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
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.
TU Dublin Career Development Centre values links with employers and welcomes any queries from new or established contacts.
TU Dublin offers employers the opportunity to promote their vacancies to students by partaking in: