Why study at University College Dublin?
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2019QS World University Rankings, UCD was placed 185 in the world. In 2019, for the third year in a row, UCD was ranked number one in Ireland for graduate employability and 78th in the world, in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
UCD is Ireland's Global University - the largest and most international university in Ireland with over 8,000 international students from 138 countries. International academics make up over 30% of UCD’s faculty, and over 50% of UCD research-funded staff is non-Irish.
Located in Dublin city, Ireland’s capital, UCD is Ireland’s leader in postgraduate education with over 9,000 graduate students, representing approximately 26% of the UCD student population. UCD is the most connected and networked university with Government, industry and society in Ireland. Many of UCD’s 259,000 alumni have made their mark in all areas of industry, arts, engineering, science, culture, sport and public life, in Ireland and abroad. UCD has one of the largest urban campuses in Europe which offers world-class facilities and amenities including extensive accommodation options with 24-hour security.
UCD has Global Centres in New York, Beijing, Delhi, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. Our Global Centres provide an accessible first point of contact for high schools, partner institutions, students and parents in the local time zone.
UCD is recognised as one of Europe's largest archives of oral tradition and cultural history and is home to the National Folklore Collection, which was inscribed in 2017 to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.