Students walking out and about in Dublin

Student life in Dublin

Studying at Dublin International Study Centre allows you to experience the best Ireland has to offer. Based on University College Dublin’s campus, you'll be studying in the exciting city of Dublin, surrounded by all the history and culture you can find here.

According to the Irish Universities Association, there are over 32,000 international students studying in Ireland. By joining us at Dublin International Study Centre, you will become a part of our international community, and have the opportunity to settle into life in Ireland before starting your university degree.

Things to do in Dublin, Ireland

With the unique combination of a friendly village feel and the buzz of a big city, Dublin is a great place to be a student. Ireland's capital was voted the friendliest city in the world (Rough Guides 2023), and it often features as a top tourist destination.

See the historic city

Dublin is an ancient city, with its history dating back over 1000 years. Just by walking around the city centre, you'll see plenty of historical architecture and streets. Nowadays, these same streets are home to some of the trendiest places to eat and drink, so you can rest a while during your exploration.

Exciting sports

Alongside the globally known sports of rugby, golf, and football, Dublin also plays host to traditional Irish sports. During your time here, you'll have plenty of opportunities to see live hurling, which is coined as the 'fastest field sport in the world'.

A music scene like no other

Music is the beating heart of Dublin. Wherever you go in the city, you won't be far away from someone playing live music. While you're studying with us, take a walk through Temple Bar and hear the exciting and eclectic mix that Dublin has to offer.

Museums and galleries for everyone

Whether you're interested in Ireland's literary past, Dublin's own Viking history, or you'd like to learn more about the folklore of leprechauns, you will be able to find a museum to satisfy your intrigue.

Famous food

Alongside the wide selection of international cuisines you'd expect to find in a capital city, there are plenty of local favourites to discover. Irish stew, coddle and unique seafood dishes can be found across Dublin.

Travel around

Travelling around the city and beyond is easy for students in Dublin thanks to an extensive transportation network. With buses, trains, trams, ferries, and one of the best city bike systems in Europe, you will be able to explore all Dublin has to offer.

Emma, an International student, smiling in a café.

"Before I came to Ireland I was not this confident. I was pretty uncertain about my future and I didn’t know where I was going. Now I’ve found a job in Ireland, I know what I’m going to do in the future."

Emma from China
Studied the International Foundation Year
Progressed to BComm Commerce 

Join us today

Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have about your application. We can’t wait to meet you.