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DCU Spring Semester Study and Internship Spring 2019 Programme

DCU welcomes Non European students (Non EU) who wish to study for one semester or a full academic year at the University. Students can stay locally and avail of the chance to study with world experts whilst enjoying the cultural and social richness of Ireland. There is superb student apartment style accommodation locally and on the DCU Campus.  Students may be housed on the DCU Campus or in apartments a mere 5 minutes from DCU close to Dublin City -

The DCU Study Abroad team offer comprehensive advice and guidance to applicants and providers.   Students can accumulate credits towards the degree course they are registered for at their home university.*   Students may choose up to 30 ECTS credits (equivalent to 18 US credits)* in a single semester and an additional 5ECTS for the internship element.  For the DCU element, courses can be made available from all DCU Schools and Faculties; however students on the Spring Semester and Internship Programme should choose modules that are 100% Continuous Assessment.  This simply means that there will be no final examination for these courses after the semester has ended.  Students are assessed throughout the semester and can proceed to the internship element directly.  These classes are mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences with some Business choices also available.   *Students should check with the home university for final credits and equivalencies

DCU Semester plus Internship Programme

The Humanities and Social Sciences stream or ‘HMSAO’ stream includes choices for students majoring in areas such as Applied Languages, Intercultural Studies, Law and Government, English, Theology, Philosophy, Music and Communication Studies. A limited number of courses in Business and other areas are also available for suitable candiates. 

DCU Main Entrance

Program Dates: 24 January to 1 June 2019

• 18  week program

• Orientation Programme: 24 - 25 January (Airport Collection - 7am - 7pm Sunday 23 January)

12 week course component managed by Dublin City University - 28 Jan - 18 April

• 6 week internship component: 22 April – 1 June (Monday – Friday)

  • Beginning of Semester 2 Lectures: Monday 28 Jan 2019

  • Reading Week:  Mon 11 March - Sat 16 March (No courses this week for Students taking Humanities classes)
  • Public Holiday: University Closed for St. Patrick's Day Holiday - Monday 18 March
  • Good Friday 30 MarchPUBLIC HOLIDAY: University Closed Easter Monday 2 April Easter Holidays
  • END OF SEMESTER 2 LECTURES: Thursday 18 April
  • INTERNSHIP BEGINS: Monday 22 April 

Learn all about the Internship by viewing the Presentation from EUSA in this link -

Included in the comprehensive 5 ECTS credit internship program package are the following services:

 • Internship placement and support services, which includes coaching and trouble-shooting during the placement

• Individual Skype internship consultation meetings with online pre departure orientation

• Mid-term review and final evaluation

• On-site internship orientation

• Farewell Reception

 Public Holiday: Monday, 6 May

  • INTERNSHIP ENDS: Friday 1 June 

Public Holiday: 3 June

Semester Module Choices and Academic Entry Requirements for DCU Study Abroad Programme

To be eligible for entry onto DCU Study Abroad Programmes, students should have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent and should be a US registered student at a university and completed at least one year of university study accommodation

Programme Choices

Students should choose from the Humanities (HMSAO) Stream

Click HMSAO for class choices - Note current list is for guidance only as it related to the 2018 academic year - new list will be uploaded in June 2018

All choices are examined by100% Continuous Assessment to ensure students are free to take the internship and to ensure the DCU aspect is full complete.  Students must take at least 20 ECTS credits (equivalent to 12 US credits - (always check with your study abroad office to ensure they are happy if transfer of credits is required). 

Application Form

Download application form here and submit by email to by October 31.

Price of Programme

Price of Programme (includes DCU Support and Orientation, Registration, Tuition, Transcripts, Accommodation and all of the above mentioned components of the Internship Program).

  • €10567 (Based on DCU Accommoation - up to October 31 Deadline
  • €11500 (Based on Shanowen Square Accommodation - up to November 30 deadline subject to availability

For further details, email or

Testimonials for DCU Study Abroad Programme