Orientation

International Orientation September 2021

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The International Orientation for incoming 2021/22 international students took place, on Wednesday, September 15th. Please see the DCU 2021/22 International Orientation Schedule for details.

The orientation sessions were recorded and are available here.

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, registering at DCU, the DCU general orientation programme, and social and cultural events to welcome you to DCU and help familiarise you with Ireland.

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. 

 

Familiarise yourself with the DCU campuses through in-person or virtual tours

Student Support & Development are organising guided tours of the campuses for new students. Each tour will take approximately an hour and include the library, student social centre, sports facilities, computer facilities, labs, restaurants, The Helix (Performance Arts Centre) and other amenities, depending on the campus.

Pre-registration is mandatory via MyDCU

Or check out the virtual tour of the DCU campuses 


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 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

Please check your DCU email account regularly. An email will be sent outlining how to obtain your student ID card.

You will be required to (1) upload a passport-style photo (selfie) and (2) a valid ID, which can include your passport or EU/EEA National Identity Card.

Your Student Card will be posted to the address you submit on the ID card portal.


Registration

The International Foundation Programme/Pre-Masters Programme directly registers students prior to their arrival at DCU.

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

Please check your DCU email account regularly. An email will be sent outlining how to obtain your student ID card.

You will be required to (1) upload a passport-style photo (selfie) and (2) a valid ID, which can include your passport or EU/EEA National Identity Card.

Your Student Card will be posted to the address you submit on the ID card portal.

DCU runs a general orientation for all new incoming students

In addition to the International Office Orientation, international students should also make sure to check out the wider DCU orientation programme via MyDCU.

MyDCU is an online student portal which will introduce you to student life through a variety of courses, activities and videos about DCU. It covers everything from how to access DCU support services to where you can register for Club & Societies. MyDCU can be accessed with your login credentials and can be tailored according to your schedule and needs. 

Orientation - Social & Cultural Events

All events run by the International Office require pre-registration.

DCU Gaelic Games

If you’re coming to Ireland, make sure you try this unique Irish adventure while you’re here. ‘Live like a local’ as you learn about and play Ireland's native sports with DCU's GAA Development Office, David Sweeney.

DCU International Office

Each session has 20 places. 

Register here for Monday, September 20th from 10am -12 noon. 

Register here for Friday, September 24h from 10am - 12 noon.

Don't worry if you have other obligations at these times, or if the events are full, DCU GAA intend to run regular events throughout the term and we will make sure you're kept up to date!


 

Curious about the Irish language?  Join us for an online session with DCU's Irish Language Officer Siobhán Seoighe.

The event will take place over Zoom on Thursday, September 16th at 10am and will last about 45 minutes. It is open to all international students. Please register here.

Join Johnny Daley, folklorist and storyteller for an overview of Irish traditional tales and what they tell us about Ireland.

The event will take place over Zoom on Thursday, September 16th at 2pm and will last about an hour. It is open to all international students. Please register here