University College Dublin

Programs available:

  • Autumn or Spring semester
  • Academic year

3.3 minimum GPA required

Inspire Learning Fee includes tuition, housing, (3) excursions, Irish mobile phone rental, optional full time 8 week internship* and more.

Courses are available from:

  • Agriculture, Food & Nutrition
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Sport & Performance
  • Veterinary Medicine

2-day orientation on campus

Transcripts issued by UCD

* Supplement of $150/week for accommodation ($1200 for 8 weeks)

About UCD

Today UCD is Ireland’s largest and most diverse university with over 30,000 students, drawn from approximately 124 countries. It actively promotes university life as a journey of intellectual and personal discovery through its highly innovative and flexible UCD Horizons undergraduate curriculum and is the most popular destination for Irish school-leavers.

UCD is Ireland’s leader in graduate education with approximately 7,000 graduate students, and almost 2,000 PhD students. Over 50% of UCD undergraduates progress to graduate studies.

UCD is home to over 6,000 international students and delivers degrees to over 5,000 students on overseas campuses. In addition, the University places great emphasis on the internationalization of the Irish student experience – preparing all UCD students for future employment and life that crosses borders, boundaries and cultures.

About Dublin

Dublin (in Irish `Baile Átha Cliath’), is the capital and largest city of Dublin. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly bustling port where the cosmopolitan and charming meet in a delightful diversity that is Dublin.

Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland’s principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Act of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State and later the Republic of Ireland.

Dublin is located on the east coast of Ireland, overlooking Dublin Bay, and is easily accessible by car, train, plane and bus. Dublin City is surrounded by the greater Dublin area or Dublin County where students can find an abundance of picturesque seaside villages, rolling mountains and rural hinterland, all within half an hour of the city centre.

Can’t miss elements of Dublin city include sampling the delicious fare at The Temple Bar Food Market and Howth Market, shopping on Grafton Street and taking a stroll through the gorgeous Phoenix Park (1752 acres!).

A Practical Guide to Ireland

As all applications are reviewed by UCD, students are encouraged to apply early.

Spring start Aug-2017
Autumn start Apr-2018

Language Requirements

  • INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS)

    An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

  • TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL) ADMINISTERED BY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

    A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +.
    In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required.
    A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based based TOEFL (iBT).

Fees & Dates

*Includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner Monday-Friday

Semester Only (19 weeks)
Arts/Business/Law
On campus accommodation $15,000
Shared off-campus accommodation $14,300
Home stay* $16,300
Semester Only (19 weeks)
Remainder of courses
On campus accommodation $16,400
Shared off-campus accommodation $15,500
Home stay* $17,300
Academic year (38 weeks)
Arts/Business/Law
On campus accommodation $28,500
Shared off-campus accommodation $27,700
Home stay* $31,000
Academic year (38 weeks)
Remainder of courses
On campus accommodation $31,000
Shared off-campus accommodation $31,000
Home stay* $33,200