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Study abroad at the University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is home to the largest engineering and architecture school in Ireland, with over 320 staff and almost 2,200 students. The College's six schools cover disciplines including chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and materials engineering.

There is a wide range of undergraduate and taught master’s programs available from the school, with ongoing development of both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary teaching and research.

Belfield, the main UCD campus, is located in 133 hectares of parkland, close to Dublin's city center. The campus contains a mix of academic facilities, research institutes, libraries and archival collections, as well as residences, sports and recreational facilities for students. The University has over 70 student activity clubs and more than 50 sports teams to get involved with.

University campus in multiple locations

Why study at the University College Dublin

  • Rankings

    Ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide

  • Award-winning facilities

    Student center is a former winner of RIAI Irish Architecture Public Choice Award building of the year


University College Dublin

Richview Newstead Block A, Belfield, Dublin, D04 K3H4, Ireland

UCD is built on a large and leafy campus close to all that Dublin's city center has to offer.

Fees and funding

UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students.


International Foundation Year Scholarship

  • Amount

    Up to €4,000. The ISC scholarships are awarded from €1,000 to €3,000, plus an additional €1,000 based on the academic excellence

  • Requirements

    Based on the academic excellence for entry to the International Foundation Year

Fee information

International Foundation Year

  • Business, Economics and Finance

    €20,000 per program

  • Engineering and Sciences

    €21,000 per program

  • Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

    €20,500 per program

Visa requirements for the University College Dublin

Many international students will require a visa to study in Ireland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Life at the University College Dublin

UCD can offer a range of support systems to international students studying with them. Over 600 international students within the College of Engineering and Architecture are supported by a network of student advisers, the Students' Union, and the UCD Access Center

The campus accommodation can facilitate 2,700 students, with residences varying from traditional halls of residence with shared kitchen and dining facilities, to catered accommodation and self-catering apartments for up to six students. Living on campus gives students a better sense of community when starting at the University, and the dedicated ‘Res Life’ program aims to build community spirit within the residence.


  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • Fitness Centre
    • Swimming Pool
    • Spin Studio
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Dance Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Personal Trainers
    • Free Weights
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Fitness Classes
    • Machines
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Doctor
    • Physiotherapy
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Sports Facilities
    • 30 Sport facilities
    • 17 Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
    • On-Campus Shuttle
    • Campus Bus Service
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • 139 Clubs & Organizations
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • 4 Squash Courts
    • 1 Climbing Wall
    • 1 Swimming pools
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity

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