The School of Economics operates a number of student exchanges under the ERASMUS scheme. This leads to the BA International on completion of studies in UCD. The scheme enables students who have successfully completed their second year of studies to spend a full academic year at selected universities in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands. Italy and Spain. No fees are charged to students and limited funding is available. Students in receipt of grants will continue to avail of them when studying abroad.
ERASMUS is an opportunity to experience an academic environment in another country, gain international experience and make new friends. In many cases, the exchange also provides an opportunity to learn or perfect a foreign language. Also, it is usually possible to take courses in your other subject, in new subject areas and in the language of the host country.
The deadline for applications is at the end of January/early February of stage 2. Applications forms are made available at the end of semester 1 in stage 2 through core modules. Places are allocated at the end of February/mid-March.
School Erasmus Coordinator
In addition to the School’s direct links, it is also possible to avail of exchanges managed by the International Office with other universities (see http://www.ucd.ie/international/going-abroad-with-ucd/ ).