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The Most International University in Ireland

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Top University in Ireland for International Students

University College Dublin is the best university for international students in Ireland. 8,500 students from more than 130 countries study at UCD.

UCD is also one of the top ranked universities in Ireland - and is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide. You will receive a world-class education at UCD.

Our students love the UCD campus, a huge, spacious campus with lakes, woodland walks and wildlife close to Dubin's city centre. Why not take a UCD campus tour virtually and explore the campus today. 

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Why UCD is the Best University in Ireland for International Students

UCD is the most international university in Ireland and welcomes hundreds of new international students every year. Our 288,000 alumni can be found in almost 170 countries. You can find out why so many choose to study abroad in Ireland and at UCD right here.

At UCD, we take your future seriously. The university has been rated number one in Ireland for graduate employabilty by QS World University Employability Rankings for three consecutive years (2018-2020).

While studying at UCD, you will also experience the unique Irish culture and the historic and vibrant city of Dublin.

These are just some of the reasons that UCD is the best university in Ireland for international students. To find out more, you can chat directly to our current students and ask them all about life at UCD and in Ireland!

Amarachukwu Praise Onyegiri

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Amarachukwu Praise Onyegiri, Nigerian, MA International Development

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