IES-Dublin: Dublin City University

Program Details

Program Location Dublin, Ireland
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33008
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2024 01/07/24 to 05/04/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IES-Dublin: Dublin City University

DCU was founded in 1980 and is part of the National University of Ireland system. Its main objective is to provide a lively social and educational environment, and it encourages a holistic approach to student development. It hosts approximately 10,000 students and boasts a number of research centers which collaborate with domestic and international universities. The Helix, Ireland’s largest art center, is based on campus.

Located in north Dublin, DCU occupies an expansive 85-acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Because it is served by several bus routes between north Dublin and south Dublin, the campus is very accessible.

IES students have the opportunity to be a part of this campus in north Dublin, living in campus housing and taking advantage of a broad range of academic options.

Students can participate in this program for the academic year (both fall and spring semesters) or just the spring semester. Fall semester only is not an option.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


IES-Dublin: Dublin City University

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program, however some courses may not be available to students with sophomore standing. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.  


GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, PUBH, & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Even though you will be enrolling in courses directly at DCU, the IES program provides you with additional advising, registration assistance, and support both before and during your program.

You will register for a minimum of 15 credit hours on this program, and can take a variety of classes in liberal arts, or some areas of HHS. For more information on courses please click here. Please note that because an area is approved, it does not necessarily mean DCU offers a robust listing of courses in that area. Students are advised to explore course offerings before deciding on a program, and can reach out to a study abroad advisor for assistance if they are not sure if the program will offer applicable courses.

Athletic Training students wishing to study on this program should speak with the Athletic Training department to be selected, and will then complete the Purdue Study Abroad application. 


Due to COVID-19, excursions are subject to change.

Even though your adventure starts in Dublin, IES field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. You share a portion of the cost with IES Abroad. 

To see some examples of field trips that may be available, please click here.


IES arranges your housing, which is typically in student apartments.

You will live in student apartments in a residence hall near campus with local and international students. The apartment suites are fully furnished and have fully-equipped kitchens. You will have your own private bedroom and share the unit with up to three roommates which may be of mixed gender. However, you will be able to indicate on your IES Abroad Housing Form if you have any accommodation requirements in relation to this. Each unit offers an internet connection in all bedroom and common areas. Meal plans are not included.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The Program Fee includes: tuition and on-site orientation with field trip.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $13,436.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $5,291.00
Insurance $230.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,000.00
Local Transportation $500.00
Visa $300.00
Books and Supplies $250.00
Meals $22,650.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,800.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

IES-Dublin: Dublin City University

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email