UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD) is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. The university was established in 1854 and today UCD is Ireland's largest university with over 25,000 students.
- UCD is ranked in the top 1% World Universities per 2012 QS Rankings
- UCD is Ireland's Global University. It is the largest and most international university in Ireland with over 25,000 students of which over 5,000 are international (from 122 countries)
- Ireland's most popular university for Indian students
- UCD is Ireland's leader in postgraduate education (over a quarter of all graduate students in Ireland study in UCD) and the national leader in research funding, attracting quality investment that has helped the university to establish a reputation as a world-class destination for leading researchers.
- Location in Dublin city, Ireland's capital
- Safe, modern campus with 24 hour security offers extensive accommodation options and cutting-edge sports and campus facilities
- Availability of scholarships for Indian students
The role of UCD within Irish higher education is underscored by the fact that UCD alone accounts for over 30% of international students, over 25% of all postgraduate students and almost 28% of all doctoral enrolments across the seven Irish universities.
Location & Facilities
UCD is located on a beautiful leafy 133-hectare campus close to Dublin's city centre, which provides a mix of academic facilities, research institutes, libraries and archival collections, enterprise space, student villages, and sports and recreational facilities. Our campus environment is the best in Ireland and we have the largest urban campus in Europe.
List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
The University consists of five colleges, their associated schools (34 in total) and eighteen research institutes and centres. Each college also has its own Graduate School, for postgraduates.
List of colleges and their respective schools:
- College of Arts & Celtic Studies
- School of Archaeology
- School of Art History & Cultural Policy
- School of Classics
- School of English, Drama & Film
- School of History & Archives
- School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics
- School of Languages & Literatures
- School of Music
College of Business & Law
- School of Business
- Quinn School of Business
- Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
- School of Law
College of Engineering, Mathematical & Physical Sciences
School of Architecture, Landscape & Civil Engineering
School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering
School of Computer Science & Informatics
School of Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering
School of Geological Sciences
School of Mathematical Sciences
School of Physics
College of Human Sciences
School of Applied Social Science
School of Economics
School of Education
School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy
School of Information & Library Studies
School of Philosophy
School of Politics & International Relations
School of Psychology
School of Social Justice
School of Sociology
College of Life Sciences
School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine
School of Biology & Environmental Science
School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science
School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
School of Medicine & Medical Science
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science
UCD offers over 70 undergraduate honours degree courses in the following areas of study.
- Agriculture, Food & Nutrition
- Nursing & Midwifery
- Social Science
- Sport & Performance
- Veterinary Medicine
Our Graduate programmes (Masters and PhDs)
Through our seven Colleges, UCD offers Ireland's most diverse range of masters programmes – visit graduate opportunities to learn of all options available. Programmes are led by academic experts and offer students unparalleled choice at all levels… With programmes led by globally recognised experts, students can enhance their prospects by becoming more expert themselves!
UCD is the national leader in fourth level education and has the highest number of graduate research students of any university in Ireland with over 1,684 PhD students. UCD has won over €480m in externally funded research contracts in the last five years alone. UCD has prioritised four major research themes which build on the university's established or emerging research strengths, dovetail with national research policy objectives and contribute to the preservation and exploration of Ireland's cultural heritage and the development of solutions for current global challenges.
The priority areas are:
- Earth Sciences, Energy and the Environment
- Health and Healthcare Delivery
- Information, Computation and Communication
- Global Ireland
Many of UCD's 160,000 alumni have made their mark in all areas of industry, arts, engineering, science, culture, sport and public life, in Ireland and abroad.
Among our most accomplished alumni and faculty are three former presidents of Ireland: Douglas Hyde; Patrick Hillery; and Cearbhall Dalaigh. Other famous world leaders include:
- V. V. Giri, the fourth President of India studied law in UCD from 1913 to 1916.
- Former Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) of Ireland Charles Haughey, Garret FitzGerald, John Burton and Brian Cowen all attended UCD.
- Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr Hoang Trung Hai was at student at the UCD Smurfit School of Business.
Tuition fees are based on the course of studies chosen. Full information on fees for specific programmes can be found on the UCD Fees page.
Graduate (Taught Masters) Scholarships
- 2 full 100% merit based tuition scholarships specifically for Indian students applying for postgraduate courses* (closing date 30.4.2013)
- 5 50% merit based tuition scholarships specifically for Indian students applying for postgraduate courses (closing date 30.4.2013)
- Fifty merit based tuition scholarships worth 2000 Euros each specifically for Indian students applying for postgraduate courses* (applied to applicants who accept offers in first come, first served basis)
(*excludes clinical programmes and Business courses)
- 1 50% merit based tuition scholarships for undergraduate students* (closing date 30.4.2013)
- Five merit based tuition scholarships worth 5000 Euros each for undergraduate students (Science) (closing date 30.4.2013)
- Four merit based tuition scholarships worth 2500 Euros each for undergraduate students in subjects of Business, Humanities and Social Science (closing date 30.4.2013)
(*excludes clinical programmes)
The Government of Ireland Scholarships for India
- 2 fully funded Government of Ireland scholarships are available to graduate students from India, for the academic year 2013-2014, who have successfully gained a place on a 1 year Taught Masters Programme in UCD
- Each scholarship will entitle the successful student to a full fee waiver at his/her Irish university, as well as a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses for the year.
Contact Kate O’Hanlon (email@example.com) for further information and terms & conditions on all these scholarships.
The Major Intake is in September , However there are few courses running for January and April Intake as well.
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