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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year (Aug. to May)
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University College Dublin, or UCD, is Ireland's largest university and is ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide with its research intensive initiatives.  UCD has over 150 years of history behind its innovative mission. With 7 Colleges, 38 Schools and 22,000 students, the campus provides a lot of academic opportunities for exchange students.  UCD's modernized campus is located just a short distance from the center of Dublin and hosts over 5,000 international students and about 250 exchange students every year.  Students attending UCD are able to pick and choose from classes in different departments since the UCD curriculum is very flexible.
Apart from academics, there are over 100 active student societies in areas such as jazz, comedy, law, and international students.  All UCD students are automatically members of UCD Students’ Union, which represents students’ views and opinions as the voice of the student population on campus.  There are other excellent facilities on campus to cater to students’ academic and personal needs, such as well-resourced libraries, state-of-the art labs and computer facilities, a student health center, and counseling services.
Host City:
UCD is located in Dublin on Ireland's east coast.  This capital city is the largest city in Ireland and the historical and cultural center for the country.  Dublin is a famous literary capital and known for producing such notable writers as Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, and Jonathan Swift.  The endless opportunities in Dublin for shopping, sports, arts, and entertainment will keep exchange students busy during their time abroad.
Students can easily enjoy all the amenities that this cosmopolitan, yet relatively small capital city has to offer, including theatres, cinemas, parks, and strolls along the River Liffey.

Dublin charm

Academic Areas:
Arts and Humanities
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
*Please note that business, medicine, and law courses are not available to exchange students

Please note that UCD is not able to accept students in the following areas: Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Law, Business, Education, Architecture & Planning, Vet Med. 

Click here to search for courses at UCD and use this PDF for assistance when searching for courses.

Grading Scale
University College Dublin            UM Grade

A+, A, A-                                                   A
B+, B, B-                                                  B+
C+, C, C-                                                 B-
D+, D, D-                                                 C
E, F, G                                                      F

Credit Equivalency
1 ECTS credit = .5 UM credits

Minimum 3.0 GPA.  This program is limited to three semester exchange places.

Accommodation & Meals:
UCD offers campus housing in one of several residence halls on a space-available basis. Most rooms are singles with access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities; however, en-suite rooms are available.

Fall Semester: Mid-September to late December
Spring Semester: Late January to early June
Academic Year: Mid-September to early June