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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: UVA
Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Emily Graber
Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: No
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Accounting, Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art - Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, Geology, Greek, Health and Human Services, History, Information Technology, Italian, Kinesiology, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Sociology, Spanish, Structural Engineering, Systems Engineering, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies
Program Description:
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UVA Exchange
University College Dublin


Established in 1854, University College Dublin has played a leading role in the history of the modern Irish state and it is dedicated to playing a key role in shaping Ireland's future. As Ireland forges a new identity through relationships with international partners, University College Dublin will adopt an increasingly international outlook. One key element of this is outreach to China, evidenced in the establishment of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland in 2006.

University College Dublin is at the forefront of cutting-edge international research and its five colleges represent its key areas of scholarly and research expertise: arts and celtic studies; business and law; engineering, mathematical and physical sciences; human sciences; and life sciences.  Research centers include the UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research; UCD Geary Institute (Research for the Social Sciences); UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland; UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies; UCD Confucius Institute; UCD Urban Institute of Ireland; National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training; the Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology; and the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases.

For more than 150 years, University College Dublin has produced graduates of remarkable distinction including famous surgeons, architects, entrepreneurs and five of the country's Taoisigh (Prime Ministers). Perhaps the best know of all its graduates is the writer James Joyce, who completed his Bachelor of Arts at the university in 1902. Today, University College Dublin boasts a student population of more than 22,000, including some 2,000 international students from more than 50 countries around the world. As an educational gateway to Europe for international students, the university truly values social and cultural diversity.

Announcements Iconannouncement

This exchange will not open in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Students who are interested in studying at University College Dublin can still do so by paying tuition and fees directly to UCD. Contact Education Abroad Advisor Emily Graber ( if you are interested in discussing this option.

Location IconLocation

To accommodate its phenomenal growth, during the 1960s and 1970s, University College Dublin relocated from St Stephen's Green in Dublin city centre where it was first established, to the Belfield campus 4 miles from the city centre. The university still maintains Newman House, St Stephen's Green, one of its original buildings and there is also a campus facility at Blackrock, County Dublin, where the UCD Smurfit School of Business is located.  University College Dublin has recently published a new campus development plan to chart the physical evolution of the Belfield campus for the coming decade. This plan includes a vision for world class architecture, a more than ten-fold increase in the boundary woodland and the network of pedestrian walkways, and a transformation of the academic infrastructure at the university to reflect the ambitions of a leading European university.

Exchange Dublin Location Exchange Dublin Location

Courses IconAcademics

Course catalog

Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - May
Academic calendar

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

UCD has on-campus accommodation for over 2,500 students in both halls of residence and three, four, five and six-bedroom self-catering apartments. These are spread across five locations, with 300 places located on the nearby Blackrock Campus. Visit the Housing homepage for additional information.

While UCD has set aside a large proportion of on-campus rooms for international students, spots are limited and we regret that we are unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students. International students must check on availability first with individual co-ordinators before booking accommodation online. Instructions may also be sent out by your co-ordinator. Please email for questions about housing.

International Student Homepage

International student information

Dublin Location Scene

Cost IconCost

Student budgeting information

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. All students must consult for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

This program is currently not accepting applications.