Study in Dublin
In the picturesque capital city of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, you’ll find Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Technological University Dublin.
Dublin City University
Dublin City University is on a leafy campus located on the Northside of Dublin. It became a university in 1989 and they put an emphasis on being a research intensive university. They have six academic schools offering students a range of subjects to study in their state-of-the-art and award winning facilities.
Trinity College Dublin
Located in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s highest ranked university. Many famous names have studied at the university including writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. Home to over 18,000 students, Trinity College offers courses in the following disciplines, arts and humanities, business, law, engineering, science and health sciences.
University College Dublin
University College Dublin has a community of over 30,000 students from 136 different countries that study across six academic schools. The university’s main campus in Dublin is set on 133 hectares of parkland estate and offers world-leading facilities such as a Centre for Science, School of Law, School of Business and much more.
Technological University Dublin
Technological University Dublin (TUD), Ireland’s first technological university offers their 28,000 students a practice-based environment informed by the latest research and enabled by technological advances. The university focuses on courses being career-based and provide courses in science, the arts, business, engineering and technology.
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Dublin Student Life
Over 100,000 students descend on the city each year, so you can expect to be well catered for. If you love the mix of culture and history combined with a cosmopolitan city and a few swigs of Guinness for good measure, then Dublin will suit you just fine.
Cost of Living
The average price for:
A cheap meal at a restaurant: £15.50
A pint of beer: £5.50
A regular takeout coffee: £3.39
1L of milk: £1.04
A loaf of white bread: £1.43
The cost of living is high in Dublin, second only to London and Bath, according to Numbeo. It's about 8% higher than in Edinburgh and 21% higher than in Belfast.
If there is one thing that Dublin is known for, it’s incredible nights out. Seriously… people travel far and wide to get a taste of the Guinness and then everything that follows after that! Some institutions which are favourites among students and that you will likely frequent are Dicey’s, Copper Face Jacks and Pygmalion. For some more serious clubbing, there’s Opium Live, Izakaya and D-Two’s. This is just scratching the surface; whatever nightlife you are into, you will be able to find it in Dublin.
Getting around Dublin is easy and there is a range of different modes of transport to choose from. Firstly, it’s essential to get a student travel card which will give you discounts for Dublin Bus, Irish Rail and Luas System (the Luas is a light rail system). There’s also Dublin Bikes which is an easy way to get around the city centre: you pick them up and dock them at designated stations.
Whether you are looking for high street, independent, designer or vintage shopping, Dublin has you covered. For a cheap and cheerful market, there is Liberty Market, for your favourite high street shops head to Dundrum shopping centre and if you are ready to spend the big bucks, Brown Thomas houses all the designer labels. Drury Street is great for local independent boutiques, whilst if you are a bookworm, head to Hodges Figgis which is Ireland’s oldest bookshop, founded in 1768.
The Great Outdoors
Just a 75-minute drive from Dublin is Glendalough and here you can find the Wicklow Mountains which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s the ideal way to take a day off from the studies, hike in the fresh mountain air and take in the stunning scenery.
A 25-minute train ride from Dublin will find you in the picturesque fishing village of Howth. Do the Howth Cliff Walk along the coast and reward yourself with some fish & chips after, which are best eaten on the bay.
The largest park in Dublin (it’s five times the size of Hyde Park!). It’s the best place to get some peace and quiet from the busy streets of the city. The park is the official residence of the President of Ireland, has a herd of deer, Dublin Zoo, a 22-acre flower garden and so much more!
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