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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/13/2020 05/22/2020

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 15
Language of Instruction: English Academic Disciplines: Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, History, Technology, and Society, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering Housing Type: Off-Campus Residence Hall, On-Campus Residence Hall
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Academic Year:  early September – mid May
Fall semester:  early September – mid December
Spring semester:  mid January – mid May

This university is located in Dublin, Ireland. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:

University College Dublin is Ireland's largest and most richly diversified university. It provides a broad range of courses grouped into five Colleges (College of Arts and Celtic Studies, College of Business and Law, College of Human Sciences, College of Life Sciences, College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences).

UCD traces its origins to the Catholic University of Ireland founded in 1854 by Cardinal John Henry Newman, author of the celebrated "The Idea of a University." Today, UCD is a vibrant, modern university of over 22,000 students situated on a spacious and leafy campus some 5km to the south of Dublin city center.

  • on-campus dormitories
  • off-campus dormitories

UCD has on-campus accommodation available for over 2,000 students in three, four, five and six-bedroom self-catering apartments in four locations. However, places are limited and UCD is unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students.

Students should be prepared to supply all other necessary kitchen items themselves. There is a small freezer section in the fridge but there is not a large freezer in the apartment. Any specialist equipment such as microwaves, woks etc. must be purchased separately. Televisions are not provided in the residences. Televisions can be bought or rented in electrical shops in the city centre. Students must pay the television license themselves. A television license costs approximately 160 Euro per year and can be purchased in the Belfield or any post office. Each student's bedroom contains a bed (three feet wide by six feet long). There is also a desk, chair, lamp and wardrobe. A duvet (comforter) and a pillow are provided; students must buy their own bed linen and towels. There are no phones provided in the apartments and while there are payphones provided in some houses, most students purchase mobile phones.

An application for on-campus housing is required. For more information, click here.

The Students' Union or SU located in the Student Centre also keeps a file on accommodation offered in flats, apartments and house-sharing. The Students' Union Handbook contains advice on your rights as a tenant (you can get a handout from the SU as well) and the Students' Union accommodation officer can help you during the year with any problems you might encounter with your landlord/landlady. A newsletter giving an up-to-date list of available accommodation is printed at peak times during the months of August to October, and is available from the Students' Union Accommodation Officer. This type of accommodation is usually self-catering, flat/house-sharing. Notice boards in the Library Building are used to advertise flat/house shares. Students should note that they will have to go and look at the accommodation advertised themselves, as the university is not in a position to make bookings on your behalf.

  • meal deal available
  • on-campus dining

Students living on-campus at University College Dublin are offered meals deals for Lunch/Supper and Breakfast. These are available for purchase in advance at a greatly discounted price.

There are a number of restaurants and cafés on the Belfield campus open Monday to Friday during the academic year. There are smaller restaurants located in the Science Centre, the Agriculture building and the Student Centre on campus and cafés in the Sports Centre and in the Arts, Library, Commerce, Architecture buildings and in the Conway Institute and Health Sciences Centre.
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
For detailed course information: click here. Select the modules tab. 

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

1.4 ECTS = 1 GT credit

UCD Grade = US Grade
A+, A, A- / 4.2, 4.0, 3.8 = A
B+, B, B- / 3.6, 3.4, 3.2 = B
C+, C, C- / 3.0, 2.8, 2.6 = C
D+, D, D- / 2.4, 2.2, 2.0 = D
E, F, G, NG / 1.6, 1.0, 0.4, 0 = F 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
Currently, United States, Canadian and Japanese passport-holders do not need visas. (You should re-check this information with the Embassy of Ireland before your departure to make sure it is still current). However, they do have to register with the Immigration Officer within one month of arrival. Upon arrival, at any port of entry into Ireland (Cork, Dublin, Shannon, etc.), students will be required to produce a valid passport and the Offer Letter from the Irish University in which they have applied. Should a student fail to produce these documents, you will be in breach of Irish Immigration Regulations. The Irish Immigration Officer will have no choice but to refuse you entry into Ireland.

All students admitted by the Irish Immigration Officers upon arrival in Ireland, will have their passports computer swiped and date stamped, endorsing a requirement for them to register with the Immigration Office, within one month. Immigration registration takes place at the Garda Síochána (police) station at Henry Street in Limerick city center during normal office hours, excluding public holidays.

To register with Immigration students will be required to produce documentation, including evidence of financial support and medical insurance. For details, please click here.

Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Cassy McInnis