This wonderful exchange opportunity is available to agriculture [including nutritional sciences], engineering, humanities, science and social science students.
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. Since then, the University has played a central role in Ireland's advancement as a dynamic and highly successful European state and has established a long and distinguished tradition of service to scholarship and the community. Today, UCD is a vibrant, modern university situated on a spacious and leafy campus some 3 miles to the south of Dublin city centre. For students, both Irish and international, it is a supportive and stimulating environment in which to spend a period of intellectual and personal development.
UCD offers a lively campus community in which to live and study. The University has modern buildings and first class academic and sporting facilities. It has a busy extracurricular life and students are encouraged to become actively involved in the wide range of social, cultural and sporting activities available.
UCD also has comprehensive student support services, including a student health centre, student advisors, counselling, and careers advisory facilities. Student accommodation is available for 2000 students and assistance is provided by UCD's International Office to international students who seek accommodation off-campus.
UCD today is a research-intensive university striving to advance knowledge through cutting-edge research and to communicate knowledge through excellence in teaching within a creative and collegial environment. Through innovative links in Ireland and abroad, UCD has established exciting research partnerships and collaborations. The University also maintains an active programme of exchange possibilities worldwide which enables students to study in many different countries.
Students on this exchange program can receive a full semester's worth of academic credit. For a list of possible courses, check the UCD course listing sites. There are 3 and 4 year degree programs; in general, Level 1 courses are similar to the UConn 1000-2000 levels; Level 2 courses/3000 level; Level 3/4000 level.* Click here for a list of Ireland-Dublin, University College Dublin Course Equivalents taken by past participants.
Students who take Irish language and literature courses can apply these courses to the Concentration in Irish Literature Certificate. Click here for more information.
*Note that the UConn department evaluator will make the final determination of level equivalency.
UCD has set aside some 600 on-campus rooms for international students. Before trying to book accommodation online through the Accommodation Office website, study abroad students should check first on availability with individual co-ordinators as follows: Email Frieda Savage of the Colleges of Arts & Human Sciences or Annette Forde of the Science Programme Office.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Getting Academic Credit on the navigation bar on the left of the Study Abroad Homepage.