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RWU at University College-Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Dublin, Ireland
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Homepage: Click to visit
About the University
Established in 1854, University College Dublin is Ireland’s largest and most international university. Originally known as the Catholic University of Ireland and the Royal University, the university became UCD in 1908 and a constituent college of the National University of Ireland (NUI). UCD has a student population of almost 30,000. There are more than 6,000 International students from 124 countries, which is nearly 25% of the total student body. UCD’s Belfield campus is a vibrant, modern university situated on a spacious and green campus about a 20 minute bus ride from Dublin, the Irish capital. It is one of the 30 top research universities in the European Union. The university is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in Ireland on worldwide metrics.
About the Area
The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin attained its status as one of Europe's great cities in the eighteenth century. Stretching around the wide expanse of Dublin Bay from the imposing mass of Howth Head in the north to the granite outcrops of the Wicklow massif in the south, few parts of the city are far from the sights and smells of the sea.
Dublin's cultural life is rich and varied, highlighted by many film and theater offerings including the renowned Dublin Theatre Festival, a two-week celebration of the best in Irish and international theater. With one of the youngest populations of Europe's major cities, Dublin offers an especially congenial atmosphere for students.
About Student Life
A new state-of-the-art Students’ Centre serves as a center for activity and offers a club or society that can suit just about any interest. The Centre arranges a comprehensive program of entertainment and student events throughout the academic year. Additionally, UCD maintains a modern, indoor sports complex and numerous playing fields, as well as 11 tennis courts, an 18-hole pitch and putt course, and an Olympic-standard running track.
Beyond campus, you’ll have all of Dublin to explore! Dublin’s graceful architecture and lush gardens make it an attractive capital city. Noted for its support of the arts, Dublin recently added the Writer’s museum (which commemorates Irish contributions to literature) to its long list of cultural amenities including numerous theaters, museums, art galleries and cinemas. At UCD there are over 140 clubs and societies, which creates a vibrant campus life that will be easy to tap into. UCD also boasts a multi-million euro Sports Facility that was just opened in 2012.
Quinn School of Business - rated one of the best business schools in Europe. It is accredited in Europe through EQUIS and in the US through AACSB. You’ll have access to more than 60 second and third year courses in business, along with a required course on Irish culture and history, designed specifically for study abroad students.
UCD has on-campus accommodation available for over 3,000 students in halls of residence, catered and self-catering apartments. Accommodation consists of a single bedroom with options of both private and shared bathrooms. Places are limited and we regret that we are unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students.
Fall Semester runs early September thru mid December; Spring Semester runs mid January thru end of May.
Health & Safety Abroad
Students should review the U.S. State Department’s consular information website for complete information on safety and security (https://www.state.gov/travel/).
Students studying in Ireland do not need a Student Visa but will have to register with the Immigration officials after arrival.