Dublin City University

DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research, and innovation.

DCU is recognized nationally and internationally as a centre of academic excellence with over 16000 students.

Over 50,000 students have graduated from DCU and are now playing significant roles in enterprise and business globally. DCU is Ireland’s most innovative university, and in future will deliver more than 200 programmes to over 16,000 students across its five faculties – Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Health, Engineering and Computing, DCU Business School and the DCU Institute of Education.

DCU provides a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators. The focus is not solely on academic learning; students get the opportunity to spend time in real-world professional environments as part of their studies, and they also get to work with innovators on their own ideas, setting up enterprises and exploring their own social and commercial ideas.

And it’s not just the students: researchers at DCU are also forging ahead, translating ideas and discoveries into new solutions in business, technology, and society spinning out companies and licensing technologies to industry.

Tuition, Housing & Other Costs

Undergraduate

Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Common Entry into Engineering – €15,000 per year

BEng in Electronic and Computing Engineering – €15,000 per year

BEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering – €15,000 per year

BEng in Mechatronic Engineering – €15,000 per year

BEng in Biomedical Engineering – €15,000 per year

BSc in Computer Applications – €15,000 per year

BSc in Enterprise Computing – €15,000 per year

BSc in Data Science – €15,000 per year

DCU Business School

Bachelor of Business Studies – €14,000 per year

BA in Accounting and Finance – €14,000 per year

BSc in Marketing, Innovation and Technology – €14,000 per year

Bachelor of Business Studies International – €14,000 per year

BA in Global Business – €14,000 per year

BSc in Aviation Management / Aviation Management 4 years 4-month internship €14,000 with Pilot Studies – €14,000 per year

DCU Institute of Education

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – €12,600 per year

BSc in Education and Training – €12,600 per year

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

BA in Journalism – €15,000 per year

BA in Communication Studies – €15,000 per year

BSc in Multimedia – €15,000 per year

BA in Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation – €15,000 per year

BA in Applied Language and Translation Studies – €14,000 per year

Bachelor of Civil Law – €15,000 per year

BA in Economics, Politics and Law – €15,000 per year

BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance – €15,000 per year

BA in International Relations – €15,000 per year

Bachelor of Arts [Joint Honours] – €15,000 per year

Faculty of Science and Health

Common Entry into Science – €15,000 per year

BSc in Analytical Science – €15,000 per year

BSc in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences – €15,000 per year

BSc in Environmental Science and Technology – €14,200 per year

BSc in Science Education – €15,000 per year

BSc in Physics with Biomedical Sciences – €15,000 per year

BSc in Applied Physics – €15,000 per year

BSc in Biotechnology – €15,000 per year

BSc in Genetics and Cell Biology – €15,000 per year

BSc in Sport Science and Health – €15,000 per year

BSc in Athletic Therapy and Training – €18,000 per year

BSc in Physical Education with Biology – €15,000 per year

BSc in Physical Education with Mathematics – €15,000 per year

BSc in Health and Society – €15,000 per year

BSc in Psychology – €15,000 per year

Common Entry into Actuarial and Financial Mathematics – €15,000 per year

Postgraduate

Faculty of Engineering and Computing

MEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering – €17,000 per year

MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering – €17,000 per year

MSc in Computing – €17,000 per year

MSc in Electronic Commerce (Technical) – €16,000 per year

DCU Business School

MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership) – €19,000 per year

MSc in Management (Business) – €16,000 per year

MSc in Management (Strategy) – €16,000 per year

MSc in International Management (MIM) – €19,000 per year

MSc in Human Resource Management – €16,000 per year

MSc in Finance – €16,000 per year

MSc in Electronic Commerce (Business) – €16,000 per year

MSc in Digital Marketing – €16,000 per year

MSc in International Accounting and Business – €16,000 per year

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Communications

MA in Contemporary Screen Industries – €15,000 per year

MA in Social Media Communications – €15,000 per year

MA in Journalism – €16,000 per year

MSc in Emerging Media – €15,000 per year

MA in Political Communication – €15,000 per year

MSc in Science and Health Communication – €15,000 per year

MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Communications – €15,000 per year

