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University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland
  • 233 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 139 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 161 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 139 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 154 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 176 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 168 QS World University Rankings 2018
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,121 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 25%
Institution type Private

About University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s' leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity.

UCD is now Ireland’ largest university with almost 25,000 students. It is the most popular destination for Irish school-leavers and actively promotes university life as a journey of academic and personal discovery through its highly innovative and flexible UCD Horizons undergraduate curriculum.

UCD housed almost 5,000 international students with 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.

The role of UCD within Irish higher education is underscored by the fact that UCD alone accounts for over 30% of international students, over 25% of all postgraduate students and almost 28% of all doctoral enrollments across the seven Irish universities.

Campus information

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. UCD is Ireland's largest and most popular university. There are over 5,000 international students studying in UCD.The school provided basic facilities, for example library, campus bookshop, restaurant, bank service, sport and fitness, computing service and etc.

Belfield, the main University College Dublin campus is located on a 132 hectare site, 4km south of Dublin city centre. The campus in an attractively landscaped complex of modern architectural buildings, accommodating student residences and numerous leisure and sporting facilities. The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business is located on the campus at Blackrock, County Dublin.

The campus can be reached by various public transport such as Aircoach shuttle from the Dublin International Airport, train from Connolly Station or Heuston Station, buses, taxi and car.


University College Dublin (UCD) has set aside a large proportion of on-campus rooms for international students. However, the places are limited and the University unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students. UCD has campus accommodation for over 2,500 students in halls of residence and three, four, five and six-bedroom self-catering apartments. These are spread across five locations, with 300 places located on the nearby Blackrock Campus

Besides that, University College Dublin also offers catered accommodation with meals provided in Roebuck Castle and Muckross Halls.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 3 Business, Management 5 Health and Medicine 1 MBA 1


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