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University College Dublin (UCD)


Established in 1854, University College Dublin is Ireland's largest and most richly diverse university. Originally known as the Catholic University of Ireland and subsequently as the Royal University, the university became UCD in 1908. Located just 3 miles south of the city center in Belfield, UCD is set in an enclosed campus setting. UCD offers a welcoming campus community in which to live and study. A robust international student support structure exists at the university, complemented by excellent student health services and a wide selection of activities, sports, clubs, and societies for students to join.