Dublin, Ireland

EASY APPLICATION PROCESS
Just fill out an online application form and submit it with a few attachments.
ACCEPTANCE EVEN IN ONE DAY
Your study placement can be confirmed as quickly as in day.
SECURE
Your study placement can be confirmed as quickly as in day.
MOST AFFORDABLE TUITION FEES
1990 EUR (3000 EUR)
SUPPORT
Our team helps you get the most out of your time abroad
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Be one step ahead, join study abroad semester in Dublin!

Unlike any short vacation, studying abroad allows you to see what life is like in another country. Gaining a different perspective by going beyond the one of a tourist stop, you will be able to obtain personal knowledge of the new city, living like a local is one of the best ways to understand a culture. Do you want to know more about studying abroad? Then book a free zoom with us!

Said about the program

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Allison SchmidtMFA Creative Writing 2017-18
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“I would earnestly recommend the programme to anyone I know who is interested in studying writing. Every single staff member who works at ACD – whether it be behind the scenes or in the classroom – were welcoming, friendly, and extremely helpful. The professors were inspiring, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in my course work – and  also in my well-being while I was staying in Dublin. It was an absolute pleasure being a part of this program”

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SEMESTERS
Autumn (Sep – Dec), Spring (Jan - May)
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LEVELS OF STUDY
Bachelor and Master, GAP Year
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MAX CREDITS
30 ECTS / 18 US credits
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FEES
1990 EUR (3000 EUR) + 75 EUR application fee
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PROGRAM CONTENT
Lectures
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STUDY FIELDS
Liberal arts, Performing arts, Creative writing, International business, Accounting and finance, Hospitality management and Event management, and many more
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Next Batches

AUTUMN 2021

September 8th –
December 14th, 2021
ORIENTATION:
September 11-13th
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
August 1st, 2021
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SPRING 2022

January 17th –
May 6th, 2022
ORIENTATION:
January 14-16th
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
December 1st, 2021
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SUMMER 2022

May 16th –
August 2nd, 2022
ORIENTATION:
May 15th – 17th, 2022 (tentative)
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
May 1st, 2022
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Overview

STUDY IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

IRELAND IS AN EXCITING AND ENGLISH SPEAKING ENVIRONMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT DIFFERENT CULTURES.

A young city with a large student population, Dublin offers the perfect backdrop to your study experience. Many multinational companies have their European head quarters in Dublin, which gives you great job opportunities for part time and summer jobs after the semester. Your dream semester in Dublin is closer than you think – apply today and get accepted to study in Ireland as quickly as in a day!

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Benefits

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • American College Dublin provides a high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education
  • Programmes based on the best teaching practices and international syllabus
  • ACD offers a range of opportunities to encourage and empower all students to achieve their personal and academic potential
  • ACD offers an outstanding post-secondary education at the bachelor’s and master’s levels
  • The institutional mission is to combine the best aspects of Irish and American education by facilitating a close-knit and multicultural academic society
  • study in a dual-accredited institution and take advantage of the opportunity to earn both European and American qualifications

Study Matters

STUDYING AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF DUBLIN

ACD is based on an historic campus in central Dublin, Ireland. The institution seeks to offer the best characteristics of Irish and American higher education in an intimate environment underpinned by the holistic liberal arts model of learning. Students are encouraged to supplement their academic career by utilising the social and cultural offerings of Dublin city life and by availing of Dublin airport as a gateway to exploring the European continent and its surrounds.

Who is this program for?

  • You’re a university student
  • You’re interested in Ireland
  • You want to study abroad in a unique environment
  • You want to expand your knowledge with a variety of topics
  • You want to get to know people from all over the world

Requirements

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO STUDY IN DUBLIN?

American College Dublin grants credits directly as either ECTS. Each course is worth 3-6 ECTS. You may choose between 3 and 6 courses, which amount to 18–36 ECTS.

To apply, you need to have at least

  • Enrollment at an institution of higher education (University) for the upcoming year (2020 – 2021)
  • Sufficient English skills. You’re not required to take an official language test, however.

For Gap Year, Highschool graduation certificate (no enrolment in University needed)

Undergraduate Programs

  • Electronic application form
  • Copy of identification page of the passport
  • High school diploma, certificate, transcript of records or equivalent document (stamped and signed or electronically verifiable, in English).
  • A certificate of enrollment in English. This document should show that you are a current student at the institution you are studying in. See an example.

