The application process was extremely pleasant. During my bachelor’s degree, I was already abroad with the Erasmus program, which meant a lot more effort. I told College Contact about my field of study and what I wanted, and received suggestions that ultimately led me to Dublin.
Dublin Business School looked a bit chaotic in the first few days. As with many others, the modules that I had chosen in advance were not offered in this form, so that in the first few days it was mainly about finding new courses with the agreement of your home university, which can be a bit annoying. However, the DBS was very accommodating and supported you. Finally, I also had 5 modules together. A tip: don’t be put off by the high CPs that the courses in Dublin bring. Even courses with 15 CP usually do not have a higher workload than 5 CP courses in Germany, so that you can easily complete significantly more than 30 CP.
Basically, I was very satisfied with the courses I had chosen, the lecturers usually tried very hard and always offered help.
The DBS is housed in several buildings that are spread across the city center. All in a really very good location and easily accessible on foot if you live reasonably centrally.
Unfortunately, the DBS does not have a campus and cannot be compared with many universities in Germany where student life with organizations and initiatives has developed over a long period of time. The difference becomes particularly clear when you know someone who is studying at Trinity College in Dublin, an architecturally and academically impressive institution.
The rental prices can be described as quite outrageous without exaggeration. For a lot of money you get a very mediocre standard, which is the case in many European capitals. You should start looking in good time or move into a hostel on site for some time so that you can devote yourself to the search. Prices start at around 450 euros and go up to 1000 euros, which some students have really paid for. I recommend the site daft.ie, where most of us have struck gold. It is advisable to choose a central location, as this means that everything can be accessed on foot and you save the money for buses and trains, which I did not use during the entire time. Another tip would be the site ckp.ie, which some student residences have on offer, with good prices but compromising on comfort.
Living in Dublin / Ireland:
Dublin is a beautiful city, you could really say that. It’s a bit reminiscent of London in miniature. The city center is very beautiful and I also love Phoenix Park, as a friend of mine had a dog with whom we spent a lot of time in this beautiful park. Dublin’s nightlife is particularly remarkable. The pubs cannot be compared to pubs and bars in other countries, as they offer a perfect mix of cosiness, atmosphere and, at times, a bit of excess, which is meant in a positive way. The extravagant is simply part of Dublin, which also brings me to the extravagant prices. Just plan enough money so that you can enjoy this city too. While groceries are affordable in the supermarket, eating out is celebrate and any leisure activity associated with quite high expenses, so that your inclusive rent can easily come to monthly amounts of over 1200 euros. This also includes trips to the other parts of Ireland, which are an absolute must. This island is just beautiful. I was particularly enthusiastic about a 5 day road trip to the west coast of the country to the Dingle peninsula. In autumn the prices are really very moderate for cars and hotels and it was just wonderful. Hikes on hills and mountains, with picnics on lonely sheep pastures with a view of the sea. I was particularly enthusiastic about a 5 day road trip to the west coast of the country to the Dingle peninsula. In autumn the prices are really very moderate for cars and hotels and it was just wonderful. Hikes on hills and mountains, with picnics on lonely sheep pastures with a view of the sea. I was particularly enthusiastic about a 5 day road trip to the west coast of the country to the Dingle peninsula. In autumn the prices are really very moderate for cars and hotels and it was just wonderful. Hikes on hills and mountains, with picnics on lonely sheep pastures with a view of the sea.
So try to start an excursion as often as possible. I got to know really great people, with whom I then explored the island and stumbled out of the pub some mornings drunk.
Dublin has a very nice life, especially the pubs with their great music. However, one should also be aware that Dublin really does seem rather small. In my opinion, Dublin does not offer as much diversity as other European cities. But it doesn’t have to because it scores with other things. So enjoy your time in Dublin and have a Guinesses for me in my favorite pub the Celt, which is located on the north side, just google it.