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Agriculture and Food Science Study Abroad Programme

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.

At UCD we call classes/courses ‘modules. Details of modules are available to browse on UCDs onlinecourse 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 timetablingrestraints 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. 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 trimester in December and May.

The UCD School of Agriculture has a dedicated Programme administrator who works with the central UCD Global Office to help make student admission, registration, and participation a smooth, efficient and enjoyable process.

One of the essential elements of the study abroad experience is for international students to experience the richness of Irish society and culture.  The UCD Global complimentary cultural/social programme will offer you the opportunity to learn about Irish culture through a series of excursions and field trips in Dublin and across the island of Ireland. 

Study abroad students will receive a schedule of planned cultural/social activities prior to arriving at UCD. Some excursions include day trips to Waterford City, Galway City and Kilkenny City and much more.

Students can be housed on-campus in shared apartments with their own single room. On-campus rooms are not guaranteed. 

The accommodation booking process is managed centrally by UCD Global so you will be notified in advance of application dates and deadlines. Alternatively, and by request, UCD Global facilitates students in suitable off-campus housing in private rented houses/apartments in Dublin but on a convenient bus route to UCD. You are invited to research the on campus accommodation options on www.ucd.ie/residences and direct any query via email to(opens in a new window)residences@ucd.ie

UCD will mail an official academic transcript of your final exam grades to your home institution at the end of the trimester. Your home institution will decide on credits to be awarded for modules pursued at UCD. You do not need to request a transcript.

To be eligible for any UCD Study Abroad Programme, you must hold a GPA of 3.0 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

(Start a new application and select “Course Finder” to access the full Study Abroad programme list. Select the appropriate Agriculture codes: CA11 Fall CA22 Spring Full Year CA23)

Full-year or first trimester (Fall) - June 1st

Second trimester (Spring) - October 25th

Paddy Glennon

Programme Administrator (International)
UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science (Room G10 Ground Floor)
University College Dublin

Dublin 4 Ireland

T:  +353 1 716 7353 E: (opens in a new window)paddy.glennon@ucd.ie  

UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Agriculture and Food Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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