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Study in Ireland at UCD

Welcome to University College Dublin. UCD is 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). 

UCD is also the best university in Ireland for international students like you from United States! It is the most international and most diverse university in Ireland. There are over 35,000 students at UCD and 9,500 are from outside Ireland. 30% of the teaching staff at UCD are also from outside Ireland. This is why UCD is known as Ireland's Global University.

Find out why international students from United States choose to study abroad in Ireland at UCD.

UCD is located in one of the safest and most welcoming cities in the world, Ireland's capital city of Dublin. The main campus offers state-of-the-art learning and living facilities, close to the bustling city centre and Ireland’s major business hubs. Take a UCD virtual tour today!

You can also chat directly to UCD students and find out more about student life in Ireland and at UCD.

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.

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, Chicago, Nashville, and Seattle is here to help you with any questions you might have.

Grainne Popen

I received offers from other fantastic universities, but I ultimately chose UCD due to the robust international program, superlative sports facilities, and graduate employability rankings.

Grainne Popen, North America, Law with Social Justice

UCD Students Stephen & Phillip Bigger

USA, International Commerce & Architecture

Gavin

I am so glad I was accepted to UCD, and that I chose to go here; I now have a wider friend group from around the world, access to some of the best professors in my subjects, and the ability to enjoy university life and travel to a wider degree than any university could have offered me in the United States.

Gavin, North America, BA Classics, Art History and Archaeology

Parents Perspective

Alan & Linda Bigger, USA

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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