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Estd 1989Established Year
Dublin City UniversityParent College

Dublin City University Business School Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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DCU Business School is the business school of the Dublin City University and offers undergraduate and postgraduate full time and part-time programs along with Executive programs and online programs. DCUBS has international students from 110 countries all around the world. 86% of the business school graduates achieved full time, high caliber employment within months of graduation.

  • Students can apply online via the school’s official website.
  • The application deadlines for UG and PG programs are July 1 and July 15 respectively.
  • IELTS, TOEFL, PTE are the accepted tests for English Language Proficiency.


Admission PortalOnline
Application FeeNone
Application DeadlinesVaries
English Proficiency TestsIELTS, TOEFL, PTE, CAE & CPE
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Mode of ProgramsFull-Time, Part-Time & Online
Financial AidScholarships, grants, work-study programs

Dublin City University Business School Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for undergraduate and postgraduate programs are tabulated below:-

Undergraduate July 1
PostgraduateJuly 15

Dublin City University Business School Undergraduate Admissions

DCUBS offers ten undergraduate programs in major professional fields like Accounting, Finance, Global Business, Marketing and Technology. The admission process and its requirements for undergraduate programs are given below:-

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General Admission Requirements

  • GCSE A levels – you must have 4 A levels or 3 A levels + 1 AS level in different subjects from the same year or preceding year only
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - Mathematics and English must have been studied.

Country-Wise Requirements

CountriesEntry Requirements
IndiaStandard 12 through a recognized awarding body with average grades of 80% or above;
Mathematics and English must be included; OR Diploma from a recognized educational body with average grades of 80% or above. 
MalaysiaSTPM (Malaysia Higher School Certificate); 4 subjects OR -UEC (Unified Examination Certificate); best 5 subjects OR;
SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) plus Diploma/ Advanced Diploma from recognized Malaysian University
China-Senior Middle School Graduation Examination with average grades of 80% and above; Mathematics and English must be included. 

English Proficiency Requirements

Students who are non-native speakers of English must submit the test scores of any one of the following tests. The list below indicates the minimum standards in the English language, which should be met for entry to DCUBS programs.

TestsMinimum Score Required
CBT: 237
IBT: 92
CAE & CAP180

Visa Process for International Applicants

An international applicant must apply for an Ireland student visa 3 months prior to the commencement of the course. Students are required to register in person with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services.

Supporting documents

  • Two recent passport size colored photographs.
  • Current passport and copy of all previous passports
  • A signed letter of application containing full contact details
  • Letter of Acceptance from the college
  • Evidence accounting for any gaps in educational history
  • Appointment and payment confirmation receipt(s)
  • Evidence for having academic ability to follow the chosen course
  • Finances
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Previous Visa Refusals

Dublin City University Business School Graduate Admissions

DCUBS offers 10 master programs to students. These programs are offered in various fields of interest like Digital Marketing, Electronic Commerce, International Management, Human Resource Management, Finance and Accounting.

Some of the popular courses and specific admission requirements are as follows:

ProgramsAdmission Requirements
MSc in Digital MarketingAn Honours degree (H2.1) or higher in a Business discipline, or equivalent;  Minimum of five years of work experience;
Official Transcripts; Personal Statement; CV; Professional References
MSc in FinanceA minimum second class (upper) honors degree in a Business-related or Engineering, Physics, Maths and Computer Science discipline;
Official Transcripts;  Personal Statement (300 Words); CV
MSc in Human Resource ManagementA second class honors grade 1 degree in Business or related disciplines; Official Transcripts; Personal Statement (500 Words); CV
MSc in International ManagementAn honors bachelor's degree in business or other relevant disciplines; GMAT Score; Two References

International applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at Dublin City University Business School should submit their applications as early as possible. Also, international students are advised to use our Pay to Study platform which is an easier and safer way to pay fees.

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