IFSA University College Dublin Partnership

Dublin, Ireland


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University College Dublin

There is something for everyone at UCD - Ireland's largest and most international campus. Spring into the humanities, sharpen your global business knowledge, conduct scientific research in cutting-edge facilities, and dig into pre-professional programs. Immerse yourself in a new culture as you traverse an exciting new academic setting!

University College Dublin Benefits

  • Ireland's largest and most richly diversified university, ranked among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, ranked 1st in Ireland for 40 subjects
  • Located in Dublin with quick access to the city center
  • Multiple options for STEM students, including clinical placements for premedical and nursing and midwifery students; group-research focused Science and Business classes; and a state of the art Science Centre
  • A research-intensive institution with new research-group focused modules in science and business and teaching
  • An active Student Union that sponsors sports matches, films, concerts, parties and other social events as well as more than 100 campus clubs, a huge part of UCD's social life

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University College Dublin Partnership


Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University College of Dublin's Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Students apply to one college or program within UCD. Students must take the majority of their courses within their college or chosen program. 

Explore available courses on the University College Dublin's online course catalog.

  • Click on the “Modules” tab (the font is grey, the tab is grey when it's been clicked on). 
  • To search by subject, select the college you’re applying for (ie Arts & Humanities or Engineering) under "Category" 
  • If there a multiple subjects available under “Subject,” choose the subject area you’re interested in 
  • Then tick the boxes to show course levels (Undergraduate students usually find Levels 1, 2, and 3 a good fit) 
  • Click the search button to see courses offered
  • Check when the course is offered (semester 1 = fall, semester 2 = spring)


Credit Conversions

A full course load at University College Dublin is 30 ECTS credits for the semester (equivalent to 15 U.S. semester credit hours).

1 ECTS credit = .5 U.S. semester credit hours


Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Course Restrictions
English majors receive priority registration for English modules. These students can select up to three modules, two "core" and one "option" module. Core modules are at the 200 level (level 2) and option modules are at the 300 level (level 3). Students will be pre-registered in "core" modules only. "Option" module registration will take place on-site at UCD. Non-English majors can select up to two "core" modules only, subject to availability.
Psychology majors receive priority registration and can typically take a maximum of three to four psychology modules. Non-psychology majors can select modules subject to availability, although availability is typically limited.
History majors receive priority registration in history modules. Non-history majors can select modules subject to availability.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University College Dublin Partnership
Accounting Actuarial Science Agriculture American History American/Canadian Studies Anatomy/Physiology Animal Science Anthropology Archaeology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Astronomy Astrophysics Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Science Botany/Plant Science Business Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Classics Community Studies Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering English Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Science/Studies Equine Studies European History European Studies Film Production Finance Foreign Language, Other Forestry French Genetics Geography Geology German Greek (Modern and Classical) Historic Preservation and Conservation History Human Rights Industrial Relations Industrial and Organizational Psychology International Business Irish/Gaelic Italian Kinesiology/Exercise Science Landscape Architecture Law/Legal Studies Literature Management Management Information Systems Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Medicine, Pre-Medical Medieval History Microbiology Midwifery Museum Studies Music Music Performance Neuroscience Nursing Nutrition/Food Science Organizational Management Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Philosophy of Science Physics Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy Policy Studies/Public Policy Political Science Population Studies/Demography Psychology Public/Global Health Social Justice Social Policy Sociology Spanish Sports and Recreation Management Statistics Supply Chain Management Surveying Theater/Drama Urban Studies Veterinary Studies/Science Wildlife Management World History Zoology

Housing & Meals

Housing Type

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Maria Keane

Resident Director, Ireland

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Academic Affairs Director

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Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 2, 2019
Program End Date
December 21, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.
Supplemental Fees
UCD charges higher fees for certain courses. Students enrolled in Engineering and Architecture, Nursing & Midwifery, Pre-Vet, Pre-Med, or Science courses will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $1,150. 

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 13, 2020
Program End Date
May 17, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
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