UNIVERSITY College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

University College Dublin is located in the Ireland's capital and largest city. Situated on the east coast of Ireland at the mouth of the River Liffey, the city is known for its rich history and being a contemporary center for education and the arts. Dublin is one of the top 30 cities in the world to live in, and has strong roots in Irish tradition. University College Dublin was established in 1854, and is in the top 1% of institutions worldwide and is one of Europe's leading research intensive universities.

Program of Study 
UCD semester study offers a variety of subjects; these and links to individual modules (classes) are located on their programs page.  Semester students register for 5 or 6 modules per semester, though at least 4 modules must come from within the same college. In summer, several programs are offered, in addition to possible internship opportunities (coursework + 6 week internship).

Living Arrangements 
Students apply for housing once they have accepted the offer to study at UCD and are issued a student number. A step by step guide will be provided with detailed instructions. The UCD campus has residence halls or three, four, five and six bedroom self catering apartments spread across five locations around campus. For more information, go to the UCD Residences section. Note that only first year UCD students live on campus, in addition to international students. Internationals - including study abroad students - may also live off campus, and the UCD international office can connect students with potential landlords.  

Housing with meals costs approximately $4000, depending on the exchange rate. Students pay the Berry College tuition for semester study. See sidebar for estimated budget.

US citizens are not required to obtain a visa, but a residency permit from the Garda National Immigration Bureau is required. UCD staff assist students with applying for this. There is also a 3.0 minimum GPA requirement.