University College Dublin
Why choose University College Dublin?
Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s global university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 34,000 students, 29% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide, and located in one of the safest and most welcoming cities in the world, UCD’s main campus offers state-of-the-art learning and living facilities, only 3 miles south of Dublin's bustling city centre and Ireland’s major business hubs. UCD is a beautiful self-contained campus with extensive on-campus housing options, academic and recreational facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is University College Dublin known for?
UCD is known for many things, but has a special reputation for the quality of its degrees in teaching and learning. This makes UCD graduates among the most employable in Ireland.
Where does University College Dublin rank?
University College Dublin ranked #177 in the QS Global World Rankings 2021.
Where in Dublin is University College Dublin?
UCD is located in the southwest of Dublin, about a 20-25 minute car or bus ride. There are several public bus routes that run from the city center to campus, making it easy to access even if you live further from campus.
Is Dublin a good place to study abroad?
Dublin is a great city for studying abroad! It's a major city that's more affordable than many other study abroad destinations, with easy flights to the U.K. and the rest of Europe. You can also explore the rest of Ireland easily by car or bus.
Scholarships for International Students
UCD is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to international students. All UCD scholarships are advertised online. Please explore the link below to see what options are available to you.
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Response from University College Dublin
We are sorry to hear that you didn’t have a great experience in Ireland and UCD, but many international students do. UCD is 6kms from the city centre with great transport links. Wishing you all the best in the future.