Relocating to Dublin

In the interests of attracting top quality staff, the University may provide financial assistance to new permanent and long term temporary appointees to assist in their relocation from areas outside of Dublin in order to take up employment. This page provides a brief summary of the Relocation Policy, it's scope and the process for making a claim.

Relocation Policy

Expenses may be granted for new appointees relocating from a location greater than 100 km’s from their new place of work. Where relocation expenses will apply to a post, this will be clearly indicated in the candidate information package when the post is advertised.

The payment of relocation expenses under this policy is at the discretion of the relevant College Principal / Vice President / University Officer. Agreed claims for relocation expenses are managed directly by the relevant School/Unit recruiting and should not be submitted to UCD HR. 

Read the full Relocation Policy now.

This section contains a summary of a UCD policy, however, in all cases the Policy remains the definitive source of information on the topic.

Making a claim

Agreed claims for relocation expenses are managed directly by the relevant School/Unit recruiting and should not be submitted to UCD HR.

To submit a claim:

  • Submit two quotes to the School/Unit for approval.
  • Following relocation, submit receipts/itemised statements to the School/Unit who will process your claim through the UCD Bursar’s Office.

Payment of relocation expenses shall be on the condition that should a new employee tender their resignation from the University (except by reason of retirement, redundancy, termination of the contract by the University other than by disciplinary action, death or medical unfitness) within 3 years of taking up duty, they will be required to refund the costs. More detail on this can be found in the Relocation Policy.