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Dublin City University condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and stands with Ukraine. 

Dublin City University condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and stands with Ukraine.

DCU's formal institutional response will be managed in a number of ways to ensure that DCU can make the most appropriate, sustained and impactful contribution to the Ukrainian crisis.

A detailed overview on the current state of education and science in Ukraine can be seen here. This was issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and outlines different strands of education, including higher education, research and innovation. 

Initial response

Our initial response included the provision of accommodation and catering. DCU's offer of accommodation was accepted by the Government and we offered 380 beds between May 16th and August 21st. 

Those housed on campus were also offered catering through our canteen services.

DCU will continue to monitor the situation - and the associated advisories issued from the European Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Higher Education Authority, and our institutional partners. As the extent and nature of requirements evolves we will adapt our institutional response.

Sectoral response

DCU is part of the sectoral response being led by the Irish Universities Association (IUA) in conjunction with Minister Simon Harris and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS).  

A number of DCU units are engaged with the IUA on this response e.g. Registry, Operations, Engagement, Communications. All these DCU representatives are liaising regularly at institutional level.

DFHERIS and the sector established the National Student and Researcher (NSR) Helpdesk, which is supported in its work by a National Steering Group, and hosted by Maynooth University. It assists the needs of third-level students and researchers fleeing the war. You can read more about the NSR in this statement from Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris. 

The NSR coordinate and advise students and researchers on the documentation required and if this is an issue how to obtain it; it will refer them to the most appropriate HEI for their areas of research or study; it will ensure there is consistency of approach across HEIs. 

How to Apply 

The NSR application system is now closed for the upcoming academic year.  

Please note that DCU cannot accept direct applications for students displaced from Ukraine seeking to access higher education opportunities in Ireland in the 2022/2023 academic year.


We update this page regularly with information on our response and how to refer queries to the main centre - so please visit this page regularly.

For Ukrainian students who have an interest in coming to DCU, we have some general information about the university outlined below. 

Outside of these sectoral and formal institutional responses, for those who wish to assist in a volunteer capacity, we have listed various different channels on this page.

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Irish Refugee Integration Network (IRIN)


The Irish Refugee Integration Network (IRIN) is based at DCU, Ireland's first University of Sanctuary. 

IRIN seeks to facilitate the integration of those who had to leave their countries due to war, persecution, discrimination, food or water scarcity, or natural disasters. We have more information about the services IRIN has to offer and how you can get in touch with them here.

They also offer English Language classes online and on campus

IRIN seeks to develop strong links between host communities and forcibly displaced persons by supporting local initiatives, by providing information and by ensuring constant dialogue.

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DCU Graduation


DCU has a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across our five faculties


How to Apply

You can apply to our programmes by clicking here and submitting a completed application form via the NSR Helpdesk. 


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Dublin City University 

Postgraduate Research

Our Graduate Studies Office has information for those who are interested in pursuing postgraduate research with DCU


You can apply to our programmes by clicking here and submitting a completed application form via the NSR Helpdesk. 

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DCU's Glasnevin Campus

International Students & DCU

At DCU, you will gain an internationally recognised qualification while living in a friendly, vibrant city. More than 20% of our 18,000+ students are international, and enjoy our vibrant city-based campuses.

Read why DCU is the perfect place to start your career journey here, or go to our international homepage

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Members of FiloSoc during DCU's Clubs & Socs Day

Clubs and Societies

DCU has more than 140 clubs and societies - including clubs such as archery, caving, canoeing, soccer, athletics, and societies such as Style, Eastern European, Debating, Drama and Glee. 

You can find out more about DCU’s diverse clubs and societies here

Current students

There are a range of supports on campus for students and staff from Ukraine and Russia, and we recognise that their families and close friends may be directly impacted by the conflict. 


The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential support service for all DCU employees, provided by Spectrum.Life.

The service is designed to support employees and their immediate family members (18+) in times of need.

This service is open to all DCU staff and campus company staff.  For more information and how to contact please see here.


Ways you can help the people of Ukraine

There are a number of ways DCU students and staff can help people either living in Ukraine, or living in Ireland.

The Irish Refugee Council regularly updates their page for Ukrainian people in Ireland. There is also information on how you can make donations that support their work

The Irish Red Cross are also operating a Ukraine Crisis Appeal - if you wish to donate to Irish Red Cross appeal, click here

Additionally, they are looking for vacant properties and spare rooms so that they can help people arriving into Ireland integrate into our communities. If you think you can accommodate a person from Ukraine in your home, the Irish Red Cross, operates the National Register of Pledges for accommodation, which can be accessed here.

Unicef Ireland’s appeal is aimed at helping the 7.5 million children in Ukraine. For details on how you can donate to this fund, please click here