Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), Ireland

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin): Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Fees, and Scholarships

The origins of Technological University (TU) Dublin date back to 1887. After a long history of over one hundred and thirty years, three partner institutes – the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin Institute of Technology, and the Institute of Technology Tallaght – came together to formally establish TU Dublin on January 1, 2019. Today, with a total student population of 28,500, TU Dublin is known as one of the largest higher education institutions in Ireland. It also has a diversified student population of 2854 international students from 105 nations. 

Why study at TU Dublin?

  • TU Dublin is Ireland’s first technological university 
  • It is a leader in STEM disciplines
  • 93% of TU Dublin graduates enter employment or higher education within nine months 
  • It has a small teacher to student ratio of 1:20 to promote quality learning 
  • It is well known for its strong network of 100,000+ alumni in 70 countries worldwide
  • TU Dublin follows equality, diversity, and inclusion for students as well as staff
  • It offers numerous exchange programs 
  • It also helps its students in acquiring a work visa 
  • There are programs from foundation level to Ph.D.

TU Dublin rankings

Technological University Dublin World Rankings 

QS World Universities Ranking  801-1000
QS World Subject Ranking – Engineering and Technology  451-500
Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings  1001-1200
Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 201-300
Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 300
National Rank (Ireland) 2019-2020 9

Programs and courses offered by TU Dublin university

The Technological University Dublin offers its students several programs including international foundation programs, undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs, P.h.D and add-on courses. 

Undergraduate/Bachelor’s programs 

Here is a list of bachelor’s programs offered by Technological University Dublin. 

Course  Duration (years) Level  Campus  Annual Tuition (USD)* Annual Tuition (AED)
Accounting and Finance  7 Blanchardstown 13,800 50,700
Accounting and Finance  4 8 Tallaght 14,900 54,700
Advertising and Marketing  3 7 Tallaght 13,800 50,700
Architecture  5 8 Bolton Street 16,000 58,800
Automation Engineering  4 8 Tallaght  16,000 58,800
Business  3 7 Blanchardstown 13,800 50,700
Business Studies  3 8 Aungier Street 14,900 54,700
Civil Engineering  3 7 Bolton Street 13,800 50,700
Civil Engineering  3 8 Bolton Street 16,000 58,800
Computer Engineering  3 7 Blanchardstown 13,800 50,700
Economics and Finance  3 8 Aungier Street 14,900 54,700
Electrical and Control Engineering  3 7 Grangegorman 13,800 50,700
Electronic Engineering  4 8 Tallaght  16,000 58,800
Human Resources Management  4 8 Aungier Street 14,900 54,700
Law (LLB)  3 8 Grangegorman 14,900 54,700
Mechanical Engineering  3 8 Bolton Street 16,000 58,800
Medical Science  4 8 Grangegorman 14,900 54,700
Pharmaceutical Science  3 7 Tallaght  13,800 50,700

Graduate/Master’s programs

The below table summarises the master’s programs offered by Technological University Dublin.

Course  Duration (years) Campus  Annual Tuition (USD)* Annual Tuition (AED)
Accounting  1 Aungier Street 14,900 54,700
Business and Entrepreneurship  1 Aungier Street 14,900 54,700
Computer Science  1.5 Grangegorman 24,000 26,500
Criminology  1 Grangegorman 14,900 54,700
Electronics and Communications Engineering  1 Grangegorman 16,000 58,800
Finance  1 Aungier Street 14,900 54,700
Law (MA) 2 Grangegorman 29,900
Marketing  1 Aungier Street 14,900 54,700
Business  1 Blanchardstown 14,900 54,700
Mechanical Engineering  1 Bolton Street 16000 58,800
Technology and Innovation Management  1 Aungier Street 14,900 54,700

Campus and accommodation

The TU Dublin has five campuses, three of which are located in the city center of Dublin, i.e., Aungier Street, Bolton Street, and Grangegorman. One is in Blanchardstown, and one is in Tallaght. All of the campuses are easily accessible by public transport. Currently, the Grangegorman campus is a new state-of-the-art campus being created as a center of inclusive education, knowledge, and sustainable development on a 73-acre location in the heart of Dublin city. TU Dublin brings together the arts, business, science, engineering, and technology making it one of the best choices for international students to study in Ireland. 

Living with a host family, staying in a student accommodation hub, or renting private accommodation are the three accommodation options available to TU Dublin students. 

Host family 

This is the most economical flexible living option for overseas students. The average rent is 152 USD/week and students can pay for 25 to 30 weeks over the academic year (3800-4560 USD/year). Many host families also offer extras such as a light breakfast and evening meals. 

Student accommodation hub 

This is the perfect accommodation option for full-time international students admitted to TU Dublin. Some accommodation hubs do not charge for two weeks quarantine period upon arrival if students commit to staying for at least one full semester. Since these complexes are not part of the campus, students are advised to visit the property before booking. Each complex has its layout and generally offers both single and twin rooms with a shared kitchen and living spaces. Students can also avail of discounts on bookings made for a single semester or a full academic year. 

