University College Dublin

History

The history of the University College Dublin is longer than what one would expect at first sight, as it’s origins date back to the Catholic University of Ireland, founded in 1854, the Catholic University was a response to the catholic emancipation that was currently ongoing across the country, their goal was to provide an institution that would be taught and attended by catholic, in part as a counterpart to the Trinity College, this came together with a feeder school meant to give a direct link to the institution, all in all the process proved complicated, while staffed it lacked a proper royal charter, and constant financial difficulties came to be associated with the institution.

The Universities Act of 1908 changed things for the better, as the institution would reform, and rename into the University College Dublin to take advantage of the new benefits the act brought, as a result, proper degrees were awarded and the institution was finally able to get past it’s economical issues, leading it to grow til the present day, were it became one of Ireland’s premier universities, and the top candidate for the number one best Irish university in the near future.

Programs Offered

Through it’s 6 faculties, or colleges as the University College Dublin refers to them, the institution currently offers over 60 unique programs aimed at undergraduate students, due to the large selection of courses at the institution the following list will only be a small sample of the full catalog available at the institution:

  • Animal Science
  • Animal and Crop Production
  • Agricultural Science
  • Rural Development
  • Architectural Science
  • City Planning and Environmental Policy
  • Humanities
  • Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Radiography
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Veterinary Medicine

Admission requirements

In order to be enrolled into the University college of Dublin the student must fit the following criteria, having a minimum of two subjects at Grade H5 and at least Grade O6/H7 in the other subjects, be proficient in both English and Irish, and meet the minimum required points of their desired course.

Student Life

There is an undeniable commitment with the wellbeing of it’s students when it comes to the University College Dublin, from accommodation, to furnished faculties to support their studies and a dedicated student health service, the student body of UCD can find themselves supported by the institution at any time.

Part-time work

The University College Dublin understands the importance of work for an undergraduate student and as such offers a few venues to help it’s student body in their employment efforts, UCD counts with two separate social media accounts geared exclusively towards posting part-time employment listings, the student’s union has a dedicated job page, and more info an be obtained directly at the institution.

Fees

All students at the University College Dublin have to pay a Student Contribution Charge amounting to €3,000 and a Student Centre Levy amounting to €254, from there on EU students cant expect to pay €4,000 on Tuition Fees per year at the institution, while non EU students can expect to pay on average €9,000, though some programs do go as low as €2,000 depending on the course.

Ranking

The University College Dublin is currently ranked as the 260th best college level institution in the world, making it the overall second best university in it’s home country of Ireland.

University Contact

Address:  Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Phone: +353 1 716 7777

Email: international@ucd.ie

Summary

The University College Dublin offers quality education and an quality campus that has few competitors in the country, prices might seem steep at first, but the nation’s wide selection of scholarships and grants can help with it, and overall as one of the most important institutions in the nation, all resident students should consider it if their desired course is available at UCD