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University College Dublin

Address: Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Description University College Dublin

  • Year of foundation: 1854
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Age: From 17 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of Institution: State University
  • Number of students: more than 30000 people
  • Teachers and staff: more than 3000 people
  • Programs: Preparing for admission to the Baccalaureate (International Foundation Year)
  • Accommodation: residence.

University College Dublin (University College Dublin) is a higher education institution in Ireland, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious and best in Europe and the world. The level of education in the college is very high: students can choose their specialization from a large number of programs in various fields of knowledge. The college diploma is valued all over the world: many graduates play a significant role in business, science, various companies and organizations.

The college now includes the following schools and colleges:

1. College of Arts and Humanities

  • School of Art History and Cultural Policy
  • School of Classics
  • School of English, Drama and Film
  • School of History
  • School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore
  • School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
  • School of Music

2. College of Business

3. College of Engineering and Architecture

  • School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
  • School of Biosystems and Food Industry
  • School of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering
  • School of Construction
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Electronics
  • School of Mechanics and Materials Science

4. College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

  • School of Agriculture and Food Science
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • School of Nursing Obstetrics and Health Systems
  • School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
  • School of Medicine

5. College of Science

  • School of Biology and Ecology
  • School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Computer Science
  • School of Earth Sciences
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • School of Physics

6. College of Social Sciences and Law

  • School of Archeology
  • School of Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Geography
  • School of Information and Communication Studies
  • Sutherland Law School
  • School of philosophy
  • School of Politics and International Relations
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
  • School of Sociology.

The school employs exceptionally highly qualified cadres, many of whom are world-renowned scientists and help students become real professionals in their field. The process of education is closely connected with practical work - all students are engaged in experimental research. The college exchanges experience with a large number of educational institutions from around the world and maintains relations with the government authorities of Ireland and the European Union, local and international companies, business structures, research centers. Specialists and students of the college regularly take part in various international conferences, where they occupy worthy places, presenting the results of their research in this or that field of knowledge.

Especially for international students, the college offers a program of preparation for admission to the bachelor's program. Apply for the program can an applicant from any country, who graduated from school and speaks English. The program is divided into 2 major areas: "Business, Economics and Social Sciences" and "Engineering and Science", education in each direction lasts 3 semesters and begins twice a year - in January or September. During the education, students are engaged in general disciplines and thematic modules. Great attention is paid to the skills of the English academic language. After the successful completion of the program, graduates can enroll in a bachelor's degree at the University College of Dublin in one of the available courses.

The fact that the college is located in Dublin and its environs undoubtedly adds to it a number of advantages. Dublin is a beautiful and safe city with a population of 500,000 people (with a suburb - about 1.9 million people). Here at the disposal of students are all kinds of conveniences for organizing life and leisure. Choosing University College Dublin for education, you are taking a serious step towards obtaining a quality and demanded education!

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University College Dublin

Program name
from 17 980 € / 3 terms


  • Age of participants: 17 years
  • Duration of the programs: 3 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: September, January
  • Number of destinations: 2
  • Level of English for participation in the programs: IELTS 5.0
  • Level of education: Diploma of secondary education with good grades.

The program is designed for foreign school graduates who want to enroll in the University College of Dublin for undergraduate programs. The program can be attended by applicants who have reached the age of 17 with a certain level of knowledge of English. All programs last 3 semesters and have 2 variants of the annual schedule with the beginning in January or September. The programs are divided into 2 broad areas: Business, Economics and Social Sciences and Engineering and Science, each of which includes various specializations.

During the education, students master general and thematic modules. Great attention is paid to the development of academic skills, the English language and subject subjects in the chosen field of knowledge. The success of the passed material is checked with the help of examination papers, coursework, presentations and extended essays.

Education also includes a special program called CareerAhead, which is designed to develop skills for future career success. Students develop their own presentation skills, resume writing, interviewing and other skills. During the education, participants get acquainted with the education system and the schedule of the college, and successfully adapt to life in Ireland. After the successful completion of the educational programs, graduates enter the college bachelor's degree in the chosen specialty.

Direction: Business, Economics and Social Sciences.

1. Main modules:

  • Academic English
  • The course provides comprehensive language training and the development of related academic skills. These skills include academic writing processes, effective reading strategies, participation in seminars and presentation skills, as well as listening and recording information from lectures. The accuracy and clarity of the writing and spoken language necessary for the correct use of language in the academic context develops
  • Project study
  • The research project is carried out by each student, choosing a topic related to the chosen specialty. The work is conducted under the guidance of the teacher
  • Principles of economics
  • Economic systems, commodity types, resource allocation, price control, market types, costs and revenues and market inefficiency are studied
  • General Mathematics (Level 1)
  • Basic knowledge in mathematics and introduction to more complex mathematical concepts that will be needed for further development and work in the field of business and which have a strong statistical element
  • Computer skills
  • Students learn the basic characteristics of computer hardware and software and get acquainted with the principles and the role of programming. Students also consider how computers are used in different contexts.

