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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 a college student, you are welcome to study abroad at UCD for a semester or a full-year.

The UCD Study Abroad 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 up to four modules in your subject area and up to two modules from other Programme areas.  You may also take all of your modules within your chosen subject area.*

You will be pre-registered to your modules before you arrive at UCD and in most cases, you will have up to two weeks after the start of term to alter your module selection. 

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. You must submit your transcript and a copy of your passport as part of the application process.

Application Process

Applications are made online. Click here to apply. 

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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Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

  • 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 learning 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
  • Animal Science 
  • Human Nutrition

Module Details

You can find module details on the UCD Current Students website. Click on the link for Agriculture. 

You can also find information on non-Agriculture modules that you can choose from and a number of programmes across the University on the UCD Current Students website.

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Agriculture Brochure‌. 

Contact

Claudia Schmid
Room S2.15, Science Centre South Building,
UCD,
Dublin 4,
Ireland, 
Tel:+353 1 716 7772
Fax: +353 1 716 1147
Email: claudia.schmid@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/agandfood

American Studies

 

  • Clinton Institute for American Studies was established at UCD in recognition of the contributions made by President Clinton and his administration to the Peace Process.
  • The Institute promotes teaching and research on US history, culture and politics and on transatlantic relations.
  • This programme will give you an International perspective on America

Module details

America Abroad  America and Globalization  American Studies Seminar  Ireland and the US  Ireland Uncovered  Journalism: Reporting Conflict  Public Diplomacy  Transnational Narratives  US Foreign Policy

The programme will include a number of social events during the course of the semester. You are encouraged to participate in the events programme of the Institute - research seminars, symposia and conferences - all of which can enrich the learning experience.

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Clinton Institute for American Studies ‌. 

Contact

Catherine Carey
Co-ordinator UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies UCD,
Belfield, Dublin 4,
Ireland
Tel:  +353 1 716 1560
Email: catherine.carey@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucdclinton.ie

Architecture

  • Celebrating 100 years of Architecture Excellence in 2011/12
  • Programmes are professionally accredited by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and currently seeking recognition by the US National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB)
  • Architecture Studio Options for Liberal Arts Students
  • Design Studio Ethos in Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Peer Mentors - As an Architecture Study Abroad student you will be linked with a peer mentor who is a second or third year Irish student.
  • Academic mentors are assigned in each discipline for academic guidance.

Subject choices

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

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

You will also have the opportunity to take part in Architecture field trips to European cities.

If you are at UCD for a single semester, you can register for up to 30 ECTS which typically comprise: one Architecture Studio module and a selection of taught modules. Taught modules may be either all Architecture modules or a combination of Architecture modules with up to two modules from other subject areas offered in UCD. 

Module Details

You can find module details on UCD's online course catalogue . Click on the link for Architecture. 

You can also find information on non-Architecture modules that you can choose from and a number of programmes across the University on UCD's online course catalogue.

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Architecture Brochure

Download our School of Architecture CSA brochure .

Contact

Ms Joanne Reilly
Study Abroad Officer
UCD College of Engineering & Architecture
Room 122, UCD Engineering and Architecture Programme Office
UCD
Belfield, Dublin 4
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 1867
Email: joanne.reilly@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/engineer

Arts & Humanities

  • Offers a broad range of course options for students of any major
  • The most extensive and dynamic concentration of humanities scholars in Ireland
  • Join the ranks of famous alumni  James Joyce, Roddy Doyle, Maeve Binchy and Neil Jordan

Subject Choices

Archaeology, Art History, Celtic Civilization, Drama Studies, Early Irish, Economics, English, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, Greek, Greek & Roman Civilization, History, Information Studies, Irish, Irish Folklore, Irish Studies, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Mathematical Studies, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Welsh.

Students may also choose up to two electives from outside the Arts Study Abroad Programme.  For example, their electives may be a module offered by the Science or Business Study Abroad Programmes.

Study Abroad students generally follow modules at Stage 2.

Module Details

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

Click on the links for Arts & Human Sciences.

You can also find information on non-Arts modules that you can choose from a number of programmes across the University at this link.

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Arts & Celtic Studies BrochureCSA Arts & Human Sciences Brochure

Contact Us

Annabelle Kehoe
North America Liaison Officer
UCD International
Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4,
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 8469
Fax: +353 1 716 1165
Email: annabelle.kehoe@ucd.ienorthamerica@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/international

 

Business

  • Ireland’s only internationally accredited business school – AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (include logos)
  • Unique Learning Support Facilities – Trading Room and Learning Spaces
  • Service Learning module – working with non-profit organisations for credit

Subject Choice

Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Management and International Business, Economics, Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing.

For a list of modules available to Study Abroad Students for 2012/2013, please see the UCD Quinn School of Business Study Abroad Programme website.

Module Details

Click on Business Study Abroad Modules to find module details on modules.

As a study abroad student attending the Quinn School of Business, you can register for four Business modules per semester. Our Irish History module ‘From Colony to Republic’ is a requirement and granted business credit.

The majority of modules in the Quinn School of Business are delivered through two hour classes; some also have additional tutorial hours which will be timetabled centrally.

 Irish History

In addition to business modules, you must take a special module focusing on Irish History and Culture. Field trips to places of historical interest are an integral component of this module.

