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Dublin International Study Centre offers a range of subject pathways within our International Foundation Year. Each pathway leads to a range of degrees at University College Dublin.

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year prepares you for a wide range of undergraduate degrees. This programme teaches you the academic, English and study skills needed for university.

After completing the International Foundation Year and achieving the required grades, you will progress to the first year of your chosen degree. You can choose from three subject routes:

If you would like to study at Dublin International Study Centre, you will need to meet our English language and academic entry requirements.

During your course you will have the opportunity to take an active part in seminars, tutorials and lectures to prepare you for the style of teaching and learning you will experience at the University. Our class sizes are small, so that you can receive individual attention from our experienced and highly qualified tutors. You will also have individual support from an academic personal tutor.

We offer a free online preparation course, Prepare for Success, to help you gain a head-start before you start your academic programme.


Most students choose to live on campus in one of the University College Dublin’s student residences.

Located in close proximity to a number of restaurants, shops, gym, sports centre and swimming pool, you can choose from a number of residences to fit what you are looking for.

Alternatively, if you are over 18, you are able to arrange private accommodation off campus.

If you are younger than 18 at the start of your course, it is mandatory for you to stay on campus (unless you are living with your parent or approved guardian), which will be arranged through our Central Student Services coordinator.

Check accommodation options and fees.

You will have the chance to book your accommodation after you have confirmed your place at the International Study Centre and paid the confirmation payment. You must organise your accommodation before you arrive in Ireland for study.


When thinking about studying in Ireland, it’s important to consider the tuition fees and accommodation costs, as well as your living costs. You can also explore the scholarship options available.

Accommodation fees vary according to the length of stay and which residence you choose. For a guide on prices, visit our accommodation page.


You will need a Study Visa (Long Stay) to study in Ireland. More information is available on our visa process page.

You can apply for a Study Visa online via the Irish Nationalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) website – AVATS.

You should apply for your visa as early as possible to make sure there is enough time for it to be processed. This normally takes eight weeks but can take longer in busy periods.

Dublin International Study Centre location

University College Dublin
Richview Newstead Block A
D04 K3H4

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Complete our online form to ask any questions you have about studying at the International Study Centre.