Before you Arrive

If you are a new student coming to Dublin, check out our pre-arrival guide to answer some of your questions and help you plan for your arrival.

For students starting in June, term starts on Monday 12th June 2017. Please arrive on time to start your induction at 10.00 am at the International Study Centre.

Living in Ireland

We've put together some common questions and answers about what it's like to live in Ireland that you might find useful: 

Dublin is home to residents from around the world, giving it a vibrant, cosmopolitan feel. As well as a thriving capital city, Ireland has plenty of beautiful countryside for you to explore too. You’ll soon be able to adapt to a whole variety of situations, from understanding Irish etiquette and slang, to cooking your own food and going out with your new friends.

It won't take you long to make friends, but whilst you settle in, we will organise events designed to help you meet your classmates and build new friendships. There are also many societies you can join to meet people with similar interests to you.

Ireland is a multicultural country and you will find local shops will sell most things you will need. If you can’t find what you’re looking for locally, some of the larger supermarkets stock a wider range of international products. There are also restaurants serving cuisine from around the world so if you’re looking for a something to remind you of home you’ll be able to find just what you want.