University College Dublin (UCD), known formally as the University College Dublin – National University of Ireland Dublin, is the largest public university in the Republic of Ireland, with 17,000 students.

UCD is a comprehensive university with many majors and a wide range of courses. UCD requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply. However if a student does not meet UCD’s minimum GPA requirement of 3.0, two letters of recommendation from academic referees will be required in support of their application.

UCD’s School of Business is accredited by AACSB, Equis, and AMBA. It is the top-ranked business school in Ireland and highly regarded internationally.

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Students have the option of living on campus, with catering or without.

This Cost of Living Calculator can help you to plan your expenses.

Financial Aid:

Students wishing to study at UCD are eligible to bring all their JCU aid, with the exception of work study. Students on employee benefits packages are not eligible for these benefits on this program. Please consult the Office of Financial Aid for further information.

Program Costs 2017-2018

Directly billed by JCU

  • Tuition: $ 19,245
  • Room (at cost): $3600
  • Administrative Fee: $1000
  • Total billed by JCU: $ 23,845

Estimated costs (not billed by JCU):

  • Books and supplies: $500
  • Personal Expenses: $1350
  • Transportation: $900
  • Board: $1600
  • Insurance: $160
  • Residence Permit: $400
  • Total indirect costs: $4910

Total Semester Budget: $ 28,755

For further information on University College Dublin contact the Center for Global Education. The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is October 1.

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