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As an international student we know you have made a big decision to choose to study at Dublin City University (DCU).  DCU is one of the best young universities in the world as evidenced by our consistent ranking in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50. You will gain great work and life experience as many of our degrees include an internship or research project with industry.The sooner you apply, the easier you will find the application process. You need to meet entry requirements, and an early offer will help with your visa application and planning time for moving away from home.

Scholarships are availble for programmes in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing.

Entry Requirements

English Language Entry Requirements

●     PTE Academic: Minimum score of 63, with no section score below 59

●     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.

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

Full list of DCU English language entry requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Foundation - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

We offer 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 (year long 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.

We accept the following:

  • SSC – All India Senior School Certificate Examination
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • All India Senior Secondary School Certificate
  • ISC – Indian School Certificate
  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)

You can directly enter Year 1 if you have studied in one of the following:

●     Standard 12 through a recognised awarding body with average grades of 80% or above. Please note an average of all subjects studied will be taken. Mathematics and English must be included.

We accept the following:

  • SSC – All India Senior School Certificate Examination
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • All India Senior Secondary School Certificate
  • ISC – Indian School Certificate
  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) 

●     Diploma through a recognised awarding body with average grades of 80% or above. Please note an average of all subjects studied will be taken. Mathematics and English must be included.

●     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.

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

Apply to DCU by 1 July using the DCU undergraduate application form 

Full programme details are in our Bachelor’s Prospectus

Scholarships are availble for programmes in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing.

Taught Masters

Typically, you need a First Class Bachelor’s degree from a recognised top ranked university and/or affiliated colleges with a minimum of 60% average across all semesters. Students who have studied at a lower tiered institution may be considered with an overall average mark of 65% or above.  You must have no more than five backlogs during your Bachelor's degree. Your marks for both theory and practical modules will be assessed.

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

Full programme details are in our Master’s listings..

Apply to DCU by 15 July through the Postgraduate Application Centre at www.pac.ie/dcu

Documents required:
  • Bachelor certificate 
  • Semester transcripts/sheets and grading system
  • English language certificate
  • Personal statement
  • 2 references
  • Passport

Scholarships are availble for programmes in the Faculty of Engineering and Computingand Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Research and PhD

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

●     Master’s degree by Research: Honours Bachelor degree with a high grade.

●     PhD-track: taught Master’s degree or an Honours Bachelor degree with a high grade.

●     PhD: Candidates must hold a Master’s degree by Research. 

For advice on finding a supervisor, how to apply, funding and scholarship opportunities, visit the DCU Graduate Studies Office





DCU and Your Country

Visa requirements

Citizens of India require a visa to study in Ireland.  It is necessary to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) shortly after arrival. Full immigration information is available from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

Visits to Your Country

The International Office team and professors travel regularly to meet with students interested in studying at DCU. You may have already met us at education exhibitions and events. Check here regularly or follow us on social media to find out when we are next in your region.




DCU has relationships with leading research and education institutions across the world.  

The Ireland India Institute, based on the DCU Campus, supports collaboration in education, research and knowledge exchange between Ireland and India. It gives practical support through the Ireland India Institute Research Fund, Ireland India Institute Scholarships and seminar series. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has also established an ICCR Chair of Politics and International Affairs at DCU through the Institute. 

DCU has a strong track record in research and academic collaboration with India, for example with premier institutions such as:

●     Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc)

●     Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

●     Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Chennai) (IITM)

●     Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

●     National Physics Laboratory

●     National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NIT)

●     Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

Contact us

Our dedicated team has experience supporting international students who want to attend DCU. We are here to help you all year by email and phone.

E: international.office@dcu.ie

T: +353 1 700 7411



Students and Alumni


DCU has many alumni from India, especialy in the areas of Business, Computing and Eningeering.

