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University College Dublin (UCD)

Study In Ireland

UCD is ranked among the best universities in the world - one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. It's the most popular choice for international students studying in Ireland. Founded in 1854, UCD is one of the country’s oldest universities. It's also its largest, offering a diverse range of degree programmes.

The University's main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of 133 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business, UCD Moore Centre for Business, and the UCD Student Centre.

As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation.

Student Life

Ireland's Global University

UCD is Ireland’s largest university. It's home to over 35,000 students. The population includes over 9,500 international students from 136 countries

Top Ranking Education

UCD is ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings 2021, placed 173 in the world overall. For the fifth year in a row, UCD is ranked the number one in Ireland for graduate employability and 78th in the world (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).

Supporting Employability

Many degrees offer internship or work placement opportunities. UCD has industry links all around the world. They include more than 1,200 multinationals based in Dublin. UCD runs exchange programmes with over 500 leading universities across 90 different countries. UCD is also the #1 university in Ireland for graduate employability for five consecutive years since 2018.


University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

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