*Portfolio for creative writing courses only

Graduate Programs

  • Electronic application form
  • Copy of identification page of the passport
  • Bachelor’s degree diploma, certificate, transcript of records or equivalent document (stamped and signed or electronically verifiable, in English).
  • A certificate of enrollment in English. This document should show that you are a current student at the institution you are studying in. See an example.

A proof of enrollment for the current academic year in your home university. See example here.

Please note that applications sent without a valid passport cannot be processed.

Visas and Immigration for US students

US citizens do not have to apply for a study visa until after they have arrived in Ireland. The ACD Student Life Office holds visa registration orientation. In order to pass through immigration at Dublin Airport, American students must be sure that they have:

  • Paid their full tuition or have documentation from ACD confirming US Financial Aid award
  • A valid Passport
  • Student medical insurance which can be purchased at the following link: https://www.studyandprotect.com/ (typically costs approx. €120/ year)

Apply to study abroad at the American College Dublin

DOCUMENTS
Get the required documents (see list below)

APPLICATION
Fill out and submit the online application form together with the required documents

CONFIRMATION
You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement within one week, at best as quickly as in one day.

  • When you apply for two semesters: 100 EUR discount on the second semester
  • Get access to comprehensive information materials such as an Beyond Abroad Guide and an interactive orientation webinar after you apply

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Scan all the required documents (1–2) to your computer.
  • Finally fill out the online application form below and submit it with all the documents.

Uploading and submitting the attachments

  • Please upload the attachments in PDF format.
  • If possible, please submit all the attachments together with the application. If you’re missing some attachment(s) when you first apply, you can send the missing document(s) later.  However, please note that we won’t process applications without any attachments whatsoever.
  • All attachments must be sent to us by the application deadline at the very latest, preferably as soon as possible.
  • You can submit all the documents electronically. Please don’t send anything via regular mail.
  • There is a late application fee for applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline.

Confirmation

You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement in 1-7 days, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents.

Fees

The application fee invoice will be sent to you soon after the initial acceptance letter. This fee will be due within 10 days of receiving your confirmation. The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide to cancel (see below).

Cancellation

If you’re unable to participate in the study abroad semester, you have the right to cancel your participation up to 1 month before the semester starts with no extra cost (the application fee will not be refunded, however). Let us know about your cancellation by writing us an email at info[at]asiaexchange.org. Cancellations notified via phone, SMS or by any other means will not be considered. For more detailed information on our cancellation policy, please see terms and conditions for cancellation. We also reserve the right to cancel your participation if any of your fees becomes overdue. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

Travel insurance

You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate in the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

Located on Merrion Square, in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, American College Dublin offers an outstanding post-secondary education at the bachelor’s and master’s levels in liberal arts, performing arts, creative writing, international business, accounting and finance, hospitality management and event management. Established as a not-for-profit educational trust in 1993 by Lynn University (located in Boca Raton, Florida), the College has grown from a study abroad campus for American students to a global institution with thirty-five nationalities among its student body.

In the years since its foundation American College Dublin has consolidated its position as a high quality liberal arts institution. Student numbers have increased from a handful to the hundreds, with alumni numbering in the thousands since the first graduation ceremony.

Address

AMERICAN COLLEGE DUBLIN,
1 Merrion Square,
Dublin 2

Accreditation:

  • accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)

Website

www.iamu.edu

You can find a selection of popular options on their website. The experienced student support staff will be happy to help.

American College Dublin is located at 2 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Please use Google maps to check the location of your accommodation from the College.
American College Dublin is located near the LUAS (Dublin’s tram service) and the DART (Dublin’s suburban rail services).

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Student Experiences

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Why should you choose to study abroad?

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Experience the rich and diverse cultures

Diverse cultures and immersing yourself in them is a life-changing experience. Whether it is architecture, art of food, cultures are always awe-inspiring.

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It looks good on your resume

According to the QS Global Employer Survey Report, 6 out of 10 employers around the world give extra credit for an international student experience, and more than 80% said they actively sought graduates who had studied abroad.

Do you have questions about studying abroad at the American College Dublin?