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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description


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
  • Earn 9 ASU elective credits for the MA in English or Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Study with world leaders in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama
  • Experience Irish culture and have access to the resources of another global university
  • Available Spring semesters only

Must be an ASU student pursuing:
  • MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • MA in English, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • MA/Ph.D. in English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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

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.


Academic Program & Courses

The program would provide ASU students in literary and interdisciplinary studies the opportunity to supplement their educational experience with coursework in the MA in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama program at UCD. Study Irish writing; from key figures such as Oscar Wilde, G.B. Shaw, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Seamus Heaney, in a university that is both distinctively Irish and globally engaged. The MA in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama is staffed by some of the leading critics and thinkers in the field, who could guide students through advanced research and into academic and non-academic careers.

The MA program in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD is the longest-established MA in this subject anywhere in the world. Its graduates teach Anglo-Irish literature in universities and colleges on five continents. Moreover, the Department of Anglo-Irish literature and Drama has a strong research tradition, with over thirty students currently writing doctoral dissertations. Students are encouraged to engage fully with these research opportunities and to take advantage of the rich cultural resources of libraries, theatres, poetry readings, literary and cultural events available throughout the year in Dublin.

ASU students pursuing either the MA in English or the MA in Interdisciplinary Studies would be able to spend a spring semester abroad at UCD and earn 9 credits to apply towards elective requirements in their respective programs.

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.


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 ( or contact Katherine Mulfaul (

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 Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services 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 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 Spring Semester 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 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 Spring Semester 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



Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.