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University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland, Dublin

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Last updated November, 2018

Academic Information

Course Information

University College Dublin courses

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: September - May
  • First Semester: September - December
  • Second Semester: January - May

Univeristy College Dublin semester dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum Course Load-30 ECTS per Semester
  • Maximum Course Load-40 ECTS per Semester

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


University College Dublin accommodation

Estimated Cost of Living

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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Exchange Experiences

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The University, City and Region

The University

Dublin. Founded in 1854, UCD has played a central role in Ireland's advancement as a dynamic and highly successful European state and has a long and distinguished tradition of service to scholarship and the community.

UCD is a vibrant, modern university situated on a spacious campus some 3 miles to the south of Dublin city centre. For students, both Irish and international, it is a supportive and stimulating environment in which to spend a period of intellectual and personal development.

UCD is a research-intensive university striving to advance knowledge through cutting-edge research and to communicate knowledge through excellence in teaching within a creative and collegial environment. Through innovative links in Ireland and abroad, UCD has established exciting research partnerships and collaborations. The University also maintains an active programme of exchange possibilities worldwide which enables students to study in many different countries.

University College Dublin

The City of Dublin

Overlooked by the legendary Wicklow Mountains and bordered by the Irish Sea, Dublin can claim to be one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. It is the historic and cosmopolitan capital of Ireland. Whether you're interested in walking its elegant Georgian streets, shopping in one of its many fine shopping centres, or finding that perfect pint of Guinness, Dublin has an array of attractions to offer everyone.

The City of Dublin

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Further Information

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