University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin


UCD is ranked among the best universities in the world. It's the most popular choice for international students studying in Ireland. Founded in 1854, UCD is one of the country’s oldest universities. It's also its largest, offering a diverse range of degree programmes.

Ireland's Global University: UCD is Ireland’s largest university. It's home to over 30,000 students. The population includes 6,000 international students from 120 countries. It was also the first university in Europe to open a Global Lounge. This hub for international students is a great place to meet other students from all over the world.

Beautiful leafy campus

The Belfield campus is on 133 hectares of landscaped parkland. It's the largest urban campus in Europe. This beautiful leafy setting has everything you need in one place. It has cutting-edge sports and academic facilities. You will also find clubs, societies and a range of accommodation options. Safe and modern, the campus also has 24-hour security.

Your Home Away From Home. 

Studying in a new country is an exciting experience. You'll meet lots of new friends, and living with other students is a great way to settle into life in Dublin. When you study at the International Study Centre you can choose to live in student residences or arrange your own accommodation.

The UCD halls of residence offer apartments and catered accommodation. You'll find them in several locations on campus and in the nearby village of Blackrock. There's something for all tastes and budgets!

International Foundation Year

Studying at the International Study Centre will develop the English language and academic skills you need to succeed in an undergraduate degree at University College Dublin. We offer one programme—the International Foundation Year—with a choice of two subject routes. Studying on UCD's main campus you will prepare to make a confident start to your degree.

International Foundation Year in Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Progress to UCD with the International Foundation Year in Business, Economics and Social Sciences. This pathway leads to undergraduate study at the renowned Quinn School of Business.

Degrees from UCD include:

  • BSc Economics and Finance
  • BComm Bachelor of Commerce
  • BBL Business and Law

€ 16,480 International Foundation Year – Business, Economics and Social Sciences

International Foundation Year in Engineering and Sciences

Progress to undergraduate study with the International Foundation Year in Engineering and Sciences. Study engineering, computer science, general science, or biomedical and health sciences at UCD.

Degrees from UCD include:

  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences
  • BEng Energy Systems Engineering

€ 17,980 International Foundation Year – Engineering and Sciences

Entry requirements
Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
English language: IELTS 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing) or equivalent

Please note: Tuition fees listed do not include the cost of textbooks. 2017/18 tuition fees are valid from 13 February 2017 for students who apply after this date, and are in Euros. The enrolment fee will be € 200 from 13 February 2017.
€ 70,00 Airport pick-up (one-way transfer) Dublin (DUB)
€  9.50 per week StudyCare insurance (to cover duration of course)