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Dublin City University

Dublin City University
Students study chemistry, biotechnology, health and human performance, mathematics, physics, and political science during the spring semester.
Dublin, Ireland
Language of Instruction: 
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
Political Science
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Fulfills KU Core 4.2
Exchange Program
  • Chemistry Majors can earn 15 credits of upper-level chemistry
  • Other areas available at DCU include Biotechnology, Health and Human Performance, Mathematics, Physics and Political Science
  • Open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Explore Dublin and the surrounding area
Program Summary: 

The Kansas/DCU exchange was initiated to allow KU Chemistry majors to spend the spring semester of the third or fourth year studying at Dublin City University, in the vibrant capital of Ireland. Over time, additional subjects became available to KU students at DCU in the natural sciences, health-related subjects, and even some social sciences, particularly Political Science.

All students receive up to 15 KU credit hours for a semester of study at DCU.

Students studying at DCU for the full year or spring semester will have full access to courses on DCU's SHSAO course list, while fall-only students will have a difficult time finding enough courses that will allow them to return to KU in time to begin the spring semester back in Lawrence. More details on this can be found in the "Academic Information" section below.


Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a warm and welcoming place. It is the center of Irish industry so internship opportunities are available in wide range of fields. The city prides itself on its beautifully preserved buildings and rich culture. Nearly one-third of the Irish population lives in Dublin, and half of the country’s people aged 26 and younger live there.  Thanks to its young population, Dublin is incredibly lively with a great selection of clubs, pubs, and things to do. It offers fabulous museums and galleries, quaint streets and byways, and good shopping.

Academic Information: 

All students will earn up to 15 KU credits. KU students are limited in their course choices to DCU's Science & Health (SHSAO) course lists.  

Guide outlining steps to select courses at DCU

Fall (Semester 1): Kansas students who need to be back on the Lawrence campus by the first day of KU’s spring semester will only be able to take classes that are graded 100% on “Continuous Assessment” in the fall. This is indicated in the “CA%” column. If an exam makes up any percentage of the grade, students will not be able to return to KU in time to begin the KU spring semester. In most subjects it is extremely difficult to find a full semester schedule of classes at DCU that all use 100% continuous assessment.

Spring (Semester 2): There are no scheduling issues in the spring, so Kansas students are free to choose classes from the Sciency & Health (SHSAO) list, regardless of the assessment method.

DCU Course Catalog

DCU Course Equivalencies


Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA.


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