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University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Location info of University College Dublin

1. The prestige of its universities

Dublin is home to four world-ranking universities, which educate around 120,000 students. Its tradition as a student town goes back a long way. Trinity College, which is right in the heart of the city center, was founded in the 16th century and is still internationally recognized for its academic excellency today.

2. Dublin is an English-speaking city

Post-Brexit, Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone. This holds a lot of appeal for international students and is one of the reasons Dublin is emerging as an education hub.

4. It’s rich in culture and history

The streets of Dublin are teeming with its rich historical heritage. Once a major Viking city, today you’ll find medieval fortifications, Gothic cathedrals and Georgian townhouses all within a stone’s throw of each other.

7. The employment opportunities

If you’re looking to gain experience at a company with global recognition, Dublin is the place to be. The city is home to world famous multinationals across key industries like tech, pharma, finance and professional services.

Top Reasons to Study in University College Dublin

Forming global minds

UCD is Ireland’s most globally engaged
university with over 8,400 international
students from more than 136 countries.
It offers international students a home away from home, where you can study, socialise and develop new skills to prepare you for a successful career

World recognised

Degrees from UCD are accredited by the
world’s leading professional organizations in medicine, architecture, engineering and more. The UCD College of Business is Ireland’s top business school and one of only 88 schools in the world to hold triple accreditation from AACSB (US), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK).

University details

About University College Dublin

UCD is Ireland’s largest university. It’s home to over 33,000 students. The population includes over 8,000 international students from 136 countries. It was also the first university in Europe to open a Global Lounge. This hub for international students is a great place to meet other students from all over the world.

Career at University College Dublin

Supporting employability

UCD is the ideal place for you to launch your career. Many degrees offer internship or work placement opportunities. It has industry links all around the world. They include more than 1,200 multinationals based in Dublin. UCD runs exchange programmes with over 400 leading universities around the world. This gives you even more opportunities for international study.

Campus life

Great location

Just four kilometres south of Dublin’s
vibrant city centre, UCD has one of the
largest urban campus in Europe, with 133
hectares of leafy parkland to explore.

Easy access

Despite its large size, everything you need
for student life is within easy access at
UCD. Alongside world-class academic
facilities, like the James Joyce Library, the main Belfield campus offers a wide range of services, including restaurants, cafés, wellstocked shops and a campus bookshop.


International Foundation Year Business, Economics and Finance:

  • 3 terms €1,500 €3,000

International Foundation Year Engineering and Sciences:

  • 3 terms €1,500 €3,000

International Foundation Year Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities:

  • 3 terms €1,500 €3,000

Ranking & Accreditation of University College Dublin

  • UCD is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).
  • UCD’s College of Business is one of only 86 schools in the world with triple accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA (MBA Today, 2018)
  • University College Dublin is ranked No. 1 University in Ireland in US News Global University Rankings
  • University College Dublin is ranked No.1 in Ireland for Graduate Employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings).

Student Accommodation at University College Dublin

  • from €6,902 to €10,745 per month

On campus accommodation

International Study Centre students have the opportunity to join the student community at Belgrove Residence Hall. Located on UCD’s main Belfield campus, you will be in easy reach of University facilities and the International Study Centre.

Off campus accommodation

Self-catered accommodation is available two miles from UCD’s main campus. Located near the thriving seaside town of Blackrock and with regular buses into Dublin, you can enjoy an independent lifestyle whilst remaining well connected to campus.

Under 18s accommodation
If your programme starts before you turn
18, it is mandatory for you to stay in a
homestay. Homestays are a great way
for you to experience Irish culture whilst
living with someone local to the area.
Your homestay will be arranged through our approved third-party provider, ensuring you have somewhere safe to stay during your time at the International Study Centre.

Programs at University College Dublin

Foundation year

Progression programs:

  1. Business and Law BBL (Hons)
  2. Business BSc
  3. Commerce BComm
  4. Economics and Finance BSc
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Foundation year

Progression programs:

  1. Agricultural Science BAgrSc
  2. Agricultural Systems Technology BAgrSc
  3. Animal & Crop Production BAgrSc
  4. Animal Science – Equine BAgrSc
  5. Animal Science BAgrSc
  6. Architectural Science BSc
  7. Biomedical Engineering BE
  8. Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences BSc
  9. Biosystems Engineering BE
  10. Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering BE
  11. Civil Engineering BE
  12. Computer Science BSc
  13. Electrical Engineering BE
  14. Electronic Engineering BE
  15. Food & Agribusiness Management BAgrSc
  16. Food Business with Chinese Studies BAgrSc
  17. Food Science BSc
  18. Health and Performance Science BSc
  19. Landscape Architecture BSc
  20. Mechanical Engineering BE
  21. Radiography BSc
  22. Science BSc
  23. Sports and Exercise Management BSc
  24. Structural Engineering with Architecture
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Foundation year

Progression programs:

  1. City Planning & Environmental Policy BSc
  2. Economics BSc
  3. Humanities BA (Hons)
  4. Joint Honours BA (Hons)
  5. Law BCL
  6. Social Policy & Sociology BSocSc
  7. Social Science BSc
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