Dublin City University

Dublin City University

Dublin , Ireland
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 105
    Available Programs
  • 17000
  • 13000
    Average Cost
  • 92
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


DCU has been providing adults all over Ireland (and abroad) with flexible access to higher education for over thirty five years. In 1982 the National Distance Education Centre was located at DCU and for many years offered programmes in the traditional ‘distance education’ mode of delivery. It changed to Oscail – DCU Online Education in 2004 to reflect the reality that its programmes were increasingly designed with large elements of online support. In 2013, DCU launched the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) with the Open Education Unit as part of the new institute. This Unit manages an increasing number of online courses and degree programmes offered to Irish residents and students around the world through DCU Connected.

Entry requirements

Applicants are assessed based on their performance in their school leaving examinations. Applicants must meet minimum entry requirements, which are made up as follows:

  • General Entry Requirements
  • Specific Course Requirements

General entry requirements and specific programme requirements may be satisfied by results obtained from more than one sitting.

Applicants who satisfy the minimum entry requirements are ranked for admission in order of merit on the basis of their results in their school leaving examinations.

This ranking/scoring will be based on one sitting of school leaving examinations e.g. Irish school-leavers will have their points score calculated on the basis of one sitting of the Leaving Certificate examinations.

Scholarship & funding

DCU are offering a number of Merit Scholarships to International Students from NON EU counties. The Scholarship Programme is funded by DCU International Office and aims to attract high achieving global applicants normally liable for Full NON EU fees.

Full Degree Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Programe / High achieving applicants will automatically be considered for Scholarships worth up to €2000 on application. 

​Any returning Study Abroad or Exchange student applying to DCU One Year Taught Masters Programs as a NON EU student are automaticlaly eligible for a €2000 tuition fee scholarship off the NON EU Fee only (self-funding students only).

Students studying at DCU at Full Undergraduate Bachelor Programmes wishing to progress onto One Year Taught Masters Programs upon graduation may be eligible for EU fees for their One Year Masters Programs.


Main Campus

Student life

A quick look into DCU's clubs and societies! With over 150 clubs and socs, there is something for everyone.