As a college student, you are welcome to study abroad at UCD for a semester or a full-year. The UCD Study Abroad team will support you before you leave home, when you first arrive and throughout your time at UCD. Our aim is for you to get the most out of your experience academically, culturally and socially.
You can take up to six modules (classes) per semester at UCD. You can register for less than six modules with permission from your home university. Study abroad students have access to the full range of undergraduate modules available at UCD* (* subject to capacity and timetabling). You can register for up to four modules in your subject area and up to two modules from other Programme areas. You may also take all of your modules within your chosen subject area.
You will be pre-registered to your modules before you arrive at UCD and in most cases, you will have up to two weeks after the start of term to alter your module selection.
Subject Areas and Course Options
Housing and Meals
UCD has on-campus accommodation available in halls of residence, catered and self-catering apartments. Accommodation consists of a single bedroom with options of both private and shared bathrooms. Places are limited and we regret that we are unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students.
This means that as there is a limited number of spaces people need to apply in a timely fashion.The Booking system is fully on line and students can search available rooms and complete their contract in one process.
Offers will be notified by email to students through their new UCD email account and it is their responsibility to check their email daily, including the spam folder.
If at the time of booking rooms are unavailable, students may opt to register on the electronic waiting list which will also offer on a first come first serve basis as rooms become available.
Application Procedures and Deadlines
In order to be accepted in an Adelphi study abroad program students are required to:
Fall Semester/Full academic year: May 1st
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to apply to study abroad at University College Dublin.
- Schedule a mandatory meeting with a study abroad advisor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the Adelphi study abroad application. Click APPLY NOW below.
- Once the Adelphi study abroad application is complete, you can proceed to the UCD application online here.
- Meet with your academic advisor to explore programs and course options. It is important that the school you are interested in offers the courses you need to take in order to graduate on time.
- Select the courses you would like to enroll in and fill out the AU Course Equivalency Form (1).docx. Courses must be approved before you depart for your program.
There will be three x €1000 business study abroad scholarships available for students on the Fall program and applications for the scholarship will close on April 13.
Spring Semester: October 25th
There will be two x €1000 business study abroad scholarships available for students on the Spring program and applications for the scholarship will close on October 10.
Scholarships: 100% Adelphi scholarships apply during the fall and spring terms when students pay their regular Adelphi tuition and fees (housing is paid directly to UCD). For summer sessions, students pay all expenses directly to UCD.
Students should carefully review their finances when considering a study abroad opportunity. Please set up an appointment with Adelphi University's Student Financial Services (basement of Levermore) to understand how studying abroad will impact your financial aid and scholarship package.
All students studying abroad with UCD are required to purchase insurance with CISI Insurance, a worldwide coverage plan. For more information about CISI insurance please contact the CIE office.
US citizens studying in Ireland do not need a visa to enter Ireland. Please review requirements for non-US passport holders - click here
All non-EU/EEA students must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) after they have registered with UCD and before the expiry date stamped on their passport by immigration officials at the airport. For details to register with GNIB - click here