International Orientation January 2022
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.
- President's introduction
- An overview of the International Office team
- An overview of the International Office functions
- DCU Library Services
- An introduction for Erasmus/Exchange students
- An introduction for Study Abroad students
- The International Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
- Immigration and Visa overview
- Student Services & Development: How to Succeed at DCU
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.
Registration and ID Cards
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.
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.