- 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.
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, business, teaching and engineering
- 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
What our students say
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The Hidden Gems of Dublin City, Ireland
Studying Abroad: A Time to Switch Things Up
How Getting Involved in Irish Politics Made Me Change My Flight
IFSA Interview Series: Studying Abroad with Physical & Mental Illness
Digital Story: A First Time Traveler Abroad
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How a Hispanic American Made it to Ireland
Why Men Should Study Abroad
GAA and Me: Looking Into Social Connections Through the Use of Sport
Counting Sheep: A Pre-Vet Student Abroad
Irish Music in My Bones – A Digital Story
Engineers Abroad: 4 Tips to Make it Happen
3 Questions to Help You Pick The Perfect Study Abroad Destination
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The IFSA Difference
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
- 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)
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.
English majors may enroll in a full course load of English modules and will receive priority registration for these modules, particularly with 300 level (level-3) modules. These students can select up to two, 300 level modules, worth 10 ECTS credits each. Non-English majors are encouraged to speak with their Program Advisor for guidance on the appropriate modules to select.
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.
Take your ideas to the next level by joining an independent group research project utilizing scientific literature and research methodologies to design experiments let by a Principal Investigator,Students will have the opportunity to shadow a research team member, master an advanced laboratory skill, and present findings in front of teaching staff and peers.
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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!