Overview 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.Basic Information
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UCD is located on a 320-acre campus outside of the Dublin city center. It is Ireland's largest
university, comprised of about 80 buildings.
UCD offers limited on-campus housing to study abroad students. It also offers resources to help
students find off-campus accommodations. See housing section below for more information.
At UCD, classes are offered as modules.
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 the term to alter your module selection.
Adelphi requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 to study abroad. University College Dublin has a 3.0 GPA requirement to be admitted into their program. If you do not meet these requirements and hope to study abroad, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing & 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.
The UCD Study Abroad team will support you before you leave home, when you first arrive and throughout your time at UCD. Their aim is for you to get the most out of your experience academically, culturally and socially.
Students are required to submit an online application through the CIE website and must also complete a separate application to the study abroad university to which they are applying.
The application process can seem overwhelming, but here are some guidelines to follow:
Attend a group advising session at the Center for International Education to obtain an overview of the study abroad process. Email email@example.com for more information.
Complete the Adelphi study abroad application. Click the APPLY NOW button on this page. If you are not sure of which program you want to apply for, complete the general application here.
Schedule a mandatory meeting with a study abroad advisor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet with your academic advisor to explore programs and course options. It is important that the school you are interested offers the courses you need to take in order to graduate on time.
Select the courses you are interested in enrolling in and fill out the AU Course Equivalency Form. Courses must be approved before you depart for your program.
Apply directly to UCD. Find the online application here.
Note: When applying, be sure to select a course that begins with "Study Abroad" and with a description of "Occassional."
You should apply for the UCD Study Abroad Program in the academic area where you are taking most of your modules.
Find more information about the application process here.
Adelphi Application Deadlines:
Fall - March 15
Spring - October 15
UCD Application Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year - May 1
Spring - October 25
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.
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.Travel Documentation
Students are responsible for their own travel documents, including obtaining a passport and researching entry regulations.
All students need a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months after your return.
If you are a citizen of another country, please work with appropriate consulate general for study abroad destination in order to identify and obtain appropriate entry documents. Email the Center for International Education (email@example.com) if you need assistance.
For students maintaining F-1 international student status, interested in participating in a study abroad program, the following must be completed:
Contact the Office of International Student Services in order to review your I-20, passport and F-1 visa for review and guidance for participation.
Request a travel endorsement signature valid for re-entry into the United States.
Maintain valid F-1 status
Students studying abroad at UCD for the fall or spring semester receive 100% of their Adelphi academic scholarships.
Students pay tuition and fees directly to Adelphi University. All other costs, including housing, are paid directly to the appropriate entity.
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.
Read the full Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarships policy here.
Adelphi Univeristy offers several study abroad tuition scholarships. Find more information here.
Students who receive a Pell Grant are eligible to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, which offers up to $5,000 in scholarship funds for study abroad.
Adelphi University requires all students studying abroad to have international health insurance coverage. Adelphi University has a contract with Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), which provides worldwide health insurance coverage. Contact the Center for International Education for more information.
Health and Safety
Students are responsible for their own physical and mental health while studying abroad and are encouraged to meet with a healthcare provider prior to travel.
Find updated travel advisories and alerts posted by the U.S. Department of State here.
For updated health information pertaining to your study abroad destination, visit the CDC.
All study abroad students are advised to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service provided by the U.S. Department of State that allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.