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*University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

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The University College Dublin program offers the chance to direct-enroll at a top 100 ranked world university. The UCD program seeks to actively promote intellectual challenge, cultural immersion and individual growth. You can complete studies in a wide range of subject areas, including Celtic studies, business and biomedical engineering. In addition, highly motivated students with an interest in international relations, political science and the ever-evolving global role of the U.S. may apply to the prestigious Clinton Institute for American Studies.


Semester program

Typically, you will take six modules during a semester. Modules are chosen from an extensive range available from UCD's undergraduate degree programs. UCD offers modules from the following departments to study abroad participants:

  • Arts, Celtic studies and human sciences
  • Clinton Institute for American Studies
  • Business
  • Pre-law
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Science
  • Agriculture, food and mutrition
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Sport and exercise
  • Pre-medical
  • Pre-veterinary

For additional course information, visit the UCD website.

Academic credit

For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn 12 to 15 credit hours. Course credit transfers to MU, but your grades will not appear on your MU transcript and are not figured into your GPA. Although you are guaranteed to receive credit for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic adviser(s) to obtain pre-approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements.


Dublin is Ireland's capital and largest city, with a population of approximately 1.2 million. As such, Dublin offers vibrant sports, music, theater and social scenes. Living in Dublin, you will become accustomed to great shopping along Grafton Street, world-class restaurants, wonderful museums and easy access to the rest of Ireland and continental Europe.

University College Dublin is home to more than 17,000 students, making it the Republic of Ireland's largest university. The Belfield campus is situated on approximately 365 acres and is a short public bus ride from central Dublin.

Popular Dublin sites:

  • Dublin Castle
  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • St. Stephen's Green
  • Merrion Square
  • Temple Bar
  • Book of Kells


Program Budget

Additional Expenses

In addition to the program costs paid to MU, you will have expenses associated with international travel and living abroad. The amounts listed are estimated costs based on current exchange rates and on the information provided to us by your host institution and past participants. Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than the figures provided.

Please note that these expenses do not include vacation travel or sightseeing.

Financial Aid Information

If you are awarded financial aid for study abroad, it will be applied to your MU account according to the regular financial aid disbursement schedule. Reminder: You must be enrolled in study abroad and have completed the required financial aid forms for study abroad in order to be considered for aid.

Because non-resident tuition charges apply, MU students should be eligible to use non-resident scholarship towards the program costs.

Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Program Start Program End
Spring 2016 09/21/2015 01/18/2016 05/22/2016
Academic Year 2016/17 02/15/2016 09/06/2016 05/19/2017
Fall 2016 02/15/2016 09/06/2016 12/22/2016
Spring 2017 09/20/2016


We are delighted that you are applying to study abroad. This is the first step of your journey, and while there is a lot to do, it should not be overwhelming. Once you apply for the program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. In addition, our study abroad staff are available to answer your questions.

  1. Meet with the MU International Center study abroad adviser listed in the program snapshot if you have any questions.
  2. Start an application in using the button below if you are an MU student.
    • Non-MU students should visit our page for Non-MU participants for more information about the application process.
    • Once you have started an application, you can return to it later by logging in to myStudyAbroad (see the button at the top of the page).
  3. Complete your application. There will be several documents that need to be completed for the application. While specific requirements vary by program, a typical application consists of the following:
    • Material submissions - Printable forms which require the physical submission of materials.
    • Signature Documents - Items you may digitally sign (if you are over 18 years of age) to indicate your agreement and understanding.
    • Recommendations - Recommendations may be submitted electronically by MU faculty and staff.
    • Application Questionnaires - Items that you complete and submit electronically.

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