2. Thematic modules:

  • General Mathematics (Level 2)
  • Practical application of general mathematical methods used in many business environments for making managerial decisions. A thorough examination of Excel and related functions
  • Principles of the economy (level 2)
  • Topics studied: aggregate demand and aggregate supply, economic policy, inflation, unemployment, international trade and development economics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • The basic concepts underlying accounting and finance, with emphasis on the practical aspects of financial reporting and accounting system management
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • Practical introduction to IT skills and consideration of how they are used in the context of business and learning
  • Calculations
  • HTML education and website design
  • History and urban landscape of Dublin
  • The influence of historical and geographical facts on the growth and development of modern Dublin.
  • Business statistics
  • Development of analytical skills and data representation skills using Excel. Mastering mathematical tools used in solving a number of economic and financial problems.
  • Introduction to business research (management principles)
  • Understanding the operational and strategic challenges facing business in a modern market economy.

Available Bachelor programs (3-year):

1. Bachelor of Business / Commerce (BComm (Hons) Business / Bachelor of Commerce) with specializations:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Information management systems
  • Banking and Finance

2. Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc (Hons) Social Science) with specializations:

  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Information research
  • Policy
  • Sociology
  • Social politics
  • Archeology

3. Economics (BA (Hons) Economics)

4. Economics and finance (BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance).

Available Bachelor programs (4-year):

1. Actuarial and Financial Studies (BSc (Hons) Actuarial & Financial Studies)

2. Business and Law (BBL (Hons) Business & Law)

3. Right (BCL (Hons) Law).

Cost of education in the direction Business, Economics and Social Sciences = 16,480 € / course (3 semesters).

Direction: Engineering and Sciences.

1. Basic modules

  • Academic English
  • Intensive study of the English language in the context of its applicability to the development of academic skills. The systems of effective reading, writing, listening, skills of presentations and public speaking are sharpened. Oral and written speech develops, it is explained how to best express your thoughts
  • Research project
  • The research project is carried out on a topic that is chosen by the student together with the teacher and belongs to the chosen direction of future education
  • Mathematics (level 1)
  • The study of algebra, trigonometric functions, sequences and series, differentiation rules, integration and probability
  • Chemistry (level 1)
  • Research formulas, equations, atomic structure, oxidation-reduction potential, thermodynamics and communication
  • Computer skills
  • Skills of working with a computer in relation to scientific and technical fields and engineering.

2. Thematic modules

  • Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • IT skills and their use in the context of business and education
  • Environmental Science
  • Topics: ecology and chemistry of the environment, fundamental chemical processes that form the terrestrial, atmospheric and aquatic environment. Impact of pollutants and artificial media; biodiversity, ecology and preservation of the environment
  • Mathematics (level 2)
  • Topics: algebra, sequences and series, integration and probability, trigonometry, polar coordinates, vectors, complex numbers and series extensions
  • Physics (level 1 and level 2)
  • Level 1: liquids, gases, thermodynamics, temperature and heat transfer, nuclear physics and atomic physics. Level 2: electric forces and fields, gravitational field, electric potential, magnetic forces and fields
  • Biology (level 1 and level 2)
  • Level 1: biological molecules, cellular structure, cell division, movement through cell membranes, enzymes and metabolic pathways. Level 2: cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, control and coordination, reproduction
  • Chemistry (level 2)
  • Topics: equilibrium, acid-base equilibrium, kinetics and organic chemistry
  • Mechanics (level 1 and level 2)
  • Level 1: study of vectors, motion in one dimension, motion in two dimensions, force and laws of Newton, work and energy. Level 2: centers of gravity and centers of mass, linear momentum, uniform circular motion, rotational dynamics and simple harmonic motion.

