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My study abroad experience at Dublin Business School

March 25, 2016 | By | One Comment

Shereen Sabrina Hasni is from Malaysia and a student of Accountancy at Dublin Business School. In this blog, she shares her experience of applying and attending DBS as an international student. Find out more about how she completed her degree and moved on to ACCA…

DBSShereenGraduate670290In 2013, I completed my diploma in accountancy in Malaysia and I never expected that I would further my bachelor degree in Ireland. I was surfing the net searching for the a university for me to continue my studies and I found this place in Dublin, Ireland – good rankings and complete with prize-winning students in the field of accounting – Dublin Business School (DBS) looked like the perfect place for me!

I began to look for more information and went ahead and applied for the course. I felt so very fortunate to get an offer in Bachelor (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from DBS. The moment when I received the offer letter I was so shocked – I had also been offered exemption for the 1st and 2nd year of the degree, and was going to be sent directly into my 3rd year.

“DBS has the best lecturers and offers a great service to students. They have helped me to achieve my dream and to get on the road towards a successful career.”

The year for a bachelor course I did here in DBS was very challenging as it was first time to be away from my home country which is thousand miles. I had to adapt to the new environment all by myself, get to know new friends, learn new cultures and understand the Irish accent but I managed to get through it and thankfully I passed the year with flying colours.

2014 was the most meaningful year for me as I graduated from the bachelor degree and I got an offer to proceed with the professional papers in accounting, the ACCA (Association of Chartered Accountant) in DBS.

DBS has the best lecturers and offers a great service to students. They have helped me to achieve my dream and to get on the road towards a successful career. And since I am here in Ireland for 3 years, I just love how the people in this country treat each other especially us (foreigners). I’ve never felt out of place since the first day I’m arrived in Dublin. I’ve learned how to improve myself to be a better person by moving out of my comfort zone and gaining new knowledge from the people and surroundings.

If you are interested in studying in Ireland, visit the Education in Ireland website for more information.


  1. Adibatul Aisyah Azman

    Hi, I’m also from Malaysia. I’m interested in further my study in accounting at DBS. I also been offer to the 3rd year in bachelor accounting. I’ve been wondering,
    – for your fees at DBS, do you get any scholarship or using PaMa money
    – for the exemption of 1st and 2nd year and directly into 3rd year, does you complete your bachelor degree only 1 year? And after that you continue your ACCA at DBS? If not continue does you have to going back to malaysia as have completed bachelor degree?

    I hope i can get an answer from this question as i don’t know who else to ask.

    Do contact me through email.

    Thank you for your time

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