Access to the Workplace Students

If you are a current access student please contact your support officer otherwise email access@dcu.ie.


A very warm welcome to DCU’s Access Service, the home of Ireland’s largest and very first university based Access Programme, set up in 1989.

Here at DCU, we have a strong tradition of creating equality of access to third level education for students from groups currently under-represented in higher education.

DCU Access have set out to create a 'life cycle of engagement' between the university and our Access students which starts from primary school and continues through graduation.

For any questions or general queries please contact access@dcu.ie.

Available supports 

Learn more about the benefits of applying to HEAR and the DCU Access Route including:

  • Reduced points places in university
  • Places on every course
  • Academic, social, personal and professional support
  • Financial support in college
  • On-campus subsidised accommodation (Via the DCU Access entry route only)

Click here to learn more about available supports