Dublin City University

Dublin, Ireland


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Dublin City University (DCU) was established in 1975 in Ireland as the National Institute for Higher Education. Well-known organizations like the Association of MBAs, AACSB, EUA, IUA, and UI have given their affiliation to this university. It has been ranked 19th in the world and first in Ireland for its graduate employment rate. Its QS world ranking 2020 is 391. In September 2016, DCU concluded the process of consolidating three other Dublin-based educational institutions- the Church of Ireland College of Education, Mater Dei Institute of Education and St Patrick's College.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

DCU has five main campuses; namely, the main campus, usually described as being in Glasnevin but adjacent to Whitehall and Ballymun too (50 acres), Sports Campus (St Clare's) (35 acres), DCU Alpha Innovation Campus (10 acres), St Patrick's campus in Drumcondra and All Hallows Campus. DCU comprises 6 schools which are the DCU Business School, Faculty of Engineering & Computing, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, DCU Connected - Online Education, DCU Institute of Education, and Faculty of Science & Health. The most popular majors at DCU are Engineering, Education, Biology, Biotechnology, Nursing, Business and Psychology.

Achievements & Alumni

DCU houses the country's first purpose-built university nursing school. The University was the first University in Ireland to establish a European Master of Business Informatics course. DCU is also the location for all professional Actuarial exams in Ireland. It also has a Prometric Test Centre and is the test centre for Ireland's Graduate Management Admission Test. DCU has been ranked in 2 league tables in young universities of the world. It is the only university in Ireland to be featured in QS Top 50. The alumni from here have a noteworthy career. Lorraine Two Hill is the Chief Marketing Officer at Google, Enda Kenny is a politician, Sr. Orla Tracey holds a top position of Head Administrator at Loreto Rumbek Mission in Sudan and many more.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

University has around 22% of international students from their total enrollment. They promote diversity and equality of opportunity irrespective of gender, family status, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, or race. There are many companies visiting the job fairs arranged at the campus like A&L Goodbody, Accenture, Amazon, Analog devices, Aerospace Leasing Limited, Bank of Ireland, Boston Scientific, Central Bank of Ireland, Colgate, Palmolive, Davy, Deloitte, Dillon Eustace, Grant Thornton, Irish Defence Forces, Jaguar Landrover, Jameson/Irish Distillers, Kerry, Kingspan, McCann Fitzgerald, Merck, National Treasury Management, Pfizer Global/Grange, US Bank and many more.

COVID-19 Response

Adhering to the COVID-19 regulations of the country, Dublin City University has adapted and modified its learning modalities to accommodate additional safety measures. The University will be offering most of its courses in online mode, however, students will still be required to arrive at the college before the stipulated deadline.

  • A blended model of learning will be offered to all the students with laboratory and practical sessions in face-to-face learning models to ensure the highest quality of course delivery.
  • Social distancing protocols will be put in place for those arriving at the campus for classes, with intensive cleaning, air changes, and controlled travel to and within the campus.
  • Students will be able to choose for on-campus accommodation with different packages, some including meals as well.

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Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland Scholarship

DCU International Merit Scholarships

Value of Scholarship: Up to €2000

Application Deadline: 1st July

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate should have achieved high merits at undergraduate or postgraduate level from Dublin City University.

  • The candidate should qualify as an international student.

  • The student should be a recipient of either full or conditional offer at any of the UG and PG level. 

  • Students must not be receiving any other scholarship. 

DCU NON-EU Study Abroad / Exchange Returning Masters Scholarship

Value of Scholarship: €2000 tuition fee waiver

Application Deadline: 1st July

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate should be an international student.

  • The candidates should have participated in Dublin City University’s Study Abroad or exchange students programme at an undergraduate level. 

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time master’s programme. 

  • The decision of the DCU International will be the final decision. 

Campus Location

Dublin City University

Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland

http://www4.dcu.ie/international/contact.shtml | +353-1-7007411 | international.office@dcu.ie

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