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University College Dublin


University College Dublin is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities and is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide. In the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, UCD has six subjects ranked in the top 50: Veterinary Science (26), Library & Information Management (38), Nursing (44), English Language and Literature (49), Sports-related subjects (50), and Engineering – Mineral & Mining (50). The University also has 14 subjects in the top 100 and 35 in the top 200.

In 2020, for the third year in a row, UCD was ranked number one in Ireland for graduate employability and 75th in the world, in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students drawn from 136 countries, including almost 4,000 students based at locations outside of Ireland. The University's main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of more than 130 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business, UCD Moore Centre for Business and UCD Student Centre. The campus offers students access to a thriving, English-speaking European capital city, which is among the safest in the world and is renowned for its welcome as much as it is for its vibrancy.

As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland, Europe and the wider world. Built on the traditions of the past, we are a university of the future, connected and connecting, engaged and engaging, committed to a sustainable future built on a healthy biosphere. The University's Strategy 2020-2024 Rising to the Future outlines the objectives and major strategic initiatives set in place in order to accomplish UCD's mission and vision for this era.


Making an application to university is an important decision; whether you are a recent school leaver or graduate, are returning to education later in life, want to pursue a personal ambition or take the next step in your career.

University College Dublin endeavours to support you in completing your application to study at our institution as efficiently as possible. Once you have decided which course is right for you, please follow our guidelines below and you'll soon be on your way to applying to Ireland's oldest and leading university.

  • UCD welcomes students from all over the world.  There are two different pathways for applications and fees in Ireland - applicants from Ireland/EU/ EEA and non-EU applicants.

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

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Student Life

UCD’s leafy Belfield campus offers everything you’ll need for a comfortable student life. Discover restaurants, cafés, student clubs and world-class academic facilities. You’ll soon become part of the lively and friendly campus community.

UCD Global Lounge

The UCD Global Lounge is a dynamic hub for internationalism on the UCD campus. It's a dedicated space for globally focused student groups and organisations. They host seminars, talks, film evenings, exhibitions and other events for students. Plasma screen televisions broadcast 350 international TV stations, including Sky Sports and ESPN.

Clubs and societies

You'll find over 80 active student societies and 55 sports clubs on campus. There's something for everyone, from canoeing to comedy to chemical engineering.

The International Student Society arranges activities and excursions all around Ireland. Make sure you sign up for the chance to meet fellow students who are also studying abroad. You'll also get to know Ireland’s beautiful countryside and warm-hearted people.

Facilities include:

  • Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • 3D cinema
  • 600-seat auditorium
  • TV studio
  • The National Hockey Stadium
  • 17 natural grass sports pitches
  • Climbing wall
  • Drama theatre

Support services

As well as excellent academic support you’ll have access to:

  • Student Advisors – support throughout your time at University College Dublin
  • The Students’ Union – welfare services, from accommodation and health to finance
  • Niteline – a listening and information service run by students for students
  • UCD Counselling Service – an accessible, confidential support service
  • Chaplaincy Centre – a faith directory of contacts and other useful information
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We as the School of #SocialPolicy #SocialWork & #SocialJustice would like to thank our outgoing Head of School, Prof. Jim Campbell for his great leadership, and would like to welcome our incoming Head, Assoc. Prof. @kmanderson7. Very best wishes for the future! ucddublin photo
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🏛🇺🇸 @WhiteHouseHstry has recently published a collection of essays entitled 'James Hoban: Designer and Builder of the White House' featuring essays by distinguished architects and graduates of @UCDArch's Masters of Urban and Building Conservation programme ucddublin photo
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📚✍️ Debut novel by UCD creative writing graduate snapped up @VikingBooks


💀 Congrats @dishabossy! Described as a domestic noir exploring the dark side of suburbia, 'Dirty Laundry' tells the story of three women whose secrets and lies lead to murder
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