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Tailored Overseas Courses for your Students at Dublin City University

We are Specialists in Overseas Programmes

In today’s interconnected world, the importance of international education has never been more evident.

It provides a global perspective where students can be exposed to diverse cultures, perspectives, and ideas, broadening their worldviews and enhancing their ability to navigate in different scenarios.

Make your Institution Even More International

Whether you are a University, College or Private Training Provider seeking to foster international education we are here to assist you.

At DCU International Academy, we are dedicated to helping students from all around the world connect and learn together through our overseas training programmes.

Our range of training courses include:
  • Bespoke International Modules for University Partners
  • English Training & Cultural Programmes
  • Student & Staff Mobility Programmes
  • English Language Exam Preparation
  • Teacher Training – CLIL & EMI

Make Your Graduates Stand Out

Studying abroad is definitely a transformative experience

When students embark on one of our programmes, they are exposed to a blended model of academic lectures, language immersion, and extra-curricular cultural engagement activities.

Through these experiences, we aim to shape individuals who are not only academically proficient but also culturally sensitive and equipped to thrive in a world where global competence is a prized asset.

Reasons why students choose to join DCU International Academy

  • Gain International Experience

    Studying overseas exposes students to diverse perspectives and ideas, broadening their worldviews and enhancing their ability to navigate an interconnected world.

  • Expand Networking Opportunities

    Our vibrant university community brings together students from diverse backgrounds, providing a platform for networking that extends beyond borders.

  • Develop Language Proficiency

    Immersed in an English-speaking environment, students engage in interactive academic, and cultural activities that collectively enhance their language skills.

  • Career Advancement

    Studying abroad cultivates essential skills such as adaptability and cross-cultural communication, making students highly in the global job market.

Expand Your Curriculum for Global Citizens

DCUIA offers a range of standardised and bespoke option programmes to partners.

Our bespoke programme offerings include:
  • Overseas and offsite programmes for partners, tailored to client needs
  • Bespoke programmes where English for professional or academic purposes is required
  • Training in various aspects of educational methodology and practice
Our Standard Programme Offerings Include:
  • General English
  • Exam Preparation
  • English for Academic Purposes and Teacher Training Programmes to adult language students

Tailored Programmes For Your Needs

We understand that every university has its own unique needs and goals. That is why our international modules can be tailor-made to fit your specific requirements.

Here are some recent examples of programmes which DCUIA have designed and delivered:

  • Intercultural Communications Module as part of the International Foundation Year Pathway Programme.
  • 2-week programme in English for Medical and Research Purposes for a class of university medical staff.
  • 4-week programme in English and Work Placement for Business students.
  • 8-week Internship placement programme for MBA students to serve as a ‘completion module’ for their course.
  • 16-week programme in General English and English for Professional Purposes for a class of Mining Engineers and Executives
Indicative Programme Timetable – Sample of Weekly Programme

Delve into the details of a typical programme week by downloading our sample timetable.

Download Sample of Timetable

Social Life & Cultural Activities

Our courses combine expert academic teaching with a full programme of social activities, cultural visits, day trips and sports, all of which are designed to facilitate complete cultural immersion. Read more about social activities

Securing Your Peace of Mind

Our experienced team is dedicated to providing assistance with student mobility, visa applications and other essential services including accommodation placements, airport transfers, insurance, transport card, catering, and social & cultural integration.

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Why Partner With DCU International Academy?

We partner with Universities and Colleges worldwide to provide their students with a distinctive academic journey, cultural immersion, and opportunities for both career advancement and personal growth.

In working with over 190 educational institutions in the past 30+ years, our experience tells us that universities want programmes that make their graduates stand out. We help these institutions address the global internationalisation gap.

Our University Partnership offerings keep your institution one step ahead, enhancing your academic curriculum with an international dimension that opens new opportunities for your students.

Our partners can benefit from a wide range of benefits including:

International Networking
International Networking
Tailored Programmes
Tailored Programmes
Reduced Tuition Fees
Reduced Tuition Fees
Sponsored Staff Mobility Exclusive for Partners
Sponsored Staff Mobility Exclusive for Partners
Exclusive Webinars
Exclusive Webinars


Find out more in our FAQs, click here.

What to know about DCU International Academy?

As part of Dublin City University, we are proud to share the same mission and values as one of Ireland's leading universities.

The DCU International Academy comprises an educational training centre for language and university pathway programmes, translation services, and an IELTS exam centre, and we take pride in offering a comprehensive range of solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of our students and partners worldwide.

What are our Accreditations?

Dublin City University was elevated to university status in 1989 by statute and is recognised as University under the Universities Act, 1997.

Additionally, DCUIA holds the following accreditations and memberships: ACELS, QQI and Marketing in Ireland.

How do I become a Partner Institution?

DCUIA collaborates with partners from around the world, and we are always interested in hearing from potential new partners. We play a key role in supporting DCU’s global relations and partnerships, working collaboratively to develop strategic international relationships.

Please email if you are interested in becoming a member of our international partner group. Our team will advise and determine the correct agreement and can provide template drafts and guidance. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) may be signed by the authorised signatory.

Can I visit Dublin City University?

DCU has welcomed many international visitors, including representatives from existing partner institutions, potential new partners, Ambassadors and political figures. If you are interested in visiting our campus, please do not hesitate to contact us on Our team also arranges virtual meetings and delegations to facilitate partnership development.

What types of accommodation can you arrange for me?

We have different categories of accommodation to suit all preferences.

Please have a look at the accommodation section on our website for an overview.