JB’s Student Campus, Navan Road, Dublin 7, Single, Twin, and Shared En-Suite Rooms 

Room Type Rate per week (USD) Rate per year (USD)*
Twin room  147 1,764
Single room  217 2,604

Highlight Parkgate, Parkgate Street, Dublin 7, Single En-Suite Rooms

Room Type Rate per week (USD) Rate per year (USD)*
Single En-Suite Room 247-277 2,964-3,324

 Apart, Dorset Point, 107 Dorset St Upper, Dublin 1, Single En-Suite Rooms 

Room Type Rate per week (USD) Rate per year (USD)*
Single En-Suite Room 256 3,072

Highfield House, Marne Villas, Dublin 7, Double Rooms En-Suite 

Room Type Rate per week (USD) Rate per year (USD)*
Single En-Suite Room 256 3,072

Uninest, Ardcairn House, 8A Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 7, Single En-Suite Rooms 

Room Type Rate per week (USD) Rate per year (USD)*
Standard ensuites 256 3,072
Classic ensuites  256 3,072
Premium ensuites 261 3,132

Private accommodation

Students can check out private accommodation websites such as Daft.ie., Homestay, MyHome, and SwitchingRooms if they wish to live in a shared property with friends. To avoid being defrauded by scammers when renting out private accommodation, students should take proper precautions before paying rent or a deposit.

Admissions requirements for international students

Admission to TU Dublin are offered based on academic achievements as well as individual circumstances.

Bachelor’s programs 

  • School transcripts with date of completion (both original language and translated)
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Resume
  • Valid passport
  • Grading scale

Master’s programs 

  • Degree with date of completion (both original language and translated)
  • Transcripts for each year of study (both original language and translated)
  • Grading scale
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 500 words)
  • Valid passport

Application Deadline: Applications are open from November 1, 2021, till June 30, 2022. Remember that there are two intakes for admissions to TU, Dublin:

  1. The September intake period lasts from the middle of September until the end of May.
  2. The January intake period lasts from the beginning of January until the middle of July.

Where to Apply: Students can apply via the university website. Alternatively, to ensure timely submissions of the application and increase your chances of getting admitted you can apply via Gyanberry

Tuition, fees, and the annual cost of attendance

To ensure their position in the program, applicants must pay a minimum of 50% (or 6530 USD, whichever is greater) of the annual tuition fee. The balance can be paid in installments, but it must be paid in whole by the end of January (for September start programs) or the end of May (January start programs).

Undergraduate tuition fees 

Courses Fees (USD/year)*
Humanities, Arts and Tourism 14,692-15,780
Business 14,692
Engineering, Architecture, and Built Environment 14,692-15,780
Sciences and Health 14,692-23,819

Post-graduate tuition fees 

Courses Fees (USD/year)*
Humanities, Arts and Tourism 14,692-29,384
Business 11,971-16,956
Engineering, Architecture, and Built Environment 15,780-23,671
Sciences and Health 15,780-23,671

Thus, the cost of attendance for international students enrolled at TU Dublin will include yearly tuition fee charges, accommodation, utilities, food, travel, etc.

The average annual cost of attendance for an international student pursuing an undergraduate program at TU Dublin is 34,369 USD* or AED.

The average annual cost of attendance for an international student pursuing a graduate program at TU Dublin is 35,791 USD* or AED.

*Note: All the prices mentioned in USD in the article are calculated on the basis of current exchange rates, i.e., EUR 1 = USD 1.0923.

Scholarships for international students

TU Dublin awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate students of all ages and backgrounds for their hard work and dedication. The TU Dublin Foundation awarded 85 scholarships, awards, and grants totaling €193,939.41 in 2020, with a median contribution of €3,000 (3,258 USD) per student. Some of the scholarships are listed below: 

Scholarship Name  Amount*
Huawei Tech4her Scholarships €3,000 (3,258 USD)
Intel Scholarship  €3,000 (3,258 USD)
Panelto Foods Scholarships €3,000 (3,258 USD)

Career outcomes and average salaries of TU Dublin graduates

The following is the career outcome of TU Dublin alumni, according to data provided by TU Dublin:

  • 93% of graduates from TU Dublin entered jobs or higher education programs within nine months of graduation 
  • TU Dublin has created 1700 jobs as of now for their graduates
  • TU Dublin undergraduates have the highest salary among the technological universities in Ireland, i.e. €682/week. (Source: independent.ie)

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the Technological University Dublin offers a number of undergraduate and graduate courses in business. 

The average duration of undergraduate courses at Technological University Dublin is three-four years. 

Yes, it offers the following scholarships to international students:

Students interested in studying at TU Dublin must be able to read and write in English. As a result, they must show proof of the following English language competence tests:

  • IELTS Indicator Test  (minimum score requirement is 6)
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition (minimum score requirement is 80)
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum score requirement is 95)

Students should be aware that some programs at TU Dublin may require a higher score.