Dublin City University

Students' Union

  • DCU boasts a Student’s Union offering a range of services, support, advice, clubs, societies, and events.
  • All students are members of the union and a Sabbatical Team elected by DCU students represent their interests at internal and external policy making events.


  • Dublin City University (DCU) started life as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin in 1975. Originally intended to a unified structure of composite colleges it soon became clear that an independent institution was developing.
  • The institute was initially a technical college with Electronic Engineering and Computer Applications being the first degrees offered in 1980.
  • The college was granted university status in 1989 and officially became Dublin City University.
  • The university now offers over 80 undergraduate courses across 7 departments.

Support for International Students

  • The International Office forms a fully integrated support service for international students at DCU. The International Office takes care of international students from the moment of their arrival in the Republic of Ireland all the way to their graduation and beyond.
  • DCU offers an airport pickup service, runs orientation events and organises student meet up events; international students are welcome to use these facilities as they see fit.


Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.