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International Students at UCD Sutherland School of Law

Every year we welcome a large number of students from outside of Ireland for undergraduate, graduate and exchange study.  Ranked in the top 100 Law School’s in the World, the Sutherland School of Law is dedicated to education and research on an international level and students from all parts of the world benefit from the excellence of our academic programmes.  The School is based in a modern, bespoke building where students enjoy a friendly community atmosphere combined with excellent teaching facilities and well-equipped study spaces. For an insight into the atmosphere and community in the Sutherland School of Law view our (opens in a new window)school video which also features interviews with undergraduate and graduate students.

Students from India will be interested to know that the Sutherland School of Law was the first University Law School in Ireland to have its undergraduate law degrees accredited by the Bar Council of India. Please email (opens in a new window)justine.mccann@ucd.ie if you have any queries in this regard.

For more information on studying at undergraduate or graduate level, click on the links below:

Visit UCD Global Website

Graduate Programme Information

Undergraduate (Primary/Bachelors degree)


EU Applications

For EU and EEA applicants, application for admission to undergraduate courses should be made via the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applications are considered for admission to the first year of full degree courses only. Forms are available on request from September each year, but application may also be made on-line www.cao.ie from early November. The normal closing date is 1 February. Central Applications Office Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway, Ireland. Phone: +353-91-509800, Fax: +353-91-562344

For more information please consult the UCD Global Entry Requirments Page

Non-EU Applications

Applicants presenting qualifications gained outside Ireland are assessed for admission purposes on an individual basis by our Overseas Selection Committee. Admission is on a competitive basis. Entry criteria are currently being reviewed and more detailed information will be available in the coming months.

For more information please consult this (opens in a new window)Applying to UCD Page

The International Office is pleased to welcome you to Ireland and particularly Dublin. Take time to experience the city’s vibrant life and culture – be sure to explore this cosmopolitan European city and the multitude of activities on offer. You will find that the more you seek, the more you will discover.

Student Adviser

Student advisers provide support for all students during their university experience. Located in all colleges, student advisers work in conjunction with the chaplains and representatives of the academic and administrative staff.

Student advisers are here to help you make your time at UCD as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible. You can contact them in relation to personal, social or practical issues. From simple requests for information to more confidential and serious matters, they will give you the time and space to talk things through.

Student advisers strive to:

  • Promote social, academic and personal development of students.
  • Serve as a resource for students and staff about student support services available in the university, such as the Student Health Service, Chaplains, Students’ Union.
  • Provide an open-door policy; meeting individual students and advising them on personal, social, or practical matters and where necessary, referring students to other team members, to the central support services or to the Student Health Service.

For contact details of student advisers please visit www.ucd.ie/advisers

Disability Support Services

UCD aims to provide an accessible and inclusive environment for all students. If you have a disability and require assistance, please inform the International Office well before your arrival. The Disability Support Service (DSS) works with students who require additional support. The Disability Officer works in co-operation with all colleges to include the needs of students with a disability in the provision of all services within the university.

Supports include the following:

  • Accessible accommodation
  • Library assistance
  • Assistive technology
  • Materials in alternate format
  • Learning support
  • Irish sign language interpreters
  • Note-taking service
  • Alternative examination arrangements

To avail of the supports provided by DSS, students are invited to register with the service as early as possible in the year. All students must provide adequate documentation detailing their disability. DSS will discuss with the student all the relevant supports and make appropriate recommendations. It is important to note that supports offered are in line with available funding and Irish best practice.

Disability Support Services (DSS) 
Level 1, Library Building
Tel: +353 1 716 7565
Email: (opens in a new window)dss@ucd.ie


The university chaplains also act as student advisers. An open-door policy exists to enable students to seek assistance, especially in times of distress, illness and bereavement. There is particular attention given to students’ special needs at the beginning and the end of the academic year. A referral system is directed towards academic sources. Availability to students is seen as a priority at all times.

The main chaplains’ office is situated at G002 in the Newman Building.
You can make an appointment by calling Anne Tynan on 01 716 8372, email (opens in a new window)anne.tynan@ucd.ie or simply drop in.

Please visit www.ucd.ie/chaplain for more information.

Prayer Rooms

There is a prayer room supported by the Islamic Society in UCD, this is located in Woodview House.


Niteline is a voluntary student-run telephone listening and information service for students. The volunteers come from UCD, TCD, RCSI and NCAD and remain anonymous within the student body. Callers can talk about any problems they might have whether it is personal, sexual or study-related. Both male and female volunteers are available and all calls are confidential.

Freephone 1800 793 793

(opens in a new window)www.ucd.ie/niteline


We do not tolerate racist language or behaviour at any level. If, during your stay with us, you feel that you have been subjected to any form of racial discrimination, please contact the International Office or your student adviser immediately.

The UCD Global Office offers a number of scholarships to International students at undergraduate and graduate level.  Further details are available at: http://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/scholarshipsfinances/scholarships/

At graduate level, UCD School of Law also offers scholarships to fund full-time study, they are the James Healy Masters Scholarship, the Doreen FitzGerald Caprani Masters Scholarship in Law and also a number of School bursaries.  Doctoral Students may also qualify for scholarships for their studies.  For further details go to: http://www.ucd.ie/law/study/scholarships/

UCD Sutherland School of Law

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.