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Dublin City University

Dublin City University

Top reasons to study here

  • DCU welcomes students from all over the globe to study on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, foundation programmes and research paths.
  • Every year, hundreds of DCU students and staff members travel across Europe on Erasmus+ exchanges.
  • Dublin City University (DCU) has a mission of transforming lives and societies.


DCU is the perfect place to start your career journey. It ranks first in Ireland and 19th in the world for graduate employability, according to the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. 

Combining your study with real-world work experience is a recipe for success -- 92% of DCU graduates are employed or engaged in further study within six months of graduating. 


  • Biodesign Europe
  • National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC)
  • Advanced Process Technology Research Centre (APT)
  • Anti-Corruption Research Centre (ARC)
  • Centre for Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL) 
  • Centre for Astrophysics & Relativity (CfAR)
  • Centre for Climate & Society
  • Centre for eIntegrated Care (CeIC) 


DCU graduates continue to be highly sought after by employers. Our Graduates work in environments ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups across every sector.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
421 15
436 35
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
901 -100
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The Office of Student Life is the umbrella body for the Students' Union, Clubs and Societies in Dublin City University. It is based in the student Centre - The Hub - which houses its staff and facilities, including meeting rooms, computer facilities, a large venue and many other support services vital for a vibrant student life on campus. 

Housing services

  • International undergraduate students are allocated rooms in Hampstead and College Park Apartments on the Glasnevin campus or Purcell House on the All Hallows campus.  
  • Our Postgraduate Centre offers high quality accommodation for over 100 postgraduate students in the heart of the research community on campus. Rental accommodation at the Centre is in 37 secure, comfortable apartments with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms (each bedroom with bathroom).

Library services

  • O’Reilly Library is located on the Glasnevin Campus. Students in Nursing, Business, Sciences, Maths, Engineering, Law & Government, and Communications will find a huge range of tailored print resources available to them.
  • Cregan library is located on the DCU St Patricks Campus and provides excellent collections and services to students who are based on the St Patrick’s Campus.

ICT services

The mission of the Information Systems Services is to collaborate with the DCU Community to transform the University through the integration and implementation of technology into many aspects; Teaching and Learning & Research Activity and Administration, while empowering all staff and students on all our campuses to work and learn collaboratively in new and exciting ways.

Medical services

The Student Health Service is a Nurse-Led service, providing on-campus primary healthcare to currently registered students of DCU. We take care of the physical, psychological and social aspects of student health and health promotion. This service is delivered in a caring and confidential manner.

Campus life

Dublin City University, originally established in 1989, is located to the north of Dublin City.  There are five campuses - three academic - DCU Glasnevin in Glasnevin, DCU St Patricks and DCU All Hallows both in Drumcondra, one innovation campus DCU Alpha  and the DCU Sports Campus also both in Glasnevin. 

Sports facilities

DCU Sport offers state of the art facilities incorporating health and wellness to meet all your exercise and leisure needs. DCU Sport comprises the University Sports Complex, the DCU Sports Grounds and our 5-a-side Soccer Centre.

DCU Business School has been awarded accreditation by the world’s oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.  Endorsement by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) is widely recognised as the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools including London Business School, Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduation School of Business.  DCU is only the second Irish university to receive this validation, joining UCD’s Smurfit Business School.

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

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