Foundation programmes


DCU International Office

To help you prepare for your studies at DCU, we offer a range of foundation and English-language programmes. These are designed for students who do not meet DCU’s English-language requirements or minimum academic requirements

Visit the page for your country to understand more about our academic requirements.


Pre-sessional English programmes

Find out more about our intensive five-week or 10-week English-language programmes, designed to prepare you for academic study through English at DCU. 


International Foundation Programme

This programme is designed to prepare students for full-time study at DCU. There are separate undergraduate and postgraduate foundation programmes.

You can take this programme for one or two semesters. You can choose to start in September, January or May (once there are enough students to run the programme at that time).  

Our foundation programmes are delivered on the DCU All Hallows Campus. As a registered student, you can access all university services and facilities. 

Find out more about our foundation programmes



International Foundation Programme (Undergraduate)

Two semesters: €12,700

One semester: €6,350

International Foundation Programme (Postgraduate) 

Two semesters: €13,000

One semester: €6,500


How to apply 

Email your completed application form to EduCo:

Please include scanned official copies of all documentation: your high school transcripts, passport or citizen ID card, and your English language certification.