Why study at UCD?
UCD is ranked among the best universities in the world. It's the most popular choice for international students studying in Ireland. Founded in 1854, UCD is one of the country’s oldest universities. It's also its largest, offering a diverse range of degree programmes.
5 reasons to choose University College Dublin
Ireland's global University
UCD is Ireland’s largest university. It's home to over 33,000 students. The population includes over 8,000 international students from 136 countries. It was also the first university in Europe to open a Global Lounge. This hub for international students is a great place to meet other students from all over the world.
Beautiful leafy campus
The Belfield campus is on 133 hectares of landscaped parkland. It's the largest urban campus in Europe. This beautiful leafy setting has everything you need in one place. It has cutting-edge sports and academic facilities. You will also find clubs, societies and a range of accommodation options. Safe and modern, the campus also has 24-hour security.
Top ranking education
UCD is ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings 2021, placed 173 in the world overall. For the third year in a row, UCD is ranked the number one in Ireland for graduate employability and 78th in the world (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022). It’s the first choice for international students in Ireland. Degrees at UCD are accredited by the world’s leading professional organisations. Disciplines include medicine, architecture, engineering and more.
Triple crown of accreditation
The UCD College of Business is Ireland’s top business school. It's one of only 102 schools in the world to hold triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA (MBA Today, 2020).
UCD is the ideal place for you to launch your career. Many degrees offer internship or work placement opportunities. Visit the dedicated Careers Network. It has industry links all around the world. They include more than 1,200 multinationals based in Dublin. UCD runs exchange programmes with over 400 leading universities around the world. This gives you even more opportunities for international study.