Student Testimonials

Anushree Chavan – Pune, India

Graduated with MSc in Finance at Dublin City University

"Enriching, Vibrant and Youthful - that’s how I describe DCU. I am a Bachelor’s in Business Administration undergraduate, specialising in financial management. I worked for two years after graduation. I was attracted to DCU after meeting representatives at a fair. The MSc in Finance course outline was better when compared to other universities I was considering in Ireland and the UK. This is an intensive degree and is broadening my horizons. Staff and students have been very kind to me." 


Vaibhav Vikram Singh – Faridabad, India

Graduated with MSc in Computing at Dublin City University

Dublin City University is ranked Top 150 in the world for Computing in the QS Subject Rankings

"Ireland is the growing Silicon Valley of Europe.  Numerous companies and Tech firms have shifted and still are shifting to Ireland, establishing their headquarters. This provides a fair chance of opportunities for students in terms of jobs.  Ireland provides international students with a 1-yer post graduation work visa that allows them to get industry exposure.  DCU has been gaining its names from past 2-3 years, and is a considerable choice amongst the students interested to study in Europe.  The University has been mentioned in the Global Top 150 of the QS Rankings for Computing.  I would describe DCU in 3 words, "Diverse, Creative, Modern". 



 DCU has a network of agents throughout India. They can assist you with; choosing the best programme for you, the application process and visa information.

Agent NameBranchesWebsiteEmail
Abroad Education ConsultantsDelhi, Noida, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Bhopalwww.aecoverseas.comenquiry@aecoverseas.com
ACE - Overseas Education ConsultantsDelhi, Mumbai, Noida, Bokaro, Chennai, Kolkatawww.aceoverseas.cominfo@aceoverseas.com
Asia World EducationGhaziabad, Lucknowwww.planmystudy.comawecontact@gmail.com 
Career Plus ServicesDelhi, Bangalore, Chennaiwww.careerpluss.cominfo@careerpluss.com
Career Xl ServicesNew Delhiwww.careerxls.cominfo@careerxls.com
Choice InternationalCochin, Kottayam, Angamalywww.choiceinternational.incochin@choiceinternational.in
Education LinkDelhi, Amritsar, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Indore, Vizagwww.educationlinkhouse.cominfo@educationlinkhouse.com
Edwise InternationalAhmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai (various), Pune, Surat, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Vizagwww.edwiseinternational.comho@edwiseinternational.com
Fateh EducationDelhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Punewww.fateheducation.comdelhi@fateheducation.com
GeeBee Education PVT Ltd. Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nagpur, Goa, Ludhiana, Gujarat.http://geebeeworld.com/info@geebeeworld.com
"Global Edge" (Unit of M/S Global Appliances Pvt. Ltd.)Delhiwww.globaledge.net.inoffice@globaledge.net.in
Global Educational ConsultantsCochinwww.globaledu.ininfo@globaledu.in
Global OpportunitiesAhmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, Visakhapatnamwww.global-opportunities.net/index.htmlinfo@global-opportunities.net
International Learning WarehouseHyderabad, Mumbaiwww.ilwindia.comMumbai@ilwindia.com 
International Placewell ConsultantsBangalore, Delhi, Ghaziabadwww.EducationOverseas.comdelhi@educationoverseas.com
Krishna ConsultantsAhmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Jammu, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Vadodara, Kathmandu (Nepal)www.studies-overseas.cominfo@studies-overseas.com 
NewStrides ConsultantsBangalore, Delhi, Punewww.newstrides.cominfo@newstrides.com
SI-UKBangalore, Delhi, Chennaiwww.studyin-uk.indelhi@studyin-uk.com
Study Overseas GlobalAhmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Vizagwww.studyoverseasglobal.comIndia@StudyOverseasGlobal.com
The ChoprasAhmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Trivandrum, Vijayawadawww.thechopras.comdelhi@thechopras.com
VDIEC Global ConnectAhmdeabad, Bhopal, Bhunameswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Pune, Raipur