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5000
Students enrolled in this school.
61
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
45
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

With a mission to ‘transform lives and societies’, DCU is ranked amongst the world’s best ‘Young Universities’ (QS Top100 Under 50). We are recognised for the excellence of our student learning experience, driven by the passion and expertise of our teaching staff, our innovative programmes and our state-of-the-art facilities in a beautiful part of the capital.

As Ireland’s' University of Enterprise’, we were the first higher education institution in Ireland to integrate workplace internships (INTRA) into our undergraduate courses. This real-world experience consistently gives our graduates a headstart. In fact, DCU is placed in the world's top 20 in the prestigious QS Graduate Employment Rankings.

DCU is committed to developing graduates who are not just employable but also creative, agile, and engaged citizens who can flourish in a fast-changing world. 

We put personal development at the heart of the student experience and encourage students to get the most out of our vibrant campus community. With more than 140 clubs and societies, excellent sports facilities, numerous volunteering opportunities and a state-of-the-artstudent centre (the U.S), students have every chance to explore their interests and make lifelong friendships.

Thanks to our longstanding investment in online learning, DCU is also Ireland's' Future-Ready University’. DCU’s National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) continues to lead the way in the online world. 

Our track record of innovation has allowed us to maintain our standards of excellence, despite the challenges of recent times.Our mission to ‘transform lives and societies’ is not just embedded in our teaching; it is also reflected in how we engage with the wider world. DCU is among the world’s Top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education University ImpactRankings. This achievement was made possible by the energy and enthusiasm of students and staff to make a difference in areas like reducing our carbon footprint,promoting the diversity and inclusionagenda, and producing research with real benefits to society.Dublin City University is a dynamic,welcoming community devoted to our students’ personal and professional development. This prospectus will provide a taste of that, but I hope that you will visit us to meet our students and staff and to explore the possibilities open to you.

What are the admissions criteria?

US applicants need either an IB diploma (score of 24+ with at least 2 HLs) or SAT scores of 1100-1400, and a 3.5 minimum GPA. Rollin admission is used and decisions are generally issued within 2 weeks.

What is student life like?

There are over 50 student-led clubs and societies along with department specific societies that hold events and activities. 

There is also a Student Union  and Support services (IT centre, maths centre, learning centre, etc.)

Scholarships & Funding

 There are a variety of scholarships available for international students. 

Housing options.

Single rooms in the student villages average €400 per month.

Dining information

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