School of Law and Government

LLM in Law – €15,000 per year

MSc in Public Policy – €15,000 per year

MA in International Security and Conflict Studies – €15,000 per year

MA in International Relations – €15,000 per year

MA in European Law and Policy – €15,000 per year

MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society – €15,000 per year

School of Applied Languages and Inter-cultural Studies

MA in Sexuality Studies – €15,000 per year

MA in Translation Studies – €15,000 per year

MSc in Translation Technology – €15,000 per year

MA in Refugee Integration – €15,000 per year

School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music

MA in Theology – €15,000 per year

School of English

MA in Creative Writing – €15,000 per year

School of History and Geography

MA in History – €15,000 per year

Faculty of Science and Health

School of Biotechnology

MSc in Diagnostics and Precision Medicine – €13,000 per year

MSc in Bioprocess Engineering – €15,000 per year

School of Mathematical Sciences

MSc in Financial Mathematics – €15,000 per year

School of Nursing and Human Sciences

MSc in Psychology and Well-being – €15,300 per year

MSc in Psychology (conversion) – €15,300 per year

DCU Institute of Education

MA in Religion and Education (Post Primary) (Full-time) – €13,700 per year

Master in Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work – €13,000 per year

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Awarded by: Dublin City University

Scholarship Amount: €2000 Academic Merit Scholarship

Scholarship Duration: complete duration of your degree program

Scholarship Eligibility: Foreign Student at Undergraduate & Graduate  level

Scholarship Application: There is no separate application. Students seeking admission into the university are considered for the scholarship. So just apply for your admission and we will take care of the rest.

Scholarship Coverage: This scholarship only affects your tuition fees. You are still responsible for all your other study abroad costs.

LANGUAGE OF TEACHING

Majority of the courses are taught in good English. Some courses taught only in Irish are marked on the degree programs or tuition fees tabs. Languages on the street are mainly English and Irish.

Application / Enrollment Fees

This university has NO application/enrollment fee.

This university has NO per-semester registration fee.

Application Deadlines

You can apply at any time to be a researcher at DCU; there are no closing dates.

Undergraduates & Postgraduates

Fall/September Intake: starts – November, ends – July (best to apply before May)

MSc. Computer Admission

Spring/January Intake: starts – June, ends- November (best to apply before October)

Foundation Studies With Intensive English

Spring/January Intake: starts – June, ends- November (best to apply before October)

Summer/June Intake: starts – February, ends – April (best to apply before March)

Fall/September Intake: starts – March, ends – July (best to apply before May)

Application Documents

All applicants should be at least 17 years old and above.

Undergraduate

Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport

Personal photo (face only)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School leaving certificate or equivalent (if it is not in English or Irish, it must be translated)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School Transcript or equivalent (if it is not in English or Irish, it must be translated)

Submit Certificate of English proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)

GCSE A levels – you must have 4 A levels or 3 A levels + 1 AS level in different subjects from the same year or preceding year only

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma – Mathematics and English must have been studied. Maths Studies is not accepted where programmes have specific Maths entry requirements or have an equivalent qualification

You must meet specific subject entry requirements, where required, e.g. Mathematics or a Science subject at a specific grade.

Postgraduates

Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport

Personal photo (face only)

Provide Certificate of English proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)

Letter of Intent/Statement of Purpose

Two reference letters

CV

For Masters – Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (if it is not in English or Irish, it must be translated)

For Masters – Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s Transcript or equivalent (if it is not in English or Irish, it must be translated)

Typically, you need a Bachelor’s degree from a good University with a minimum of a 2.1 or GPA of 3 out of 4 or GPA 4 out of 5.

