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How DCU’s foundation programs benefit students

International students from Asia, Europe and the Middle East have extolled the benefits of Dublin City University’s International Foundation Programs (IFPs), pathway programs designed to prepare international students for entry into their bachelor’s or master’s degrees and hone their English proficiency as they interact with the university’s 16,000 students from 109 countries. Hongtong Liu of…

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Pointers for the January 2020 intake

International students who wish to study at EduCo’s Irish partner institutions Technological University Dublin, Dublin City University, IT Sligo and Maynooth University should now be completing their requirements in order to meet the mid-December deadline.

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3 DCU students join Ireland’s Student Ambassador Program

Dublin City University students Chao Yuan Hsu, Shamile Aicha Aldossary and Akanksha Puniyani have been named International Student Ambassadors by Education in Ireland, an organisation being managed by Enterprise Ireland and backed by the Minister for Education and Skills.

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Why Dublin City University is #1 in Ireland for graduate employment

International students of Dublin City University have a reason to be more confident about their job prospects after graduation based on the latest rankings released by QS.

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DCU’s International Foundation Program registers record growth

Dublin City University (DCU) has experienced a record growth for the International Foundation Program in this year’s September intake.

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Continuing international students to benefit from new online visa renewal

International students of TU Dublin, Dublin City University and Maynooth University will now have access to the new online visa renewal system effective 26 August, to coincide with the start of the academic year.

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Ireland records 45% growth among non-EEA students

Attracting and Retaining International Students, a report released by the European Migration Network has revealed that Ireland grew its international students from non-EEA (non-European Economic Area) countries by 45% over a five-year period from 2013 to 2017.

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Notable DCU alumni: Dedicated minds, brilliant careers

Dublin City University (DCU) has produced some of the most brilliant minds in the university’s young history. Among the notable alumni that are now successful in their careers are Google’s VP for Global Marketing Lorraine Twohill, multi-awarded film & TV director Dearbhla Walsh, IT engineer John Maughan, politician Rotimi Adebari, and bestselling author John Connolly.

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Opportunities in Europe’s Emerald Isle

More and more international students are choosing to study in Ireland, a country renowned for its educational offering and soon to be the only English-speaking member of the European Union.

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Studying for a Master’s degree in Ireland: Guidelines for int'l students with a 3-year Bachelor's degree

Navigating through the international education system is never easy especially for students who are on their initial year in a new country. EduCo Ireland Managing Director Jacob Kestner encourages education agents to inform students and guide them in the process. “Our education agents are already doing a fantastic job especially with our pathway programs, which…

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DCU launches health and well-being charter for students

Dublin City University recently launched the DCU Healthy Charter, a set of guidelines designed to coordinate efforts to promote the health and well-being of students and staff across all three campuses in Glasnevin, St Patrick’s College and All Hallows College. The health and well-being charter is part of the university’s goal of becoming a Health…

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MSc Bioprocess Engineering student Kim Anh Dang: Fulfilling a dream for a postgraduate education

Kim Anh Dang, an international student from Vietnam, chose Ireland as a study destination to fulfill her dream of a postgraduate education. With Ireland being the only English-speaking country in the European Union, Kim Anh endorses the country as her best option due to its excellent reputation for high-quality education, especially in the pharmacy and…

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Dublin City University opens €15M state-of-the-art Global Village for students

Dublin City University has opened its new €15 million state-of-the-art student centre at the Glasnevin campus to accommodate a broad range of activities and support services for at least 125 clubs and societies. It is being referred to as a “global village” that celebrates cultural diversity among 115 different nationalities currently enrolled in the university.…

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How DCU’s foundation programmes benefit students

International students from Asia, Europe and the Middle East have extolled the benefits of Dublin City University’s International Foundation Programmes (IFPs), pathway programmes  designed to prepare international students for entry into their bachelor’s or master’s degrees and hone their English proficiency as they interact with the university’s 16,000 students from 109 countries. Hongtong Liu of…

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Academe to business: Commercially-viable ideas from DCU students

Imagine going to a concert, convention or any big gathering with a “No Bag Policy” visibly posted at the entrance doors. A stylishly-made, clear PVC bag, with the designer’s label on it, could be the answer. This proposal – complete with a prototype – is only one of the new business ideas presented at the…

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DCU’s communication programme, the best in Ireland

According to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, Dublin City University’s (DCU) Communication and Media programme is the best in Ireland. DCU was the only Irish university that ranked for “Communication & Media Studies” and is among the world’s Top 200 in that specific area. QS’s global survey by subject is based on…

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DCU is among the world’s greenest universities

DCU is the world’s 15th “greenest” university according to the 2017 Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric World University Rankings. The GreenMetric ranking measures how environmentally-friendly a campus’ infrastructure and design is. The survey includes 619 universities in 76 countries based on their campus setting, energy & climate change policy, waste treatment and recycling efforts, water management,…

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DCU students win ESB Challenge, earn placement with the board

The scope of engineering has long gone beyond the language of mathematics, science and design, and has now been engaging the world’s problems head-on. With rapid technological developments occurring in many industries and increasingly complex issues debated across the globe about energy efficiency, information usage, automation, digital media, and bioengineering, today’s engineer must have sharp…

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How international students can adapt to higher education coursework

Many students around the world aspire to take their undergraduate and graduate degrees outside their home countries. The exposure to new cultures, the potential for new friendships, and the avenues for personal growth and development unique to international instruction are among their motivations for studying abroad. Some non-English-speaking students, however, need assistance in qualifying for…

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Why internship programmes work

Dublin City University (DCU) believes that a student’s growth and development should not be limited to the four walls of the classroom. For DCU, student learning is boosted with real-world experience. That is why DCU has an internship programme for its students called “INtegrated TRAining” or, simply, INTRA. The INTRA Internship Programme helps students become…

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