About University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is the largest of the colleges of the National University of Ireland. Most students study at the University's Belfield Campus, which is located in south Dublin about three miles from the city center. Set amid a beautifully landscaped, 300-acre former estate, the campus exudes a contemporary feel with its predominance of modern buildings and facilities.

You'll be able to choose courses from across the university and be in classes with Irish and other international students. For more information on course selection options, visit the courses page.

Outside of class, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied. A new state-of-the-art Students’ Union serves as a center for activity and offers a club or society that can suit just about any interest. The Union arranges a comprehensive program of entertainment and student events throughout the academic year. Additionally, UCD maintains a modern, indoor sports complex and numerous playing fields, as well as 11 tennis courts, an 18-hole pitch and putt course, and an Olympic-standard running track.

Beyond campus, you’ll have all of Dublin to explore! Dublin’s graceful architecture and lush gardens make it an attractive capital city. Noted for its support of the arts, Dublin recently added the Writer’s museum (which commemorates Irish contributions to literature) to its long list of cultural amenities including numerous theaters, museums, art galleries and cinemas.