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CIEL Graduate Exchange Programme

UCD Sutherland School of Law and the CIEL Graduate Exchange Programme

The Comparative International and European Law (CIEL) programme sends and receives students registered to Masters programmes in their home university at one of the following partners: 

-       Maastricht University

-       Universität Mannheim

-       Universitat Pompeu Fabra

-       Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

-       University College Dublin

-       University of Antwerp

-       University of Zagreb

Why UCD?

University College Dublin is Irelands largest and most richly diversified University. Today UCD is a vibrant, modern university with around 24,000 students situated on a spacious and leafy campus some 5 km to the south of Dublin city centre. 

To study at UCD Sutherland School of Law as a CIEL exchange student you must be from one of the above partner universities and you must be selected and nominated by your home university.

For information on Law modules available to students the main course search page is at www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm 

UCD uses the European Credit Transfer System. A full semester workload is 30 ECTs. At graduate level courses in Law are worth 10 ECTs. CIEL students must enrol in 30 Law Graduate ECTs.

*** Students should note that if they undertake two semesters of graduate modules as part of an exchange programme they are not eligible to transfer or apply onto any of the LLM programme at UCD Sutherland School of Law for award ***

Students from European partners that are not EU citizens and hold citizenship from a country that requires a VISA to enter Ireland should view information by clicking here

Students wishing to apply must first complete the application process with their home university. Once you have been nominated your details will be sent to the School of Law and you will be invited to apply. Students’ applications will not be processed unless their home institution has sent nomination details to UCD School of Law/UCD International Office.

All students must apply on-line, full information on the application process will be sent to students directly after they have been nominated.

Application deadlines

Full Year (September to May): online application deadline 15th May

Semester One (September to December): online application deadline 15th May

Semester Two (January to May): online application deadline 15th October

The following two supporting documents will need to be uploaded onto the online application:

  1. A copy of your most recent academic results in Law
  2. A copy of your IELTS

Accommodation / Residences / Housing

Information on accommodation application dates will be sent to students directly once Residences confirm the details – students who wish to avail of campus accommodation will then need to apply directly through UCD Residences office. Please note accommodation is not guaranteed.

As campus accommodation places are limited for exchange students we strongly recommend you research off-campus housing. The Residences office can also assist students with this and further information can be found by clicking here 

For all Law related queries please contact:

Claire Collins

Senior Administrator

Law Erasmus and International Programmes

(opens in a new window)claire.collins@ucd.ie

+353 1 716 4154

UCD Sutherland School of Law, Belfield Campus

Dublin 4, Ireland

UCD Sutherland School of Law

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.