DUBLIN: University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

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  • Fall Semester - Early September - Late December
  • Spring Semester - January - mid May

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

Ireland's economy has been growing at a rate above European Union (EU) levels, making it an increasingly popular location for investment. Over 1,200 companies from all over the world have chosen Ireland as their base to do business both locally and on a global scale. Over the last two decades, Ireland has welcomed investment from a wide range of business sectors, including electronics and engineering, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, computer software, financial services and a range of internationally traded services. Dublin has been at the center of Ireland's phenomenal economic growth, making it an excellent place to study business.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Megan Marina, UCD Spring 2013; megank.marina@gmail.com


Students studying at UCD can study between four and six modules per semester. Students will be charged Northeastern undergraduate tuition for 16 credits. Should a student decide to transfer back a fifth (or sixth) course, he or she will then be charged an overload fee as defined on the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. Please note: See Cost section for additional Study Abroad fees.

  • All students can take between four and six modules.  Students must take the majority of their modules from the program to which they apply.
  • Quinn students must take a minimum of three business modules and the required Irish culture module.  If students elect to take additional modules, they may choose from any program.
  • Engineering and Architecture students must take a minimum of three engineering/architecture modules and may take their other module(s) from other programs. Students can take up to two modules from other programs.

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Host University

Established in 1854, UCD is the largest and most international of Ireland's universities. UCD has a student population of over 24,000. There are almost 5,000 International students, about 20% of the total student body. Study abroad students are supported by an International Office that provides many services.

University College Dublin (UCD) is located three miles to the south of Dublin's city center. UCD's Quinn School of Business is recognized as the top ranked business school in Ireland and holds both AASCB and EQUIS accreditations- the mark of quality for top business schools both in the US and abroad. UCD offers a lively campus community in which to live and study. The University has modern buildings and first class facilities. It has a busy extracurricular life and students are encouraged to become involved in a wide range of social, cultural and sporting activities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • OISP online application
    • UCD Online application (Select 2014/15 September as your admission term and then select Sem 1 for the fall semester and semester 2 for spring semester)
    • Upload official transcript (uploaded to the UCD online application)
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page (uploaded to the UCD online application or submitted to OISP)
    • Note: students do not need to upload a letter of recommendation nor a home school nomination letter to UCD's online application. These items are not required for applicants from NU.  Students do not need to pay the application fee or deposit.
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $TBD

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($TBD), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350).Please note that this program requires students to take five courses. Should students choose to transfer back the fifth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($TBD). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Ireland, Dublin: University College Dublin Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)



Students apply for housing online after they have received acceptance notification from UCD. Beginning with fall 2013 participants, students may apply for housing at any UCD's residence halls and will be responsible for payment directly to UCD.  It is recommended that students apply as early as possible on the housing selection day.


Dublin, with a population of over one million residents (approximately one fourth of the country's population), is the largest city in Ireland. Dublin's economic growth has transformed the city into a cosmopolitan metropolis, making it an increasingly popular tourist destination. Despite its recent modernization, Dublin still has all the culture and charm of a historic European city. The city is home to a plentitude of museums, galleries, churches and monuments as well as top-notch restaurants and music venues.