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Business Brochure . 

Contact

Madeline Molyneaux 
Business Study Abroad Programme Manager 
Q123, Quinn School of Business 
UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland 
Tel:  +353 1 716 4710
Fax: +353 1 716 4759
Email: madeline.molyneaux@ucd.ie 
Website

 

UCD/Cornell ILR “Semester in Dublin” Programme

The UCD / Cornell ILR “Semester in Dublin” programme is UCD’s first integrated thematic study abroad programme. It is the educational centrepiece of an evolving comprehensive collaboration between the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and the Industrial Relations & Human Resources Group at the UCD School of Business. Find out more about the UCD/Cornell ILR “Semester in Dublin” Programme

Engineering

  • 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
  • Peer Mentors - As an Engineering Study Abroad student you will be linked with a peer mentor who is a second or third year Irish student.
  • Academic Mentors are assigned in each discipline for academic guidance.

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 UCD's online course catalogue  Click on the link for Engineering. 

You can also find information on non-Engineering modules that you can choose from and a number of programmes across the University on UCD's online course catalogue .

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Engineering Brochure‌.  

Contact

Ms Joanne Reilly
Study Abroad Officer
UCD College of Engineering & Architecture
Room 122, UCD Engineering and Architecture Programme Office
UCD
Belfield, Dublin 4
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 1867
Email: joanne.reilly@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/engineer

Freshman Programme

  • As a Freshman study abroad student, you are given greater flexibility than upperclassmen to enrol in courses across the university (subject to timetabling restrictions). However, you are restricted to Stage one courses.

  • Entry requirements – To apply, you must have a high school GPA of 3.00. Your high school transcript is required as supporting documentation for the program application.
  • Housing: Freshman study abroad students are housed on-campus.
  • Robust academic advising and support is integral to the program.
  • A range of customized activities and events are co-ordinated for first year international and local students giving you the opportunity to make friends and integrate.

Module Details

You can find module details on the UCD Current Students website

Click on the tab for 2013/14 Modules, select your area of interest e.g. ‘Arts & Humanities’ under the Category tab, followed by the relevant subject e.g. "History" under the Subject tab. Don’t forget to tick the box for “level 1” to see what modules are offered to Freshmen.

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply

Download our CSA Freshman Brochure

Contact

 

Nicola Fortune

 

 

 

Nicola Fortune
Freshman Programme Manager
UCD Centre for Study Abroad
Gerard Manley Hopkins Building
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: + 353-1-716-8517
Email: nicola.fortune@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/international/studyabroad

Nursing & Midwifery

  • You can choose modules from undergraduate programmes which provide entry to professional practice in general nursing, psychiatric nursing, children’s and general nursing and midwifery.
  • Excellent learning support facilities - purpose built clinical skills centre with interactive video equipment, library, computing resources and student resource rooms.
  • Clinical practice at national centres of excellence - partner hospitals include: St. Vincent’s University Hospital; the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital; St. Michael’s Hospital; St. John of God Hospital; Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital; the National Maternity Hospital; and Our Lady’s Hospice.

Subject Choices

Study Abroad students may select modules from a comprehensive range of undergraduate modules on offer in the school in the areas of nursing and midwifery, children’s nursing, and mental health. You may also select up to 2 modules from other university programmes.

Module Details

You can find module details on the UCD Current Students website. Click on the link for Nursing. 

You can also find information on non-Nursing modules that you can choose from and a number of programmes across the University on the UCD Current Students website.

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Nursing & Midwifery Brochure‌. 

Contact

Ms. Tracy Donohoe
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
UCD Health Sciences Centre University College Dublin,
Belfield,
Dublin 4.
Tel: +353 1 716 6493
Email: tracy.donohoe@ucd.ie

Science

  • LARGEST & MOST DIVERSE SCIENCE PROGRAMME IN IRELAND – from Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Computer Science to Biology,  Biomolecular 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 UCD Current Students website.

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.

You can also find information on non-Science modules that you can choose from and a number of programmes across the University on the UCD Current Students website.

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Science Brochure‌. 

Contact

Jamie Wells
Science Study Abroad Officer
Science Programme Office
UCD Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 2310
Email: jamie.wells@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/science

Sport and Exercise

  • Study sport and exercise science and management in an international context.
  • Choose from a wide variety of modules in sports science, sport and exercise management and coaching.
  • This is the study abroad for you if you seek a global dimension to your studies in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sports or Recreational Management.

Sports Management Subject Choices

Applied Exercise Management Communication and Media in Sport Event Management Financial Management of Sport Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning Introduction to Exercise Science Principles of Exercise Management Principles of Exercise Prescription Psychology of Sport and Health Skill Acquisition Sports Marketing  Theory of Coaching

Module Details

You can find module details on the UCD Current Students website. Click on the link for Sport & Exercise. 

You can also find information on non-Sport & Exercise modules that you can choose from and a number of programmes across the University on the UCD Current Students website.

Please visit the UCD Online Applications website to apply.

Download our CSA Sport and Exercise Brochure

Contact

Dr Tara Magdalinski
Programme Director 
UCD Centre for Sports Studies,
Woodview House, Belfield,  Dublin 4, Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 716 3439
Email: tara.magdalinski@ucd.ie

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