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University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Academic Study Degree Level: 3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Apartment
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Claire Hu
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University College Dublin

Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program. 
  • Program deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Princeton deadline: April 30, 2020
University College Dublin is a dynamic, modern university where cutting-edge research and scholarship provide a stimulating intellectual environment – the ideal surroundings for learning and discovery. As the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is one of the liveliest cities in Europe, which brings together the best of traditional Ireland and of modern Europe. Watch the UC-Dublin video

As the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is one of the liveliest cities in Europe. The city has a full and varied cultural and intellectual life, which brings together the best of traditional Ireland and of modern Europe.

The Setting

Ireland has been renowned for music, literature and art for centuries. It's world-famous for its friendly citizens and warm welcomes. With extensive bus routes and train lines available, Dublin is a transportation hub for exploring every nook of this unique, beautiful county. With a huge urban campus, state-of-the-art facilities, and the largest student body of any university in Ireland, UCD welcomes hundreds of new international students every year.


University College Dublin offers students the opportunity to take classes (known as modules) in the following programs: Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Architecture & Planning, Arts & Humanities, Engineering, Science, Social Sciences, and International Affairs.

Students take 30 ECTS per semester at UCD. ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) is a credit weighting, so the number of modules (classes) a student takes at UCD varies on the credit values for each of their modules, which usually have a 5, 10 or 15 ECTS value. 


For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad. 

Grading & Credits:

For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.     

Academic Calendar

  • Fall semester typically runs from September through December
  • Spring semester typically runs from mid-January through late May


Students have the option to either live on campus in UCD Residences or Off Campus in private apartments/houses in and close to the city centre. UCD International  facilitates and assists you with accommodation options for your stay here, however, the tenancy agreement is between the landlord, and you, the tenant. Please see here for further details about accommodation.

Student Life

With over 70 student societies, UCD has something for everyone. Being involved in society life is a great way to make friends and develop your skills. The university experience is all about getting involved and getting active, trying something new, having fun and making some great friends and memories along the way. You can join any of the student societies throughout the year by attending their events and getting in touch.

For more information please click here.

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.    
Students are responsible for checking the entry requirements for their destination country, and obtaining an appropriate visa, if required. Entry requirements can be found on the destination country’s embassy or consulate website. 

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines. 


Start planning your study abroad experience!


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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 10/16/2020 10/20/2020 TBA TBA
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