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University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2017 09/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Direct Enroll, Internship Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Off Campus Apartment, On-Campus Apartment, On-Campus Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Advisor: Office of Education Abroad (Email
Courses Offered: Archaeology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Film, Finance, French, German, History, International Business, Italian, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Architecture, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Medicine, Theater
Program Description:

Why UCD?

University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities and ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide.  With over 5,000 international students from over 100 countries and over 250 exchange partners UCD is Ireland’s most globally-networked university and has prioritised internationalisation as a key aspect of the UCD student experience.  UCD currently holds the chair of the Universitas 21 network of global research universities which offers its students an unparalleled range of student mobility and career development opportunities. UCD offers the following academic programs for study abroad students: Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition; Architecture; Arts, Celtic Studies and Human Sciences; Business; Clinton Intsitute for American Studies, Engineering; Pre-Law; Pre-Medical; Pre-Veterinary;and Science.

Academic Highlights

UCD is the national leader in research funding, attracting quality investment that has helped the university to establish a reputation as a world-class destination for leading researchers. The university has established four major interdisciplinary research themes that match Ireland’s needs and current global challenges. UCD keeps an external focus, seeking to lead and shape agendas through alliances and partnerships with its peers, nationally and internationally. UCD is Ireland’s largest teaching and research institution and its leading international university. Underpinned by its strategy for internationalisation, UCD is putting in place high-end research collaborations and partnerships. UCD is currently collaborating with universities, institutes and companies from 121 countries. Research at UCD addresses the challenges and opportunities that are shaping the future of Ireland and the wider world. Creating a continuum across science, engineering, humantities, business and the arts through interdisciplinary programmes that are underpinned by fundamental research and scholarship. Programmes partner with over 350 companies and with voluntary bodies and government, to address national research priorities and to maximise their impact on Ireland’s social and economic development.

Student Life

As Ireland’s most popular destination for International students, UCD is already proud to welcome many students from the United States across a range of disciplines and we hope that you will consider continuing your education with us. UCD has a lively campus community and is well serviced by a public transport network that connects the campus to Dublin city centre and Dublin International Airport. Life at university is not just about lectures and study: there is so much more to being at UCD. You will find that sports, societies and social life are vital ingredients of your university experience. Whatever you choose, you will benefit from an enjoyable and exciting education. The UCD Center for Study Abroad also organizes cultural and social programs for study abroad students including trips to the Wicklow Mountains and Irish dancing classes to foster an appreciation of Ireland and create an enjoyble experience.  In addition, there are 56 sport clubs and over 100 student societies to join at UCD; joining is a great way to meet new people and make the most of your time abroad. UCD has a wide variety of clubs and societies to cater for every interest. Joining a club or society is an excellent way of meeting new people and enriching your college experience. During Fresher’s Week (second week of Autumn term) there will be an opportunity to find out more about each club and society, and sign up to those you are interested in. The Buddy Programme provides an opportunity for UCD exchange students to assist current international exchange students in meeting new people and becoming accustomed to life at UCD. The UCD Global Lounge is a vibrant and relaxed space that provides a place to support the efforts of globally focused student groups and organisations. The role of a UCD Global Guide in the UCD Global Lounge is an excellent opportunity for students to get involved and to provide support to UCD International and international students.

UCD Student Centre caters for the needs of a large and diverse student body and acts as a centre for non-academic services vital to student life. The centre, which was funded by the students of UCD, at all times has the interests of the student body at heart and continually strives to provide students with a rounded, high quality student experience. At its heart, the Student Centre was designed to provide a break out space for students to relax, which is reflected in the spacious atrium and concourse area which lies at the centre of the building. This space is furnished with comfortable couches, allowing students to relax amidst the hussle and bussle of campus life.

Living in Dublin

If you have any hobbies outside of work (and we hope you do!), living in Dublin will rarely be dull, no matter where your interests lie. Ireland’s capital has long been a haven for both high-brow culture and subculture alike, turning life in Dublin into a rich, multi-faceted experience. Taking a look into the city’s event calendars can boggle the mind. You will have to choose your cultural activities wisely so as not to exhaust yourself too much. The city is bursting with colours, music, sights and scenes which provide the irresistible backdrop for exploring the magic that is Dublin City and its beautiful surrounding county. Whether you are travelling in a group or individually you will find that there truly is something for everyone in Dublin and we look forward to welcoming you to UCD and Dublin. Dublin boasts a wide variety of museums as well as daily concerts featuring contemporary, traditional, and classical music alike. Dublin is known throughout the world for its music from the Dubliners and the Chieftains to U2 and The Script.  Dublin’s unique spirit of fun and entertainment is evident in the great Irish traditional music sessions that you will find in one of Dublin’s many pubs. Temple Bar is an area located in the city centre which is popular with tourists and Irish people for its lively nightlife with many pubs, restaurants and music venues situated here. Dublin is ideally situated on the east coast of Ireland and just a 20 minute journey will bring you from the bustling city to the charming coastal towns and villages of the county which dot the sometimes rugged and sanded coastline, and which provide boundless opportunities for shopping, golf, water sports, seafood, dining and picturesque walks against the spectacular backdrop of Dublin Bay.

As a Dubliner:
  • Soak in being in the modern centre of education, the arts, administrative function, economy and industry of Ireland
  • Be part of one of the youngest cities in Europe with 50% of the population under the age of 25
  • Utilize the robust public transportation to see the beautiful Irish countryside
  • Consider an internship at one of the major companies who call Ireland home, including Google, Intel, Facebook, Pfizer- to name a few
  • Push off and spend breaks and weekends traveling Europe –even on a student budget thanks to student discounts and budget airlines at Dublin Airport


While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.