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Partnership Ireland: University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2016 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Type:
Language of Instruction:
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study:
Accounting, Architecture, Art History, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Earth Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Film, Finance, French, Geography, Geology, German, Greek, History, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations, Internships, Italian, Law, Literature, Management, Management Computer Systems, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Women's Studies
Internship Available:
Program Description:

University College Dublin

UW-W Partnership Program

Location Dublin, Ireland 
Acaemic Focus All Majors
Eligibility  3.0 GPA, Junior or Senior standing
Language of Instruction English
Terms Semester, Year, Summer
Partner Website


University College Dublin is a vibrant, modern university with almost 25,000 students situated on a spacious and leafy campus, only 3 miles to the south of Dublin's city center. UCD offers a lively campus community in which to live and study. The university has modern buildings and first-class academic and sporting facilities. UCD is one of the highest ranked institutions in Europe making it a great place for students to study abroad.


Semester/Year Program
Students participating in this program can choose from over 170 programs at UCD! UCD offers over 70+ undergraduate honors degree courses in a variety of subject areas.

In addition to major coursework, students are also enrolled in a required course in Irish History and Culture. Field trips to places of historical interest are an integral component of the Irish History and Culture course.

Summer Internship Program
University College Dublin also offers a summer internship program, an eight-week program including a six-week placement in an Irish company.  During this program, students receive a total of six credits, consisting of the internship course and the student’s choice of one other course: Irish History, International Business, or Service Learning.


UCD has set aside a large proportion of on-campus rooms for international students. However, places are limited and accommodation cannot be guaranteed for all international students. If you are not able to rent a room in the student residences on-campus, or if you would rather live off-campus, you can contact the UCD Residences Off-Campus Office or the Student Union Accommodation Services for advice on off-campus options.


Student Life and Surroundings

Life at UCD is not just about lectures and study. Sports, societies and social life are vital ingredients of the university experience. There are endless opportunities for students to get involved on campus. The UCD Student Center and UCD Sport & Fitness are at the heart of student life in UCD.

In the Student Center, there is a state of the art 3D cinema where the university plays the latest blockbusters and classic films. Within the Student Center there is also a 600-seat auditorium, meeting rooms, a new TV Studio, Radio Pod, Seminar Room, a medical center, pharmacy, barbers, newsagents and a host of great places to eat or just chill out. There is also the UCD Club House bar, where friends meet to hangout and watch sports on the big screens.

UCD Sport & Fitness houses a number of top class sporting facilities, including: an Olympic sized swimming pool; a brand new gym; as well as dance and spinning studios. After workouts students can even wind down in the sauna or the jacuzzi. All of these facilities are available to students throughout the year.

The city of Dublin itself also offers countless opportunities for students to explore. With restaurants, pubs, museums, theaters, and frequently occurring events, students can easily immerse themselves in Irish culture.

Public transportation and railway systems, as well as an international airport allow students to travel throughout the city as well as other Irish destinations and European countries.


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

As a partnership program, UW-Whitewater students are subject to UCD tuition fees, which will be billed to the students’ UW-W accounts. As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

Other fees for this program, such as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. round trip flights, living expenses).

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

  UW-Whitewater UCD Program
Tuition $3,789* $9,450 (6900 EUR)
Housing (average; costs may vary) $2,175 $3,750
Meals $1,600 $2,000
Other Personal Expenses $1,800 $2,000
Global Experiences Application Fees $0 $275
CISI International Insurance $0 $170
Travel Documents $0 $300
Round Trip Flight $0 $1,000
Total Cost of Attendance  $9,364 $18,945

*2013-14 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Students must have a passport that is valid at least 6 months beyond the end of the program.  Students must also apply for an Irish student visa prior to departure.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year April 1st Early September to mid May
Fall Semester April 1st Early September to late December
Spring Semester October 15th Late January to mid May
Summer Internship March 15th June to July