Semester Exchange

TU Dublin – Ireland

Institution: Technological University Dublin —

Location: Dublin, Ireland —


The creation of TU Dublin is one of the most exciting and important landmarks in Irish higher education in decades. Although new to Ireland, Technological Universities are an established feature of many international education systems. A common attribute is that students study in a practice-based environment, informed by the latest research and enabled by technological advances, applying theoretical knowledge to real-life challenges.

With 28,500 students TU Dublin is the place where the arts, business, science, engineering and technology converge. The new University, which will be one of the largest third-level educators in the country, will create an inclusive open learning experience offering pathways to graduation, from Apprenticeship to PhD, to a diverse range of students.

TU Dublin will be developed on campuses spanning the three largest centres of population in the Greater Dublin Region – Dublin City, Blanchardstown and Tallaght. The new state of the art Grangegorman campus on a 73 acres site in the heart of Dublin City is being developed as a location that encourages and supports knowledge advancement, sustainable development and inclusive education.



Study Dates Application Deadline
September – December 2019 February 1, 2019
January – April 2020 April 1, 2019
September – December 2020 February 1, 2020
January – April 2021 April 1, 2020
September – December 2021 February 1, 2020
January – April 2022 April 1, 2021

Tuition & Academic Fees:

Students will pay their regular Niagara College Tuition. Students are not required to pay the tuition of TU Dublin. The only ‘additional’ academic expenses will be classroom materials such as textbooks.


Full details of the visa requirements can be found on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website. There is a special section devoted to Student Visa Guidelines which explains the documentation which must be provided.

Allow a minimum of 8 weeks for a visa application to be processed.  Applications can be tracked on the INIS website by entering the visa reference number given.

Re-entry Visa:
If a non-EU student wishes to return home or travel outside Ireland during their studies, a re-entry visa is required. This can only be obtained from the GNIB office in Burgh Quay in central Dublin. The cost is 150 Euro.


At present, TU Dublin does not have on-campus accommodation for students. It is not advisable to agree to rent accommodation until you arrive in Dublin and actually see what you are being offered. Therefore you may wish to book temporary accommodation in advance of your arrival.

The International Student Office has identified the following hostels which are suitable to stay in for a few days when you arrive. These hostels are located in the centre of the city, are close to the TU Dublin (City Campus) Colleges and are close to all the amenities the city has to offer. They all provide either dormitory or private room accommodation, have facilities for secure storage of valuables and provide meals or you can cook for yourself.

We recommend you use these hostels for a few days to orient yourself in Dublin and while you identify and visit longer term accommodation. These hostels are NOT suitable for long term stay. You can book these hostels in advance of arrival in Dublin or drop in to the International Welcome Desk and staff there will be happy to help you identify the most suitable hostel for you.

Isaacs Hostel

Jacobs Inn

Kinlay House Dublin

Avalon House

Tenancy Law in Ireland may differ from your home country. Therefore it is advisable to make your self aware of the Law in Ireland. Information can be found on here:

Our Student Support Department block book suitable student accommodation with external accommodation providers. A listing of these accommodation providers can be found here:

Please note any queries pertaining to the properties or facilities of the properties listed should be directed to the accommodation provider.

Cost of Living:

  Estimated Cost (in Euro)
Accommodation 100 per week
Meals 65 per week
Public Transport 85 per semester
Miscellaneous 100 per month





*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.


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Other Important Information

*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.

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