Junior Group / PON Programmes at Dublin City University

DCU offers Junior and PON Programmes to schools and junior groups throughout the year. We can customise programmes to suit the needs of your group, offering 15 or 20 hour programmes per week. We provide an excellent social programme for your students. Programme types include: 

  • English with Cultural and Social Activities (one week or more)
  • English Mini-Stay Programme (less than one week)
  • English with Sports Activities (basketball, soccer, GAA, etc.)
  • English and Skills for the Workplace (ages 13 and up to prepare them for college/work)

Accommodation is offered at DCU Host Families, Residence or at a local 3 Star Hotel. Our campus is located in a residential neighbourhood 5km to the north of Dublin City Centre. Come to DCU this year and experience a truly memorable academic, social and cultural programme. 

  • Availability throughout the year.
  • Free places for leaders. 
  • Midweek arrival is possible. 
  • Host Family / Residence / Hotel.
  • Exciting Social Programme.
  • Dedicated DCU Programme Manager. 
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Junior Programmes: General Information

We can tailor our programme to suit the needs of your group, and can offer short programmes (1 week) to longer programmes of up to 1 month. In general students will arrive to Ireland the day before their course starts and depart the day after their course finishes. However we can be flexible regarding course duration and start dates. We can accommodate mid-week arrivals to suit your travel needs. Talk to us about your requirements.

Programme Specification

  • 15 or 20 Hour English Course Per Week.
  • Entry Test and Student Report at end of programme. 
  • Half Day and Evening Social Activities (by public bus).
  • Full Day Excursions by private bus. 
  • Host Family, Residence or Hotel Accommodation. 
  • Transport Cards can be provided. 
  • We welcome enquiries from groups of 10 persons and above. 
  • View our Child Protection Policy and Code of Behavior.


Group prices for Junior Students are by quotation. Click here to contact us with your enquiry and we will be happy to provide a proposal to you. 


Student Stories


I come from a country quite far from Ireland, and when I arrived here after a long journey I was a bit afraid and I didn’t know anybody. But since I arrived everybody has been really welcoming with me and I quickly felt comfortable at DCU. I’ve been here for a month and a half and now it's like my second home! I live with a host family that they provided to me, I get along well with this family and the house is located 5 minutes walk from DCU so it’s perfect! It’s a great place to meet people from all over the world! I joined several trips organised by DCU to go to Corks, the Cliffs of Moher… It’s great that they do this because it encourages the students to travel around Ireland and it is a good opportunity to meet other international students from DCU.

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Our junior programmes draw heavily from the communicative based language tuition model. Our intensive courses focus on the four main facets of the English language: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Each skill is addressed both in isolation and integrated with other skills to reflect real life language situations.  Our classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and students can avail of  free  Wi-Fi.

Dublin City University offers a wide range of social  and cultural activities which can be tailored to suit the requirements of your group. 



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Our school offers a wide range of social activities for adult students. Please note that most activities are free, unless stated that fees apply. Our activities take place on campus at Dublin City University and off campus in Dublin City or around Ireland. For examples we have:

  • Day Trips:
We provide excursions to all of the fantastic attractions of Ireland! Take a private coach tour with other DCU international students and visit fantastic places including Glendalough, Giant’s Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and many more! Please note that extra fees apply for Day Trips.
  • Gaelic Football and Hurling :
Have you heard about Gaelic football and hurling? They are traditional Irish sports and are very popular in Ireland! Learn and try these traditional sports – similar to football, American football and Baseball. Come along and learn a new sport!
  • Conversation Support Class:
Mix with international students and develop your speaking skills. This class takes place once per week on campus at DCU and enables students to improve their speaking skills while making friends with other international students. Great fun!

If you want to learn more about our social activities, please Click Here.

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Hotel Accommodation

We can offer Host Family Accommodation, Student Residence Accommodation, or Hotel Accommodation to student groups.

Host Family Accommodation

DCU has a network of Host Families who live in the neighbourhood surrounding Dublin City University. Families live close to our campus.

  • 2 to 3 Students placed per Host Family (sharing). 
  • Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner provided by Host Family. 
  • Study Area provided for students at Host Family. 
  • Host Families will provide a light laundry service to students. 

Residence Accommodation

DCU offers a number of Student Residence buildings, both on campus and off campus. At Residence students will receive:

  • Single En-Suite bedroom in a shared apartment. 
  • Key to their bedroom. 
  • Wi-Fi access. 
  • Our classrooms are a short distance from all Residence buildings. 

Hotel Accommodation

We also offer Hotel Accommodation for Junior Groups at a local 3 Star Hotel. 

contact us  if you have any further queries regarding accommodation.