Outward Exchange for DCU Students

Seize the opportunity to study abroad

DCU is committed to providing students with a truly international experience to enhance their breadth and depth of knowledge, and employability.

Improve your employability, learn a language, make new friends and acquire a new perspective on the puzzles, problems, and opportunities of the contemporary world by studying abroad at one of DCU’s partner institutions.


Outbound Exchange Programmes for DCU Students

Depending on their programme, DCU students are eligible to study abroad either for one semester or academic year in the third year of their programme. Students may also be eligible to study, free of charge, at partner summer programmes.

DCU’s exchange programmes are open to all our full-time students. You don’t need to know a language to study abroad either. Many of our partner institutions offer courses in English, while offering students the opportunity to study the language of their host country.

Where Can You Go?

Where exactly you can study depends on your programme of study. Some partners are available to certain School/faculties, while some are only available to students studying on specific programmes. You can see the full list of partners available to students here.

How to Apply?

If you're interested in going on exchange, you should should inform the academic coordinator for your School/Faculty.

Academic Co-ordinators send out an email in semester two of year two asking students if they are interested in going exchange. Students are asked to select three destinations, in order of preference. Once the available places have been allocated, the Student Mobility Team in the Placement Office will be in touch with students outlining their next steps.

Financial Supports

All DCU students going on outbound exchange must be fully-registered students with DCU and pay the usual fees to the university.

Students may also continue to receive any government supports they are eligible for in Ireland, such as SUSI, while abroad.

While abroad, students may be eligible for grant schemes such as Erasmus+ and the Swiss-European Mobility programme. Country specific scholarships may also be available