Why 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.

Ireland's Global University

UCD is Ireland’s largest university. It's home to over 34,000 students. The population includes 8,000 international students from 130 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 2020, placed 185 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 2020). 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 86 schools in the world to hold triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA (MBA Today, 2018).

Supporting employability

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.