Belfield, Dublin, D4, Ireland
UCD is Ireland’s Global University – the largest and most international university in Ireland with almost 8,000 international students from 138 countries. International academics make up over 30% of UCD’s faculty, and over 50% of UCD research-funded staff is non-Irish.
Located in Dublin city, Ireland’s capital (a 50-minute flight from London), UCD is Ireland’s leader in postgraduate education with over 8,000 graduate students, representing approximately 26% of the UCD student population. UCD is the most connected and networked university with Government, industry and society in Ireland. Many of UCD’s 239,000 alumni have made their mark in all areas of industry, arts, engineering, science, culture, sport and public life, in Ireland and abroad. UCD has one of the largest urban campuses in Europe which offers world-class facilities and amenities including extensive accommodation options with 24-hour security.
UCD has Global Centres in New York, Beijing, Delhi, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. Our Global Centres provide an accessible first point of contact for high schools, partner institutions, students and parents in the local time zone.
UCD is recognised as one of Europe’s largest archives of oral tradition and cultural history and is home to the National Folklore Collection, which was inscribed in 2017 to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
Ireland’s Global University
Ireland’s most popular University for international students with more than 8,000 international students (30% of international students in Ireland study in UCD)
#1 For Research in Ireland
(Times Higher Education Ranking, 2016)
Global Centre Network
UCD has a network of Global Centres across the world. based in the USA, China, Malaysia and India, our Global Centres facilitate our connections with a region, supporting student mobility, research partnerships and engagement with alumni.
25% international staff
Most engaged student body in Ireland with over 140 clubs and societies
Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate international students can work anywhere on and off campus for up to 20 hours per week without a work permit.
The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience.
Even if you do NOT meet our minimum English requirement (IELTS or TOEFL), you still can get conditionally accepted in the program of your choice with the condition of completing our English program prior to starting your chosen program.
Students need to plan their accommodations well in advance of their arrival in Canada & the USA as all accommodation options fill up quickly, well before the start of the semester.
On-Campus Residence Accommodations: On-Campus residence accommodations are provided per discretion by the school.
Off-Campus Accommodations: The local area has a variety of off-campus rental housing options including single homes, duplexes, apartments and rooms for rent. Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.
Avg Cost of Tuition per Year: USD$ 25,536
Cost of Living/Year: USD$ 13,457
Estimated Total per Year: USD$ 38,993
UCD consists of six colleges, their associated schools (37 in total) and multiple research institutes and centres. Each college also has its own Graduate School, for postgraduates.
List of colleges and their respective schools following restructuring in September 2015.