Welcome to University College Dublin and congratulations on being offfered a place to study in Ireland in one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. Upon entering one of our programmes you will begin on a path of intellectual stimulation, acquiring new knowledge and skills enabling you to become a highly-qualified graduate in your chosen discipline. In broader terms, you will also find studying in UCD a life-changing experience, where you will be helped to grow both personally and professionally, preparing you for a rewarding career.
The following information will help you prepare to attend UCD - everything from housing to financial aid to registration and beyond will be covered on this page. If you have any questions once you've looked through everything, feel free to contact the representative for your region - find your rep!
There are a lot of steps you'll need to take to prepare for your first day of classes at UCD! The information below will provide direct links to all of the information you need. In addition, please download the Accepted Student Timeline which can serve as a checklist for your next steps over the coming months:
You can also review this information in expanded PDF form in the Offer Pack:
There is also more information for prospective students related to COVID-19 at our FAQ Page.
Accepted Student Meet & Greets are happening all across the USA and in Ontario, Canada! RSVP to one of the events near you to meet UCD staff and other accepted students!
|Meet & Greet Location||Date|
|Dallas, TX||March 18|
|Austin, TX||March 19|
|Houston, TX||March 20|
|Atlanta, GA||March 20|
|Charleston, SC||March 23|
|San Francisco, CA||March 23|
|Raleigh, NC||March 24|
|Toronto, Ontario||March 26|
|New York, NY||March 29|
|Detroit, MI||March 29|
|Philadelphia, PA||March 30|
|Boston, MA||April 2|
|Denver, CO||April 2|
|Washington, DC||April 3|
|Laguna Beach, CA||April 5|
|Beverly Hills, CA||April 6|
|Seattle, WA||April 9|
|Chicago, IL||April 9|
|Miami, FL||April 10|
|St. Paul, MN||April 11|
|Nashville, TN||April 23|
If you are interested in attending one of our in-person Meet and Greets, please reach out to email@example.com or your regional representative for registration information.
You will need to register online before you can begin your undergraduate studies at UCD. Registration allows you to obtain your student ucard and gain access to the wide range of facilities available to our students. Registration for the majority of programmes takes place in August and is done online. You will receive notification via email when Registration opens. Typically for courses starting in September, registration will open in August. Please see www.ucd.ie/students/registration.html for further details on Registration such as times, guides (including video guides) to registration and other support information. This website will be updated near registration open time in August.
In order to open an Irish bank account with one of the main banks in Ireland, you need to have an address in Ireland, have completed your online registration at UCD and received your Certificate of Attendance.
To make an appointment to open a bank account, see links for Allied Irish Bank (AIB) and Bank of Ireland (BOI) listed below. Whilst different bank branches can be used for opening an account, the AIB branch in Clonskeagh is closest to the Belfield campus, and Blackrock for the Smurfit campus. BOI has branches on the Stillorgan Road and in Blackrock.
On the day of your bank appointment, you will be required to show the following documents:
- Valid Passport/National ID Card.
- Certificate of Attendance that lists both your permanent and Irish addresses. (Please check that your correct addresses are on your SISweb account, as this information will be included on your Certificate of Attendance).
- UCard (UCD student card) is required by Allied Irish Bank.
Alternatively, you may wish to open a digital bank account such as Revolut before coming to Ireland. One Irish company which offers this service is Money Jar. It provides you with an Irish IBAN so you can get paid into your Money Jar account plus pay all of your day-to-day bills, make mobile and online payments with your MJ Mastercard.
To open an account with Money Jar, you need a valid government issued identification document (from any country) and an Irish postal address (to receive your card in the post, it doesn’t have to be your permanent residential address), and you’ll have a digital current account set up in minutes. All Money Jar client funds are held in a tier 1 Irish bank and are fully regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
You can sign up from anywhere in the world by downloading the Money Jar app from your smart phone app store. UCD students can use the sign-up code 71678 to set up an account. Further details are available in the Money Jar - Guide for UCD Students
Orientation is the time to ask all questions, to meet other students, have fun and dive into Irish culture! Orientation introduces you to the University and key staff members, and provides you with crucial information and advice that will assist you in adjusting to the living and learning environment of the University. You will receive academic advice about your course and support in how to enroll in the correct units of study. The UCD Orientation program runs over one week prior to the start of term. For more information, visit our Orientation Page.