Study in Ireland at UCD
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s global university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 34,000 students, 29% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide, and located in one of the safest and most welcoming cities in the world, UCD’s main campus offers state-of-the-art learning and living facilities, near to the bustling city centre and Ireland’s major business hubs.
UCD Belfield Campus
Explore the beautiful UCD campus in Belfield, Dublin.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.