Available undergraduate programs:

1. Direction "Science" (4-year programs):

  • Computer Science (BSc (Hons) Computer Science)
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology (BSc (Hons) Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
  • Chemistry (BSc (Hons) Chemistry)
  • Chemistry and Biophysical Chemistry (BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Biophysical Chemistry)
  • Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry and Sustainable Chemistry (BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry)
  • Biology of the environment (BSc (Hons) Environmental Biology)
  • Genetics (BSc (Hons) Genetics)
  • Geology (BSc (Hons) Geology)
  • Mathematical Science (BSc (Hons) Mathematical Science)
  • Mathematics (BSc (Hons) Mathematics)
  • Drug Chemistry and Chemical Biology (BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology)
  • Microbiology (BSc (Hons) Microbiology)
  • Neuroscience (BSc (Hons) Neuroscience)
  • Pharmacology (BSc (Hons) Pharmacology)
  • Physics (BSc (Hons) Physics)
  • Physics with astronomy and the science of space (BSc (Hons) Physics with Astronomy & Space Science)
  • Physiology (BSc (Hons) Physiology)
  • Plant Biology (BSc (Hons) Plant Biology)
  • Statistics (BSc (Hons) Statistics)
  • Theoretical physics (BSc (Hons) Theoretical Physics)
  • Zoology (BSc (Hons) Zoology)

2. Direction "Health" (4-year programs):

  • Biomedical Sciences, Health and Life Sciences (BSc (Hons) Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences)
  • Food (BSc (Hons) Food Science)
  • Health Science (BSc (Hons) Health and Performance Science)
  • Radiography (BSc (Hons) Radiography)
  • Management of Sports and Exercise (BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Management)

3. Direction "Agriculture and food sciences" (4-year programs):

  • Agriculture (BAgriSc (Hons) Agricultural Science)
  • The science of food (BSc (Hons) Food Science)

4. Direction "Architecture and engineering" (3 and 4-year programs):

  • Architecture (BSc (Hons) Architectural Science)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BSc (Hons) Biomedical Engineering)
  • Chemical engineering and bioprocess engineering (BSc (Hons) Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BSc (Hons) Electrical or Electronic Engineering)
  • Engineering systems engineering (BSc (Hons) Energy Systems Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering)
  • Structural engineering with architecture (BSc Structural Engineering with Architecture).

Cost of education in the direction of Engineering and Science = 17,980 € / course (3 semesters).

Accommodation, housing and food

During the education there are several options for accommodation:

  • University residences on campus
  • University residences outside the campus
  • Private accommodation.

Characteristics of accommodation:

1. Residences on campus (Merville, Belgrove, Glenomena, Roebuck Hall):

  • Located in the main campus "Belfield campus"
  • Large beds
  • Wardrobes for clothes and personal belongings
  • Work zone
  • Conditioners
  • Private bathroom
  • Living room and kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Free storage of bicycles
  • Round-the-clock security
  • High speed internet
  • Common living rooms with games, TV and entertainment
  • Activities of the ResLife program

2. Residence on the campus with food (Roebuck Castle):

  • Separate room
  • Private bathroom
  • Shared kitchen and living room
  • Working area, wardrobes for clothes and clothes
  • Laundry
  • the Internet
  • Rest rooms and leisure facilities
  • Gym
  • Breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday, breakfast on Saturday and lunch on Sunday

3. Out-of-campus residence (Blackrock & Proby)

  • Located 3.2 kilometers from the main campus
  • Regular bus service
  • Spacious rooms with large beds
  • Shared kitchen
  • Common living room
  • Laundry
  • Bicycle storage space
  • High speed internet.

4. Private accommodation. If desired, the student or his parents / representatives can rent apartments for living. In the city and the surrounding area you can find many different options for apartments  with a wide variety of amenities. For all questions related to the selection of apartments / registration / payment procedures, please contact specialists.

An organized meal plan is offered during your stay at the Roebuck Castle residence. Students are offered breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday, breakfast on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. The food and meals are exceptionally fresh and prepared in own restaurant. Students living in other residences make their own meals plan independently and can eat both in the university cafeteria, restaurants and bars on the campus, and in catering enterprises outside of it. On interesting questions related to nutrition, please contact specialists.

The cost of living is:

  • Blackrock & Proby = 160 € / week
  • Merville = 179 € / week
  • Belgrove = 179 € / week
  • Glenomena = 219 € / week
  • Roebuck Hall = 219 € / week
  • Proby House Residences = 220 € / week
  • RoebuckCastle (with a meal plan) = 283 € / week
  • Private accommodation: the cost of private accommodation varies depending on the chosen apartment / apartment. Also, the cost is affected by equipment, distance from the campus and other factors. For the correct and quick selection of apartments and clarify the cost, contact specialists.

