Study Abroad at University College Dublin

Europe Ireland Dublin

Ranked in the world’s top 1 percent of higher education institutions, University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s largest university and home to the nation’s first customized language center, known as the Applied Language Centre (ALC). ALC excels in creating personal learning opportunities for international students committed to enhancing their English language abilities. Their methods have shown repeated success and attracted students from all over the world. One in every four students at UCD is an international student, which allows you to make worldwide connections. Beyond the expansive 130-hecatre park-like campus lies the storied and lively city of Dublin, with its castles, too. A dream come true. 

Academic strength: English
Rankings: Globally Recognized
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Sound academic performance

About the University

University College Dublin

Established in 1854, University College Dublin has a long tradition of teaching and research excellence, and it ranks in the world’s top one percent of higher education institutions. The campus encompasses an expansive parkland estate, providing ample space for its facilities and students. The main campus is downtown, but public transportation makes it easy for you to explore Ireland’s capital and largest city and mingle with the locals in this vibrant, popular literary town.

Learn more at University College Dublin's official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Rebecca Yan - UCLA
“You find yourself thinking in new and challenging ways; it can be exhausting. Celebrate your everyday achievements. Find things you enjoy about the culture and celebrate your independence!”
Rebecca Yan, Past SAF Student

Behind The Scenes at UCD

UCD Student Ambassadors give us a 3-minute tour around the University College Dublin Belfield Campus. See the Student Centre, Science Centre and Science district, James Joyce library, lake, Business School, Newman Building , College of Engineering and Architecture, and sports facilities all through the eyes of local students. 

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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