About Dublin City University (DCU)

Dublin City University was named Ireland's University of the Year for 2021 by Good University Guide in the Sunday Times. It is the third time that DCU have been awarded this accolade, since the Sunday Times Good University Guide was first published in 2002, having previously won in 2004 and 2010. The Sunday Times notes that DCU is famed for its diverse intake, a cornerstone of its ethos since it was founded 40 years ago in 1980 and it is now a university of 18,500 students, drawn from 55 countries across the world.DCU scores especially well for low levels of graduate unemployment – just 3% of students are out of work nine months after leaving according to the latest figures, a rate bettered by just two other institutions. It has the second best progression rate in Ireland with 92% of students progressing from year one to year two of honours degree courses, and no university awards more top class degrees to its students, with 78.4% leaving with a first or 2:1. DCU is the top ranked university for providing a supportive environment for students in the most recent results published in the annual, which measures the student experience across nine distinct areas.Professor Daire Keogh, President of Dublin City University said the award was a validation of the university’s mission. “I like to think that DCU is distinguished as a university for putting people first, in terms of respect, inclusivity and our vision and service ethos. People come to work here with the intention of transforming lives and society. That may sound romantic or idealistic but this award is an affirmation of our mission and dedication to it.”

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  1. Studying abroad is all about new experiences, and stepping out of your comfort zone. The transition to online and blended learning may seem daunting at first, but it is a stepping stone to what may very well be the future of learning and working. Coming to DCU is an exciting opportunity to embrace this challenge and upskill! 

    Vish Gain, India MA in Journalism 2019/2020 

    In 2018, I was fortunate to receive a full scholarship to study for my Masters in Ireland. I chose to study at Dublin City University, as DCU has a great reputation for engineering professionals. After that, I came back to Vietnam and I was proud that I was recruited by large IT Corporation, which is belonging to the Vietnamese Government. I am able to apply what I have studied in my Masters to do Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing projects which helps serve the Vietnamese community. Therefore it can be said the Master at DCU play an important role in my current job position. I feel so grateful for this. 

    Duong Nguyen Khanh Nam, DCU alumni 


    At DCU I studied International Business with a minor track in International Affairs, and true to course my experiences at DCU opened up a world of the culture around me. Interactions with my teachers and case studies inspired a global mindset in me especially when it came to marketing and creativity. In DCU, I also wholeheartedly enjoyed the campus culture and extra-curricular student groups. I had some really amazing classes too. Time spent in the student halls, in the DCU Africa Soc meetings, planning student events and hosting our poetry/fashion nights, I learned a lot about myself as a Nigerian expatriate woman. Certain experiences and conversations in DCU equipped me for my job-seeking phase that followed in California, adding in a good look on LinkedIn and helping to make my profile more attractive to employers. 

    Isabella Agbaje. DCU alumni 


    DCU was an amazing experience for me as even though it is an Irish University, they were very welcoming towards the vast multicultural crowd that attended the university including myself. The university program was designed in a way that it made the students gain knowledge of the most intricate part of their respective profession not only in a local outlook but on a global outlook, which for a person like me coming from India was of a huge benefit. The university campus was well equipped with complete assistance from the professors that helped a lot as it was a different style of education for a person like me from India. The professors who taught us came from the same field and were the top professors from their respective industries. Things that I learnt by studying at DCU is to critically evaluate every aspect of HR and its impact on the business. It developed my personality and broadened my horizons as it was a completely different environment for me. It also made me emotionally more mature and stable as a human being. 

    Dipali Haithamwar, DCU alumni