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Program Description

Overview

Quick Facts

  • UCD is Ireland's largest university with over 1,300 faculty and 30,000 students.
 
  • UCD is a member of Universitas 21, a global network of leading research institutions.
 

Location

Location Details

Dublin is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Ireland. It is home to 1.2 millions residents, which equals one-quarter of the country's population. Visit the Dublin Tourism Board for more information about the cultural offerings of this cosmopolitan city. Since its founding in the Middle Ages by Viking raiders, Dublin has played a major role in Ireland's turbulent history. Permanently associated with such great writers as Swift, Joyce, and Yeats, Dublin is today the center of a lively music scene, offering everything from traditional Irish music to rock bands like U2. UCD is nestled on a spacious and leafy campus located five kilometers south of the Dublin city center.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service site is a good resource to reference.

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

The UCD College of Science study abroad program is available to ASU School of Life Science majors only. Students may attend the fall semester, spring semester or academic year. UCD College of Science offers the largest and most diverse science program in Ireland - from mathematical and physical sciences, computer science to biology, biomolecular sciences and chemistry. UCD also offers a unique research module in which ASU students can be an active member of a research group in areas ranging from physics and computer science to chemistry, biology, and the biomedical sciences.

Science subject modules in the following disciplines:
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Environmental Biology
  • Genetics
  • And many more!

You can find module details on the UCD Current Students website.
Click on the Modules tab.
Choose the Category, Subject, and Levels - then click Search

You can find more information on available courses, including a sample subject offering, on the UCD Science Study Abroad Programme webpage


Study Abroad Research Module

  • Work with a faculty member in your area of interest
  • 6-9 hours of research per week
  • Present research at end of semester poster presentation

Course Level Information
 

  University College Dublin ASU
Course Level Level 1 Lower Division
Level 2 Upper Division
Level 3 Upper Division

 

Glossary of Terms

  • Semester One = US Fall Semester
  • Semester Two = US Spring Semester
  • Course = US major
  • Module = US class
  • Faculty = US school or college (e.g. Faculty of Engineering is the School of Engineering)
Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.
 

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at University College Dublin will convert to ASU credits and grades.

UCD Science building
UCD Science building staircase






UCD Science building interior
UCD Science lab

Housing

UCD - Merville Hall
Photo courtesty of University College Dublin

Program Housing

University College Dublin offers you a range student accommodation, from halls type accommodation (Blackrock) which consists of a single room, shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, to apartment living with 4-5 single rooms, a shared kitchen and 2 shared bathrooms (Belgrove & Merville), to our ensuite apartments (GlenomenaProby & Roebuck Hall) and catered accommodation with lunch and dinner provided (Roebuck Castle).  For more information see the UCD Residences website. Students can also choose to live off-campus, but should consult the UCD International Office's webpage for advice.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Ireland, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture. This includes cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entryways, and small indoor spaces.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad.  Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. UCD Participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 10/15/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/20/2020 05/16/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2021 09/25/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed