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University College Dublin

Check whether the University College Dublin is right for you as an international student.

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Dublin, Ireland
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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.

Why study at UCD?

  • 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

Life as an international student

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.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Squash Courts 4
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 139
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 30
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 17
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

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

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture are delighted to offer all Non-EU citizens of every nationality (outside the EEA) the opportunity to apply for our College of Engineering & Architecture Scholarship, which is available at both bachelor's and master's level across all Engineering and Architecture programs.

Scholarship Range: the scholarships range from €4,000 right up to €10,000.


University College Dublin

University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4 Ireland

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

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Visa requirements for UCD

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