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Why DCU?

Why Choose Us

Come explore our world-class facilities across three academic campuses, our wide range of courses focused on getting you career ready, and our 150+ clubs and societies that provide a student experience like no other.

The Course for You

We offer more than 200 programmes across our five faculties – Science and Health, DCU Institute of Education, Engineering and Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences, and DCU Business School.

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Getting here

Getting here

We’re lucky to live just north of the city centre and getting here, either by public transport or under your own steam, is easy; we’re close to the M50 and M1 motorways and serviced by bus routes from all parts of the city and from outside Dublin.

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Clubs & Societies

Clubs and societies

Part of the DCU student experience is about making friends for life while developing or discovering new interests, and our clubs and societies play a huge part in this. We offer many sports clubs at DCU, catering not only to the more competitive sportsperson, but also for beginners and those who want to enjoy sport as a recreational activity.

Our diverse range of societies will help you broaden your horizons and meet like-minded individuals. Whatever you’re into, from Archery, to Harry Potter, to Yoga - there is something for everyone!

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New Student Centre

New Student Centre

Our new student centre - the ‘U’ - was opened in 2018 by President Michael D Higgins. It’s a great area to study or hang out with friends, and features an entrepreneurship hub, a life skills centre and more, all to add to your student experience. Take a look!

Famous Alumni

Famous Alumni

Zainab Boladale

Presenter, RTÉ News2Day

Journalism

Famous Alumni

Ross Keogh

Director, Keogh Crisps

Accountancy and Finance

Famous Alumni

Greta Streimikyte

Paralympian

International Relations

Famous Alumni

Ann Power-Forde

Judge, Constitutional Court Chamber

Religious Education

Famous Alumni

Joe Hogan

Founder of Openet

Computer Applications

Famous Alumni

Caitríona Perry

Journalist and Anchor, RTÉ

International Relations

Famous Alumni

Joanne Cantwell

RTÉ Presenter

Journalism

Famous Alumni

Stephen Cluxton

Teacher

Science Education

Famous Alumni

Ardal O’Hanlon

Comedian/Actor

Communications

Famous Alumni

Bryan Cullen

High Performance Manager, Dublin GAA

Sport Science and Health

Famous Alumni

Caroline Morahan

Actress & TV Host

Communications

Famous Alumni

Jamie Heaslip

Retired Captain, Irish Rugby Team

Medical Mechanical Engineering

Famous Alumni

Laura Whitmore

TV Presenter

Journalism

Famous Alumni

Lorraine Twohill

Senior VP Global Marketing at Google

International Marketing & Languages

Famous Alumni

Matt Cooper

Broadcaster

Communications

Famous Alumni

Paddy Power

Founder of Paddy Power

Business Studies

Famous Alumni

Noel Curran

Director-General of the European Broadcasting Union

Communications

Student Blogs

Student Blogs

Current DCU students share their experience about what it's like to study at DCU.

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Here to help

Information Evening: come and see us!

If you’re a prospective student or parent, we’d love to see you at our information evening on Wednesday, 13th January. There will be invaluable talks about student life, finances and personal development, and you’ll be able to meet staff and students from all our departments to learn more about the application process and the academic and social life here on campus.

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Placements

Placements

Placements

Our INTRA internship programme provides our students with paid, relevant work experience at top national and international companies. Full details are available at: https://dcu.ie/intra/index.shtml

Students on particular courses within the University, e.g. nursing or teaching will engage in work or school placements.