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Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Visiting Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Admissions GPA Requirement: 3.0 Internships Available: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Independent Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology (ANT), Art History (ART), Bioengineering (BEN), Biology (BIO), Chemical Engineering (CEN), Civil Engineering (CIE), College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), Communication & Rhetorical Studies (CRS), Computer Art (CAR), Drama (DRA), Earth Sciences (EAR), Electrical Engineering (ELE), Engineering & Computer Science (ECS), English & Textual Studies (ENG), Film (FIL), Food Studies (FST), Geography (GEO), History (HST), History of Music (HOM), Humanities (HUM), Information Studies (IST), Languages Literature and Linguistics (FLL), Linguistics (LIN), Literature (LIT), Mathematics (MAT), Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Mechanical Engineering (MEE), Music History & Literature (MHL), Nutrition Science & Dietetics (NSD), Philosophy (PHI), Physics (PHY), Policy Studies (PST), Political Science (PSC), Professional Physical Education (PPE), Psychology (PSY), Social Work (SWK), Sociology (SOC), Spanish (SPA)
Click here for a definition of this term Available Language of Study: None Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Courses Taught In: English
Program Description:
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University College Dublin (UCD) traces its origins to the Catholic University of Ireland founded in 1854 by Cardinal John Henry Newman, author of the celebrated 'The Idea of a University.' Today, UCD’s Belfield campus is a vibrant, modern university situated on a spacious and green campus about a 20 minute bus ride from Dublin, the Irish capital. It is one of the 30 top research universities in the European Union. University College Dublin is Ireland's largest university, with over 1,300 faculty and 30,000 students and 5,000 international students. The university is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in Ireland on worldwide metrics.

Program Details
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 at time of application
  • SU required course load: 12-19 credits for undergraduate students
  • No language prerequisite
Program Calendar
Fall Semester: early September to late December
Spring Semester: late January to late May

Syracuse students choose from the same range of courses as full degree students and are taught and examined in the same manner. With pre-approval from SU, you may take any courses from Agriculture, Arts (Humanities), Commerce (Management), Engineering, Human Sciences, and Science. A normal course load is 30 European credits. Courses are typically five European credits each which can range from 2-4 SU credits each depending on the contact hours. It is not unusual to have one only exam at the end of the semester that determines your grade in the course. Actual grades from UCD will be factored into your overall GPA at SU.

For a list of courses pre-approved for SU credit, please click on the "Courses Offered" link at the top of this page. There is no guarantee courses on the list will be offered during your semester abroad, so please refer to the World Partner website for the most up-to-date course offerings. If you want to take a course that is not already approved, SU Abroad will assist in obtaining approval from the appropriate SU academic department.

You have the option of living on-campus in one of seven residence halls. UCD offers both catering and non-catering residence.

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to study in Ireland. UCD will provide instructions on applying for a residential permit upon arrival in Dublin. International students may require a visa prior to entry.

Program Cost
You will pay Syracuse University tuition and can apply all Syracuse University financial aid except work study. Besides tuition, you will also be charged program fee which covers pre-departure meetings, International Travel insurance and services not covered by tuition and for which a separate fee is not charged.
For further explanation of estimated costs, please see the financial planning budget here:
University College Dublin Budget 2019-2020.pdf

Deb Goddard, Counselor,

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Applying to this program requires completion of both the Syracuse Abroad and UCD application.

Syracuse University
  • Complete Syracuse Abroad application
  • All of the application material must be submitted by the Syracuse Abroad application deadline. 
University College Dublin
  • Complete UCD’s application. Please be sure to complete the correct application (study abroad) and choose the correct UCD college.
  • Follow instructions from UCD for supplemental documents
University College Dublin

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.