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Dublin City University


Dublin City University (DCU) is Ireland’s university of Enterprise. Situated on an 85 acre active and rewarding campus, which is full of student life, sports and leisure facilities, DCU has grown rapidly in scale and performance since being established as a university in 1989. With the city just a 10-minute bus drive away, students of DCU have the best of both worlds; the social and cultural benefits of city life, but with the security and vibrancy of a university campus built very much for today. DCU prides itself on delivering excellence across all of its activities.DCU, with a student population of almost 11,500 and close to 2,000 non-Irish students from 116 different countries, is recognised as a centre of academic excellence in education and research. The university is young, vibrant and voted as Sunday Times University of the Year 2010. Unconventional by nature, DCU broke with the traditional mould and introduced new approaches into the Irish education system. With a focus on enterprise and a determination to hold the position as Ireland’s most innovative and market driven university, DCU has created a unique position for itself in Ireland. It promotes research and encourages entrepreneurship through a state of the art Innovation and Enterprise Centre- The Invent. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees of the highest international quality with interdisciplinary in nature and research opportunities in technology, engineering, business, communications, humanities, science and health, and study abroad placements. DCU offers International scholarship scheme to academically strong undergraduate and postgraduate international students. The university has developed its own research specialisms and has created a number of national centres of excellence that have transcended traditional boundaries. These research facilities are amongst the best in Ireland, and the campus houses leading research centres in areas such as cellular biotechnology, neuro-therapeutics, chemical sensors and biosensors, plasma technology, biomedical diagnostics, machine translation, telecommunications and adaptive information technology. DCU aim’s to foster innovation and creativity and to elucidate the pathway to discovery through advanced teaching and research methodologies. The university seeks to prepare next generation leaders, entrepreneurs and transformational thinkers through its Graduates Attributes Programme. DCU was the first university in Ireland to introduce paid work placements, INTRA, as an integral part of its degree programmes, giving students a special edge with Irish companies. DCU students are consistently among the highest number of employed graduates in Ireland. DCU ensures that each student who studies on its campus receives personalised attention and every opportunity to develop themselves academically, professionally and personally.


Dublin City University Undergraduate Admissions

DCU offers abundant programs at the undergraduate level ranging from Engineering Degrees to management and business courses. 71% of the total international student population is enrolled in these UG programs DCU. The basic admission requirements for both domestic and international students applying for DCU’s UG programs are similar. The only major difference is how applications are sent in.

Academic requirements:

  • English Proficiency Test Scores,
  • Indian applicants are required to have a minimum academic score of 80% at the high school level to be eligible.
  • International applicants have to obtain a student visa to be eligible for study in Ireland.
  • International applicants from other countries must send in the high school score equivalent to GCE level A.
  • You are required to submit school leaving certificates.
  • For admission to some of the programs, you will be required to mandatorily have physics and mathematics as core subjects during high school.
  • Supporting Documents: Authorized financial statement, Proof of financial support, copy of passport.
  • Official transcripts must be notarized by the secondary institution of the applicant to be certified as an acceptable copy of results. If the transcripts are not in English, they have to be translated to be certified as a true copy.

    Dublin City University Graduate Admissions

    The university offers degrees like M.S, M.Eng, and PhD at the graduate level. Each program offered here has different admission requirements and eligibility criteria. It takes pride in offering USTART program. It is a start-up accelerator program that supports the students through lending them space and money to kick start their own businesses. Pursuing studies at DCU is a must grab opportunity for international students planning to pursue higher education from Ireland. Given below are the details of various eligibility criteria that you will need to fulfil for pursuing specific PG programs at DCU

    • Academic Requirements: Official Transcripts, English Proficiency score for International students. Specific academic requirements vary from course to course.
    • Supporting Documents: Verified financial bank statement, Proof of financial support or sponsor, International information sheet, authorized clearance for transfer students.

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland

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Student Life

Nightlife in DCU

DCU Students Union run many events each week during the semester so there are many options when you're looking for social events on campus. Students also go into the city centre and other areas of Dublin for social aspects.

Food 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.

The library and sports centre on the Glasnevin campus

All facilities such as sports and accommodation are open for all DCU students to avail of.

VIP Fresher

The VIP Fresher is a competition open to all incoming first year students applying via the CAO. All you have to do is make a 2-minute video clip or make a photo collage telling us: your name, your school and why you want to be the VIP fresher and send the video/collage to us at [email protected] The best video or collage could win a number of great prizes including: Free accommodation on campus, free food on campus at the spar shop and canteen, free gym membership, free car parking, free domino pizza and much much more.

Sports clubs and societies

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. We have sports pitches which are floodlit (both Astro and grass), an athletics running track (and other athletics facilities), a 25-metre pool and sports centre, an indoor sports arena, as well as squash and racketball courts. You are more than welcome to come to campus and get a tour of these facilities.

DCU a multi-campus university

DCU is a multi-campus university - the Glasnevin, St Patrick's and All Hallows campuses. The St Patrick's campus is where the Education courses are taught and some of the subjects from the BA Joint Honours degree. There is a 20-25 minute walk between the campuses but there are buses available to go between them also.

Parking on the DCU Glasnevin campus

There is a student car park on the Glasnevin campus and you can always get a space once it's before 8.30 am during semester time. There is also a paid car park on Glasnevin campus too.

Libraries in DCU with wifi and work stations

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.

Most popular locations for students to rent that go to DCU

DCU does have on-campus accommodation.

DCU does offer sports scholarships

We offer two types of sports scholarships which require you to download a form online and send it to DCU:

1. Points concession scholarship: If successful it entitles the candidate an opportunity to study a course on a reduced number of points

2. General sports scholarship

All sports scholarships are available to apply for all sports recognised by sport Ireland.

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