Orientation

International Orientation January 2022

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The International Orientation for incoming January 2022 international students took place on Friday, January 7th. Please see the DCU International Orientation Schedule for the schedule.

The DCU International Orientation Booklet outlines the schedule in more detail and has other useful resources.

The DCU International Office Handbook for Incoming Students is now avallable.

The DCU Orientation programme, the general orientation designed for all new incoming students, is available at MyDCU. The International Orientation is designed to supplement that programme for international students, and is supported by the International Students section on MyDCU .

Below, you will find information on preparing for arrival to Ireland, arriving on the DCU campus,and registering at DCU.

Travelling to Ireland & the DCU Campus

Keep up to date with requirements and guidelines before travelling

Information on how to prepare for arrival in Ireland and to DCU is available here. It is each student’s responsibility to fully comply with the requirements of international travel to Ireland and to the college. 

 


An outline of relevant dates in the DCU academic year

The 2021/2 DCU Academic Calendar is now available.

Registration and ID Cards

Registration

Undergraduates and postgraduates enrolling directly to the university for a full degree can find registration information here. Please check your DCU email account regularly for updates.


Student ID cards

Undergraduates and postgraduates enrolling directly to the university can find student ID card information here. Please check your DCU email account regularly for updates.


 

Registration

The International Office directly registers Erasmus, Exchange and Study Abroad students prior to their arrival at DCU. Further information about how to add, remove and swap courses will be shared during the exchange/study abroad orientation sessions.

You will receive your DCU username and password ('log-in credentials') to your nominated personal email address, and this will include information on your DCU email account.


Student ID Cards

Students on a Study Abroad program can collect their cards from the Registry office in the Henry Grattan Building on Tuesday, January 4th or Monday, January 10th. Please bring your student number and an official photo ID, such as your passport. 

Students on an Erasmus+ or other Exchange program can collect their cards from the Registry office in the Henry Grattan Building on Wednesday, January 5th or Tuesday, January 11th. Please bring your student number and an official photo ID, such as your passport. 


Events for new international students at DCU

Speed-friending with the ESN

The International Erasmus Student Network (IESN/ESN) is planning an online speed-friending event on orientation day, January 7th, at lunchtime. Meet and mix with students from your course and join WhatsApp groups set up by the ESN. An email will be sent to you with details, please read the instructions carefully and pre-register.

Traditional Sports with DCU GAA

Get involved with traditional Irish sports with DCU GAA! The DCU Gaelic Athletic Association Internationals meet every Monday at 1pm at the Astroturf pitch on the Glasnevin campus, all welcome. 

Resources for international students interested in Irish culture

An introduction to the Irish Language (Gaeilge)

Interested in Ireland's native language? Siobhán Seoighe, DCU's Irish Language Officer, has recorded an introductory session on Ireland's native language for those interested.

 

An introduction to the Irish storytelling tradition

Magical thinking and storytelling are an essential part of the Irish character. Join master seanchaí (storyteller) Johnny Daley as he guides you through traditional tales