*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
About the Program
University College Dublin (UCD)
was established in 1854, and is currently the largest, most international university in Ireland with an enrollment of approximately 17,000 undergraduate students. Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, UCD is a research-intensive institution with a reputation for a creative and collegial environment and for teaching excellence. UCD boasts an active student union
, with over 100 clubs and societies, and regularly sponsors sports matches, films, concerts, and other social events.
University College Dublin is located in the Belfield neighborhood of Dublin, about 4 km from the city center. The capital and principal city of the Republic of Ireland since the medieval period, Dublin has always maintained a pretty cosmopolitan outlook and in the last two decades has conspicuously embraced diversity and multiculturalism. Particularly renowned for its active social activities, theatrical life and literary history, Dublin is home to numerous pubs, restaurants, theaters, museums, and cinemas.
- Full year: early September to late May
- Fall: early September to mid-December
- Spring: mid-January to late May
Fields of Study
Fields of study include: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science,Environmental Studies,Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics
Students generally take courses or modules from the second and third years (or stages). Students are able to take modules from across multiple disciplines within the sciences. Students may also choose two electives from outside the College of Science.
UCD's Course Catalog
Students are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit they wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 25 ECTS credits per semester
The minimum passing grade for this program is: C
Students are required to live in program housing.
Students have three housing options:
Housing Information at UCD
- Catered Residence hall: traditional dormitory with a dining hall attached or nearby. This accommodation includes a meal plan in the housing fee.
- Self- Catered Hall: student residence hall where students have access to a shared kitchen. Meal plan is not included.
- Off Campus accommodation: Students would work with the Center for Study abroad to find shared off campus accommodation.
The Office of Global Education is committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. OGE hopes that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, OGE is confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with the OGE advisor specializing in your geographic area of interest to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website