UCD Agriculture & Food Science Study Abroad Programme 

UCD Agriculture & Food Science Study Abroad Programme

The Study Abroad Programme is open to all undergraduate students outside the European Union for either a semester or a full year. 

The UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science is the largest Agriculture School in Ireland, offering the widest range of Agriculture disciplines with a comprehensive list of approved modules from across all our undergraduate programme offerings.

Students wishing to spend a semester on an Agriculture Study Abroad major are required to take four core Agriculture modules from an annually approved listing. In addition students have the option to take two additional out of programme modules if they wish. We require all incoming study abroad students to take 30 credits for their semester abroad. 20 of these 30 credits must be core agricultural modules. 

Students on the Study Abraod Programme can take modules in any of the following areas: Agricultural Systems Technology; Animal & Crop Production; Animal Science; Animal Science Equine; Food & Agribusiness Management; Food Business with Chinese Studies; Agri-Environmental Sciences; Dairy Business; Food Science; Forestry; Horticulture, Landscape, and Sportsturf Management and Human Nutrition.


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Programme Title and Fees

CA11 Study Abroad Agriculture (Trimester 1 - Autumn) 

CA22 Study Abroad Agriculture (Trimester 2 - Spring) 

CA23 Study Abroad Agriculture (Full-Year)


Fees are available to view here (Non EU Course): https://www.ucd.ie/students/fees/noneucourse_fees.html


Module Information and Assessment 


At UCD we call classes/courses ‘modules’. Details of modules are available to browse on UCD’s online course catalogue at www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm 

Study abroad students have access to the full range of undergraduate modules available at UCD (subject to available capacity, no timetabling restraints and all module pre-requisites being met).

You must register for 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. Modules are subject 

Assessment is based on a combination of in-semester components such as projects, class based assignments and formal examinations which take place at the end of each semester in December and May.

Programme Supports

The UCD Agriculture Study Abroad Programme has a dedicated administrator who works with the UCD Centre for Study Abroad to help make student admission, registration and participation a smooth, efficient and enjoyable process.

All incoming Study Abroad students will be linked with a peer mentor who is a second or third year UCD student. Where possible, we try to assign peer mentors who have had a similar experience studying abroad and will be able to understand the needs and aspirations of Study Abroad students.


Students are housed on-campus in shared apartments with their own room www.ucd.ie/residences. Housing is subject to availability. 

Alternatively and by request, UCD Global provides students with assistance in securing suitable off-campus housing in private rented houses/apartments in Dublin.

UCD will send an official transcript of exam results to your home institution. Your home institution decides on credits to be awarded for modules pursued at UCD.

Entry Requirements & Application Deadlines 

To be eligible for any UCD Study Abroad Programme, you should hold a GPA of 3.00 or above. You must submit your transcript and a copy of your passport as part of the application process.


Applications are made on-line at www.ucd.ie/apply


Full year or first semester (fall)                  May 1st

Second semester (spring)                          October 25th

Semester Scholarships 

All STEM study abroad students will be eligible for a €400 scholarship in both the fall and spring semesters from September 2019.

The scholarship will be automatically applied to your student account after your arrival at UCD.

Contact Us

Mr. Paddy Glennon
Programme Administrator (International)
Room G10 Ground Floor (Programme Office)
UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone: 00353 1 7167353
Email: paddy.glennon@ucd.ie