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.

First day of term is Monday 14th September. You should arrive at the International Study Centre ready to start your Induction Programme.

Download and complete your pre-arrival form to make sure your arrival is as smooth as possible.

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:

What's it like to live in Dublin, Ireland?

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.

How will I meet people and make 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. Hear from some international students who are already settled into university life, as they tell you some of the struggles they overcame when studying abroad.

Will I be able to find food from my home country?

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.

Become a Student Ambassador

We are looking for Student Ambassadors to represent their International Study Centre. This is a sociable and engaging role involving a range of activities from social media takeovers to writing blogs. If you would like more information about being a Student Ambassador or would like to apply for this role, please email us on We look forward to hearing from you.