Study Abroad Programme


UCD Architecture & Planning Study Abroad Programme

UCD Architecture & Planning Study Abroad Programme

Study Abroad students may gain studio experiences in design, plan-making or sustainable development. The studios lie at the heart of the School’s teaching.

15-ECTS Design Studio module for students from Architecture Programmes; 10-ECTS Local Planning studio for students from accredited planning schools and one of several Landscape Architecture studios which occur at every level of the curriculum. The students would have a wide and varied choice of lecture-based modules across the School.  Students may also have the opportunity to take part in field trips to European cities.

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  • CC08 Study Abroad Architecture & Planning Sem1 (fall) - €8,800
  • CV20 Study Abroad Architecture & Planning Sem2 (spring) - €8,800
  • CV21 Study Abroad Architecture & Planning Full-year - €16,600

At UCD we call classes/courses ‘modules’. Details of modules are available to browse on UCD’s online course catalogue at 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.* 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.

The UCD Architecture and Planning 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.

The UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy has a dedicated academic staff member who mentors the Study Abroad students.

One of the essential elements of the study abroad experience is for international students to experience the richness of Irish society and culture.  Our 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. 

Students are housed on-campus in shared apartments with their own room

Alternatively and by request, UCD International facilitates students in 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.

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.

Applications are made on-line at

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.

Joanne Reilly, Study Abroad Programme Manager
UCD Engineering & Architecture Programme Office
Room 320, Engineering and Materials Science Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 716 1867