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Life in Dublin

Dublin is one of Europe's most vibrant cities, featuring a warm, welcoming, safe atmosphere and a rich history. With museums, cultural sites, cafés, galleries, markets and a thriving nightlife, you'll never be short on things to do. Situated on the east coast of Ireland with beaches, cliff walks and mountain hikes it's the perfect setting for your next step.

Welcome to UCD

Every journey starts somewhere.

Welcome to UCD - the 'university of destination' for international students coming to Ireland and discovering where their ambition might take them. UCD is the largest university in Ireland and is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide. The university is globally recognised for its excellence in teaching and learning, and is ranked #1 in terms of graduate employability.

With a modern, beautiful campus and featuring lecturers and professors amongst the best in their fields, join over 8,000 international students studying at Ireland's global university.

International Student Supports

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I was surprised to find that Dublin and UCD are very, very diverse. I really like the system of tutorials - reviewing our lecture and having an open discussion.
Razaan Choirilfadl, Arts & Humanities
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This course made me consider issues such as the elimination of waste, the pursuit of zero hunger – it is quite practical because you can actually make some difference to the world.
Ting Yu Gong, Masters, Food Engineering
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I wanted to study overseas to get exposure: interacting with people from different backgrounds and experiences. I found that UCD was the most diverse university in Ireland.
Felix Mugizi, Masters, Education
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As a result of this course I am equipped with specialised knowledge including humanitarian law, management in humanitarian action, how to run a humanitarian programme on the ground.
Oanh Vo Thi Kieu, Masters, Humanitarian Action
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Study-wise the course modules and lectures have been brilliant. The Professors have been really helpful, going beyond what they need to do to support students.
Sai Marripudi, Masters, Food Engineering