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Pre-Professional Study Abroad Programmes

Information for non-EU students interested in studying abroad at UCD. Find out about entry criteria, tuition fees, how to apply and who to contact for further information.

As an American College student, you are welcome to study abroad at UCD for a semester or a full-year.

The UCD North America 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.

You can take up to six modules (classes) per semester at UCD. You can register for less than six modules with permission from your home university.  Study abroad students have access to the full range of undergraduate modules available at UCD*

(* subject to capacity and timetabling).  You can register for two modules 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. 

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester/Full academic year: May 1st

Spring Semester: October 25th

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

Application Process

You can apply for study abroad programmes on-line. After you complete the on-line form, you will be prompted to upload your transcript to our system.

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.

Tuition Fees

UCD Study abroad fees can be found here .

Practical Information

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  • This programme has been developed in consultation with Pre-Medical advisors at leading universities in the USA
  • This study abroad programme is for you if you are a Pre-Med student who wants to experience the clinical environment during your study abroad year
  • You will attend lectures and laboratory classes which are delivered by lecturers who are at the forefront of both teaching and research

Subject Choices

  • Science and Medical Modules
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Genetics
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Radiography
  • Zoology
  • Non-Science/Non Medical Modules

As a Pre-Medical Study Abroad student, you may take up to a maximum of 2 non-science/non-medical modules per semester. These modules may be chosen from a number of programmes across the university, for example:

  • Arts
  • Business

Module Details

You can find module details on the UCD Current Students website. Click on the links for Science and Medicine. You can also find information on non-Science/Medicine modules that you can choose from and a number of programmes across the University on the UCD Current Students website.

Download Sample Pre-Med Module Offering

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Pre-Medical Brochure‌. 


Jamie Wells
Study Abroad Officer
Science Programme Office
UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 2310

Pre-Physical Therapy

  • The only  European  Pre- Physical Therapy Study Abroad Programme
  • Programme modules include practical 'hands on' classes with professional Physical Therapists
  • Learn about a European health system and  the roles of various health professionals

Subject Choices

  • Physiology
  • Exercise and Sports
  • Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Physics and Biomechanics
  • Massage
  • Psychology of Sport and Health
  • Heath Care and becoming a Health Professional

You can find module details on the UCD Current Students website.

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Pre-Physical Therapy Brochure Brochure.    


Dr Caitriona Cunningham
UCD School of Public Health,
Physiotherapy and Population Science Health Sciences Centre UCD,
Belfield, Dublin 4,
Tel: + 353 1 716 6512

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