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Why Study at Dublin City University?

Dublin City University is a dynamic, welcoming community devoted to our students’ personal and professional development. DCU provides a great environment for students to be at the forefront of both their academic and personal development.

Top Ranking Education

DCU ranks among the world’s top young universities (QS and Time Higher World University Rankings) and was named Sunday Times University of the Year 2021.
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Reputation for Innovation and Research

A core element of DCU’s vision is to be a globally-significant university that is renowned for its discovery and translation of knowledge to advance society. To foster a research culture across all levels of the University, we empower our students to reach their full potential in research through world-class education in a collaborative environment.

We are a research-intensive, globally engaged institution that is distinguished by the quality and impact of its graduates and focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit.

Career Boost

DCU is Ireland’s number one university for graduate employability and currently ranked at 23rd in the world, according to the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022. Our university provides a perfect environment for an excellent overseas experience and preparing students to succeed after graduation.

Prateek Ramesh Sakaray, India

If you want to experience a good culture, a good working environment, a good place to start your career, then this the right place to kickstart your dreams and ambitions. DCU has a wide variety of disciplines in every field. As a current student, I would recommend people to join this community and experience what it feels like to be at DCU.”

Rich Campus Life

DCU is a unique and vibrant community. Three eclectic and complementary campuses, all close to the beating heart of Dublin and the rural landscape beyond, great transport links, unmatched student support, state-of-the-art study facilities:
DCU has all you need for a happy and fulfilled student life.
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Why not take a DCU campus tour virtually and explore our campuses today?

Vibrant Student Life

Student support and development is a really key aspect of what the university can provide. DCU has a wide range of flexible services to suit our equally diverse student population.
In addition to the support services, students can also benefit from a range of activities to get involved in the university experience. DCU currently has over 140 Clubs and Societies spread across all campuses and catering for all interests, hobbies and passions.

The “U” Student Centre, centrally located on the Glasnevin campus is a hive of social, cultural, recreational and educational activities.

Discover more about DCU Student Life.

Lifelong Alumni Network

Upon graduating, you become part of our Alumni community, with approximately 80,000 graduates worldwide. We ensure that you have an opportunity to stay connected and engaged with the DCU community.

For more information, please visit dcu.ie/alumni

Living on Campus (Accommodation)

We welcome international students from around the world to study at DCU. In total, there are over 1,400 modern, self-catering apartment rooms distributed between the Glasnevin, St Patrick’s Campus and All Hallows Campuses for our students.

That is a great way to settle into life in Dublin while experiencing the university life. Find out more about the accommodation options in Dublin.

Welcoming City

Dublin is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in Ireland, famous for its lively atmosphere and with a reputation for being a safe city. It is also the European hub to over 1,000 leading multinational companies, opportunities are everywhere!
Learn more about why you should Study and Live in Dublin.