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University College Dublin – Ireland’s Global University

University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s Global University. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide in the overall 2020 QS World University Rankings, UCD was named 177 in the world. Located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city of Dublin, UCD is situated on 133 hectares of beautiful, green parkland – one of the largest urban campuses in Europe.

Our Students

Established in 1854, UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 8,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.

There are 34,000 students studying at UCD - more than 8,400 are international students from 140 different countries. The UCD alumni network is influential, successful, active and truly international. Many of the 288,000 UCD global alumni network, living in 169 countries, hold positions in leading organisations around the world.

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Postgraduate Study

We have a thriving graduate community that works and learns on two world-class campuses. Through our six Colleges, UCD offers Ireland’s most diverse range of graduate opportunities. Programmes are led by academic experts and offer students unparalleled choice at all levels: recognised and valued by academic institutions and employers around the world.

UCD offers Doctoral Programmes, taught and research masters, graduate diploma, certificate programmes and higher diplomas. Our taught programmes are modularised to facilitate access, continuing professional development and life-long learning.

Number 1 for Graduate Employment in Ireland

UCD was ranked number one in Ireland for graduate employability and 74th in the world, for the third consecutive year in the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. The career services UCD offers our students are top class. Through the Jumpstart programme, international students begin their preparations before they arrive on campus. They have access to interview preparation, internship opportunities, and alumni connections.

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Scholarships

Student excellence and achievement are recognised in UCD through a wide variety of scholarships and awards. These awards are highly regarded by employers and industry and celebrate the diverse talents of our students. We offer a number of Global Excellence Scholarships 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. Full terms and conditions apply.

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Student Life

At UCD our students benefit from a unique and world-class experience, through involvement in clubs, societies and sports, volunteering opportunities, and exposure to active and independent learning strategies.

UCD students are the most engaged in Ireland with over 100 clubs and societies in which they can explore new interests and friendships. These experiences and our campus environment mean that UCD offers unparalleled experiences for students looking to study abroad. Our students enjoy woodland walks, biodiversity areas, wildflower meadows, as well as oustanding sports facilities and health and fitness centre. Some of the world-leading facilities our students benefit from include the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business and UCD Student Centre.

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