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This university is located in Dublin, Ireland. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
University College Dublin is Ireland's largest and most richly diversified university. It provides a broad range of courses grouped into five Colleges (College of Arts and Celtic Studies, College of Business and Law, College of Human Sciences, College of Life Sciences, College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences).
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."
Today, UCD is a vibrant, modern university of over 22,000 students situated on a spacious and leafy campus some 5km to the south of Dublin city center.
- on-campus dormitories
- off-campus dormitories
UCD has on-campus accommodation available for over 2,000 students in three, four, five and six-bedroom self-catering apartments in four locations. However, places are limited and UCD is unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students.
Students should be prepared to supply all other necessary kitchen items themselves. There is a small freezer section in the fridge but there is not a large freezer in the apartment. Any specialist equipment such as microwaves, woks etc. must be purchased separately. Televisions are not provided in the residences. Televisions can be bought or rented in electrical shops in the city centre. Students must pay the television license themselves. A television license costs approximately 160 Euro per year and can be purchased in the Belfield or any post office. Each student's bedroom contains a bed (three feet wide by six feet long). There is also a desk, chair, lamp and wardrobe. A duvet (comforter) and a pillow are provided; students must buy their own bed linen and towels. There are no phones provided in the apartments and while there are payphones provided in some houses, most students purchase mobile phones.
An application for on-campus housing is required. For more information, click here.
The Students' Union or SU located in the Student Centre also keeps a file on accommodation offered in flats, apartments and house-sharing. The Students' Union Handbook contains advice on your rights as a tenant (you can get a handout from the SU as well) and the Students' Union accommodation officer can help you during the year with any problems you might encounter with your landlord/landlady. A newsletter giving an up-to-date list of available accommodation is printed at peak times during the months of August to October, and is available from the Students' Union Accommodation Officer. This type of accommodation is usually self-catering, flat/house-sharing. Notice boards in the Library Building are used to advertise flat/house shares. Students should note that they will have to go and look at the accommodation advertised themselves, as the university is not in a position to make bookings on your behalf.
- meal deal available
- on-campus dining
Students living on-campus at University College Dublin are offered meals deals for Lunch/Supper and Breakfast. These are available for purchase in advance at a greatly discounted price.
There are a number of restaurants and cafés on the Belfield campus open Monday to Friday during the academic year. There are smaller restaurants located in the Science Centre, the Agriculture building and the Student Centre on campus and cafés in the Sports Centre and in the Arts, Library, Commerce, Architecture buildings and in the Conway Institute and Health Sciences Centre.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1.4 ECTS = 1 GT credit
UCD Grade = US Grade
A+, A, A- / 4.2, 4.0, 3.8 = A
B+, B, B- / 3.6, 3.4, 3.2 = B
C+, C, C- / 3.0, 2.8, 2.6 = C
D+, D, D- / 2.4, 2.2, 2.0 = D
E, F, G, NG / 1.6, 1.0, 0.4, 0 = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.