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“I am at home in Dublin, more than in any other city- Louis MacNeice”
Across our 3 campuses on Glasnevin, All Hallows and St Patrick’s, Dublin City University Students have excellent access to public transport to explore Dublin and beyond.

Our 3 campuses

All Hallows

The All Hallows Campus which has hosted generations of priests and professionals from all corners of the globe since 1842. This is the most historic and picturesque of all our campus locations and DCU took ownership of All Hallows in 2016 and it still continues its long tradition of education. All Hallows hosts many of our International Students on campus and is conveniently located a short walk from the St Patrick’s campus and all amenities in Drumcondra. The accommodation is a mixture of single and double ensuite and non ensuite rooms.

Current students (2nd, 3rd, 4th year undergraduate), international students and 9 month master students can apply to stay on our All Hallows Campus. 


The Glasnevin Campus is located on the Northside of Dublin and is the largest of all our campus locations. Formerly the National Institute for Higher Education which was founded in 1975. It enrolled the first students in 1980 and achieved university status in 1989. The Glasnevin Campus hosts the most student facilities such as the U Building, the campus bar, pharmacy, sports centre, campus shop, bookstore and many cafes and restaurants. The accommodation is a mixture of single and double ensuite and non ensuite rooms.

All student types can apply to stay on our Glasnevin Campus.

St Patrick's

Known as the Institute of Education, St Patrick’s College was incorporated into DCU in 2016. St Patrick’s is located in the heart of Drumcondra conveniently located to many restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Our current President, Dr. Daire Keogh was the 14th and last President of the college. The accommodation consist of all single bedrooms located across four houses on the campus.

Incoming first-year only students can apply to stay on the St Patrick’s Campus.

Explore Dublin

Botanic Gardens

The Botanic gardens are a local gem with collections of the rarest plant species over 19.5 hectares of wildlife. This local attraction is a short walk from all three campuses and comprises some of the most scenic gardens in Ireland. The attraction is free for all visitors and definitely a must see and a great way for students to relax and unwind. On the ground are external gardens, famous glasshouse creations and a cafe.

Dubin City Centre

DCU is located close to all main attractions in Dublin City Centre. All three campuses are directly served by bus, cycling and walking routes and takes 15 minutes by bus. Dublin City Centre has some of the best bars, restaurants, tourist attractions and shopping destinations in the world. From the hustle of a busy Temple Bar to the shopping district of Grafton Street and the many attractions that are a must see, you are in one of the best university locations in the world.

Glasnevin Cemetary

Since 1832, Glasnevin Cemetery has held the graves of many historic Irish characters, most notably Michael Collins, Eamonn de Valera and Daniel O’Connell. A short walk from all three campuses, Glasnevin Cemetery is a must see during your stay with us. The cemetery runs tours and hosts many educational groups all free of charge. One of the main attractions is the cemetery museum.

Croke Park

Croke Park is the main Gaelic Games stadium in Ireland that has hosted some of Ireland’s main sporting and music events. Mainly used by the GAA for Gaelic and Hurlic, it has also hosted many music events and is the third largest stadium in Europe. The stadium also has one of the finest sports museums where you get the chance to see the entire history of our National Sport. Inside you can see the Sam Maguire Cup, Liam McCarthy Cup and a popular interactive Games Zone where you can test all your knowledge and skills. A must visit for all students during your time on campus.

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Please note the following important information regarding our 2024/25 applications:

  • Applications for incoming 1st years will reopen on 26th June at 10am. 
  • Applications for 2nd – 4th year students are now closed.
  • Applications for all International students and Postgraduate students are now closed. 
  • *International students – any student who’s home address is outside of Ireland (including EU students) is classed as an International student. You must apply as either an ‘International Postgraduate’ or ‘International Undergraduate’.
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