Cost of food:

  • When staying at the Roebuck Castle residence = approximately 70 £ / week (the price is included in the total cost of the accommodation)
  • In all other residences and with private accommodation: the costs depend on individual preferences and catering establishments. To find the best nutrition / cost plan, please contact specialists.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, Agriculture, archeology, architecture, banking, biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, Biomedicine, Biomolecular, chemical engineering, business, Business research, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, Computer skills, economics, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, English, Environmental engineering, Environmental science, finance, genetics, geography, geology, health and human sciences, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Information Technology, law, marketing, maths, Mechanical engineering, Mechanics, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physics, physiology, politics, Principles and fundamentals of management, radiography, science of food, social politics, social sciencies, sociology, Sport management, statistics, Web design, zoology

Events University College Dublin

Sport and exercise are an integral part of the education process in college. Students choose their own sports by interests, participate in professional competitions, achieve significant progress under the guidance of qualified trainers. Sports achievements of the college are known all over the world. In college, in addition to global sports, traditional Gaelic sports are also available:

  • American football
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball (male and female)
  • Boating (for men only)
  • Boxing
  • Canoe
  • Capoeira
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fencing
  • Gaelic football (male and female)
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Kung Fu (Shaolin)
  • Mountaineering
  • Netball
  • Olympic handball
  • Orienteering
  • Rugby (male and female)
  • Sailing
  • Football (male and female)
  • Squash
  • Swimming and water polo
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Jumping on the trampoline
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing.

For the comprehensive development of students in the college there are various creative circles and sections. With students engaged in professional mentors, they take part in the productions and shootings, have the opportunity to communicate with the stars of cinema and art. Types of creativity:

  • Acting skills
  • Cinema
  • Painting and drawing
  • Escorting theatrical productions
  • Operator's work
  • Music Editor
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer.

Being in the capital of Ireland, everyone can find a job for them. Opportunities, attractions and excursions in Dublin:

  • Theaters, cinema
  • Representation
  • Musical concerts
  • Museums, galleries
  • The State Museum of Heraldry
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • Dublin Castle
  • Pompenny Bridge
  • Guinness Beer Museum
  • Manson House (residence of the Lord Mayor of the city)
  • Cathedral of Christ
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Church of St. Francis Xavier
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Many parks and walking areas (Phoenix Park, Herbert Park, St. Stephen's Green and others)
  • Presidential residence
  • The James Joyce Museum
  • Oscar Wilde House Museum
  • Hiking in the city
  • Bus tours around the city and the surrounding area
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants, bars, cafes
  • Sports grounds
  • Sport competitions.


  • Included in 5% of the best educational institutions in the world
  • 2 place in the ranking of educational institutions in Ireland
  • Included in the TOP-200 of the world ranking on the quality of the education provided
  • Member of the European University Association (EUA)
  • Member of the Association of European Schools of Higher Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
  • A large number of educational programs
  • Highly qualified staff
  • Strong research base
  • Partnership with higher education institutions around the world
  • More than 100 different organizations, clubs and sections on interests
  • Some of the best scientific laboratories in Ireland and Europe
  • Dublin is a beautiful city with unique opportunities.

Equipment University College Dublin

The complex of buildings and facilities of the college has all the necessary facilities for a comfortable life and study. Complexes include:

  • Administrative buildings
  • Classrooms for classes
  • James Jones Library
  • Scientific research complex and laboratories
  • Student center
  • Computer centers
  • Audiences for leisure and independent work
  • Residences for living
  • Cinema
  • Exhibition Center
  • Sports grounds
  • Fields for football and other sports
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Canteens, restaurants, cafes.

In the recent past, a large-scale reconstruction of all campus complexes was carried out, and scientific laboratories and sports facilities were re-equipped. In their research, students and teachers use first-class equipment and software. The classrooms are spacious and bright, equipped with all necessary equipment and comfortable workplaces.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Beginning of classes: September, January

The academic year is divided into semesters and has 2 variants of the annual schedule (depending on the beginning of studies)

1. Option 1 (beginning in January):

  • Semester 1: from January 8 to March 23
  • Semester 2: from April 3 to June 8
  • Semester 3: from June 11 to August 17

2. Option 2 (beginning in September):

  • Semester 1: from September 17 to December 14
  • Semester 2: from 7 January to 22 March
  • Semester 3: from April 1 to June 7.

Tuition fees for the International Foundation Year:

  • Direction Business, Economics and Social Sciences = 16,480 € / course (3 semesters)
  • Direction Engineering and Science = 17,980 € / course (3 semesters).

Additional charges:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For the International Foundation Year:

1. age: from 17 years

2. Completed secondary school with good grades

3. Knowledge of English: IELTS 5.0

4. Interview with a university employee

5. Test to identify the level of knowledge.

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