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Dublin City University

Dublin City University

Dublin City University (DCU) is one of the leading public universities in Ireland. DCU was established in 1980 to meet the needs of Ireland’s growing economy. DCU was initially set up to fulfil the national requirement for a highly-trained workforce with skills in the areas of business, science and electronics, computer technology, communications and languages and as an agent for change in its local community. The first students came through the door in 1980 and the university is now recognized nationally and internationally as a centre of academic excellence. DCU currently has over 10,000 students. DCU sets out to develop high quality, high value learning within the wider setting of Ireland’s economic and social needs. It ensures that students gain direct experience of industry and other workplaces, and it offers the very latest technology and facilities to ensure that all are equipped to become leaders in their chosen fields. DCU attracts large numbers of high-calibre students from Ireland and abroad, it also ensures strong demand for DCU graduates by employers.

Key Facts

  • Established in 1980
  • •Almost 2,000 International Students on campus from 114 countries
  • DCU has an excellent reputation for personalised attention and support for students by faculty and staff
  • •First university in Ireland to introduce work placement (INTRA) as part of its degree programmes
  • •Wireless Campus
  • •On campus accommodation available
  • •Top class sports and recreation facilities
  • •50 Student Societies and over 40 Sports Clubs
  • •Unique University Foundation Programme
  • DCU offers over 100 courses in a wide range of subjct areas many are unique interdisciplinary programes
  • DCU is home to Ireland’s largest performing arts centre, the Helix


•DCU Business School
•Faculty of Science and Health
•Faculty of Engineering and Computing
•Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
•Oscail: Distance Education


Why consider Dublin City University?

  •  DCU offers over 100 courses in a wide range of subject areas
  • Unique interdisciplinary programmes are offered
  • •Research in DCU is at the cutting edge
  • •DCU has an excellent reputation for personalised attention and support for students by faculty and staff
  • •DCU students are consistently among the highest number of employed graduates in Ireland
  • •DCU runs a mentorship programme where graduates share their experience with current students to help them with their professional development
  • •Extra-curricular activities can be recognised and accredited through the Uaneen Module
  • DCU is situated in one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals – Dublin


DCU has been engaged in the Erasmus programme since 1989 and in that time has developed over 100 agreements with universities worldwide. Each of DCU’s fifteen Schools in four Faculties have links in order to facilitate student mobility from undergraduate to PhD study. DCU recognises the invaluable experience a study abroad component brings to students studies, and also recognises the benefit of visiting Erasmus students to further enhance the multi-cultural dimension to the campus.

Junior Year Abroad

DCU’s Study Abroad Programme offers exciting opportunities to students currently registered in third level education outside Ireland. Opportunities include semester and full year abroad and our flexible programme allows applicants choose courses from across the university. Students can apply directly or through a third party provider, and we also offer tailor-made programmes to institutions wishing to send small groups of students.