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Why study at TU Dublin?

Ireland First Technological University

On January 1st 2019, the former Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology Tallaght joined together, becoming Ireland’s first Technological University – TU Dublin. With 28,500 students TU Dublin is the place where the arts, business, science, engineering and technology converge.

Inclusive & Open Learning Experience

The new University, one of the largest third-level educators in Ireland, provides inclusive and open learning experience offering pathways to graduation, from foundation to undergraduate to PhD, to students from all over the world. Publicly-funded, TU Dublin is a member of the European University Association.

Internationally Engaged

All of our degrees are recognised internationally and as an autonomous, doctorate-awarding institution, TU Dublin is proud of its excellent reputation. We have many international partnerships and offer exchange opportunities in most disciplines. In 2020, TU Dublin and its European partners in the EUt+ Consortium was selected by the EU Commission to create the European University of Technology.

From Foundation Level to PhD

We welcome applications from students at any stage of their studies, whether that is at Foundation level, undergraduate or PhD. It is also possible to apply for advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3 of an undergraduate programme if you are transferring from another institution.

Over 200 Programmes Across a Wide Range of Disciplines

Offering over 200 programmes to students from more than 85 countries, across disciplines including Creative Arts, Humanities, Built Environment, Engineering, Business, Sciences, Tourism, Food and Sports, TU Dublin is also the only university In the country that offers specialist programmes in, for example, Optometry, Human Nutrition, Transport & Logistics, , Environmental Health and Tourism Marketing.

Applying Theory to Real-World Challenges

The emphasis of the TU Dublin student experience is on practice, with a range of opportunities in the curriculum applying theory to real-world challenges through problem-based learning, active citizenship, work-placement opportunities, project work, active learning, community-based learning, research and engagement with contemporary practitioners.

Vibrant Student Life

University is not just about academic learning, and with a wide range of societies and sports clubs, TU Dublin students have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a vibrant campus life.Our dedicated international office staff ensure that International students are supported throughout their studies, so they can fully embrace university life in Dublin. With small class sizes, students enjoy a close working relationship with fellow students and academic supervisors.

Campuses Spanning Our Capital City

TU Dublin is located on campuses spanning the three largest population centres of Ireland’s capital city - Dublin City, Blanchardstown and Tallaght – all of which are easily accessed by public transport.

A new state of the art Grangegorman campus on a 73-acre site in the heart of Dublin City is being developed as a location that encourages and supports knowledge advancement, sustainable development and inclusive education. By the 2020/2021 academic year, 10,000 students will be located on this campus.

Over the last decade, our Blanchardstown campus has been integral to economic growth in this rapidly growing suburb of Dublin which is now the industrial and commercial hub for Fingal county, with large concentrations of retail, pharmaceutical, IT, distribution and service companies.

Equally, our Tallaght campus is central to the life of this vibrant suburb, southwest of Dublin City in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. With a population of over 100,000 it is one of Ireland’s largest urban centres.

See our Living in Dublin page for further information.

Chinese students, check out this Education in Ireland video about studying at TU Dublin in Ireland. 

Ireland is committed member of the European Union and provides graduates, and students access to our neighbours in Europe. Ireland is the only English speaking country in the Eurozone, and provides an ideal hub for students seeking a European education in a country where the brightest talent from across Europe is attracted, offering a multinational and multilingual melting pot with opportunities for great careers in domestic and multinational firms as well as in research and development.

Ireland ranks in the top ten globally for both quality of the education system and university education that meets the needs of a competitive economy.

Ireland is a beautiful island, combining contemporary cities with unspoilt countryside, steeped in history and a rich monaural habitat. Renowned for friendliness our safe, English speaking country offers the warmest of welcomes to students from all over the world.

Within one and two year stay back options for graduates, excellent progression opportunities make Ireland a great place to study and to take next step in your career.

With young population and vibrant Social–life, The OECD ranks Ireland among the top ten countries in several topics in the Better Life Index.

A small capital with huge reputation, Dublin’s mix of heritage and culture will enhance your time as a student at TU Dublin. As a transport hub you will have access to extensive transport links within Europe and to rest of the world. There are thriving clusters in sectors such as Medical Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services and Internet Technologies.

The area surrounding Ireland’s capital city has the largest concentration of large-scale data centre operations  the country including global operations run by Google, Microsoft and Amazon Companies involved in the cloud computing sector include Citrix, EMC2, Dropbox, Salesforce and Zendesk.

Dublin is ranked 5th in Europe and 31st globally in the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI). Many of the jobs in Dublin’s financial services sector are based at the International Financial Services Centre.

Many IT companies are located in the city, including in the south inner area of Dublin 2, and the adjacent counties. Among these are Amazon, eBay, Dell, Facebook, Zynga, Dropbox, LinkedIn, Indeed, Twitter, Google, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, PayPal, SAP, Symantec and Yahoo!. A number of these organisations have premises in the Silicon Docks area of the city.

Our international office team meets and greets all our international students on arrival at Dublin Airport.

TU Dublin has three campuses in City, Blanchardstown and Tallaght. Your offer letter should state which campus your programme will be delivered at.

We look forward to welcoming you to TU Dublin. 

Arrival and Orientation information for our September 2020 intake will be published here as it becomes available. 

Over 28,500 students study at the Technological University Dublin and our Office of Campus Life aims to provide high quality, responsive and integrated student support services. The Office also has the overarching aim of creating an excellent student experience for students at TU Dublin.