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University College Dublin

Program Location Dublin, Ireland
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20196
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2018 01/15/18 to 05/19/18
Past Dates
Fall 2017 09/05/17 to 12/22/17

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Application Details: Application Currently Closed
This exchange program is no longer accepting applications. It will re-open in early-May for the Spring 2019 application cycle.

University College Dublin

Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.  It was voted Europe's fourth most popular city break destination, behind London, Paris and Rome and is one of the friendliest capital cities in the world. Dublin's elegant Georgian architecture makes it one of Europe's most attractive capitals. Dublin is a relatively small and accessible city, small enough and safe enough to get around on foot, while the Luas tram system and the suburban rail system, the DART, provide excellent transport links throughout the city.

Dublin is a young city. Thanks to its universities and schools, almost half of Ireland’s population is under-25. The universities attract students from around the world, making Dublin a small, but buzzing international city.

Founded over one hundred and sixty years ago, University College Dublin is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.

The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide. UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students drawn from over 120 countries, and includes 5,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. The University's main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of more than 130 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business and UCD Student Centre.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University College Dublin

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: HHS: Psychology only

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland, Europe and the wider world; through the study and discussion of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation.

Language of Instruction: English

Semester Course Load: 30 ECTS (15 Purdue credit hours) minimum

Course catalogue:  click HERE.

Exchange students are required to apply to the academic unit in their major area. They will then take all but one or two courses in their major area from the department that's hosting their exchange. If your study plan is to take elective and GedEd requirements across academic disciplines, UCD is not the program for you.


UCD has on-campus accommodation available for over 2,000 students in three, four, five and six-bedroom self-catering apartments in four locations. However, places are limited and UCD is unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,300.00
Local Transportation$350.00
Books and Supplies$200.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTE Applications are reviewed in the order that they are completed. Some programs are popular and can reach enrollment capacity before the stated deadline. Please take care to select a second choice program that you are genuinely interested in attending. You may not be approved for your first choice program and having a serious second choice avoids delays in approving your application for study abroad. If you are not approved for your first choice program you are automatically considered for your second choice program.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin