Considering Studying Abroad in Stage 3?

As a BSc Computational Social Science student, there are a number of exciting destinations available for you to study abroad during Stage 3.  Below is some important information to help you decide whether to apply for an exchange or Erasmus opportunity, but if you have any further questions, please contact Joanna Kozielec, Erasmus Exchange Programme Manager (outgoing.socialsciences@ucd.ie)

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  • Who is eligible to apply?

The below eligibility requirements are applicable to 2020/2021 travel. Eligibility for outbound students for 2021/22 will be published in August 2020. As a BSc Computational Social Science student, you can apply to study abroad on Erasmus or Exchange if you have:

  • achieved a minimum GPA of 2.8 and
  • C- in programme cores during Stage 1 and trimester 1 of stage 2.

Additionally, for any student who achieves a GPA of 3.08 or higher, during Stage 1 and trimester 1 of stage 2, the minimum grade for programme cores of C- will not apply. If you are successful in your application, you will need to have completed 60 credits at Stage 1 including all cores, and at least 50 credits in Stage 2, to be eligible to take your exchange or Erasmus place.

  • When and for how long can I go abroad? 

You can apply to study abroad in a host university for one trimester (either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2) in Stage 3 of your programme.

  • How many modules do I need to take and what do I need to study while I am abroad? 

You are required to complete a number of ECTS credits at your host university. The number of modules this equates to may differ from one partner university to another and some Universities may require students to take a minimum number of credits per trimester. The below indicates the requirements for students on your specific degree pathway.
You are required to pass a minimum of 20 ECTS credits at your host institution. However, it is recommended that you attempt up to 30 ECTS at your host institution. While studying at the host university you should study modules in some or all of the subject areas covered in your programme (an equal balance of subjects is not required). 

Potential Destinations

BSc Computational Social Science students wishing to go abroad for a trimester in Stage 3 can apply to the following universities, noting that some universities may not cover all CSS subjects and will need to be discussed with the Programme Director in advance

Please note: Destinations listed are for guidance and are subject to change, based on a number of factors, including availability of places and agreements with host universities.. If a University is of particular interest and is not listed (or is not listed for the duration you would like), please contact Joanna Kozielec, Erasmus Exchange Programme Manager (outgoing.socialsciences@ucd.ie)  to explore this further.  

Destinations - University Wide Agreements
European Destinations

Further destinations available for application will be advised by end of November.

The following universities will be available for CSS students if places are not filled by students who are required to go abroad for a year:

  • Contact for more information:  The Programme Director of Computational Social Science will advise on academic requirements when you are abroad.

Associate Professor Thomas Grund: Thomas.Grund @ ucd.ie