Dublin City University (abbreviated as DCU) is a university based on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland. Created as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin in 1975, it enrolled its first students in 1980, and was elevated to university status (along with the NIHE Limerick, now the University of Limerick) in September 1989 by statute.
As of 2017, the university has 17,000 students and over 50,000 alumni. In addition the university has around 1,200 online distance education students studying through DCU Connected.
The university was named Irish University of the Year 2004-2005 by the Sunday Times, UK. It was also ranked No 2 in the league table of Irish universities in the same newspaper that year, and 4th in the two subsequent league tables.
The university was one of three establishments of higher education in Ireland which are ranked amongst the top 300 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2007-2008.
The university was named "Irish University of the Year" by the Sunday Times newspaper once again for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The university has been named as one of the world’s top 50 universities that are under 50 years old, numerous times, by the QS World University Rankings list. DCU's QS World University ranking is 391st (jointly) for 2018 and it is ranked in the 51-60 bracket among universities less than 50 years old.
DCU International Scholarship Programmes
DCU International Merit Scholarships
DCU NON EU Study Abroad / Exchange Returning Masters Scholarships)