UM in Dublin

Join us in Ireland!

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Ireland is one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations, filled with beautiful music, historic literature and culture, breathtaking landscapes, and friendly locals. UM is excited to offer freshmen spring starters an opportunity to enroll as full-time college students for a semester at Dublin Business School (DBS) through the Foundation of International Education (FIE).

Click here to view an information session about the UM in Dublin program.

About the Program

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  • UM in Dublin

    Prior to the start of their UM academic career in January, spring starters are invited to participate in the UM in Dublin program, at the Dublin Business School (DBS), during the fall semester to earn credits that will transfer directly towards their degree program at UM. This program is a unique and exciting first-year international experience that reflects the University of Miami’s aspiration to be a global university that transforms lives through education, research, innovation, and service. During the semester in Dublin, students will be enriched by the unique cultural and social opportunities they will encounter and will fine-tune their interests and skills as they navigate their first semester abroad.

    As a student in our UM in Dublin program, you will:

    • Spend your first semester in the beautiful city of Dublin
    • Live in an English-speaking city with classes taught in English
    • Earn 12-15 semester credits that will transfer directly to UM
    • Receive advising and guidance support to keep you on track with your degree at UM
    • Experience Irish cultural immersion
    • Grow personally, academically and culturally
    • Expand your network and form lifelong friends
    • Live in guaranteed housing in comfortable apartments

  • Eligibility

    Spring-admitted first-year students will be sent an invitation to apply once they’ve submitted their enrollment deposit. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Please note completion of the application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


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  • Fall Semester Coursework That Transfers to UM

    During the fall semester at DBS, students will enroll in 12-15 college credits in full-time status where they will take courses that will transfer back when they enroll at UM in the spring. While DBS has “business school” in its name, it actually offers a broad array of coursework that is appropriate and relevant for most majors. Elective courses offered will include business, communications, humanities, and social sciences.

  • Coursework

    UM in Dublin students will be required to take two preset courses (subject to change):

    • Irish Life and Cultures
    • Writing for College. This course will fulfill your first semester writing requirement.

    Students will select two or three additional courses from DBS’s course offerings. These courses will return to UM as transfer credits. The list of courses that will be offered during the fall semester will be published soon. All courses will be taught by local professors; instruction is in English. Upon returning to campus, transfer credit courses successfully completed with a grade equivalent of a “C” or higher while in the UM in Dublin program will appear on students’ University of Miami academic records as transfer credit but will not be calculated into their UM Grade Point Average.

Studying Abroad in Ireland

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  • Housing

    Binary Hub is a brand-new purpose-built student residence just south of the River Liffey in central Dublin. Close to the famous Guinness Storehouse and a multitude of shops and pubs, Binary Hub is a 20-minute walk to Dublin Business School (DBS).

    FIE Dublin Resident Staff are located on the ground level of Binary Hub and available to address questions, comments, or concerns easily. The Residence Life Supervisors (RLS) live in the building and provide support 24/7.

    Students are housed in single rooms with en-suite bathrooms, within 4 or 5-bed apartments – sharing kitchen and common area space with other FIE students.

    In addition to furniture, all apartments offer the following amenities:

    • Wireless internet
    • Bed linens and towels
    • Closet/clothing storage space
    • Cookware and kitchen supplies
    • Laundry facilities
    • Fitness room
    • Study lounge

  • Roommates

    Roommate requests are accepted but not guaranteed. Students will only be able to request one student who they would like to room with (will not be able to make requests to fill the entire apartment). Students will be housed with at least one UM in Dublin student (subject to change based on the program’s gender balance).

Cost of Attendance

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  • Cost Breakdown

    The approximate cost is $41,966 for the 2023 Fall semester and includes:

    • Tuition - $29,051 paid to UM
    • Program fee - $1,200 paid to UM
    • Housing - $6,215 paid to FIE
    • Estimated out-of-pocket expenses - $5,500
    This includes the cost of tuition for the Fall semester (up to 16 credits), housing in Dublin (4-6 students per apartment in the city, payable directly to FIE), and program fees.
    Please note this cost does not include meals. Meals are to be paid for by the student. UM in Dublin does not have a meal plan option. All student apartments include kitchen facilities and cookware
    The University of Miami Cost of Attendance can be found here.

  • Payment Information

    Once a student is accepted, the Study Abroad Office will provide additional information on how to pay tuition and program fees. Payment Instructions for tuition, the program fee, and housing will be in the finances section of the admission packet and detailed instructions will be provided by the Study Abroad Office.

  • Scholarships and Financial Aid

    Please note that no scholarships or financial assistance will be available for the UM in Dublin Program.

Travel to Dublin

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  • Tentative Dates

    May 1, 2023: Submit your $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit to confirm your enrollment at University of Miami for the Spring 2024 semester
    May 5, 2023: UM in Dublin applications due by 11:59 p.m. EDT
    May 8, 2023: Students will be notified of admission to the Um in Dublin program
    May 26, 2023: Deadline for payment of UM in Dublin program fee and submission of specified forms
    June 30, 2023 (subject to change): Deadline to submit housing application and payment to the Foundation of International Education (FIE)
    August 10, 2023 (subject to change): Deadline for payment of UM tuition
    September 4, 2023: Classes begin
    Fall Break: October 30th – November 4th (No classes)
    December 16, 2023: Program ends / housing check-out

    *Arrival date is tentative and subject to change.

Living in Dublin

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  • Living in Dublin

    Ireland’s largest city and the country’s capital, Dublin is located on the east coast. It is described as the historical and cultural center of the country. Dublin is a famous literary capital and known for producing such notable writers as Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, and Jonathan Swift. The endless opportunities in Dublin for shopping, sports, arts, and entertainment are a huge appeal for American students and tourists. Students can take advantage of visiting theatres, cinemas, parks, and strolls along the River Liffey.

    Dublin, Ireland is within the Greenwich Mean Time Zone, with a time difference between the Eastern Standard Time in the United States of +5 hours.

  • Transportation

    Dublin public transportation is easily accessible and consists of buses and trains conveniently located across the city. Many destinations are within walking distance in the city of Dublin.

  • Money and Banking

    Ireland uses the Euro as its official currency. Once you arrive in Ireland, you'll have access to ATMs to cover your immediate needs. Some places will accept card as a form of payment; however, smaller businesses, some taxis, and local markets still use cash only.

    It is important for students to notify their bank and creditors that they will be studying in Ireland prior to their arrival to ensure that the bank does not enact fraud procedures and deactivate or lock a student’s bank cards. Students may also want to check with their bank to see what kinds of foreign transaction fees may apply.

Contact Information

Still have questions? We’re happy to connect with you! Please reach out to us directly at:

The UM First-Year Program Team
University of Miami Study Abroad Office
P: 305-284-3434

For questions about admission, please contact your assigned admission counselor.