Why choose the Sutherland School of Law for your International Exchange?
University College Dublin is Ireland's 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 5km to the south of Dublin city centre.
To study at UCD Sutherland School of Law as an International exchange student you must be a student at one of partner universities in the list at the bottom of this page and you must be selected and nominated by your home university.
UCD runs its terms with two semesters. Semester One runs from September to December. Semester Two runs from January to May. For full information click here
UCD examination sessions run at the end of each semester. December in Semester One and May in Semester Two. There is no repeat session for Law examinations, if students fail a class in one semester they sit it during the next semester exam session.
Exchange students should be nominated by the 1st May if they are coming for the Full Year or Semester One. Semester Two students should be nominated by the 1st October.
PARTNER UNIVERSITIES WITH STUDENT EXCHANGE AGREEMENTS
Australia: Australian National University
The University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
University of Western Australia
Canada: Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
University of British Columbia
China: China University of Political Science and Law
India: Symbiosis International University
New Zealand: The University of Auckland
Singapore: National University of Singapore
Singapore Management University (SMU)
U.S.A: University of California, Davis
University of Connecticut
University of Tulsa
University of Texas
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
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For information on the Law modules offered by the school the main course search page is at www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm
Most, but not all, Law modules are available to incoming students. There is also the possibility (dependant on pre-requisites and availability) of enrolling in one module from another school.
UCD uses the European Credit Transfer System. A full semester workload is 30 ECTs. At undergraduate level courses in Law are worth 5 ECTs and graduate level courses in Law are worth 10 ECTs.
Exchange students in UCD can take less than six modules per semester if they have the permission of their home university but for the purposes of VISA requirements, students must take 20 ECTs per semester to be considered full-time.
Some International students will require a VISA and hold citizenship from a country that requires a VISA to enter Ireland should view information by clicking here
The level of a module is an indication of the level of difficulty of the learning outcomes and the material that will be encountered, and broadly indicates the stage in your academic career when you are likely to attempt the module.
- Level 1 modules are usually taken by first year undergraduate students
- Level 2 modules are usually taken by second year undergraduate students
- Level 3 modules are usually taken by second and third year undergraduate students
- Level 4 modules are usually taken by LLM/JD/Masters students – Erasmus students that have completed 180 ECTs in Law are eligible to enrol in Level 4 modules*
Continuing to complete and LLM at UCD for award
Students that enrol in Level 4 Graduate modules may return to UCD to complete an LLM and use the credits achieved on the exchange towards programme credits. For example a student that completes 30 ECTs from Level 4 Law modules on exchange can return to complete one more Semester of 30 ECTs and a *dissertation worth 30 ECTs to be awarded an LLM award. Both academic credits and tuition fee discounts are applied for these students.
*The dissertation classes take place during Semester One of each academic year with materials available online and students can submit their topics from abroad but it is recommended you complete it in Dublin with access to resources and your supervisor. Thesis submissions are made in August.
ENGLISH AND OTHER LANGUAGE COURSES
Students can apply to the Applied Language Centre to enrol in English language or other language modules. All language classes are taken for credits. There are closing dates to enrol so students should check www.ucd.ie/alc for information
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 the 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 once they have been nominated.
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
Students must upload their most recent academic results in Law with their application. If English is not the students first language, they must also upload IELTS results or a letter from their home university attesting to their ability to follow courses through English.
Accommodation / Residences / Housing
Information on accommodation application dates will be sent to students directly once UCD Residences confirm the details – students who wish to avail of campus accommodation will then need to apply directly through UCD Residences office using SISWeb. Please note accommodation is not guaranteed.
For off-campus accommodation students can also get assistance from the Residences office, further information can be found by clicking here