Vietnam | International Office





As an international student we know you have made a big decision to choose to study at Dublin City University (DCU).  DCU is one of the best young universities in the world as evidenced by our consistent ranking in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50. You will gain great work and life experience as many of our degrees include an internship or research project with industry. The sooner you apply, the easier you will find the application process. You need to meet entry requirements, and an early offer will help with your visa application (if needed) and planning time for moving away from home.


Entry Requirements

English Language Entry Requirements

●     IELTS: Overall score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one skill. DCU Business School additionally requires 6.5 in speaking and writing.

●     TOEFL: Total Score of 92. DCU Business School additionally requires all section scores 21 or above.

●     Your English language certificate must be awarded within two years of the start date of your DCU programme.

●     Full list of DCU English language entry requirements 

Academic Entry Requirements

Foundation - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

We offer a Foundation Programme at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Masters level. The programme can be one year or one semester in duration, depending on your level of English. You will benefit from the International Foundation Programme if you have:

  • Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) with an overall grade of 7.5 out of 10. Maths must have been studied and relevant subject where there are specific programme entry requirements (min grade 7).

  • have an IELTS of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any one skill (year long programme required) or IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any one skill (semester long prigramme required)

You are guaranteed progression to your chosen degree once you successfully complete the programme. 

If you need to improve your English before entering DCU, we have a variety of English language programmes to choose from.


You can directly enter Year 1 if you have studied in one of the following:

●     GCSE A levels – you must have 4 A levels or 3 A levels + 1 AS level in different subjects from the same year or preceding year only

●     International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - Mathematics and English must have been studied. Maths Studies is not accepted. 

You must meet specific subject entry requirements, where required, e.g. Mathematics or a Science subject at a specific grade. 

Apply to DCU by 1 July using the DCU undergraduate application form  

Full programme details are in our Bachelor’s Prospectus.

Taught Masters

Typically, you need a Bachelor’s degree from a good University with a minimum of a 2.1 or GPA 7.0 - 7.5 on a 10 point GPA Scale.

Other Entry Requirements: Please note that entry requirements vary and some programmes will have different/additional entry requirements (e.g. interview, sample piece of writing). 

Full programme details are in our Master’s listings.

Apply to DCU by mid-July through the Postgraduate Application Centre at

If you need to improve your English before entering DCU, we have a variety of English language programmes to choose from. 

Research and PhD

You can apply at any time to be a researcher at DCU; there are no closing dates.  

●     Master’s degree by Research: Honours Bachelor degree with a high grade.

●     PhD-track: taught Master’s degree or an Honours Bachelor degree with a high grade.

●     PhD: Candidates must hold a Master’s degree by Research. 

For advice on finding a supervisor, how to apply, funding and scholarship opportunities, visit the DCU Graduate Studies Office.




DCU and Your Country

Visa requirements

Citizens of Vietnam require a visa to study in Ireland.  It is necessary to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) shortly after arrival. Full immigration information is available from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

Visits to Your Country

The International Office team and professors travel regularly to meet with students interested in studying at DCU. You may have already met us at education exhibitions and events. Check here regularly or follow us on social media to find out when we are next in your region.


DCU has relationships with leading research and education institutions across the world.

If you would like to work in collaboration with us, please contact us at

Contact us

Our dedicated team has experience supporting international students who want to attend DCU. We are here to help you all year by email and phone.


T: +353 1 700 7411

You can also contact our representative: 

Noble Solutions -  Education Consultancy Services
A: 9th floor, 40 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
T+84 4 37430561 

M+84 169 269 6018 
S: Noble-Solutions


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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through Irish Aid sponsors a Fellowship Training Programme for mid-career professionals from Vietnam to study postgraduate or Masters courses In Ireland. The Programme has been running for over 40 years and has supported the professional development of key personnel in organisations in Ireland's key partner countries who are working to promote development.  The Irish Council for Internatioal Students administers the fellowships and provides all the information you need

Vietnamese citizens can also apply for the Irish Aid IDEAS Fellowship [for Masters programmes in Food Science, Environmental Sciences, Information & Communication Technology, Biotechnology, management & Business, Engineering, Sustainable Development, Public Relations, Journalisam and New Media].

Scholarship awards cover: return airfare, course fees, and living expenses stipend

Students from Vietnam can apply until 25th January 2017.  English requirement is IELTS 6.0 minimum.  Please note 2 years working experience after graduate is required.

More information and application details can be found at: Irish Aid Fellowships IDEAS Programme