Dublin City University

History

Dublin City University was first established on 1975, meant to be the first step in a planned merging process of various universities in the region like Albert College, however this didn’t ultimately work out as intended, and that idea developed separately while it was decided Dublin City University would operate independently.

While originally the university mainly focused on science and technology, the passing of time lef to the development of it’s other faculties, and with time it has also made a name for itself on other areas such as arts, and particularly for it’s INTRA program, which allows it’s students to work alongside their career to further develop their skills and further career.

Programs Offered

Dublin City University currently counts with 4 faculties from which it offers over 30 courses for undergraduate students, alongside these, Dublin City also offers some programs online through it’s DCU Connected program, granting students more options on how to pursue their studies.

The following list is a sample of some of the available programs at Dublin City University:

  • Education and Training 
  • Early Childhood 
  • Religious Education and English 
  • Aviation Management
  • Global Business 
  • Genetics and Cell Biology 
  • Science 
  • Homeless Prevention and Intervention 
  • Physics with Biomedical Sciences 
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 
  • Communication Studies 
  • Journalism 
  • Contemporary Culture and Society 
  • Civil Law 
  • Economics, Politics and Law

Admission requirements

Admission to Dublin City University is mainly based on a student’s high-school results, if a course requires an additional examination or has specific cut-off points those will be listed in their page, and additionally international students will be asked to proved proof of their English Language Proficiency.

Applications can be submitted to the Central Applications Office (CAO), an organization which handles and processes applications for most undergraduate courses in Ireland’s institutions, and should be done before the 1st of February of the given year.

Student Life

With a dedicated Office of Student  life to organize student clubs and societies, there’s no denying that DCU is incredibly committed to the wellbeing of it’s student body, all facilities are open to all students regardless of what their main campus is, any student can choose to partake in their selection of over 120 clubs, and there are guided tours for those students still on the fence on what kind of activities to join, in general, DCU manages to make student life a personal experience for all of those joining.

Part-time work

As all undergraduate students are meant to take  part in Dublin’s City University INTRA programs, which connects students with internships as part of their education process, trying to add another work to that can prove difficult, however INTRA does offer paid internships, and ones in relevant fields to the chosen area of study, so while there might not be as much flexibility, INTRA does help students to support themselves.

Fees

When it comes to Dublin City University, there’s two main ways to handle fees, for courses taken in person, the Tuition Fee of an average undergraduate program is around €6,000 for EU Students, and €12,000 for Non EU Students.

For online courses fees are based on modules instead, each module costs €900 for EU Students, and €1,288 for Non EU Students, with a given course requiring between 12 to 14 modules to graduate.

Ranking

Dublin City University is currently ranked as the 594th best college level institution in the worldm which makes it the 5th best university in it’s home country of Ireland.

University Contact

Address:  DCU Glasnevin Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland.

Phone: +353 (1) 700 5000

Email: registry@dcu.ie

Summary

DCU is one of the best institutions in Ireland and it counts with both a robust as well as unique course selection, meaning some programs might be hard to pursue outside of it, in addition DCU Connected offers a lot of freedom when choosing to study remotely, both for national and international students, DCU Connected will be the main venue for the latter group, but for locals as long as you can afford it, and take advantage of INTRA’s perks, Dublin City proves to be a great option to pursue your undergraduate studies.