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Study Abroad at UCD

University students are very welcome to study abroad at UCD for a semester or a full-year. Our Study Abroad team will support you here in Ireland and help you get the most out of your experience academically, culturally and socially.

We also provide a Cultural and Social Programme to give you an opportunity to learn about Irish culture and make new friends on a series of trips across the island of Ireland.

Why Study at UCD?

With a huge urban campus, state-of-the-art facilities, and the largest student body of any university in Ireland, UCD welcomes hundreds of new international students every year.

Erin O'Brien

My semester in Ireland as a chemical engineering student has been filled with new faces, new classes, and new experiences. As I look back at the semester, I remember all the times spent studying, laughing, and enjoying myself with friends. UCD does a great job of integrating academics with fun extracurricular activities for its students, like having Yoga and Pilates classes, but also having events like Mario Kart Tournaments. Not only does UCD provide fun activities, but the staff are also so helpful!

Erin O'Brien, U.S.A., Chemical Engineering


  • Autumn Semester – Deadline for applications is May 1.
  • Spring Semester - Deadline for applications is October 25.
  • Summer Semester - Deadline for applications is March 20.

Each application is assessed once you have applied online and uploaded your documents. If you are successful you will receive a confirmed offer letter. Then go online to accept your offer. A student number is then generated automatically to your email account from UCD. Please contact your study abroad manager if you do not receive your student number on acceptance.

Once you have been offered a place you should fill out the module registration form. This form must be completed and signed by your home University Co-ordinator, and submitted before the deadline stated.


Your home institution decides on credits to be awarded for modules completed at UCD. We will be pleased to provide full information on our modules to enable institutions to make decisions regarding the transfer of credits.


Students may take two modules from within other Colleges or Schools at UCD once they are registered to four modules within their home college.

Please find the UCD Academic Calendar here.

Students can access their timetable during orientation week via SISWeb.


At the end of the semester, UCD sends an official transcript to the home institution. Transcripts will be issued directly to the Sending Agency or Home University. For Direct Enrolment students your transcript will be issued to your permanent home address.

Fall Semester: Transcripts will be issued by early March.

Full Academic Year and Spring Semester: Transcripts will be issued in late July.

Summer Semester: Transcripts will be issued by early September.


Students have the option to either live on campus in UCD Residences or Off Campus in private apartments/houses in and close to the city centre. UCD International  facilitates and assists you with accommodation options for your stay here, however, the tenancy agreement is between the landlord, and you, the tenant. Please see here for further details about accommodation.


Free Wi-Fi is provided on campus thus you can email or use Skype while here in Ireland.You can purchase a pay as you go a cell phone once in Ireland. Vendors include 02, Vodafone, Meteor and 3.Please note that it is important to keep your parents updated on your movements while here in Ireland. It is not the responsibility of UCD International  to do this for you.

Take the Next Step

Contact us today for more information or to apply for a place.

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