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University College Dublin

University College Dublin

About UCD

Established in 1854, University College Dublin is the largest and most international of Ireland’s universities. UCD has a student population of over 24,000. There are more than 4,500 International students, about 20% of the total student body.

The university provides a wide range of degrees in subjects grouped into five Colleges: Arts and Celtic Studies, Business and Law, Human Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.


Why Choose UCD?

• One of the world’s top 100 universities
• Ireland’s largest and most international university
• Emphasis on Research and Innovation
• Flexible undergraduate curricula, structured graduate programmes
• Safe, modern campus offers extensive ac-commodation options with 24 hour security
• Located in Dublin city, Ireland’s capital
• Easy access to the Wicklow Mountains, ‘The Garden of Ireland’
• Large, modern language centre on campus
• 1 hour flight from London


Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Undergraduate courses at UCD offer a wide level of flexibility and choice, while equipping students with broad-based skills, and offering clear career and gradu-ate pathways.

There is an extensive range of taught Masters pro-grammes across all of the colleges – many of which are one year in duration.

The Structured PhD programme aims to enable UCD PhD students to achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. Making a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications, remains the core objective of doctoral studies. The Structured PhD includes several innovative measures designed to support students in achieving academic and professional objectives.



UCD has an excellent track record in attracting external funding for research projects.  In the last four years, the amount of funding awarded has more than doubled to €114.7 million and the level of proposals has increased two-fold.



The UCD James Joyce Library has a stock of one million volumes, including some 30,000 early printed books, and important collections of Irish manuscripts. It offers a special range of reference books, course books, aca-demic periodicals and background reading in all subjects.



UCD sports facilities are among the finest in the country and reflect the popularity and significance of sport at the university. In September 2011 UCD will open its new sports centre complete with 50m swimming pool.

Campus Accommodation

UCD has a lively campus community with on campus accommodation available for over 3,000 students in three, four, five and six-bedroom self-catering apart-ments in four locations.


Health Centre

The UCD Student Health Centre provides a confidential service to all registered students at the university. Male and female doctors are available by appointment and a nurse is available throughout the day. Students should arrange their own medical insurance before they travel to Ireland.