DUBLIN: University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

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

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • 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.


Students studying at UCD take between four and six modules (classes) 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.

Students must take the majority of their modules from the program to which they apply.  In other words, you must take at least 3 (possibly 4) modules from the subjects offered by one of the programs below:

  • Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition
  • American Studies
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business: students applying to this program must take a minimum of three business modules and the required Irish culture module; additional modules may be selected from any program
  • Engineering
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Science
  • Sport and Exercise

Subjects offered by program

Module catalog - select the tab for modules

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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, including:

    • Official transcript (uploaded to the UCD online application)
    • Copy of passport ID page
    • Please read the application instructions before beginning.  Be sure to select the correct major code when you apply.  The example used in the instructions is the business program - you should select your program based on the modules you intend to take at UCD (for questions, please contact the study abroad coordinator).
    • 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.

    Please submit directly to OISP (either electronically or a paper copy):

    • Copy of passport ID page
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), 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.


Students may apply for housing at any UCD's residence halls.  Students should apply online for housing through UCD as soon as they have received notification they are accepted for the program through 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.