You’ve received an offer, what next?
Applying and receiving an offer is the start of your journey to study with us, there are a few more steps you need to take before we see you on campus.
We are really looking forward to welcoming you to the International Study Centre. When you join us on campus, you will benefit from a high-quality learning experience with classes taking place face-to-face.
It is important that you are able to regularly attend your face-to-face classes, as this is a visa requirement. To help with this, we provide accommodation options and support with the booking process. Should you choose to book your own accommodation, we suggest you live close to the Centre so you can make the most of your student experience, but your accommodation should be no more than one hour travel time from the Centre.
Here to support you
From visa application through to booking accommodation, you’ll be fully supported by our dedicated team every step of the way. We’ll support you with:
When you confirm your place, you will be able to access our Welcome Hub, which will give you lots of useful information to help you prepare for joining us on campus.
Once you arrive
There’ll be plenty of induction activities for you to join once you arrive in Dublin. You will immediately be a part of a welcoming and supportive community, both at the International Study Centre and the wider university. Making friends should be easy and our nurturing staff are here to ensure you find the support you need to succeed both academically and socially.
You should bring any prescription medication with you, as well as your prescriptions translated into English. To help make your first few days as stress-free as possible you should also bring any essential toiletries for your flight and arrival with you too. You can purchase any other medications or toiletries once you arrive in Dublin.
There is no dress code at the International Study Centre, but we recommend you bring comfortable clothes that you’ll enjoy living and learning in. Dublin experiences all four seasons, so you should bring sensible clothing for all weather conditions – including a warm coat! Dublin has plenty of shops for you to buy clothes once you arrive.
Our expert teachers will deliver a high-quality learning experience. You can expect classes of no more than 25 students to ensure each student receives individual attention and support with plenty of discussion opportunities to improve your English. You will be assigned a Personal Tutor who is there to support you every step of the way to help you to stay on track to progress to university. Some teaching will be delivered through independent learning tasks that you can complete at a time of day that suits you.
You will have access to a Learning Management System (LMS) or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), the online hub for your programme. Here you will find collaboration tools, helpful materials, and more.
To access course materials on a Learning Management System/Virtual Learning Environment or platform and undertake assessments, it is important that you come prepared with the appropriate technology. While it is possible to access and interact with most course content using tablets and smartphones, such as iPads, iPhones and android devices, these devices will not work for assessments. Therefore, you must have a PC or Mac based computer available for use. Please note that Linux and Chromebooks are not supported.
To support you to success, you must arrive in Ireland, on campus, by your programme start date, and be ready to attend your induction programme and all subsequent timetabled classes. Please note that poor attendance that conflicts with our Attendance Policy (in accordance with Irish Visa requirements) will result in the termination of your studies.
Our induction programme will introduce you to your Centre, our staff, and welfare and support services. You will also receive full guidance on maintaining your health and safety whilst studying in Ireland.
You will find out about your timetable, as well as important information about how we deliver your course. There will also be events to help you get to know your fellow students.
Student accommodation is available. If you indicated at application that you would like to book through us, our Central Student Services Co-ordinator will contact you. Explore accommodation options
If you are younger than 18 at the start of your course, it is mandatory for you to stay in a homestay option that will be arranged through our approved third-party provider.
If you are booking private accommodation, it is important that you let us know where you are staying and you must live within a 60-minute commute of the Centre.
Contact our Dublin ISC Central Student Support team to enquire about our available accommodation options.
What safety measures are in place on campus?
Assuring the safety and wellbeing of our student and staff communities is at the heart of all of our planning and decision-making. We follow guidance provided by the government, public health authorities and the University, and our measures include: