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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. 9,500 students from more than 152 countries study at UCD. Applications for UCD open on 1 October each year. 

There are many career opportunities open to you when you graduate from UCD. We are ranked number 1 in Ireland for graduate employability by QS World Rankings. UCD has been number 1 for five consecutive years.

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Study at one of the World's Top Universities

UCD is one of the top ranked universities in Ireland - and is also ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide. It is one of the best universities in the world (2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject). 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. You can take a virtual campus tour and explore the campus for yourself in 3D today!

Xiangyu Zhang

UCD is an international university where I can experience diversity of cultures. At the same time, it provides an advanced academic environment and abundant support for extracurricular activities and my career.

Xiangyu Zhang, China, MSc Digital Marketing

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 300,000 + alumni can be found in over 180 countries. Visit our UCD Global Alumni page and hear from UCD alumni who recently graduated from UCD and are enjoying career success all over the world!

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