A history of excellence on a modern, urban campus 

UCD is one of Europe’s biggest and best universities with a reputation for turning bright students into top graduates.

Ireland’s most popular university, UCD is known for its wide range of courses, state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding reputation for graduate opportunities.

Spread across a beautiful modern campus, UCD is just 15 minutes from Dublin city centre. There is plenty of campus accommodation and a brand new student centre, which houses an outstanding range of fitness and leisure facilities including an Olympic-sized 50m pool and a state-of-the-art gymnasium. UCD is proud of its social scene and strong Students’ Union. Always forward thinking, UCD students graduate with the skills and confidence they need to pursue their dreams.

Why UCD?

UCD is one of Europe’s leading research- intensive universities and ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide.

UCD is Ireland’s most international university with over 5,000 international students from 121+ countries.

UCD is Ireland’s largest university. The university is culturally diverse and is home to over 25,000 students.

UCD is the only Irish university with a dedicated global lounge; a dynamic social space for students and a place to support the activities of globally focused student groups and organisations.

Established 1854, over 150 years of tradition, UCD is home to Ireland’s most active student body with over 150 clubs and student societies.

Largest urban campus in Europe – 350 acres in Ireland’s capital city, Dublin.

UCD’s Career Development Centre provides advice and guidance to students and recent graduates. The centre has links with multinationals in Ireland and organises fairs, presentations and workshops for students.

First choice destination for international students in Ireland. 30% international students choose UCD.