Having the help of your website made it easy to apply. All I had to do was fill out all the required documents and then send them to your website. Fortunately, the employees have always been very friendly and helpful.
The only problem that came up with the applications was the choice of course. It took a while to get the module descriptions from Ireland, which was really worrying at first. These were really not appropriate at this point, because I had to choose all courses in Ireland again so that they also fit into the schedule. There I then had the opportunity to choose completely different courses. For me it happened that in the end I only had 1 course from the ones I had previously chosen in Germany.
At the DBS, you have the option to opt for finished semester programs for Study Abroad students or simply to choose individual subjects from all the courses that are offered. I also have to say that I didn’t get to know anyone who opted for the pre-prepared semester program.
Since I completed my third semester there, I was able to choose between all economic subjects from the first and second year. The number of credits was also important to me: I received 5 credits for subjects from the first year and 6 credits for those from the second year.
The lessons and the exams at the DBS run a little differently than I got to know in Germany. Because the number of students per class is usually much more manageable and there is a lot of group work, you get to know each other quickly. The lecturers are addressed by their first name and are really very helpful. The lessons are much more personal and learning seems more relaxed. I particularly liked that the exam was an assignment in almost all subjects that you could work on in peace and quiet at home. The chance of getting a good grade here is much greater than with the written exams, which are less common at DBS. Check hetongdiy to see more reviews from current students.
A small flaw at the DBS is that it unfortunately doesn’t have a campus. It consists of many buildings, all of which are located in the city center. This means that you can be in St. Stephans Green, the Tempel Bar or on the shopping streets in no time during your free hours or after the lectures.
Living in Dublin
Living in Dublin is really very expensive! There are student dormitories everywhere and the rent for almost all of them is around € 120 per week. A shared flat in the city costs the same or even more in most cases.
I lived in a student residence (Blackhall Place), which I can really recommend. It consists of many no houses in which about 5-6 people live together. There are many rules and you have to pay extra for the electricity, in addition to the fact that the rooms are “adequately” furnished and that the water bubbler first has to be warm in the morning. Still, I think there were many advantages to doing so. By not living alone, you quickly made friends and improved your English. However, the dormitory is almost on the other side of town and you have to reckon with a 15-25 minute walk to the DBS.
Dublin offers a lot of opportunities to spend your free time. There are really tons of pubs that mostly have live music and they are always full. Due to the good atmosphere, you can quickly forget how expensive the drinks are there. There are many shopping streets in the city that you should look at and St. Stephans Green – a very large and beautiful park – should not be missed. There are also many beautiful places to visit in Ireland, such as the Wicklow Mountains or the Burren, which are recommended. Small fishing villages like Howth or Bray are also great. Furthermore, the DBS regularly organizes parties in discos and pubs where you can have a lot of fun.
In my blog, which is also linked to your website, I have described all the places I have seen and added photos or links. There is also a lot more about the DBS, as well as the courses I have chosen and my accommodation.