Dublin City University:
Dublin City University (DCU) is a university situated in Glasnevin on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland. Created as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin in 1975, it enrolled its first students in 1980 and was elevated to university status in 1989 by statute. DCU is committed to the provision of taught and research programmes that are of the highest academic standard, and delivered in a welcoming and flexible learning environment. We offer a wide range of degree programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
DCU is Ireland’s youngest but most ambitious University. If you would like to be part of it, here are a few reasons that may help you decide:
- Designed to be different
DCU offers over 100 courses in a wide range of subject areas, many of which are unique interdisciplinary programmes.
- Research in DCU is at the cutting edge
DCU staff has had an unparalleled success in winning external competitive project-centred research funds and securing large-scale research collaborations with industrial partners.
- Personalised attention
DCU has an excellent reputation for personalised attention and support for students by faculty and staff. Drop into the Student Advice Centre which is a one stop information point for all students.
- Employment prospects
DCU students are consistently among the highest number of employed graduates in Ireland. Our approach to education is founded on the integration of professional and personal development, the benefits of which are confirmed by frequent positive feedback from employers and by the consistently high placement rates of our graduates. It’s never too early to start planning your career....
- Work placement programme
DCU was the first university in Ireland to introduce work placement (INTRA) as part of its degree programmes.
- Recognition of extra-curricular activities
Extra-curricular activities can be recognised and accredited through the Uaneen Module.
DCU is situated in one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals –Dublin. Home to world famous writers and musicians -you’ll love it.
- Truly international
International in its programmes, staff and student body, with international students coming from more than 102 countries and making up 16% of the DCU campus community.
- Campus facilities
With top class sports and recreation facilities there is always something to do. You can join one or more of the 50 Student Societies or 40 + Sports Clubs. DCU is also home to Ireland's largest performing arts centre, the Helix.
- University Foundation Programme
The International Foundation Certificate is designed help students to achieve the entry standards necessary for DCU undergraduate degree programmes, prepare students for the adjustment to university learning in an Irish context, and allow you sample a small number of modules from your chosen degree programme.
DCU has fifteen schools divided between four faculties:
1. DCU Business School (DCUBS)
2. Faculty of Engineering & Computing:
- School of Computing
- School of Electronic Engineering
- School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
3. Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences:
- School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies
- School of Communications
- School of Education Studies
- FIONTAR (Business, communications, computing, finance and European languages through Irish)
- School of Law & Government
4. Faculty of Science & Health:
- School of Biotechnology
- School of Chemical Sciences
- School of Health & Human Performance
- School of Mathematical Sciences
- School of Nursing
- School of Physical Sciences
Please see our Courses page for further information on the courses available.
DCU offers two styles of accommodation for first year students. Larkfield Apartments has 126 units, each with two study bedrooms and a shared bathroom and kitchenette. Hampstead Apartments contain 57 apartments, each with five en-suite bedrooms and a shared living/kitchen/dining area. The residences are served by a central reception, run by Campus Residences Limited. On campus accommodation is available to full-time DCU students. Current undergraduate students are allocated rooms in Hampstead and College Park Apartments.
For students who decide to live off-campus, Campus Residences Limited provides an online list of houses in the area. International students are advised to contact our office prior to arrival for further information on how to collect a list once you have arrived and where to find temporary accommodation for your first couple of nights here in Dublin.
Dublin City University is situated on an 85 acre campus three miles north of the River Liffey in the city centre and just a 15-minute drive from Dublin airport. 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.
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