Master’s Degree Research -Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official Honours Bachelor degree Transcript with a high grade or equivalent (if it is not in English or Irish, it must be translated)

For Ph.D. – Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official Master’s degree Research from an accredited college or university (if it is not in English or Irish, it must be translated)

PhD-track – Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official taught Master’s degree or an Honours Bachelor degree (if it is not in English or Irish, it must be translated)

Other Entry Requirements: Please note that some programmes will have different/additional entry requirements (e.g. interview, sample piece of writing).

Foundation/Preparatory School / Course / Program

Applicants who don’t have English proficiency results are given a simple (street conversation level) English test. Those who fail are given English course for one or two semesters before they start the main courses. Also, applicants who have deficiency course (not enough of the prerequisite courses) are also giving such courses before they start their main program.

DCU also offers a Foundation Programme at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Masters level. The programme can be one year or one semester in duration, depending on your level of English. You will benefit from the International Foundation Programme if you have:

Met your country’s specific academic entry requirements

Have an IELTS of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any one skill (yearlong programme required) or IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any one skill (semester-long programme required)

You are guaranteed progression to your chosen degree once you successfully complete the programme.

If you need to improve your English before entering DCU, we have a variety of English language programmes to choose from.

English Proficiency Documents / Requirements 

IELTS: Overall score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one skill. DCU Business School additionally requires 6.5 in speaking and writing.

TOEFL: Total Score of 92. DCU Business School additionally requires all section scores 21 or above.

Pearson: Overall score of 63 with no less than a score of 59 in any component. DCU Business School additionally requires 63 in speaking and writing.

Your English language certificate must be awarded within two years of the start date of your DCU program.

Students who cannot demonstrate sufficient English proficiency must attend the English Preparatory Program for usually up to 1 year before they can start their undergraduate or graduate program.

Other Application Details

All applicants should be at least 17 years old and above

Accommodation Rates for 2019/2020 academic year (rents are inclusive of all utilities)

There are four different housing facilities at the Dublin city University namely:

Hampstead Apartments

The annual rent for the single room in Hampstead Apartments is €6,015payable in two instalments of €3,127 (for the 1st semester) and €2,888 (for the  2nd semester). The annual rent for the double room (single occupancy) is €6,093 payable in two installments of €3,167 (for the 1st semester) and €2,926 (for the 2nd semester). The first instalment is payable in August 2019 and the second the following January 2020.

*If you are successful in receiving a room offer you will be required to pay €300.  This €300 becomes your damage deposit during the license period. 

College Park Apartments (standard)

The annual rent for the single room in College Park Apartments is €6,327payable in two installments of €3,289 and €3,038 The annual rent for the double room (single occupancy) is €6,521 payable in two installments of €3,390 (for the 1st semester) and €2,131 (for the 2nd semester). The first installment is payable in August 2019 and the second the following January 2020.

*If you are successful in receiving a room offer you will be required to pay €300.  This €300 becomes your damage deposit during the license period. 

College Park Apartments (superior)

The annual rent for the superior accommodation in College Park Apartments is €6,716. Rents are payable in two instalments of €3,491 (for the 1st semester) and €3,225 (for the 2nd semester). The first installment is payable in August 2019 and the second the following January 2020.

*If you are successful in receiving a room offer you will be required to pay €300.  This €300 becomes your damage deposit during the licence period. 

Purcell House (All Hallows campus)

The annual rent for the accommodation in Purcell House on All Hallows campus is:

Single room with shared bathroom: €6,015 payable in two installments of €3,127 (for the 1st semester) and €2,888(for the  2nd semester).

Single ensuite room: €6,327 payable in two installments of €3,289 (for the 1st semester) and €3,038 (for the 2nd semester)

Double ensuite room: €6,521 payable in two installments of €3,390 (for the 1st semester) and €3,131 (for the  2nd semester)

The first installment is payable in August 2019 and the second the following January 2020.  If you are successful in receiving a room offer you will be required to pay a booking deposit of €300.  This becomes your damage deposit during the license period.