Dublin City University (DCU) is a young and dynamic university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research, and innovation. The University offers a focus on personal, academic and professional life-skill development to its over 16,000 students, 20% of which are international. Located just north of Dublin City, DCU rests on three campuses (Glasnevin, All Hallows, and St. Patrick's) and is recognized nationally and internationally as a center of academic excellence.
Students will benefit from a comprehensive array of support services including health and counseling, disability and learning support, and state of the art sports facilities with swimming pool. There are over 100 clubs and societies on campus.
"Dublin offers a unique experience as it not only boasts a friendly, rich culture of its own, but it is also home to a number of outside cultures. I was able to not only befriend and learn about the Irish culture, but also made connections with people from all over Europe."
Stevenson University study abroad returnee
Maximum of 15 U.S. credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS) per semester. Students choose courses from one of five study tracks:
- IESAO (Education)
- HMSAO (Humanities and Social Sciences)
- ECSAO (Engineering and Computing)
- SHSAO (Science and Health)
- BSSAO (Business)
DCU Courses Available to Study Abroad Students
Students select the study track as part of the application process in accordance with their major (program of study), and can only select courses (modules) under this track name. Courses from other study tracks are available to take, however most options will be closely related to the primary study track discipline. Given that updated course lists are not available very far in advance, students will need to initially base their course choices on the prior year's list and check back once the up-to-date course offerings have been posted closer to the start of the semester. Please refer to the Module Guidelines when selecting courses. If applying for fall semester (Semester 1), be sure to look for courses that state "100" in the "CA%" column. NOTE: Course offerings are subject to change up to the first week of the semester.
Semester or year-long students live in shared student housing on the DCU campus or within walking distance. The residences are apartments that are furnished and consist of 3-5 single-occupancy bedrooms with bathroom, plus a shared living/kitchen/dining area. Each bedroom has both WiFi and fixed line internet access (internet cable not provided) and a study area. Duvets, pillow(s) and mattress protector are provided. Students must provide their own bed linen (e.g. duvet cover, pillow case), which can be bought after arrival. There are two laundry facilities located on the Glasnevin campus. Utilities are included in the program cost. Students pay a refundable housing deposit (ranges from $350-500 depending on housing allocation) that is returned to students after the end of the term if no damages are incurred.
Students pay SU tuition and fees (can apply 100% of their SU aid as a category "A" program) and the Wooded Way Double housing rate. Included is academic credit (maximum 15 credits or 30 ECTS), housing, international health insurance, and orientation. Additional costs include airfare, local transportation, meals, passport and Certificate of Registration (INIS) fees, personal expenses, a refundable housing deposit, any additional class fees, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee (currently $50).
NOTE: All costs are subject to change.