Studying at the International Study Centre will develop the English language and academic skills you need to succeed in an undergraduate degree at University College Dublin. They offer one programme—the International Foundation Year—with a choice of two subject routes. Studying on UCD's main campus you will prepare to make a confident start to your degree.
CareerAhead - At the International Study Centre you will develop skills for your future career success. Your Foundation programme includes an integrated careers and employability skills element, CareerAhead. This involves building your CV with activities designed to develop skills employers are looking for, from presentation skills to teamwork.
Experienced support staff will help you adapt to living away from home. You will have a personal tutor who supports your personal development and can help resolve any issues. We also have a student committee who organises social events and offers peer-to-peer support.
The UCD halls of residence offer apartments and catered accommodation. You'll find them in several locations on campus and in the nearby village of Blackrock. There's something for all tastes and budgets!
The Belfield campus is on 133 hectares of landscaped parkland. It's the largest urban campus in Europe. This beautiful leafy setting has everything you need in one place. It has cutting-edge sports and academic facilities. You will also find clubs, societies and a range of accommodation options. Safe and modern, the campus also has 24-hour security.
You'll find over 70 active student societies and 55 sports clubs on campus. There's something for everyone, from canoeing to comedy to chemical engineering.
The International Student Society arranges activities and excursions all around Ireland. Make sure you sign up for the chance to meet fellow students who are also studying abroad. You'll also get to know Ireland’s beautiful countryside and warm-hearted people.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.