University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

Science without Borders - Brazil

University College Dublin (UCD) welcomes students participating in the Brazilian Science without Borders programme to study abroad at the largest and most diverse university in Ireland. The UCD International team will support you before you leave home, when you first arrive and throughout your time at UCD. Our aim is for you to get the most out of your experience academically, culturally and socially.

Academic Programme

You can take up to twelve modules (classes) per year at UCD.  You can register for less than twelve modules if you have permission from your home university.

Science without Borders students have access to a range of undergraduate modules available in the areas of Science, Engineering, Architecture, and Agriculture, Food & Nutrition. You can register for two modules per semester outside your subject area. You will be pre-registered for modules before you arrive at UCD and in most cases, you will have up to two weeks after the start of term to change your modules.  Average weekly course-load: 12 lecture hours. 

Choosing a Programme

You should apply for the UCD Study Abroad programme in the academic area where you are taking most of your modules.

Please see below for the list of programmes and subject areas in drop down selections.

Study Abroad Programmes, Entry Requirements and How to Apply

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Science Study Abroad Programme

Overview

  • LARGEST & MOST DIVERSE SCIENCE PROGRAMME IN IRELAND – from Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Computer Science to Biology, Bio-molecular Sciences and Chemistry. 
  • PEER MENTORS – As a Science Study Abroad student you will be linked with a peer mentor who is a second or third year Irish student.
  • UNIQUE RESEARCH MODULE – You can be an active member of a research group in areas ranging from Physics and Computer Science to Chemistry, Biology and the Biomedical Sciences. 

Science Subject Choices

  • Applied & Computational Mathematics
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Cell & Molecular Biology  
  • Chemistry  
  • Climate & Earth System Science
  • Computer Science  
  • Environmental Biology  
  • Genetics  
  • Geology  
  • Mathematical Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  • Microbiology  
  • Neuroscience 
  • Pharmacology  
  • Physics    
  • Physics with Astronomy & Space
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Statistics
  • Theoretical Physics     
  • Zoology 

Module Details

You can find module details on the www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm Click on the link for Science. To help you select your modules (courses), you can find sample suites on the UCD College of Science website - www.ucd.ie/science/international_students/study_abroad_programme.html

Contact

Joanna Long
Student Co-Ordinator
UCD Science Programme Office
UCD Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 2365
Email: joanna.g.long@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/science

Engineering Study Abroad Programme

Overview

  • Research and Industry Practice-Linked Teaching
  • Largest Engineering School in Ireland
  • Widest Range of Engineering Programme Options in Ireland
  • Professionally Accredited Engineering Programmes – recognised by the Washington Accord

Subject Choices

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Module Details

You can find module details on the www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm

Contact

Ms. Joanne Reilly
Programme Office
Engineering & Materials Science Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 1867
Email: joanne.reilly@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/engineering

Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Study Abroad Programme

Overview

  • Only Irish University to offer a BAgriSc degree – as a study abroad student, you can take modules from the full range of subjects from Environmental to Animal Science.
  • Excellent leaning support facilities – including purpose built food science building with dedicated food labs and sensory evaluation suite 
  • Access to 250 hectare research farm – Lyons Estate

Subject Choices

  • Agri-Environmental Sciences
  • Animal & Crop Production
  • Animal Science-Equine
  • Dairy Business
  • Engineering Technology
  • Food & Agribusiness Management
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Landscape & Sportsturf Management
  • Human Nutrition

Module Details

You can find module details on the www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm

Contact

Claudia Schmid
Agriculture and Food Science Centre,
UCD, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 7090       
Fax: +353 1 716 1147 
Email: claudia.schmid@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/agandvet

Architecture Study Abroad Programme

Overview

  • Celebrating 100 years of Architecture Excellence in 2011/12
  • Professionally Accredited Architecture Programmes
  • Architecture Studio Options for Science without Borders Students
  • Design Studio Ethos in Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Subject choices

If you are from an Accredited Architecture Programme in Brazil, you can register for the 15-ECTS credit Design Studio module.

If you are from a non-Accredited Architecture Programme in Brazil, you can register for a 10-ECTS credit Design Studio module.

Module Details

You can find module details on the www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm

Contact

Ms. Joanne Reilly
Programme Office
Engineering & Materials Science Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 1867
Email: joanne.reilly@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/engineering 

Study Abroad Programme Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

To be eligible for any UCD Study Abroad programme, you should hold a GPA of 3.00 and submit your transcript as part of the application process.

English Language Requirements

Teaching in Irish Universities is through the medium of English; therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language.

The minimum English Language Requirements in relation to International English Language Testing System (IELTS):

  • An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version

The minimum English Language Requirements in relation to Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University

  • In the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a minimum score from 600 paper based TOEFL (with a minimum score of 475 in the Test of Written English), 250 computer based TOEFL or 100 internet based TOEFL (iBT)

For all proficiency tests the results must be less than 2 years old.

For further advice please visit the myUCD English Language Requirements website, or contact UCD Admissions.

How to Apply

Students who wish to study abroad at UCD on the Science without Borders programme, should apply to CAPES in Brazil to secure their scholarship funding in the first instance. Your should click on the link below: 

http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf/irlanda1

After you have secured your Science without Borders scholarship, please check back on our website after march 31st for further application instructions.  

 

Information regarding Visas, Fees, and Scholarships and Funding

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Visa Information

Students from Brazil who are participating in the Science without Borders programme do not need a visa to study in Ireland.

Tuition Fees

Please email Ms. Enda Carroll for details of tuition fees.

Scholarships and Funding

For further information, students from Brazil who are participating in the Science without Borders programme should contact:

http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf/irlanda1

 

Meet Us in Brazil

For details of upcoming visits, see our meet us page.

Contact Us

Enda Carroll

Enda Carroll

Manager, Centre for Study Abroad
UCD International
Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Email: enda.carroll@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/international
Tel: +353 1 716 8544