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UVA Exchange: University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UVA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2018-2019 15-MAR-2018 25-MAR-2018 04-SEP-2018 18-MAY-2019
NOTE: Dates reflect the academic calendar for the term; arrival and departure dates may differ. Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 30.
Fall Semester 2018 15-MAR-2018 25-MAR-2018 04-SEP-2018 21-DEC-2018
NOTE: Dates reflect the academic calendar for the term; arrival and departure dates may differ. Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 30.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Accounting, Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art - Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, Geology, Greek, Health and Human Services, History, Information Technology, Italian, Kinesiology, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Sociology, Spanish, Structural Engineering, Systems Engineering, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies
Program Description:






Established in 1854, University College Dublin has played a leading role in the history of the modern Irish state and it is dedicated to playing a key role in shaping Ireland's future. As Ireland forges a new identity through relationships with international partners, University College Dublin will adopt an increasingly international outlook. One key element of this is outreach to China, evidenced in the establishment of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland in 2006.

University College Dublin is at the forefront of cutting-edge international research and its five colleges represent its key areas of scholarly and research expertise: arts and celtic studies; business and law; engineering, mathematical and physical sciences; human sciences; and life sciences.  Research centers include the UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research; UCD Geary Institute (Research for the Social Sciences); UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland; UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies; UCD Confucius Institute; UCD Urban Institute of Ireland; National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training; the Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology; and the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases.

For more than 150 years, University College Dublin has produced graduates of remarkable distinction including famous surgeons, architects, entrepreneurs and five of the country's Taoisigh (Prime Ministers). Perhaps the best know of all its graduates is the writer James Joyce, who completed his Bachelor of Arts at the university in 1902. Today, University College Dublin boasts a student population of more than 22,000, including some 2,000 international students from more than 50 countries around the world. As an educational gateway to Europe for international students, the university truly values social and cultural diversity.

To accommodate its phenomenal growth, during the 1960s and 1970s, University College Dublin relocated from St Stephen's Green in Dublin city centre where it was first established, to the Belfield campus 4 miles from the city centre. The university still maintains Newman House, St Stephen's Green, one of its original buildings and there is also a campus facility at Blackrock, County Dublin, where the UCD Smurfit School of Business is located.  University College Dublin has recently published a new campus development plan to chart the physical evolution of the Belfield campus for the coming decade. This plan includes a vision for world class architecture, a more than ten-fold increase in the boundary woodland and the network of pedestrian walkways, and a transformation of the academic infrastructure at the university to reflect the ambitions of a leading European university.

UCD has on-campus accommodation for over 2,500 students in both halls of residence and three, four, five and six-bedroom self-catering apartments. These are spread across five locations, with 300 places located on the nearby Blackrock Campus. Visit the Housing homepage for additional information.

While UCD has set aside a large proportion of on-campus rooms for international students, spots are limited and we regret that we are unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students. International students must check on availability first with individual co-ordinators before booking accommodation online. Instructions may also be sent out by your co-ordinator. Please contact Ruth Redahan or Deirdre Healy at for questions about housing.


International Student Homepage
International student information

Course catalog

Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - May
Academic calendar

Student budgeting information

UVA Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fee to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare and for researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.


Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses