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This is the program brochure page.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview


Video courtesy of Dublin City University

   Quick Facts


 

  • DCU supports over 16,000 students and is conveniently situated to the north of Dublin- just a bus ride to the city centre! 
 
  • Internationally recognized as a top, young university earning a spot in the QS Top 50 under 50 rankings!
 
  • First university in Ireland to introduce work placement (internships) as part of its degree programs.
 
  • Home to the Helix, Ireland's largest performing arts center.




To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st. Applying by the priority deadline does not guarantee a spot on the program and space may still be limited. This program may fill to capacity based on priority applications. If space allows, additional applications will be considered after the final deadline. 

Location

Dublin CityPhoto: Dublin, Ireland

Location Details

Dublin is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Ireland. It is home to 1.2 millions residents, which equals one-quarter of the country's population. Visit the Dublin Tourism Board for more information about the cultural offerings of this cosmopolitan city. Since its founding in the Middle Ages by Viking raiders, Dublin has played a major role in Ireland's turbulent history. Permanently associated with such great writers as Swift, Joyce, and Yeats, Dublin is today the center of a lively music scene, offering everything from traditional Irish music to rock bands like U2.

Dublin City University is a young university, situated on an 85 acre campus located just a 10-minute bus drive away from Dublin's city center. Students of DCU have the best of both worlds; the social and cultural benefits of city life, but with the security and vibrancy of a university campus built very much for today's student.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service site is a good resource to reference.

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Established as a university in 1989, DCU now services a thriving student body of just over 16,000. The university is also known for innovative educational programs, such as introducing interdisciplinary studies and work placements as study options to Irish students.

Students wishing to study in the fall semester must enroll in courses that offer continuous assessment and no final exam.


IMPORTANT You may tentatively plan your study abroad classes based on this list but please note that DCU classes are not solidified until arrival and on-site registration.  Classes cannot be guaranteed.



*Modules at level 5 or above are for Masters Level Students only – e.g. MM503, CM510 or CA642 etc 
 

Glossary of Terms:

  • Semester One = US Fall Semester
  • Semester Two = US Spring Semester
  • Module = US class
  • Course = US major
  • Faculty = US school or college (e.g. Faculty of Engineering is the School of Engineering)

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.
 

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Dublin City University will convert to ASU credits and grades.

DCU - entrance

DCU - studying

DCU - academic building
Photos courtesy of Dublin City University

Housing

Hampstead Apartments
Photo courtesty of Dublin City University

Program Housing

University Accommodation offers you a wide range of residential accommodation, ranging from modern self-catering apartments to traditional collegiate-style halls of residence with meal plans.

Please note that although available, DCU cannot guarantee on-campus accommodation, so students should be prepared to independently find off-campus housing.

Please see the off-campus accommodation options suggested by DCU. You may also consult this page for more information. 

 

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Ireland, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture. This includes cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entryways, and small indoor spaces.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.
 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
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Rolling Admission 01/23/2020 05/18/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1st. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25th.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.