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Griffith College Dublin

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Griffith College Dublin was established in 1974 as a centre for Business and Accounting training. The college quickly developed a reputation for the outstanding examination results of its students. Since that time, GCD has expanded to the areas of Computing, Journalism, Business, Finance, Law, Interior Design and Hotel Management and established itself as Ireland’s largest independent college with 9, 000 full and part-time students, including 1000 international student from 66 countries around the globe.

Courses
GCD offers postgraduate courses in Computing, Journalism and Business, including an MBA in International Business Management and a M.Sc. in Computing. Undergraduate courses are available at degree, diploma and certificate levels in Computing, Business, Accounting & Finance, Law, Design, Journalism, Photography, Video Production and Hotel Management. GCD also offers pre – university foundation programmes. All or GCD’s faculties have won multiple awards of excellence through the work of their staff and students. Its European degrees are validated by the Irish Government’s validating body HETAC (The Higher Education & Training Awards Council) and by its UK partner, Nottingham Trent University.

HETAC
HETAC is the Department of Education & Science, Government of Ireland validating body. The HETAC awards are recognised throughout Europe as being of university equivalence. GCD is one of the leading colleges under the HETAC system.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK
Nottingham Trent University is ranked among the 10 leading business schools in the UK. NTU has validated the MBA and MSc in International Business Management programmes and has also been the College’s partner in the development of Ireland’s largest Law School. GCD is ranked as NTU’s number one international partner.

Premier Plus Status College of the ACCA
The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has named GCD as one of the leading ACCA colleges in Ireland and has conferred GCD with “Premier Plus” status. This title has been awarded to GCD because of consistently outstanding results achieved by GCD students over the years.

Association with Industry & Business

Griffith College Dublin has close association with Industry and Business and has placed many of its international students on short-term paid work internship programmes, particularly in the software and IT industries. The College’s strong links with industry stem from the fact that many of GCD’s former students are in executive and middle-management positions within the leading companies in Ireland and abroad. Griffith College Dublin offers a career-focused education, which produces specialists of excellent reputation who have the knowledge, motivation and enthusiasm to bring value and quality to any company.

International Links
Griffith College Dublin is proud of its international links. GCD has colleges in Pakistan and Russia, runs joint programmes with universities in China, and has agreements with universities in the USA, Canada, South America, South East Asia and Europe.

International students
The College has an ever-increasing number of international students with 1, 000 students from more than 66 countries registered for on-campus programmes. GCD’s International Office is devoted entirely to the needs of the international students in the College. International Office advisors are available all year round for advice on every aspect of international student life including visas and residency in Ireland, accommodation, and social and academic issues.

Griffith Institute of Languages (GLI)
Over the past decade GCD has offered English language tuition to many overseas students prior to the commencement of their third-level studies in the College and now the College has formally established the Griffith Institute of Languages to specialise in the teaching of English. Students
can study General English programmes and can also undertake specialist English tuition with a focus on areas such as IT, Business and Photography, thereby gaining the benefit of the College's vast experience in these specialised areas.

On-Campus Facilities
On-campus facilities include an extensive and up-to date library, computer and electronics laboratories, student common rooms, bar and restaurant, college gym, video and film editing rooms, two radio stations and several photographic dark rooms. From 2005, the College is expanding with the addition of a 750-seater auditorium, Dining Hall and underground Car Park.

Accommodation
Accommodation is available in the Griffith Halls of Residence, the College’s new custom-built accommodation facility. The apartments offer comfortable, modern living in buildings designed to reflect the historical significance of the campus as a whole. One, two and three bedroom apartments are available. There is 24-hour security, which means it is a safe, secure environment for residents. For Application, details on rates and a booking form, you can contact the Accommodation Officer by email accommodation@gcd.ie and you can visit our accommodation website www.gcd-accommodation.ie

Students’ Union
The Students’ Union represents students’ interests and the general welfare of the student body. The Union also takes an active interest in ensuring that students enjoy their time at the College from both an academic and social perspective. Each year the Student Officer and the Students’ Union organise a number of events to promote student integration including Freshers’ Week, Rag Week, the annual GCD Ball and GCD Sports Day, to ensure that each student has the opportunity to participate in all campus activities.

With small class sizes, individual attention, career-focussed education and an International Office dedicated to the needs of the International students, Griffith College Dublin is the perfect choice for International students wishing to study abroad.

Contact Details:
International Office
Griffith College Dublin
South Circular Road
Dublin 8
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 415 0400
Fax: +353 1 473 0045
Email: international@gcd.ie

Web: www.gcd.ie

 

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International Office
Griffith College Dublin
South Circular Road
Dublin 8
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 415 0400
Fax: +353 1 473 0045
Email: international@gcd.ie

Website: www.gcd.ie

 

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