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International foundation in University College Dublin

University College Dublin
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All year round
from 15800.00 € / year
from 15800.00 € / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year



  • 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).

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