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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
  • 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 SHSAO course lists.

Click here to learn about selecting courses at DCU: DCU Course Selection Guide

Click here to view DCU's Course Catalog:

DCU Fall Courses (limited to CA 100% courses)

DCU Spring Courses (no CA restrictions)  

Click here to see sample courses that KU students have taken at DCU: DCU Course Equivalencies


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


Study Abroad Information Center
To learn more about your study abroad options, we encourage you to visit the Study Abroad Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The Study Abroad Info Center offers walk-in advising for current and prospective students. Drop by to learn more about program options, make an appointment with a study abroad program coordinator, get information on scholarships and financial aid, and talk to returned study abroad students. We also encourage you to explore the resources available on our website to learn more about the application process, KU Core Approved programs, and the cost of study abroad. 

Study Abroad Information Center
Lippincott Hall, Room 105
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard
Hours: Monday - Friday. 9AM - 5 PM
Contact: studyabroad@ku.edu

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm and Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm in the Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The financial aid officer will be happy to take any questions and can offer individual advising at the end of sessions for specific concerns. For those that cannot attend the weekly Info Sessions due to scheduling conflicts, we also offer appointments for financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.


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