Ireland's economy has been growing at a rate above European Union (EU) levels, making it an increasingly popular location for investment. Dublin has been at the center of Ireland's phenomenal economic growth, making it an excellent place to study business. In addition to offering a variety of business courses, students may choose to take courses in engineering, humanities, science, and more. UCD, founded in 1854, is Ireland's largest university and is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2019
  • Deadline: May 1, 2019
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy to your GEO coordinator
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Please read the application instructions before beginning and select the correct major code when applying.  (The example used in the instructions is the arts/humanities program – make sure you select the correct program based on the modules you intend to take at UCD.  If you aren’t sure to which UCD program you should apply, please contact your Northeastern study abroad coordinator).  You do not need to provide a letter of recommendation or a home school nomination letter, or pay the application fee for UCD’s online application.
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy to your GEO coordinator
  • Official Transcript: Request on myNortheastern
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Exception: This program will consider applicants who do not meet the cumulative GPA requirements in certain circumstances and/or with additional application materials. Please contact the GEO coordinator for more information.
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

  • Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

    • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.6 (University College Dublin: Northeastern)
    • 25 total University College Dublin credits per semester is a full-time course load for study abroad students
    • Students typically take five 5 credit courses at University College Dublin
    • A 5 credit University College Dublin course will come in as 3 Northeastern credits
    • If a student takes 25 University College Dublin credits abroad, they will receive 15 Northeastern credits
    • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change

  • Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

    Students must take the majority of their modules from the program to which they apply. In other words, students 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

The 2018/19 course catalogue will be published at the end of July, early August. Most courses will remain the same so students can check now from the 2017/18 course catalogue. Specific queries about course offerings can be directed to the academic program students are applying to at UCD.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

     

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

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.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2018
  • Deadline: October 25, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy to your GE coordinator
  • Study Abroad Course Selections
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Please read the application instructions before beginning and select the correct major code when applying.  (The example used in the instructions is the arts/humanities program – make sure you select the correct program based on the modules you intend to take at UCD.  If you aren’t sure to which UCD program you should apply, please contact your Northeastern study abroad coordinator).  You do not need to provide a letter of recommendation or a home school nomination letter, or pay the application fee for UCD’s online application.
  • Official Transcript: Request on myNortheastern
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Exception: This program will consider applicants who do not meet the cumulative GPA requirements in certain circumstances and/or with additional application materials. Please contact the GEO coordinator for more information.
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.6 (University College Dublin: Northeastern)
  • 25 total University College Dublin credits per semester is a full-time course load for study abroad students
  • Students typically take five 5 credit courses at University College Dublin
  • A 5 credit University College Dublin course will come in as 3 Northeastern credits
  • If a student takes 25 University College Dublin credits abroad, they will receive 15 Northeastern credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Students must take the majority of their modules from the program to which they apply. In other words, students 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
Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

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.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

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.

The U.S. State Department lists travel advisories, local laws, alerts from the embassy, and other important information about Ireland here. Please review this information before applying.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • On-Campus: 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.
  • Off-Campus Student Arranged: Students may also choose to live off-campus. Check out the UCD student accommodation search engine website or for useful addresses and tips, please check out the UCD Off Campus Accommodation Tips booklet. 

Host University or Organization

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 6,500 International students, about 25% 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, sitting on 330 acres. 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.

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