Why study at University College Dublin?
UCD is one of the top ranked universities in Ireland - and is also ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide. It is one of the best universities in the world (2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject). You will receive a world-class education at the university.
UCD has been ranked number one in Ireland for graduate employability by QS Graduate Employability Rankings for five consecutive years (2018-2022).
Established in 1854, there are now 35,000 students studying at UCD - more than 9,500 are international students from 152 different countries. Many of the 288,000 UCD global alumni network, living in 169 countries, hold positions in leading organisations around the world. The UCD Alumni Network is influential, successful, active and truly international.
UCD is situated on 330 acres of beautiful, green campus – one of the largest urban campuses in Europe. Students live and study in modern, world-class buildings with access to sports facilities, leisure activities and wider engagement opportunities.
Scholarships for International Students who Study Abroad in Ireland
UCD offers a wide variety of scholarships and awards for international students who choose to study abroad in Ireland. These awards are highly regarded by industry leaders and celebrate the diverse talents of our students.
There are also several Global Excellence Scholarships available to international students. They are competitively awarded based on academic merit and offered by country and/or by discipline. (Students must hold an offer before they can apply for a scholarship and full terms and conditions apply).