Dublin City University (DCU) is a modern, city campus located between Dublin City centre and the Dublin airport. Students can get to the energetic city centre of Dublin from DCU in just a 10-minute bus ride. Established in 1980, DCU has already grown to a student population of over 9,500 (including over 800 international students).
Dublin's population has reached over one million people, but the city still retains its charm and village feel. The Liffey River separates Dublin city into what is called the north side and the south side. There are many museums, sights, shops, restaurants, theatres, and pubs scattered throughout the city. Additionally, the small coastal towns that many associate with Ireland are easily reached by traveling just outside the city.
"It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It is worth all the work and fear because when you go out and do something this big and important and find that you're capable of so much more than you ever thought possible, it can change your entire life." --Alexis Evans, Spring 2010 DCU participant
Academic programs at DCU are divided into 5 faculties. Study abroad students can choose from courses in any of the following 4 faculties:
When choosing courses at DCU, you must look within each individual department. Meaning, if you want to take an accounting course, you must go to the Accounting Department web page and look to see which accounting classes are offered. There is no centralized location to look up courses.
Due to DCU's location in a residential area of the city, students get a sense of campus life and security that may not be felt in other city campuses. The International Office at DCU provides an orientation session for all new international/study abroad students to help you get acquainted with the campus and city. They also organize social activities throughout the semester and year. On campus, you will have access to academic advising, the DCU Sports Complex, the library, all restaurant facilities, computer labs, the Student Health Centre, Disability Support Services, an all-inclusive Interfaith Centre, Counseling Services, Careers Service, and the Student Union.
If you want to experience the rural areas of Ireland, just a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of vibrant Dublin are miles of peaceful seaside, breathtaking mountain regions, and rolling green fields. It only takes about 3 hours to travel from Dublin to Galway (on the west coast of the country), so traveling around Ireland is very manageable. You can also hop on a flight to explore other areas of Europe. Country-to-country flights within Europe are quite affordable.
If you would like to live on-campus at DCU, you have two housing options:
1. Hampstead Apartments (ONLY for students studying the entire academic year)
2. College Park Apartments (available to students studying for one or two semesters)
To apply for on-campus accommodation, please apply on-line. If you have questions about on-campus housing, you can contact Niamh Connolly, the Accommodation Coordinator at DCU.
If you would prefer to live off-campus, the Accommodation Office can help you get a start looking for housing. Click here for visit DCU's web site on off-campus accommodation.
** You are responsible for making all housing arrangements and payments directly to Dublin City University.**
Foreign Entry Requirements
Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **
Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.