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Student Exchange at UCD

Hundreds of UCD students take part in a semester or a year abroad as part of their studies. UCD has over 400 university exchange partners in more than 50 countries across the globe. These provide a wide range of opportunities for our students to experience studying within Europe and outside of Europe. 

UCD also welcomes incoming students from our partner universities each year, adding to our vibrant international student community on our Dublin campus!

Students who choose to study a semester or year abroad outside of Europe will take part in a bilateral exchange. Students choosing to study within Europe will take part in the Erasmus+ programme.

In December 2020, UCD was awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) for participation in the Erasmus+ programme 2021-27. The ECHE, supported by the Erasmus Policy Statement, acts as the quality framework for higher education institutes participating in Erasmus.