University College Dublin Visit


Start date: 21 May 2016
End date: 21 May 2016
Start time: 11:00 AM
End time: 1:30 PM
Venue: AEC- Abroad Education Consultants, 1302-04, Ansal Tower 38, Nehru Place - 110019 New Delhi, India. T: +91-11-4333-4444 Dublin
Event Type: On Spot Interview
Country: Ireland

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD) is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. The university was established in 1854 and today UCD is Ireland's largest university with over 25,000 students.


Why University College Dublin?

  1. UCD is ranked in the top 1% World Universities per 2012 QS Rankings
  2. UCD is Ireland's Global University. It is the largest and most international university in Ireland with over 25,000 students of which over 5,000 are international (from 122 countries)
  3. Ireland's most popular university for Indian students
  4. UCD is Ireland's leader in postgraduate education (over a quarter of all graduate students in Ireland study in UCD) and the national leader in research funding, attracting quality investment that has helped the university to establish a reputation as a world-class destination for leading researchers.
  5. Location in Dublin city, Ireland's capital
  6. Safe, modern campus with 24 hour security offers extensive accommodation options and cutting-edge sports and campus facilities
  7. Availability of scholarships for Indian students.


The role of UCD within Irish higher education is underscored by the fact that UCD alone accounts for over 30% of international students, over 25% of all postgraduate students and almost 28% of all doctoral enrolments across the seven Irish universities.



As of 2015, it was ranked by the QS World University Rankings as the 154th best university in the world and the 66th best in Europe. 

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked UCD as 176th in the world in 2015-2016

QS Subject Ranking: Veterinary Science, 2015 40th globally, 16th in Europe, 1st in Ireland

The Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School of UCD is rated regularly as being among the 100 best schools for Business or Economics worldwide.

Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2015 - 73rd globally.

Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2014 - 35th in Europe.

The Economist (Full-time MBA ranking) 2014 - 63rd globally


UCD Research

UCD is the national leader in fourth level education and has the highest number of graduate research students of any university in Ireland with over 1,684 PhD students. UCD has won over €480m in externally funded research contracts in the last five years alone. UCD has prioritised four major research themes which build on the university's established or emerging research strengths, dovetail with national research policy objectives and contribute to the preservation and exploration of Ireland's cultural heritage and the development of solutions for current global challenges.



The Major Intake is in September , However there are few courses running for January and April Intake as well.


List of colleges and their respective schools:

Ø  College of Arts & Celtic Studies
Ø  School of Archaeology 
Ø  School of Art History & Cultural Policy 
Ø  School of Classics 
Ø  School of English, Drama & Film 
Ø  School of History & Archives
Ø  School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics 
Ø  School of Languages & Literatures 
Ø  School of Music
Ø  College of Business & Law
Ø  School of Business 
Ø  Quinn School of Business
Ø  Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business 
Ø  School of Law
Ø  College of Engineering, Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Ø  School of Architecture, Landscape & Civil Engineering 
Ø  School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering.
Ø  School of Computer Science & Informatics
Ø  School of Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering 
Ø  School of Geological Sciences 
Ø  School of Mathematical Sciences 
Ø    School of Physics
Ø  College of Human Sciences
Ø  School of Applied Social Science 
Ø  School of Economics 
Ø  School of Education 
Ø  School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy 
Ø  School of Information & Library Studies 
Ø  School of Philosophy 
Ø  School of Politics & International Relations 
Ø  School of Psychology 
Ø  School of Social Justice 
Ø  School of Sociology
Ø  College of Life Sciences
Ø  School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine
Ø  School of Biology & Environmental Science 
Ø  School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science 
Ø  School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology 
Ø  School of Medicine & Medical Science
Ø  School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
Ø  School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science


Study costs
Business & Management € 9,000 – 15,500     
€ 9,150 – 18,800
Science and Engineering     
€ 9,150 – 18,800
€ 9,150 – 18,000
Arts and Humanities € 9,100 – 15,500     
€ 8,900 – 20,000
Medicine and Health Studies € 31,000 – 45,000     
€ 12,035 – 37,000



An international student will require between 7,500 to 12,500 Euros (€) per year for food, travel, textbooks, insurance, socializing and accommodation.



To study at degree level you will need to prove your English language ability in order to be accepted onto your chosen course. As with most English speaking destinations you will require an IELTS composite score of 6.5 (no lower than 6.0 in any component) or TOEFL score of 550 (220 for the computer based test). If you do not meet these requirements you can study short English language courses either in Ireland or in your home country.



Irish Universities: Ireland has some top universities and very well respected across the world. The infrastructure, the facilities, the lecturers are classy.
Work in Ireland: On declaration of results, the student will be able to stay back in Ireland for one year to seek employment. Once the student gets a job (and are earning Euro 30000), he/she can apply for a Green Card/Work Permit.
Duration and Entry: Mostly all Masters in Ireland are only of ONE year duration. Save time! Student gets into his/her career early. Irish Universities accept students with 15 years of education and GMAT or GRE is not required to apply. However having a GRE score is helpful during admissions.
Friendly: Ireland is extremely friendly and safe for international students (in fact it is our own experience -- people in Ireland are the friendliest and go out of the way to help).
English Speaking: Ireland is an English speaking country. Remember - Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom (UK) and Southern part of Ireland is known as the Republic of Ireland (really, we find that the only difference is between Sterling Pounds and Euros as currency).
Education System: Ireland has one of the best education systems in Europe (2004 IMD World competitiveness Report) with a history rich in tradition and learning.
International Students: Ireland boasts having over 200000 international students. Apart from a strong Irish education system, one can easily determine the friendliness of Irish people and Institutions through this fact.
Part-time Work: International students can work part-time for 20 hours per week during the course.  € 8-9 per hour can be earned by students in general.

You could also have look at the video on UCD: