University College Dublin (UCD) - Ireland's Global University

Looking for a good place to study abroad? Do you want to graduate from a reputed college? Ireland's emerging as one of the best higher education sites. Read on to find out more about one of Ireland's finest universities.

About University College Dublin (UCD)

University College Dublin (UCD) is a public university and it was originally known as the Catholic University of Ireland when it was established in 1854. The name later changed to Royal University, and in 1908 it eventually changed to University College Dublin. The UCD made important contributions to the growth of modern Ireland.

University College Dublin is now situated in Belfield, some four kilometres south of Dublin, and preserves the Dublin appellation from its history of various campuses across the city. This unification of Ireland's largest university allows students to have a true campus experience, especially first-year students who can stay on campus. It is also referred to as Ireland's Global University because of the thousands of international students who attend, the exchange programmes with hundreds of universities across the world, and the Overseas Chapters programme, which holds events all year.

Why study at UCD

University College Dublin(UCD) has ranked no.1 in Ireland for graduate employability. They are the first choice undergraduate university in Ireland. They are the topmost Irish university of destination for international students and ranks no.1 in Ireland for graduate studies. The UCD is known for its outstanding professors and lecturers. Many students, educated and inspired by these academics, went on to achieve great things. From CEOs to Oscar winners, there are many prominent graduates from University College Dublin.

The institution is known for its research prowess in the humanities and sciences. The university is ranked among the best in the world in clinical and health subjects.
Comedian Dara Briain, Amnesty International founder Seán MacBride, and author James Joyce are among the notable graduates.


UCD recognizes student performance and excellence through a range of scholarships and honours. Employers and industry hold these awards in high regard, and they honour students' unique talents.

Students from India are eligible for a number of Global Excellence Scholarships, which are competitively granted based on academic excellence and are available by country and/or discipline. Before applying for a scholarship, students must have an offer. The entire set of terms and conditions is in effect. On the official university website,, you may learn more about the scholarships offered to Indian students.

Programs Offered by UCD

UCD offers different programs under undergraduate courses and graduate courses.

Undergraduate Programmes: UCD offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes in the following streams.

  • Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
  • Architecture, Planning & Urban Studies
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business and Management
  • Engineering
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Health and Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports and Performance
  • Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Master Programmes: UCD offers the following master programmes.

  • Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
  • Law
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science
  • Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering and architecture
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Health Sciences

You can visit this link to know the cost of education in Ireland and the process to apply.

Contact Details

University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Eircode: D04 V1W8
T: +353 1 716 7777
UCD Global team Email :

Student Desk Connector

Student Desk, Tierney Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
T: +353 1 716 1555

Non-EU Applicants

T: +353 1 716 8500
Email(For coming on an exchange programme in UCD):
Email(For UCD students interested in Erasmus opportunities):
Email(For UCD students interested in Non-EU Exchange programmes):

Graduate Studies

T: (+ 353 1 ) 716 4043

International Office

T: +353 1 716 8500


T: +353 1 716 1031

University Relations Office

T: +353 1 716 1584

UCD Research

T: +353 1 716 4000

Alumni & Development

T: +353 1 716 1447

IT Services

T: +353 1 716 2700

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[Note: The information is sourced from the official website]


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