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Students at the National College of Art and Design have access to a number of facilities and services which further enhance the quality of student and academic life at the College. First and foremost is the College Library, the premier library for materials relating to Irish art and design. Through the Library's Language Centre students may also avail themselves of a number of self-directed language, conversation and writing courses. Additional services available to students include medical and counselling services, a careers advisory service, a centre for reading, writing & research skills and student exchange programmes.
NCAD has no student residences and does not have an accommodation service. Students must find their own accommodation. Students from outside the Dublin area are advised to arrive at least a week in advance of the beginning of term to allow them time to find accommodation. The NCAD Students' Union may be able to assist students in obtaining accommodation and provides a list of hostels.
Dr Marina Kent attends the College during term time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Please consult Reception, 01 636 4200 for appointments.
Please note that the “Pharmacy” across the road from the main entrance, offers a 10% discount on prescriptions to all students of the College.
Students may study a wide variety of languages to various levels through self-tuition. Audio and video courses are available. It also offers the following services:
- English conversation for foreign students
- Essay writing help for foreign students
- Bibliographic databases.
The College canteen is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
The representative student body, the National College of Art and Design Students' Union, holds elections annually. Students have representation at Board level and on Academic Council and faculty boards. During the year the Union organises events including concerts, films, balls and other social and sporting activities.
NCAD participates in a number of exchange programmes, including EU programmes. Students interested in participating in an exchange with NCAD should make a formal application through the relevant office in the college in which they are currently studying. NCAD does not accept "Free Movers". If accommodation is available, NCAD may facilitate a select number of visiting students from art and design colleges abroad who wish to follow a non-award, self-directed programme of study under tutorial guidance. Such applicants should follow the normal application procedure and are welcome to contact the Admissions Office for advice.
Freephone 1800 793 793
Service runs Thurs–Sun, 9pm–2.30am (during term-time only)
Niteline is a confidential student helpline that is run by and for students in Trinity, UCD, The Royal College of Surgeons and NCAD.
Helping To Defeat Depression
Lo Call 1890 303 302
Eating Disorders Association of Ireland
Lo Call 1890 200 44