Dublin Region – Blanchardstown and Tallaght. Now, a new city campus is being developed on a spectacular 73-acre site at Grangegorman in central Dublin. This is the largest higher education development project in Europe. The campus will provide an exceptional learning environment that supports research, innovation, and the advancement of knowledge and will welcome more than 10,000 students in September 2020. A further 5000 students will relocate to the campus by 2022.

Fast Facts

  1. Ireland’s first Technological University
  2. 1887 – foundation of City of Dublin Technical Schools
  3. 1st January 2019 – foundation of amalgamated university
  4. 28,500+ Students, 3,350+ International Students
  5. Campuses in Dublin City Centre*, Blanchardstown and Tallaght



€ 11,650 – 21,886


€ 11,000 - 27,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Why Study at Technological University Dublin?

  • 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.
  • TU Dublin Sport offers state of the art sports facilities, located on campus and at various sites to meet all your sporting and exercise needs.
  • With nearly 40 Sports Clubs to choose from ranging from water sports, team sports and adventure sports
  • TU Dublin has more than a hundred societies that range from volunteering, performing arts and campaigning/political to religious, sign language and student media, or are course-related.

Host family Accommodation:

  • The average price charged was €139 per week or €606 per month
  • Cost includes utilities – no need to transfer bills into your name
  • Light breakfast included – in some cases evening meals are optional extra
  • Choose 5 days option if you plan to go home at weekends (7 days also available)
  • Flexibility in starting and finishing term – you won’t be paying for your room when college finishes
  • Host Family accommodation is ideal for your first year for lots of reasons: cost, comfort, security… and parents’ peace of mind!

TU Dublin Branded Accommodation: (located close to our campuses) is campus style accommodation created to make your student life an experience to remember

  • Discounted single and twin rooms to TU Dublin students
  • Modern fully equipped rooms
  • 24 hour Security
  • Study and social areas
  • In house events
  • Costs include 7 day week accommodation for the entire academic year
  • Prices for shared rooms range from €99 to €178 per week
  • Prices for Single En-suite Rooms range from €220 to €232 per week.
  • Work Placements vary in duration and the awarding of credits. Generally speaking, the terms ‘work placement’ and ‘internship’ have the same meaning – a period of pre-career full-time work experience at a company. However, work placements are usually held during the academic term time (with academic credits allocated) whereas internships are usually offered to graduates outside of term time and after graduation. Some employer organizations may also offer summer internships to undergraduate students.

Additional Support

Student Support Services

  • Career development learning
    An extensive programme of workshops, courses, seminars and guest lectures runs across all campuses throughout the year. Full-time students can attend either a career learning day, a series of career learning sessions held over a short period, or classroom sessions facilitated through academic colleagues and/or career class reps.

Scholarships Available

  • Scholarships at TU Dublin award students for their hard work, dedication and passion. They allow our students to focus on achieving excellence in their field while also giving them an opportunity to build valuable relationships with donors and enhance their career prospects. In 2018 TU Dublin Foundation administered 66 scholarships, awards and grants with a total value of €176,000.
  • Find out more about our Academic Scholarships and our Sports Scholarships.

Scholarships for International Students

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Technological University Dublin
Programmes Overview

  • 1-year Foundation Programme
  • 3-4 year undergraduate degrees
  • 1-year Masters’ degrees
    – PG-taught courses
    – PG-research (2year)
  • PhD – research excellence

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 2022 intake:

11,650 – 21,886


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2022 intake:

11,000 - 27,000

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Student Life

This section will tell you more about life this year at TU Dublin from how to get to each campus to what you can do to make friends in person and online.

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Why study at TU Dublin and in Ireland?

Education in Ireland recently visited TU Dublin to find out what studying at Ireland's first Technological University is like.

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