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.

  • Over 140 clubs and societies - the vibrant campus life will be easy to tap into and UCD’s multi million euro Sports Facility was just opened in 2012.

  • Over 5 miles of woodland paths - created and a series of walks developed to open up the beautiful 328 acre campus to a wider community.

  • The UCD Generation Study Abroad Scholarship is open to all tuition-fee paying American study abroad students enrolled in the university’s academic year programs. The €2,000 award is part of UCD’s commitment to the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia in Dublin Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2019 1/12/2019 5/19/2019 12.5-15 $22,330 10/15/2018 More Info
Fall 2019 8/31/2019 12/21/2019 12.5-15 $21,950 4/20/2019 More Info
Academic Year 2019 8/31/2019 5/17/2020 25-30 $38,550 4/20/2019 More Info
Spring 2020 1/11/2020 5/17/2020 TBA TBA 10/15/2019  

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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