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Dublin City University

  • Public University, Estd 1975
  • Dublin, Leinster
  • 50 Courses

University Highlights

  • Established in 1975, and gained university status in 1989
  • Over 13,300 students of whom 12% are international
  • Over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate programs
  • Distance learning program, DCU Connected, with over 1,200 students
  • Six faculties, including DCU Connected
  • Five campuses, with the main campus in Glasnevin
  • Home to DCU Invent, an Innovation and Enterprise Center

University at a Glance

  • International
  • Male/Female
    1 : 1.0
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  • Yearly Hostel &
    Meals Expense


One of Ireland’s younger universities, Dublin City University is nonetheless a globally renowned institute. Formerly known as the National Institute of Higher Education, this university, which also goes by DCU, came into being in 1975. In 1980, it admitted its first students, and in 1989, achieved university status.
In 2016, four other education institutions became a part of the DCU:

  • Church of Ireland College of Education
  • All Hallows College
  • Mater Dei Institute of Education
  • St. Patrick’s College

Five campuses make up the entirety of this university. The main campus is in Glasnevin. The St. Patrick’s and All Hallows campuses are in Drumcondra, with the Sports campus in St. Clare’s. Lastly, the DCU Alpha Innovation campus is also in Glasnevin. The Glasnevin, St. Patrick’s, and All Hallows campuses all have student residence options. Students have access to several support services including:

  • Counselling and Personal Development
  • Disability & Learning Support Service
  • Student Advice Centre
  • Student Health Service

and more.
Across these campuses, DCU offers programs across five faculties, each overseeing a number of schools. These include the Faculties of:

  • Engineering & Computing
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Science & Health

As well as the:

  • DCU Business School
  • DCU Institute of Education.

The university also offers a comprehensive distance learning program, DCU Connected, with 1,200 students enrolling online. Overall, the university hosts 13,315 full-time students, of whom 12% are international. Altogether, DCU offers over 200 programs.
Dublin City University has a strong research and enterprise focus. Work placements are an important component of DCU degree programs. Its Innovation and Enterprise Center – DCU Invent – partners with corporations, entrepreneurs, and researchers, to apply university research to industry. This commercialization and industry transfer unit undertakes many functions. These include accessing research funding, creating licensing opportunities for innovative technology, and creating and helping start-ups.
DCU’s strong research focus is also present in its number of research facilities and partner institutes. The core interdisciplinary research themes DCU prioritises are:

  • Health technologies & healthy society
  • Information technology & digital society
  • Advanced manufacturing & materials
  • Sustainable economies & societies
  • Democratic & secure societies
  • Educational research & innovation

Over 50,000 DCU graduates are in good industry positions, with one of Ireland’s highest graduate employability rates. It has an extensive network of graduate entrepreneurs who form the DCU Alumni Entrepreneur Network.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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and more for Dublin City University

Admission Requirements
Application feesEUR 50 - 50
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 3 Years - 4 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: 13.2K
  • Postgraduate
    Duration: 1 Year - 1 Year
    1st Year Tution Fees: 13.0K


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On campus accommodation :

Three of the five DCU campuses, in Glasnevin, St. Patrick’s, and All Hallows, offer student accommodation. International students specifically can apply for residence at the Glasnevin and All Hallows campuses. Facilities offered by on-campus residences include:

  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Shared living areas
  • WiFi
  • 24/7 laundry facilities
  • Bicycle storage
  • Parcel collection services
  • CCTV camera security

Link for accommodation: https://www.dcuaccommodation.ie/accommodation/


All Courses

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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    Main Campus: The Mall, 630-, 672 Collins Ave Ext, Artane - Whitehall, Dublin 9, Ireland
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    +353 (1) 700 5000

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