• Ranked within top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide and ranked 185th in the world in the most recent QS World University Rankings

  • Home to over 33,000 students, of which almost 8,000 are international students from 139 countries

  • Offers widest range of undergraduate programmes in Ireland with over 70 Bachelor degree programmes and is Ireland’s leader in postgraduate education, also world-class destination for leading researchers

  • Exchange and study abroad opportunities over 400 institutions across 89 countries

  • Award winning student facilities, 70+ active student societies and 56 official sports club

  • Scholarship opportunities for international students:

  • Global Excellence Scholarship of 100% or 50% tuition fee waiver,

  • Global Scholarships - partial scholarship of an amount between €2000 to €8000

  • HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand Scholarship (100% tuition fee waiver)

  • International Foundation Year for international student who need additional study before starting an undergraduate degree programme at UCD

  • Applied Language Centre that provides pre-sessional pathways, EAS, IELTS test and a range of different languages including European, Asian, Slavic and Middle Eastern languages

  • First university in Europe to open a Global Lounge – a centre of internationalisation on campus that provides a “home away from home” experience to all UCD students

  • UCD runs the largest Peer Mentor programme of any Irish university, with over 600 peer mentors in 2018

  • A network of student advisers, chaplains, counselling service and student health service around campus who are ready and happy to help

  • UCD Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO) – registered charity which provides international volunteering and development education programmes in India, Haiti, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Uganda

  • Hands-on experience through  academic internship and summer internship supported by UCD Career Development Centre

  • Opportunity to speak with employers directly through five recruitment fairs on campus annually that attracts around 200+ employers

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