UCD is one of the world's best universities according to the 2021 World University Rankings, and is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.
We are also one of the best universities in Ireland for Masters study and applications for Masters courses open on 1 October every year. You can visit our Applications FAQ page for more information and helpful tips on applying.
UCD has a thriving international graduate student community. Our students work and learn on two world-class campuses, and in numerous research and teaching institutions. You can take a virtual campus tour today and explore the world-class facilities today.
UCD offers Ireland’s most diverse range of learning opportunities for international graduate students. Programmes are led by academic experts and give students unparalleled choice at all levels. Choose from Doctoral Programmes, taught masters and research masters, graduate diploma and certificate programmes, and higher diplomas. You can explore the options below. UCD also offers scholarships for Masters students.
If you wish to remain in Ireland and start your career here, you can apply for stay-back visa available to international graduate students.
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.
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