The university provides a broad range of Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees in subjects grouped into five colleges:
- UCD College of Arts & Celtic Studies
- UCD College of Business & Law
- UCD College of Engineering, Mathematical & Physical Sciences
- UCD College of Human Sciences
- UCD College of Life Sciences
UCD traces its origins to the Catholic University of Ireland founded in 1854 by Cardinal John Henry Newman, author of the celebrated 'The Idea of a University' and its first rector. Since then, the University has played a central role in Ireland's advancement as a dynamic and successful European state and has established a long and distinguished tradition of service to scholarship and the community. Today, University College Dublin is a vibrant, modern university situated on a spacious and leafy campus some 3 miles to the south of Dublin city centre. For students, both Irish and international, it is a supportive and stimulating environment in which to spend a period of intellectual and personal development. University College Dublin offers a lively campus community in which to live and study.
The University has modern buildings and first-class academic and sporting facilities. It has a busy extracurricular life and students are encouraged to become actively involved in the wide range of social, cultural and sporting activities available. University College Dublin also has comprehensive student support services, including a student health centre, student advisors, counselling, and careers advisory facilities. Student accommodation is available for 2000 students and assistance is provided by UCD's International Office to international students who seek off-campus accommodation.
UCD has extensive facilities to support teaching and learning including well-resourced libraries and computing facilities. As the university rapidly moves forward in the e-learning arena, an increasing number of resources to support learning and research are electronically available, both on- and off-campus. Student health, welfare and counselling services are second-to none and there are also superb opportunities for sports and recreation.
A Research Intensive University
UCD today is a research-intensive university striving to advance knowledge through cutting-edge research and to communicate knowledge through excellence in teaching within a creative and collegial environment. Through innovative links in Ireland and abroad, UCD has established exciting research partnerships and collaborations. The University also maintains an active programme of exchange possibilities worldwide which enables students to study in many different countries.
Clubs and Societies
There are over 100 clubs and societies in UCD ranging from sports to academic interests. You can join any of them during Freshers' week (second week of the first term). The selection of clubs and societies is huge, and no matter what your interests, there should be at least one that caters for you.
UCD International Students' Society
The UCD International Students' Society organises social and cultural events throughout the year. It is open to both international and Irish students, with the aim of encouraging integration and creating an atmosphere from which all students will benefit. For more details please contact the International Office. www.ucd.ie/international
Study Abroad Programmes
The UCD Centre for Study Abroad provides a resource to all non-EU students studying at UCD promoting intellectual challenge, cultural immersion and individual growth. The Centre's team comprises of coordinators from UCD Colleges & Schools, each providing a structured and responsive service to students studying within their discipline. The core ideals of the Study Abroad Programmes at UCD are founded on the key objectives of acdemic excellence and cultural integration. UCD offers a number of Study Abroad Programmes.
Typically, Study Abroad students take six modules during a semester. Modules are chosen from an extensive range available from UCD's undergraduate degree programmes. Study Abroad Students attend regular classes alongside Irish and other international students. Project and study groups are designed to ensure that students are fully integrated into the UCD learning environment. Classes are typically 3 hours per week per module. Grading is based on continuous assessment and final examination.
UCD offers the following Study Abroad Programmes:
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