Enjoy diverse study and cultural opportunities at Ireland’s largest university

University College Dublin (UCD) combines the excitement of living in Dublin with the convenience and space of studying at a vibrant suburban campus only 3 miles from the city center. With over 26,000 students, UCD is the largest university in Ireland, with the most international student body.

Some of the subjects you can choose from at UCD, across multiple disciplines, include architecture, history, English literature, languages, politics, economics, geography, music, philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics and engineering. UCD divides into seven colleges: Arts, Celtic Studies and Human Sciences; Quinn School of Business; Engineering and Architecture; Agriculture, Food Science and Nutrition; Science.

Arcadia's program gave me the tools and advice I needed to take advantage of the time I was given in Ireland. ”

Shane Harris

Arcadia University Student, University College Dublin

  • Quinn School of Business - rated one of the best business schools in Europe. It is accredited in Europe through EQUIS and in the US through AACSB. You’ll have access to more than 60 second and third year courses in business, along with a required course on Irish culture and history, designed specifically for study abroad students.

  • Virtual Internship Option: Replace one elective course with a virtual internship through Arcadia to add international professional experience to your resume. See the Internship Placement Guide for information about placement details.

  • Over 140 clubs and societies - the vibrant campus life will be easy to tap into, especially with UCD’s multi-million euro Sports Facility.

  • Science Research opportunities during the semester specifically for study abroad students through attachment to an active research group in the College of Science.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia in Dublin Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2023 8/30/2023 12/22/2023 12.5-15 $24,995 4/20/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 8/30/2023 5/19/2024 25-30 $44,750 4/20/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 1/13/2024 5/19/2024 12.5-15 $24,330 10/15/2023 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Ireland are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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