University College Dublin Programs


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FIE has partnered with the University College Dublin, an institution ranked among the top 200 of higher education institutions worldwide, to present a semester-long program combining direct enrollment at UCD with FIE’s unique Irish Life and Cultures course.


UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity. The university was established in 1854 by John Henry Newman whose classic work The Idea of a University is one of the most enduring texts on the value of higher education and a source of inspiration for UCD’s current educational philosophy.

Today UCD is Ireland’s largest university with almost 25,000 students. UCD recently received a 50 million euro sports development, please see here for further information. Located just on the outskirts of Dublin and a quick bus ride from the city center, it actively promotes university life as a journey of academic and personal discovery. UCD is home to almost 5,000 international students and, in addition, places great emphasis on the internationalization of the Irish student experience – preparing all UCD students for future employment and life that crosses borders, boundaries and cultures.


  • Semester (14-15 weeks)


  • GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Freshman standing
  • NOTE: Your home institution may require a higher GPA and other prerequisites
  • If you attend an FIE partner institution, contact your study abroad advisor on campus for any additional requirements
  • If you do not attend one of our partner institutions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns


  • Check with your study abroad advisor for a course equivalencies, credit approval and transcript information on your campus
  • You will receive a transcript from University College Dublin



University College Dublin