University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

Visiting Students

Information to help you decide if you are a study abroad or exchange student

Study Abroad Student

  • You will pay tuition fees to UCD 
  • You can study at UCD for one or two semesters
  • You may apply to UCD directly, through your home university study abroad office or through an agent

Exchange Student

  • Your home institution must be a UCD partner through a formal reciprocal exchange agreement
  • You must be nominated for the programme by your home institution's exchange coordinator
  • UCD must accept your application and, if selected, you remain enrolled with your home institution
  • You continue to pay your home institution fees, and are exempt from UCD tuition fees
  • The courses you take in UCD may be credited towards your degree by your home institution


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