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Shape your Future at UCD

UCD is one of the world's top universities according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings, and is also ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.

There are many reasons why international undergraduate students choose UCD when they are searching for the best unversities to study abroad in Ireland.

There are fantastic career opportunities open to you when you graduate from UCD. We are ranked number 1 in Ireland for graduate employability by QS World Rankings. UCD has been number 1 for five consecutive years now. 

The flexibility of the UCD curriculum gives you opportunities to broaden your learning in ways that other Irish universities cannot match. This is provided through the UCD Horizons programme, which allows students to study other subject areas beyond the scope of their degree programmes.

The Best University in Ireland for International Undergraduate Students

Applications for undergraduate courses open on 1 October each year and the closing date for applications is usually on 15 July each year. Visit our Applications FAQs page for more information and helpful tips. 

You can explore the wide range of courses available to undergraduate students below. You will find helpful information on University College Dublin requirements here. Learn more about international student scholarships or find out about international student accommodation

Other Pathways to Entry

UCD also offers another entry pathway, the International Foundation Year, for international students who may need additional study before starting an undergraduate degree at UCD. International students who may be undecided about what degree they wish to pursue may be interested in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Pathway programme

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, BCL Law with Social Justice

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