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Why International Students Choose UCD
With a huge urban campus, state-of-the-art facilities, and the largest student body of any university in Ireland, UCD welcomes hundreds of new international students every year. UCD is Ireland’s Global University. Our 288,000 alumni can be found in almost 170 countries.
At UCD - you will receive a world-class education. You will also experience the authentic and vibrant Irish culture. Ireland is an island uniquely situated, with close ties to Europe, the UK, the Americas and Asia. Just like UCD, Ireland is truly global, while always staying true to its history and heritage. These are just some of the many reasons international students choose to study at UCD.
You don't have to just take it from us. You can chat directly to our current students and ask them about their experiences at UCD.
Meet Renad, studying Medicine at UCD
Our Students' Journeys
UCD students take many different roads to get to their goals. Here are just some of their stories!
V.V. Giri Scholar
Ee Ann's Story
In the Beginning
In 2016, Vicky graduated from Savitribai Phule Pune University in India. He was later awarded the prestigious V.V. Giri Scholarship to come to UCD.
While in UCD, Vicky was the Public Relation Officer of the UCD Indian Society, Treasurer of the UCD Cricket Club and a Global Ambassador for UCD.
Living the Dream
Graduating with an ME in Mechanical Engineering, Vicky now works for multinational Proctor & Gamble.
The Start of the Journey
After graduating high school, started a BA in History at UCD.
Working at Stanford
Upon graduation, returned to the USA to take up a position in Stanford University's Heritage Services.
Currently undertaking UCD's online Master's in World Heritage Management.
Up, Up and Away!
Spent five years travelling the world as part of Singapore Airlines and Air Asia's cabin crew.
Awarded a Global Excellence Scholarship to come to UCD to study for a BA in Music.
The Sky's the Limit
Ee Ann is part of the UCD Choir, and wants to teach music for free to underprivileged children when he is financially stable.
Inspired by the World
Sunday worked a Health, Safety and Environment Officer for a construction company in Nigeria, but identified a global environmental issue that inspired him to pursue a MSc in Environmental Policy at UCD.
The Irish Experience
Thanks to a warm welcome and supports from the people at UCD, he settled quickly and success followed!
Working, and a PhD!
Sunday currently works as an Environmental Officer with a Federal government authority in Nigeria, and is pursuing a PhD in his spare time.
Take the Next Step
Contact us today for more information or to apply for a place.