• Experience the vibrant energy of Ireland by taking in its lively music scene, incomparable pub culture, and mesmerizing natural landscapes while living in the heart of Dublin, a UNESCO City of Literature. 

• Gain unique academic insight at a university focused on providing students with a hands-on curriculum and offers extensive courses in STEM and business. 

• Thrive alongside a vast international student community at an institution known for providing exemplary student support, and for being the world's first recognized Autism Friendly University

 • Dublin City University’s Business program is AACSB, QQI, and AMBA accredited.    


Explore the countless artistic, historical, and scenic wonders of Ireland while studying in Dublin, Ireland’s most populous and international city. Immerse yourself in a culture known for its charming hospitality while taking classes at one of Dublin City University’s three campuses, all located just north of the River Liffey within walking distance of one another. 


Connect with peers from all around the world by living in an off-campus student residence hall located within walking distance of campus. Enjoy having a single bedroom in a 4-6-person suite that includes shared bathrooms, common areas, and a kitchen with standard appliances for self-catered meals. 


Head to one of the hundreds of pubs located throughout Dublin to savor local mouth-watering specialties including bangers and mash, an Irish breakfast, or fish and chips! Enjoy access to an equipped kitchen in your residence hall to prepare meals at your convenience alongside new friends.  


Connect with students at DCU from more than 120 nations by joining sports and social clubs, or through student organizations like the LGBTQ Society! Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Dublin while surrounded by astounding architecture and lively music at every turn. Visit some of Dublin’s bucket list attractions including the Guinness Storehouse to learn how to pour a proper pint, or the famous Book of Kells exhibition that is home to some of the oldest manuscripts in existence.  


Dive further into Irish culture by visiting world-renowned attractions like the Blarney Castle and Cliffs of Moher, located within a few hours train ride of Dublin. Spend the weekend soaking in the magic of Ireland in enchanting cities like Galway and Cork. For a more laid-back getaway, head to Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry, or Connemara National Park to take in the unbelievably luscious green scenery. DCU’s campus is located close to Dublin International Airport, which provides daily flights to London, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh in an hour or less.  


Adapt to Irish culture and academics with campus services to support your academic, professional, and mental wellbeing abroad. Learning support is available to strengthen academic skillsets, such as writing workshops and tutoring services. Additional accommodation can be coordinated for Autism support and for students seeking support for learning disabilities, including extra time for exams. Personal counseling and professional development resources are also available to all students at DCU. 

What We Love About Dublin

The city of Dublin is filled with lively energy and remarkably kind people. Dublin offers countless historic wonders, breathtaking natural landscapes, and an incomparable arts scene. No matter what your personal and academic interests are, Dublin offers something for everybody. 

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Program Website

Course Description

Students will choose to take courses (modules) from one stream. The subject areas within a stream can vary and allow students to take courses both within and outside of that specific area of study. Students should choose one stream that most closely matches their major. Available streams include: Humanities & Social Sciences (HMSAO), Science & Health (SHSAO), Engineering and Computing (ECSAO), DCU Institute of Education (IESAO), and DCU Business School. 

Please note: DCU has three campuses in Northern Dublin. Students taking courses in Business, Engineering & Computing, Sciences/Health Sciences will study on the Glasnevin campus. Humanities courses are taught on the All Hallows campus. Education and social science courses are taught on the St. Patrick's campus.  

The chart below reflects some of the more popular areas of focus, but make the most of your time at DCU by picking the classes that work best for you and your degree requirements! 


Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to take up to 30 ECTS which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of up to 18 U.S. Credit Hours.

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid.


Humanities & Social Sciences


Science & Health


Engineering & Computing



Communication, Culture, and the Environment

Environmental Toxicology

Advanced Web Design

Access, Disadvantage, Equality in Education

Econometrics and Forecasting

Climate Change: Causes and Consequences

Organic Chemistry

Cryptography and Security Protocols

Drama and Physical Education

Psychology in Organisations


Philosophy: Selfhood, Narrative & Recognition

Climate and Aquatic Science

Mobile Robotics

Literacy Education

International Finance


Introduction to Modern Ireland

Sociology of Sport

Differential Calculus

Children, Their Wellbeing and Society

Business and Professional Ethics


Interculturalism in Practice


Nuclear Physics and Relativity

Topics in Astrophysics

Schools as Communities

Financial Management

For detailed instructions on how to search for all available courses, please click on the "other academic conditions" dropdown link below.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Amanda Ewert 703-504-9986 | Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

    Animal Sciences

  • Area Studies:

    Chinese Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other European Studies French Studies German Studies Irish Studies Japanese Studies Multicultural and Diversity Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Biology:

    Anatomy Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biometry/Biometrics Genetics Microbiology and Immunology Physiology Toxicology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Actuarial Science Business Management Business Statistics Economics Entrepreneurship Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing

  • Communication:

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences: Recommended!

    Artificial Intelligence Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation

  • Education: Recommended!

    Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership and Administration Health Teacher Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Reading Teacher Education Secondary Education Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Special Education

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Nuclear Engineering Technology Polymer/Plastics Engineering Transportation Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Chinese Language and Literature French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Linguistics

  • Health Sciences: Recommended!

    Clinical Laboratory Science Nursing Science Nutrition Sciences Pharmacy

  • International/Global Studies

  • Law/Criminal Justice

    Forensic Science and Technology

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics


  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies


  • Physical Sciences: Recommended!

    Astrophysics Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Optics Physics

  • Psychology

    Decision Sciences

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies: Recommended!

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 92
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 580
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • IELTS Writing Score: 6
  • IELTS Reading Score: 6
  • IELTS Listening Score: 6
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 6
  • Duolingo Total: 120
  • Duolingo Conversation: 110
  • Duolingo Comprehension: 110
  • Duolingo Production: 110
  • Duolingo Literacy: 110

Special Application Instructions

Students must complete an internal application for DCU, to be submitted after their ISEP placement. Students will indicate all module choices on the DCU internal application along with other student support needs. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Classes at DCU are taught in “modules”.  In a 5-credit module, students can expect to spend 2-3 hours per week in lecture per module.  

Students will be able to choose modules available to incoming study abroad students on the DCU Placement page. Students should also be sure to review the module choice checklist and guidelines. Students can enroll only in classes (modules) within their chosen stream and will take an average of 4-6 modules per semester, for a maximum of 30 ECTS credits in total (up to 18 US credits).  

Duolingo also accepted for English proficiency. Students must have a minimum score of 120 and at least 110 in each subscore. A verification link must be provided when submitting evidence. 

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