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Erasmus and Non EU Exchange

Every year students from UCD College of Science avail of the opportunity to study for a trimester or academic year in one of our partner institutions.

In the UCD College of Science, Stage 3 students have the opportunity to study abroad at another Academic Institution where UCD has an Erasmus or exchange agreement and has been deemed a good academic fit. This provides students with an invaluable opportunity to experience science in a variety of cultural contexts. For more information on which institutions have been decided as good academic fits for the Science Schools, please visit the Where Can I go on Exchange page on the UCD Global website.

Students should have a GPA of 3.0 or above, and successfully have completed 60 credits in Stages 1 and 2 prior to going on exchange.

Information on Exchanges can be found below, but all applications are dealt with by UCD Global.

Erasmus exchanges are exchanges within the EU and are co-ordinated by UCD Global.  See Where Can I Go? for a list of partner universities that you can apply to and When Can I Go? to find out when you should apply.

Students registered with UCD ALL, for disability support, who are considering going on Erasmus should look at the  Inclusive Mobility website. Inclusive Mobility is the European platform about inclusion and support services offered by higher education institutions, national agencies and ministries for education to international students.

UCD Science students can go on Non-EU Exchange to one of our partner universities worldwide.  

Please see Where Can I Go? to see a list of universities that you can apply to and When Can I Go? to find out when you should apply.

Application Process

  • Complete the online application form, which is available under the Application menu on SISweb.
  • Applications are assessed primarily on academic merit. College of Science Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed 60 credits in Stages 1 and 2 prior to going on exchange.
  • Students need to research modules available in partner institutions and compare them with the stage 3 modules available in UCD. Once equivalent Core/ Option modules in the partner institution have been identified, you need to complete the Module Approval Form (part of the online application) and approach the relevant academic for academic advice and approval. If you have yet to be assigned to your Subject Major, please apply using your first/ strongest preference. If you decide to change to another major, which you are entitled to do, please let us know so that we can make sure your application is reassigned to the correct Head of Subject. You will also need to complete the Module Approval Form (part of the online application) for this new subject major. 

  • If a student spends a single trimester (either the Autumn Trimester or the Spring Trimester) on exchange, then only the credits earned in UCD will contribute towards a Stage 3 GPA. The block of credit earned while on exchange will be GPA neutral.
  • If a student successfully completes all of Stage 3 while on exchange, their degree GPA will be calculated on Stage 4 only.
  • If a student has been on exchange for a full academic year and opts to exit with the 180 credit BSc (General Science), their degree GPA will be calculated on the basis of Stages 1 and 2).
  • More information on Degree GPA calculation can be found here.

For further information on Erasmus/Non-EU Exchange Programmes, visit the UCD Global website or contact: outgoing.exchanges@ucd.ie 

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