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Program Description


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   Quick Facts

  • Choose from a wide range of courses from business, international relations, communications, and service-learning at Dublin City University
  • Study on a high-tech campus in Dublin with easy access to the center of town
  • Interact with local and international students in a shared on-campus apartment, and by volunteering and joining student societies and clubs
  • Take an in-depth look at Irish culture through the core course, History and Culture of Modern Ireland, and the orientation program


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Location Details

Dublin is an ancient city that today is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing European capitals. With a young and vibrant population of over one million, it has enjoyed considerable economic growth in the last decade. While Dublin may be a city on the move, the charm, culture, and heritage of old Dublin is still apparent everywhere. It is perhaps the most literary city in the world with associations that include Joyce, Shaw, Swift, Wilde, and Beckett. Outside the city, unbelievably green landscapes end in sandy beaches.

Dublin is a multicultural and multi-ethnic city. Since the late 1990s, Dublin has experienced a significant level of net immigration, with the greatest numbers coming from the European Union, especially the United Kingdom, Poland, and Lithuania. There is also a considerable number from outside Europe, particularly China and Nigeria. Dublin is home to a greater proportion of new arrivals than any other parts of the country. Dublin is also considered by many to be an emerging high-tech hub for Europe.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa.* 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

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.


Academic Program & Courses

Established in the early 1980s, Dublin City University (DCU) has approximately 10,000 students. DCU offers its students multi-disciplinary programs, creating an environment that stimulates entrepreneurial awareness and activity through strong links with local and international businesses. The 85-acre campus compares to a traditional U.S. campus with central green areas, cafés, theater, a sports center, and library. DCU is a 20- to 30-minute bus ride from downtown Dublin. Public transportation is easily accessible.

At Dublin City University (DCU), study abroad students are fully integrated with both Irish and other international students. Learning takes place through a coherent blend of lectures, group seminars, and practical work. Courses, called “modules” at DCU, are generally offered at the equivalent of three U.S. credits each. The tutorial system ensures academic support for all students, and regular student feedback helps to monitor quality.

To see a list of potential course offerings, visit CIEE's website.

Academic Culture 

The Irish educational system requires students take greater responsibility for their own learning and use their initiative in an academic environment less structured than that commonly found in the U.S. Students are provided with a syllabus and a broad reading list, but are not told what books to read for each class. Students are expected to show initiative in terms of research and critical analysis. Students may also find that their final grade in a course will depend only on a few assignments or exams.

Engagement with the local culture is a priority at CIEE Study Centers around the world. CIEE participants make the most of their program through CIEE-guided excursions, field study programs, volunteering, conversation exchanges, and special events. The opportunities vary depending on location.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale 

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

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Program Housing

Study abroad students live in a shared apartment in a campus residence. The on-campus student residences house 1,000 undergraduate students. Students have their own private room and bathroom with a shared living, kitchen, and dining area. There are three to five individual rooms to each shared area. Students in on-campus apartments are responsible for all meals, which are not included in the program fee. There are dining facilities and a small grocery store on campus. A major shopping mall is located adjacent to the university.


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

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Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. 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, the Spring Semester Cost Sheet or 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.


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, the 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



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 04/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2019 04/01/2019
Rolling Admission 09/23/2019 12/13/2019
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any 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