Dublin, Ireland

Direct Enrollment - University College Dublin

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment
Fall, Spring

At a Glance


Residence Hall


15 per Semester

Language of Instruction:


Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

Spring 2024 is the last term this program is offered

University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s largest university. Known for their top-ranking business school, notable school of humanities, and leadership in science and technology innovation, there is something for everyone at UCD. Join more than 27,000 students pursuing a wide range of academic studies at one of Ireland’s most research-intensive institutions.

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Take Classes Like a Local

Take Advantage of a broad range of rigorous academic options.

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Build a Community

Live on-campus and participate in the vibrant social life.

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Explore the Neighborhoods

Walk along the River Liffey and meander through the city.

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Dublin Will Be Your Classroom

Take in an Irish play at The Abbey Theatre and explore Dublin Castle.

Program Advisor

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Macey Schondel

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

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Why Dublin?

You won’t need the luck of the Irish to have an unforgettable study abroad experience in Dublin. By directly enrolling in a local university, you have the opportunity to become a part of Dublin’s large student community (more than half of the city is under 25 years old).

Learn More About Dublin

Get to Know Your New City

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Take a Day Trip

Explore and hike along the coast just a short train ride from the city.

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Catch a Live Performance

Venture to the theatre, or enjoy live music at your local pub.

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Taste the Local Food

Sink your teeth into the various fresh and delicious foods of Dublin.

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Visit the Book of Kells

See this lavishly illuminated manuscript in the Library of Trinity College.

The Student Experience

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  • Residence Hall

Residence Hall

You will live in a dedicated student residence at UCD with your own bedroom in either a four-or six-bedroom unit. Each accommodation has a shared kitchen, living room, either private or shared bathrooms, WiFi, and a common laundry facility.