DCU Access Programme

We believe that talented youth should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential in life, no matter who they are or where they come from. This is why we operate the largest access programme of any university in Ireland with 1,144 Access students enrolled at DCU in 2021/22.

Our Access Programme encourages young people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to consider third level education as a viable option and provides the necessary personal, financial and academic supports to help them complete their course of study.

The generosity of our supporters is critical in enabling DCU’s Access programme to transform the lives of our students, and in turn our whole society, by creating equality of access to third level education in Ireland.

Meet our Access students

Jamie’s Story

Jamie is one of 1,144 students currently supported by DCU’s Access Programme in the 2021/22...
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Access to the Workplace – Faruq & Arachas

Declan Troy, Commercial Account Director at Arachas explains why they were inspired to support DCU’s...
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Access to the Workplace – Pietre & Jacobs

David Feighery, Director of Operations at Jacobs explains why they were inspired to support DCU’s...
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Access to the Workplace – Bank of Ireland and Leela

DCU Access to the Workplace provides DCU Access students with a high quality internship during...
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Access to the Workplace – The Maples Group & Natasha

DCU Access to the Workplace provides DCU Access students with a high quality internship during...
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Nathan’s Story

Nathan is one of 1,168 students currently supported by DCU’s Access Programme in the 2020/21...
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