University College Dublin


University College Dublin is a public institute located in Dublin, Ireland. It is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities, providing an academic environment for undergraduate education, master's and PhD training and research. It was established in 1854 as the Catholic University of Ireland, which was named University College Dublin later in 1998. Having over 33,000 students, it is Ireland's largest university and among the most prestigious universities in the country. UCD comprises six colleges comprising 37 schools and multiple research institutes and centres. These are; the College of Business, Engineering and Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Health and Agricultural, Social Sciences and Law, and College of Science.

UCD is the first choice for the most student other than any Irish Institution. This institute has the largest cohort of international students in Ireland. It has a global footprint and is the national leader in research funding. University College Dublin's priority research areas are informatics computation and communication, health and healthcare delivery, and earth and environmental sciences.

The goal of University College Dublin is to advance knowledge, to foster and pursue truth learning in an environment of creativity, discovery and innovation, drawing out the full potential of each student and contributing to the academic, cultural, social, and economic life of the country and world.


The university has a large student population of 33,284 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including 1,666 doctoral students. University College Dublin is also Ireland's most globally affianced institution, with over 33,000 students hailing from over 140 countries, including almost 4,000 students from outside of Ireland.

The Student's Union in the UCD is the primary representative body for students. It is an active part of campaigns run by USI, National Union. It has played an important role in the institute's life since its establishment in 1974. This union also takes a stance on human rights issues and has drawn the attention of the world; In student union-controlled shops, it banned Coca-Cola products based on alleged trade and human rights abuses in Colombia.

It also has 60 student societies cratering many interests. University College Dublin has over sports clubs with 28 scholarships awarded yearly.


UCD offers accommodation for its students in the form of UCD residences, which comprise a single bedroom with choices of both shared and private bathrooms. Student flats are stocked with kitchens and other utilities. Fully catered housing options are also available.

If students would prefer to live off-campus, there is a wide range of private international student accommodation in Dublin.


  • By Q.S. World Ranking, University College Dublin ranks 181.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, University College Dublin ranks 201-250.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank University College Dublin at 224.


University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

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