Spotlight on: Dublin City University, Ireland


Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is home to a number of top global universities – Dublin City University numbering one among them. A relatively young university, it is ranked in the THE Top 100 universities under 50 years, with a vibrant student population of over 17000.

DCU has garnered top rankings in a range of subject areas including Education, Accounting and Finance, English Language and Literature, with its highest ranks in Politics and International Studies, and Communication and Media Studies, for which it is number one in Ireland.

DCU has a growing international student population, including students from India. Ireland’s close cultural, historical and political ties with India are represented at DCU by the Ireland India Institute, which promotes collaborative research with India on contemporary Indian issues.

Key facts

1. Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement for a taught Masters programme is a Bachelor’s degree from a top-ranked university, with 60% marks, or 65% marks from a lower-ranked institution. Certain Masters programmes have additional requirements.

English language requirements: the basic requirements for proof of English language proficiency are the minimum scores of 6.5 in IELTS, 92 in TOEFL, or 63 in Pearson PTE.

2. Costs and Funding

The tuition fees for a Masters programme ranges from 15000 to 19000 Euros, depending on the chosen programme.

Scholarships: high-achieving international applicants to either undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, who receive an offer or conditional offer, are automatically considered for scholarships up to 2000 Euros, on application.

3. Application timeline

Applications will open in November 2019, and will stay open till July 2020, for studies commencing in September 2020.

If you hope to launch your career with a degree from Dublin City University, get in touch with the Hurray Overseas counselling team for assistance – reach out to us via email:, or phone: 8971357928,  for more details.

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