How to Apply, FAQs and Contact



How to Apply?

Science Study Abroad applications are accepted online via the UCD website.

The minimum GPA requirement is normally 3.00 or above. In addition to completing the online application, you will need to upload a copy of the identity page of your passport, plus  an up-to-date academic transcript.

Teaching in UCD is normally through the medium of English; therefore you must demonstrate a high level of competence in the English language. If you have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination, you must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through your school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test, as outlined here

The application deadlines are as follows:

  • Full year or semester 1 (Fall): May 1st 
  • Semester 2 (Spring): October 25th

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Each application is assessed once you have applied online and uploaded your official academic transcript, a copy of the identity page of your passport and  proof of English Language Requirements, if necessary. 

After your completed application has been submitted online, an acknowledgment is sent. The application is then considered, and a decision will be sent following verification. If an application is successful and an offer is made, students are required to confirm their acceptance, but no deposit is required to do so.

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

Once you have been offered a place you should contact your home institution's study abroad office to discuss your module choices. You are required to register to a minimum of four modules and a maximum of six. The majority of modules must be from the UCD Science programme. You may take up to two non-science modules. 

As a general rule we endeavour to commence the module registration process a minimum of four to six weeks prior to the start of term. This allows you to know your class schedule/timetable before you arrive at UCD.

You are required to register to a minimum of four modules and a maximum of six. You may take up to two non-science modules (from the Arts or Business programme for example) but the majority of modules must be from the UCD Science programme.

You can make changes to your module (class) registration until the second week of term. The exact dates will be communicated to you during the Science Academic Advisory session which takes place during the orientation programme.

The 2018/2019 fee rates are as follows:

UCD Science Study Abroad Programme (including Pre-Medical track)

  • Per Semester €8,800
  • Full academic year €17,600


UCD Study Abroad students live in on-campus or off-campus accommodation. For further information on campus or off-campus accommodation, please visit the UCD International website.

You will find a range of practical information including a 'cost of living' tool on the UCD International website.

You will have access to free Wi-Fi while on campus, enabling you to easily email or use Skype while here in Ireland.

If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need a visa if you are studying for a semester in Ireland; however, you will need a valid U.S. passport. Once in Dublin, you will need to register with the Irish Nationalisation and Immigration Service (INIS); this will cost you approximately 300 Euro. You will receive further information about INIS registration during the orientation programme.

Please do not book your return flights until after the last day of the exam schedule for each semester. Exam dates cannot be changed and are only issued to the student body mid way through the semester. Dates are available on the UCD Key Dates webpage.


For Further Information or any Queries, Please Contact:

Mr Jamie Wells
Student Support Manager
Science Programme Office
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. 
Tel: +353 1 716 2310 
Fax: +353 1 716 2439