American College Dublin, a constituent college of Irish American University, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is licensed as an institution of higher education in the Republic of Ireland and the State of Delaware. Located on Merrion Square, in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, American College Dublin offers an outstanding post-secondary education at the bachelor’s and master’s levels in liberal arts, performing arts, creative writing, international business, accounting and finance, hospitality management, and event management.
Established as a not-for-profit educational trust in 1993 by Lynn University (located in Boca Raton, Florida), the College has grown from a study abroad campus for American students to a global institution with thirty-five nationalities among its student body.
“American College Dublin seeks to offer the best characteristics of Irish and American higher education in an intimate environment underpinned by the holistic liberal arts model of learning, enabling domestic and international students to realize their potential and participate successfully in the world.”
American College Dublin will provide a high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education: one that is rigorous, stimulating, and valuable. The institution will emphasize the core values of academic excellence, innovation, ethical integrity, and multiculturalism. The College will aim to instil a passion for education that advances the development of the individual’s talents and a process of lifelong learning.
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QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills.
American College Dublin has two programmes placed at level-eight on the National Framework of Qualifications which are accredited by QQI and for which graduating students receive QQI awards:
- BA (Hons) in Liberal Arts
- BA (Hons) in International Business
American College Dublin has one programme placed at level-nine on the National Framework of Qualifications which is accredited by QQI and for which graduating students receive QQI awards:
- MB in International Business.
QQI accreditation and awards refer only to programmes provided by American College Dublin and are not connected programmatically or institutionally to or with Irish American University or American College Delaware.
ACD Musical Theatre and Performing Arts first-year scholarship
This scholarship is run in tandem with the auditions for the Musical Theatre and Performing Arts auditions each year. The top five students, based on their audition performance, will be asked to attend an interview to select a recipient. The winner is awarded a full-year tuition fee paid.
ACD/AIMS Musical Theatre two year scholarship
This scholarship is run in tandem with the auditions for the Musical Theatre auditions each year. As part of the audition process, the applicants must provide a letter from their musical society to prove membership of The Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS). A shortlist of applicants is drawn up during the audition process and they will be asked to attend an interview to select a recipient. The winner is awarded two full years of tuition fees paid.
Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is pleased to issue the 2021 Call under the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme. Under the initiative, 60 scholarships will be provided for one year of study at Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. levels to successful candidates who have an offer of a place at an eligible Irish higher education institution.
The offer is open to students from non-EU/EEA countries and is applicable to all fields of study.
Students who are successful will receive:
- A €10,000 stipend for one year’s study
- A full fee waiver of all tuition and other registration costs at the higher education institution
This is a partial scholarship being awarded to help students to pay for international travel to attend the college. A receipt for international travel must be provided for proof and the amount up to a limit of €1500 will be deducted from the tuition fee for the first semester of attendance only.
This is a partial scholarship awarded to incoming students to reward them for charity or service work completed. A panel will review documentation provided detailing the work and award a scholarship as appropriate, up to an amount covering the first years' tuition fee.
American College Dublin appreciates that the student’s life outside the classroom is essential to achieving the best academic results. ACD offers a range of opportunities to encourage and empower all students to achieve their personal and academic potential. The College strives to create a community which is open and caring and where diversity is expected and respected. The Office of Student Services provides a one-stop alternative to long lines and confusion; the convenience of having questions and concerns addressed in one location helps to alleviate some of the anxiety about starting a new course, or indeed the anxieties that continue beyond the first months through to graduation. Any student who encounters difficulties (whether academic, personal, health or practical issues) can be assured that the College’s support services are available to provide advice and assistance.