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STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The Centre for Sport Studies welcomes undergraduate students from around the world to study for a semester or year as part of its international programme and graduate students to enrol in research or taught Master’s or the doctoral programme. Click on the link for more information about the MSc Sport and Exercise Management.

Undergraduate Study Abroad

Sport is a multi-billion dollar global industry and studying abroad in the UCD Centre for Sports Studies offers students the exciting opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience of the management and delivery of international sport, fitness and exercise. Students can choose from a wide variety of modules from areas of specialisation in sport management, exercise management and coaching management, sport studies and sports development, as well as becoming involved in the over fifty sport and recreational clubs and societies on campus. We work closely with your academic advisors to develop a programme that will complement and earn credit for your current degree.

Eligibility

What can I study?

How am I assessed?

Do I gain credit towards my degree at home?

Fees and Costs

Accommodation

Orientation and Cultural Programme

Application

Further information

Eligibility

Undergraduate students should have at least a 3.0 grade point average and will normally have completed four semesters at their home institution. Students whose first language is not English and who have not been schooled in the medium of English will need to fulfil the University's English language requirements.

 


What can I study?

Study Abroad students are free to select from a wide range of modules offered by the Centre for Sports Studies, subject to timetabling, availability and prerequisites. These modules are preceded by SMGT or PERS. A small number of PHTY modules are also available. Every effort is made to ensure you are able to register to the modules that will best complement your undergraduate degree.

Study Abroad students may enrol in a maximum of 30 ECTS per semester.

A full list of modules is available online under the "Sport and Performance" tab. 

How am I assessed?

All modules within the Centre for Sports Studies are assessed by both in-course continuous assessment (research assignments, group projects or mid-term exams) and a final examination. Final exams are scheduled in December and May, and international students are expected to undertake examinations in accordance with University regulations. Please note that the timetabling of exams cannot be altered owing to personal circumstances, such as booked travel.

Do I gain credit towards my degree at home?

Whether or not you receive credit for your degree at home is entirely at the discretion of your home institution. We are more than happy to provide information on individual modules, as well as formal academic transcript at the end of the semester, to facilitate credit transfer, however, we strongly advise you to seek advice, approval and confirmation from your academic advisor before registering to modules at UCD. To this end, we are happy to provide descriptive information or a copy of the module outline (syllabus) to support your application for credit. At the end of the semester, UCD will send an official transcript to your home institution, which lists the modules you have taken and the grades you have been awarded.


Fees and Costs

Study abroad fees are €6,950 per semester. The fee includes tuition, the International Student Orientation programme as well as an exciting cultural programme arranged by the UCD International Office. The fee does not include accommodation nor personal expenses.

The following guide is an approximate estimate of living costs per semester. Costs will of course vary according to your personal lifestyle:

Rent/Utilities: €2,000

Food: €1,500

Books: €500

Miscellaneous: €750.

Other costs should be taken into account such as telephoning home, post, stationery, laundry, toiletries, travel during holidays and other personal expenses. Unfortunately, there are no scholarships available to support study abroad students at this stage.



Accommodation

Once your application is accepted, you will be prompted to book on-campus accommodation. For more information, please visit the Accommodation page on the International Office website.


Orientation and Cultural Programme

One of the essential elements of the study abroad experience at UCD is for international students to fully understand and appreciate the richness of Irish society and culture. The Centre for Study Abroad offers a comprehensive cultural experience that provides study abroad students the opportunity to learn about Irish culture though a series of excursions and field trips in Dublin and across the island of Ireland. The country's rich and complex history has left a remarkably artistic legacy, and modern Ireland continues to be a global centre of artistic and cultural excellence.


Application

Applications to study at UCD are made online. Be sure to select the Sport and Exercise Study Abroad Programme beginning in either September/Semester 1/Fall or January/Semester 2/Spring.

The due date for applications is:

Full year or Semester 1 (fall semester): 1 May

Semester 2 (spring semester): 1 October

In addition to completing the UCD on-line application, a transcript of academic record to date, a letter of recommendation from an academic referee and a personal statement (max 1 page) should be sent before the due date to the address below.


Further information

To download a brochure, please click here. For more information about studying abroad in the Centre for Sports Studies, please contact:

Dr Tara Magdalinski
Study Abroad Coordinator, Sport and Exercise
UCD Centre for Sports Studies
Woodview House
Belfield Dublin 4
IRELAND

Phone: +353 1 716 3439
Email: tara.magdalinski@ucd.ie

For more information about studying abroad at UCD, please visit the website of the UCD Centre for Study Abroad