Study at UCD

Students from the United States of America

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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.

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Our graduates are consistently ranked highly by global employers and enjoy excellent job prospects. UCD is ranked 78 in the world and is the #1 University in Ireland according to the US News and World Report Best Global Universities guide. For the third year in a row, UCD is number one in Ireland for graduate employability by QS World University Rankings

We have over 1,500 students from the USA studying at UCD, and regularly host events specially for them, including a Super Bowl party and Thanksgiving celebrations. Our North America Global Center, with representatives in New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, is here to help you with any questions you might have.

UCD Students Stephen & Phillip Bigger

USA, International Commerce & Architecture

UCD Belfield Campus

Explore the beautiful UCD campus in Belfield, Dublin.

Parents Perspective

Alan & Linda Bigger, USA

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 unique Irish culture and the historic and vibrant city of Dublin. 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.

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