successful admissions


of students enter the university of their choice


students consult Education Index when applying for universites

Technological University Dublin

Student life

TU Dublin, formally established on January 1, 2019, is Ireland’s first technological university. With campuses in Dublin City, Tallaght and Blanchardstown, it spans Ireland’s capital city and largest population centre.

We provide pathways to graduation from apprenticeship to PhD. Our 28,500 students learn in a practice-based environment informed by the latest research and enabled by technological advances.

TU Dublin is inclusive and adaptable, and creates educational opportunities for students at all stages. TU Dublin students are socially responsible, open-minded, global thinkers who are ambitious to change the world for the better. As graduates, they will be enterprising and daring in all their endeavours and ready to play their part in transforming the future.

Our ideal students are socially responsible, open-minded, global thinkers (ie, people who focus on the bigger picture, or the grand scheme of things), and want to change the world for the better. And, as graduates, they will be enterprising and daring in all their endeavours and ready to play their part in transforming the future.


If you are planning to move away from home to live in Dublin the options include Living with a Host Family, staying in a Student Hub or Renting Private Accommodation.

Living with a family may be the most economical, and offers the most flexibility. Bills are included in the cost, and many hosts also provide optional extras such as a light breakfast and evening meal. Students can also opt for a five-day rental agreement if they plan to return home for the weekend.  Rent in host family accommodation is typically paid for 25-30 weeks over the academic year, whereas in other settings rent is typically paid for 40 weeks. For parents, it also comes with the peace of mind that their son or daughter is living in secure housing often with a family during their first year at college.

Talking about his experience of living with a host family, TU Dublin student Padraig Treanor said “I had a very good experience living in digs (with a host family), it is definitely a cheaper option as I only paid for the weeks I was in college. Living with a family also allowed me to adapt to university life so the only real change was the location and the freedom that came with it.”

Another option is staying in a Student Hub and the University reserves 600 rooms in student accommodation hubs and TU Dublin students get a discount.  In 2019 prices ranged from €99 per week in a shared room to €230 per week in a single an en suite room.  You can search on TU Dublin StudentPad to find the best option for you.

Here are some cost-savings tips for you and your family

  • Start looking for accommodation early and compare prices.
  • Availability in the student accommodation market has increased in the last year so look-out for new developments who are eager to fill their spaces.
  • Check if you are entitled to tax back on fees. If you’re paying for more than one student in full-time education, you can claim tax relief on the student charge for the second and any subsequent student.
  • If you are paying tuition fees for a post-graduate programme, a part-time programme or for repeating the year, you may also be entitled to tax back.
  • The Child Leap Card is valid until a student turns 19, and can reduce weekly travel costs by over 60%.
  • For some, it may be more cost-effective to commute than to pay for rent – 44% of students in Ireland live with parents or relatives
  • Join a club or society – it’s a great way to explore your interests while saving money as many societies will offer discounted group activities.
  • Check out if you are eligible for scholarships. Last year TU Dublin and the TU Dublin Foundation awarded over €500K in scholarships to students.
  • Look out for student discounts – many shops offer discounts for students with a valid student card.

Make your own meals!  Keep the cost of eating down by planning your meals for a week, making a shopping list and sticking to it. Try to vary what you’re eating so you won’t get bored and end up reaching for a takeaway app!

Cost of Living Guide for 2019/20

The cost of living can vary whether you are living away from home or based at home so we’ve split our guide accordingly. In 2019, despite an additional 2,300 student accommodation spaces coming online in Dublin, accommodation was the main area where prices showed a significant increase. The average national monthly rent for students in 2018/19 was €430 while in 2019/20, this increased to €469 per month. In Dublin, this year the average figure is expected to be €574 per month, compared with €541 last year.

Career services

TU Dublin Career Development Centre values links with employers and welcomes any queries from new or established contacts.

  • We can provide you with access to all our undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • We can assist you in advertising full-time work, part-time work, summer work, internships, work experience and graduate scheme opportunities to students and graduates.
  • We are happy to meet with you on campus or at your place of work to discuss all aspects of recruiting students and graduates.
  • We will do our best to assist you in any way possible.
  • Unfortunately we are not in a position to become involved in the direct selection of students.

TU Dublin offers employers the opportunity to promote their vacancies to students by partaking in:

  • On-site Careers Fairs
  • Holding information promotional stands on-site

Free consultation

Get free 15 min consultation about this University

  • {{rerrors.FirstName}}
  • {{rerrors.Email}}
  • {{rerrors.Mobile}}
  • By providing your details you are consenting to Education Index sending you information about its services and the university that is relevant to your interests, such as: courses and subjects, events, funding, student life, accommodation and careers. Education Index will never sell, rent, or give away your data for third-party marketing, however they may work with partner organisations to send you relevant information about Technological University Dublin. If you do not wish to receive further information, you can opt-out at any time using links provided in their communications. Education Index privacy policy applies.
    I agree to comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy. I confirm that I am 16 years of age or older *
  • {{rerrors.Message}}
Technological University Dublin

View Location