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#LoveDCU: Campus life

Our university community is vibrant and diverse, with more than 18,000 students from 110 countries. We share three modern campuses, all close to the beating heart of Dublin and the rural landscape beyond.

The DCU Student Centre is a cornerstone of our Glasnevin Campus, this is where you will find the NuBar, study and relaxation spaces, the Students’ Union office and the Leadership & Life Skills Centre run by Student Support & Development.

As a student at DCU, you have access to state-of-the-art study facilities, two world-class libraries and free WiFi across campus. And with great transport links and unmatched student support, DCU has all you need for a happy and fulfilled student life.

I thoroughly encourage everyone to visit every corner of the library as it is a storehouse of knowledge. The library staff will always help you. Even in the times of Covid-19, they were prompt with their replies. DCU elevates the library from a conventional library setup and makes it an advanced smart library for students. 

Shreya Ghosh, India
MSc in Digital Marketing, 2019-20


In DCU, I wholeheartedly enjoyed the campus culture and extra-curricular student groups, and time spent in the student halls, in the DCU Africa Soc meetings, planning student events and hosting our poetry/fashion nights. I met a lot of truly amazing people some of whom I am still very much close to years later. 

My experiences at DCU opened up a world of culture around me. Interactions with my teachers and case studies inspired a global mindset in me, especially when it came to marketing and creativity. DCU’s progressive learning space and beautiful campus grounds made a conducive environment for growth and expression in the pursuit of knowledge. 

Isabella Agbaje DCU

Isabella Agbaje, Nigeria
International Business graduate


Learn about accommodation options 

Across our campuses, we provide more than 1,400 rooms in purpose-built student accommodation across our three teaching campuses. Find out how to apply for a room

You can also choose to live off-campus in student accommodation or in shared houses or apartments. 

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 Discover day-to-day life at DCU

Across our busy campuses, you can grab a coffee or sit down to lunch at a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars. On our main campus in Glasnevin, you’ll also find a pharmacy and creche, and our chaplaincy service and Inter Faith Centre welcomes students from all faiths and backgrounds.

Student Support and Development also offers an extensive range of student advice and welfare resources and support.

Stay healthy and connected: sports and wellbeing 

Sports and wellbeing is at the heart of the student experience in DCU. We have 40 sports clubs and a state-of-the-art sports complex with a gym, pool and more. Our Healthy Living Centre offers students a range of mental health and wellness supports.

Along with our sports clubs, DCU is home to over 100 student societies, covering interests as diverse as anime, Harry Potter, poker and style. Our Glasnevin campus is also home to one of Dublin’s biggest arts venues, The Helix

 A green campus on a green island 

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DCU is committed to sustainability. We were 12th in the world in the 2019 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and 15th in the world for responsible consumption and production in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings