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University Overview

Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s global university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 34,000 students, 29% of whom hail from outside of Ireland.

Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide, and located in one of the safest and
most welcoming cities in the world, UCD’s main campus offers state-of-the-art learning and living
facilities, near to the bustling city centre and Ireland’s major business hubs.

Fast Facts

  1. Founded in 1854 - over 160 years of tradition
  2. Top 1% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide
  3. Biggest university in Ireland 30,000 students, 5,000 International
  4. First choice for Irish Students
  5. One of Europe’s largest urban campuses
  6. Located outside city – 6-7km from Trinity
  7. #1 For research
  8. Most engaged student body with over 100 clubs and societies
  9. Global Centre Network
  10. Exchange agreement with other 300 universities worldwide
  11. International student from over 120 different countries
  12. 112th ranked in QS World Ranking



€ 16,800 - 25,600


€ 13,270 - 19,900

Application Fee

€ 60

Why Study at University College Dublin?

  • Ireland allows two years of stay-back under the third level graduate scheme. After the successful completion of the studies, a student is permitted to stay 24 months in the country to seek employment.
  • To be eligible for this, a student must possess an Bachelor, Master or PhD degree award granted by a recognized Irish awarding body (Universities/Colleges). A student, during his/her stay-back period can also work for 40 hours/week.
  • Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the holidays. Holiday periods have been standardised – June to September inclusive and from 15 December to 15 January. Students with stamp 2A permission are not allowed to work.
  • Ranked within top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide
  • Award-winning Student facilities
  • With over 70 student societies, 55 official sports clubs and excellent facilities
  • Student Centre facilities include a state-of-the-art 3D cinema, drama theatre, debating chamber, 600-seat auditorium, meeting rooms for student clubs and societies, TV studio, radio pod, seminar room, medical centre, pharmacy, barber, newsagent, The UCD Clubhouse (bar and function room), cafés, shops, and social spaces.
  • Ashfield – newest residence located on the main UCD campus. With 354 beds across 59 bright and spacious apartment Ashfield offers residents a state of the art student living environment with onsite laundry, games and social space, and out of hours support reception.
  • Belgrove – Located on the main UCD campus close to the Clonskeagh entrance these three storey apartments are formed into a number of blocks enclosing grassed areas. As the first student village to be built in UCD Belgrove has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme and landscaping upgrade to provide modern comfortable living close to the heart of the campus.
  • Blackrock Halls – Blackrock village is a 5 minute walk away with fantastic facilities including restaurants, pubs, shopping centres and direct access to the city by DART.
  • Glenomena – Located on the main Belfield Campus within a short walk of the central college facilities, the apartments are formed around a series of interconnected leafy courtyards and provide the ideal combination of secure privacy within a woodland setting. Each apartment includes 6 ensuite bedrooms with a shared living and kitchen space.
  • Merville – located on the main UCD campus, close to the Owenstown Park entrance and is comprised of 150 apartments providing 610 bed spaces. Each apartment has four or five single bedrooms, a shared kitchen and living area and two bathrooms.
  • Proby – Situated at Carysfort Avenue in the prime residential town of Blackrock, the Proby House Residences whilst open to all students are particularly suited to students undertaking postgraduate courses at the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business.
  • Roebuck Castle – Roebuck Castle Catered is situated on the main UCD campus, close to the Owenstown park entrance. This award winning, environmentally friendly building has 133 single ensuite rooms divided into 12 apartments. Each apartment has a shared kitchen, study room and living room. Roebuck Castle Catered also has a restaurant on the ground floor which provides lunch and dinner daily! The meals are included in the overall cost of the residence.
  • Roebuck Hall – Roebuck Hall Residence consists of 50 apartments split across three blocks and is a short walk to the centre of campus. The residence has direct access to our small residents gym.

Off Campus Accommodation

  • Accommodation Pad – For assistance with sourcing off campus accommodation please visit The UCD Accommodation Pad, run by the UCD Residences Booking & Support Office, shows listings of houses, flats, apartments, lodgings and general self-catering accommodation.
  • To help you find your dream job or internship we’ve put together a range of resources below, covering everything from developing a stand-out CV to practicing your interview techniques.

Additional Support

Student Support Services

We recognise that studying at university can be both a brilliant and stressful time for students, and we have a great support network for students at UCD. From health services to specific programme advisers, student welfare and support is at the heart of what we do.

Scholarships Available

  • Undergraduate 25% – 100%
  • Postgraduate
  • For Southeast Asia students
    • 100% Tuition waiver, 50% Tuition Waiver
    • How to apply – Application form
    • Partial scholarships between €2,000-8,000
    • How to apply – Automatic

Scholarships for International Students

  • Princess Scholarship(2 years full fee-waiver)

Contact Us

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Programmes Overview

Pre-Sessional English Language Programme
– Standard (12 Weeks)
IELTS – 5.5 (with no band less than 5.0)
Tuition fee: €3,200
– Intensive (7 Weeks)
IELTS – 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5)
Tuition fee: €2,100
– Intensive (Graduate Business) (7 Weeks)
IELTS – 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0)
Tuition fee: €2,100

International Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme
– 60 ECTS credits – The Diploma programmes is a two-semester programme beginning in September
– 30 ECTS credits – The International Pre-Master’s Certificate is a one semester programme beginning in January
– Entry requirements
– a second class honours degree in a relevant subject
– September entry- IELTS 5.5 overall no section lower than 5.0
– January entry IELTS 6.0 no section below 5.5

4-year undergraduate degrees
1-year Masters’ degrees
– PG-taught courses
– PG-research (2year)

How to apply

Search for your course using the search box at the top of this page or use the course list on the right to help you select your ideal course
Available Courses

Application Deadline

Please Note.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2023 intake:

July 2020


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2023 intake:

July 2020

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Campus Virtual Tour - UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Get a feel for life at UCD Smurfit School by taking a virtual tour of our beautiful campus in Blackrock, located 10km from Dublin's city centre. View our library, lecture theatres, study areas and much more.

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