Opportunities at UCD for International Students

As part of UCD’s role as Ireland’s global university, our School provides significant opportunities for students from around the world to come to UCD to study Economics.


There are a number of ways for international students to do part of their undergraduate study at UCD. 

  • Erasmus and International Exchanges: UCD School of Economics has Erasmus exchange agreements with Namur, Tilburg, Utrecht, Mannheim, Montpellier, Bologna and Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza".  UCD has also exchange agreements with universities from around the world.  See here for a list of universities which can send students to UCD to study Economics.
  • Occasional Fee-Paying Student: If you are studying at a European Union Institution which doesn't have an Erasmus agreement with UCD, you can apply to study as an Occasional Fee-Paying student.
  • Study Abroad Programme: Non-EU students can register for UCD’s Study Abroad programme for either a semester of a full year.

For international undergraduate students considering studying Economics at UCD as part of their degree, here is a list of recommended modules along with descriptions of the module content.


We offer a range of MSc-level programmes and also a PhD programme.  Details are here. For non-EU students, a wide range of potential scholarships are available.

Details of funding opportunities for our PhD programme are available here.

Opportunities to Study Abroad for UCD Students

UCD Economics provides significant opportunities for our students to study abroad as part of their degree. We have exchange agreements with over 50 universities around the world, via Erasmus and other exchange programmes. This means it is possible for you to study in countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Information on studying abroad is available here.

Over the past three years, UCD Economics students have gone to the following universities: 

Boston College

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Julius Maximilians Universität Wurzburg

Lunds Universitet

McGill University

Purdue University

Queen's University, Belfast

San José State University

Sciences Po, Reims

Sciences-Po, Paris

Seoul National University

Stockholms Universitet

Tilburg Universiteit

UCO Angers

Universidad de Zaragoza

Università degli Studi di Urbino

Universität Erfurt

Universität Wien

Université de Franche-Comté

Université de Namur

Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III)

University of  British Columbia

University of Bergen

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Edinburgh

University of New South Wales

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Nottingham, Ningbo China

University of Queensland

University of Texas at Austin

University of Toronto

University of Western Australia

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster


Further information for international students can be found at UCD Global