Student Life

UCD’s leafy Belfield campus offers everything you’ll need for a comfortable student life. Discover restaurants, cafés, student clubs and world-class academic facilities. You’ll soon become part of the lively and friendly campus community.

UCD Global Lounge

The UCD Global Lounge is a dynamic hub for internationalism on the UCD campus. It's a dedicated space for globally focused student groups and organisations. They host seminars, talks, film evenings, exhibitions and other events for students. Plasma screen televisions broadcast 350 international TV stations, including Sky Sports and ESPN.

Clubs and societies

You'll find over 80 active student societies and 55 sports clubs on campus. There's something for everyone, from canoeing to comedy to chemical engineering.

The International Student Society arranges activities and excursions all around Ireland. Make sure you sign up for the chance to meet fellow students who are also studying abroad. You'll also get to know Ireland’s beautiful countryside and warm-hearted people.

Facilities include:

  • Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • 3D cinema
  • 600-seat auditorium
  • TV studio
  • The National Hockey Stadium
  • 17 natural grass sports pitches
  • Climbing wall
  • Drama theatre

Support services

As well as excellent academic support you’ll have access to:

  • Student Advisors – support throughout your time at University College Dublin
  • The Students’ Union – welfare services, from accommodation and health to finance
  • Niteline – a listening and information service run by students for students
  • UCD Counselling Service – an accessible, confidential support service
  • Chaplaincy Centre – a faith directory of contacts and other useful information