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University College Dublin

Belfield Dublin,
Ireland View map
Ireland
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Public
Very High
20,162
1,725
4,600

Undergraduate Overview

UCD is Ireland's university of first choice, leading in first-preference applications in Ireland year after year. It is also the university of first choice for international students coming to Ireland: over 8,400 international students study at UCD. 

UCD is globally recognised for its excellence in teaching and learning – 14 subjects are ranked in the top 100 in the world (QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019) and 35 in the top 200. This quality of teaching is complemented by a high standard of support. Every incoming first year is assigned a peer mentor and there are student advisers for every programme.

The UCD Horizons scheme of modern, modularised education based on learning outcomes, sees 50% of students take modules outside their subject areas.

UCD is the only Irish university to provide the EU Supplement Label to students for international recognition of qualifications and is also number one in Ireland in the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings – 75th in the world. This high rating of graduate employability is a testament to the strength of the UCD Alumni network – over 279,000 graduates in positions of influence in 165 countries all across the world.

With over 400 student exchange partnerships with leading higher education institutions around the world, UCD's extensive global study opportunities are taken up by students and staff across all disciplines. UCD is an active member of several leading university networks, including the networks Universitas 21, Erasmus, UNICA, and WUN.

To read more about undergraduate study at UCD, see: www.ucd.ie/global 

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Undergraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 20,162

26%
74%

International students - 4,600

46%
54%

Total faculty staff - 1,725

733
992

Total students - 20,162

26%
74%

International students - 4,600

46%
54%

Total faculty staff - 1,725

992
733
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