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Undergraduate programmes

Studying an undergraduate degree in Ireland is a fantastic choice. An exciting mix of history and culture, academic quality and friendly locals make it the perfect place to study.

Your pathway to UCD

Once you’ve successfully completed your International Foundation Year at Dublin International Study Centre, you’ll be able to progress to the prestigious University College Dublin (UCD).

Ranked 173rd

in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2022

UCD is ranked among the best universities in the world and is the most popular choice for international students studying in Ireland. With the largest urban campus in Europe, a real focus on employability, and degrees accredited by leading professional organisations, you’ll have a great student experience at UCD.

Undergraduate preparation programme

Available in a choice of three subject routes, our three-term International Foundation Year is designed to prepare you for undergraduate study at UCD. While you’re with us, you will study a blend of academic and English language modules to give you the tools for success. Studying with us also gives you the opportunity for you to settle in to life in Ireland before you start your undergraduate degree.

International Foundation Year

This pathway programme is your route to undergraduate study at UCD. Prepare to make a confident start to your degree, and life in Ireland.

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Prepare for Success

Gain a competitive edge before you start your academic programme with our online preparation course.

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Entry requirements

Discover the entry requirements for your programme. If you do not have the level English required to study our International Foundation Year, you can study our English language preparation course before you start your programme to help improve your English skills.

Join us today

Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have about your application. We can’t wait to meet you.