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.
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.
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.
The famous Irish pop group Westlife was formed in Dublin in 1998, and Hozier was born nearby too.
"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
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.
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.
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.
A great start to your career
With famous multinational companies based here in Dublin, and a generous post-study work visa for international students, studying here puts you in a fantastic position to start your career. As a global business hub, Dublin has plenty of career opportunities for after you graduate.
Companies that are based here include: