Meet our Students

Hongbo from China in Dublin

"Studying and living in a completely different cultural environment could be an anxious, lonely and challenging experience for a 20-something student. UCD International Study Centre provides a perfect launchpad to get you started and to help immerse you into university life. You will be equipped with every possible skill, knowledge and friendship to begin your university studies when you graduate from the centre. I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about their studies, in need of, or simply want to have, a little bit longer runway before taking off their university life.

"I launched my own technology business and began working full time for it after graduating from UCD in 2015."

Hongbo, China
Studied International Foundation Year in Engineering and Sciences
Progressed to BSc Computer Science
Founder of SimpliFly - an airport shopping mobile app.


Anita at the ISC

"One of the reasons I came here was because they have lots of companies involved in pharmacology. It's inspiring to see how everything goes on and I was planning on having an internship in a company in my third year. That will be a good experience for me."

Anita, Nigeria
Studying International Foundation Year in Engineering and Sciences


"I wouldn't have been able to achieve what I have achieved at UCD without the experience and knowledge I gained from the International Study Centre."

Nurmeen, Saudi Arabia
Studied International Foundation Year in Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Progressed to BComm Commerce