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
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.
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 2018-2019.pdf
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Applying to this program requires completion of both the Syracuse Abroad and UCD application.
- Complete Syracuse Abroad application
- All of the application material must be submitted by the Syracuse Abroad application deadline.
- 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
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