• Ireland
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Direct Enrollment
University College Dublin
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Price Details
Tuition fees are based on the course of studies chosen. In addition to this, there are also considerable funding and scholarship opportunities.
- UCD Global Excellence Graduate Scholarship award offers up to 100% tuition scholarships for eligible programmes
- UCD International Scholarships are awarded at time of acceptance to eligible programmes based on merit
- Specific College scholarships are also available based on eligibility

UCD is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to certify loans under the ‘William D. Ford Direct Loan’ Program. Under this Program, eligible students can obtain federally supported Subsidized & Unsubsidized Direct loans and Direct PLUS loans.
Feb 01, 2024
Nov 04, 2020
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About Program

University College Dublin has a thriving graduate student community of over 9,000 students that works and learns on two world-class campuses. Through our six Colleges, UCD offers Ireland’s most diverse range of graduate opportunities. Programmes are led by academic experts and offer students unparalleled choice at all levels. UCD offers a unique campus environment with world class degree programmes and research sitting side-by-side with a wonderful array of clubs, societies, sporting facilities, student residences and woodland walkways. University life should be a journey of academic and personal discovery and the UCD campus facilitates both.

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Program Highlights

  • No. 1 for Graduate Studies in Ireland
  • No. 1 in Ireland for Graduate Employability three years in a row
  • No. 1 Irish University of choice for international students
  • Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide

About University College Dublin

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University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland's largest and most diverse university. It is also Ireland's most international university, with 20% of the student body consisting of students from 120 countries around the world. UCD is located 3 miles south of Dublin city centre in a beautiful self-contained campus with extensive on-campus housing options, academic and recreational facilities.

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 4.5
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  • Fun 4.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

UCD Smurfit MSc in Finance

The MSc in Finance offered at UCD Smurfit School of Business was a life-changing experience for me. The Program allowed me to acquire a knowledge base in the area of finance and investments that I use every day in the investment industry. Complementing this enriching academic experience is a diverse student body, with students enrolling from all over the world. This diversity allowed me to learn about different perspectives than my own and build a global network. Additionally, the Professors at Smurfit are leaders in their respective field, and were consistently approachable and supportive of my studies. The UCD Smurfit Campus offers an oasis from the busy city-scape that allowed me to focus on my studies while building a strong community with my classmates. That being said, the Campus is a quick metro ride into the notorious city center of Dublin, where I escaped the workload from time to time to enjoy the best of Irish culture.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take this opportunity to learn about yourself, absorb the skills offered by the course work, and build life-long connections with a global network.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Culture and Arts Management

I spent 9 months in one of the most beautiful countries. The people are the nicest of anywhere I’ve ever been. I got a MA in cultural policy and arts management and was able to learn alongside those from several different countries. We took two class trips during this program and throughout the course of the program, my classmates became my family. UCD was a wonderful place to study and live. There were many food options and tons of places to study, a beautiful state of the art gym and amazing societies to join.

I joined the dance society and my time at UCD with some of the most enthusiastic dancers I’ve ever gotten to work with. I choreographed our jazz routine that year and was a soloist in the contemporary and mixed pieces. Jazz won 2nd and contemporary won 1st at the all Ireland Inters competition in Galway. It was an amazing experience.

Overall, living in Dublin was amazing. The people, the food, the experiences all exceeded my expectations. There is so much to do and see and I cannot wait to get back this summer to visit my friends.

While I was enrolled in this program, I was able to travel to several other countries. I spent time in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Spain, and Sweden. Through these experiences I was able to learn and grow so much. These trips were as much a part of my education as my time at UCD. My love for travel and culture only increased while I was abroad and I cannot wait to experience more. It’s my goals to see and experience as many cultures as possible during my lifetime.

This program and it’s studies, as well as the travel I was able to do started a fire in me. I want to grow and understand. I truly believe the key to being a good human being is understanding the human race. The best way I’ve found to do that is to travel and immerse yourself into the culture of whatever amazing country you’re in. The world is an amazing place and diversity should be celebrated. I want to know and experience as much as I can to help bridge the gaps we so often find in our cultural differences.

Study abroad at UCD is was amazing and I am so thankful and grateful I had that opportunity. I truly believe study abroad in any capacity is important. The more you see and experience, the better off you and those around you will be.

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