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University College Dublin

University College Dublin

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Uni facts

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • University type: Private
  • Rank: 266
  • Program types -
  • Programs total -
  • Acceptance rates -
  • Nationalities 139
  • International Students 7923

Study abroad at University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is home to the largest engineering and architecture school in Ireland. The university’s College of Engineering and Architecture is home to over 320 staff and almost 2,200 students. There are six schools within the college, covering the disciplines of chemical, civil, electrical, electronic, biosystems, food, mechanical and materials engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, planning and environmental policy. There is a wide range of undergraduate and taught master’s programs available from the school, with on-going 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.

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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

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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

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  • 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 Centre Physiotherapist
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Language Centre
    • 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 & Organisations 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.

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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.

Location

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.

  • 38 mins

    From Dublin Airport

  • 4 km

    From city center

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Visa requirements for UCD

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.

Ireland student visa requirements