Dublin, Ireland

Arts + Sciences (University College Dublin)

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Information for term Arts + Sciences (University College Dublin)

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 3 – Dec 21, 2019 (16 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 20 – May 22, 2020 (18 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 3, 2019 – May 22, 2020 (37 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Overview

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Immerse yourself in Ireland’s largest university and CIEE’s partner school by enrolling in courses at University College Dublin (UCD) alongside Irish and international students. Select coursework across six colleges: Arts & Humanities; Business, Engineering, and Architecture; Health and Agricultural Sciences; Science; and Social Sciences and Law. Students can opt to take a full course load at UCD (five courses per semester) or combine UCD courses with CIEE electives, taught by adjunct lecturers at CIEE Dublin, located on Dublin City University’s All Hallows campus. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • STUDY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    at UCD’s start-up incubator – one of the biggest in Ireland

  • ENJOY UCD’S 130-HECTARE PARKLAND ESTATE CAMPUS

    hosting world-class facilities

  • EXPLORE ICONIC SITES

    like Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Henrietta Street, and Guinness brewery

  • ACRES OF CAMPUS

    330
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT UCD

    30K
  • YEAR DUBLIN WAS FOUNDED BY THE VIKINGS

    998

Location & Culture

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With a young, vibrant population of more than one million people, Dublin is a city on the move and an emerging high-tech European hub. Still, the charm and culture of old Dublin shine through, and the echoes of literary giants like Joyce, Shaw, Swift, Wilde, and Beckett remain. Since the late 1990s, a multicultural Dublin has emerged with immigration from around the world. Today, the city is a dynamic, lively multicultural space nestled between the jewel green landscape and the Irish Sea.

Excursions & Activities

Below is a sample list of excursions and activities students may participate in

  • Explore the medieval city with a tour of the old walls, St. Audoen’s Church and Christ Church Cathedral
  • Visit Kilkenny and its Castle, built in 1195, and one of the few furnished castles in Ireland
  • Experience local culture with live music, theater, museum visits, and more

Volunteer Opportunities

CIEE Dublin works with a variety of charities and NGOs and will assist students who are interested in volunteer opportunities.

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Student Dorms:  Students share dorms on the University College Dublin campus. Each dorm has 4-5 rooms with a common area and kitchen. Students have private rooms with an individual bathroom.

  • Meals

    Students are responsible for their own meals while on the program. UCD campus offers a large selection of restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Dublin, Ireland

Where You'll Study

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    UCD Campus Belfield

    on the southside of the city

  • B

    The Ha’penny Bridge

    visit this historic landmark

  • C

    Saint Stephen's Green

    one of Dublin's many parks

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

Students attend University College Dublin (UCD), one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities and immerse themselves in the Irish academic system. Ranked in the top 1% of universities internationally, UCD hosts 30,000+ students, 27% of which are international.

University College Dublin (UCD) is located less than three miles from the center of Dublin, and offers 60 sports clubs, 100 societies and clubs, and an active student union.

Academics

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Academics

  • Class Format

    Students have access to UCD classes and attend class with local and international students at UCD, and the format is similar to U.S. classes in terms of scheduling and registration. CIEE classes are taught by CIEE instructors and only CIEE students attend these courses.

  • Grading

    UCD professors give numerical grades which CIEE converts to U.S. letter grades. Assessment is based on overall performance, including essays, coursework, and final papers and examinations. In many classes, students are graded on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, quizzes, and oral presentations.

  • Academic Culture

    The Irish educational system requires students to take greater responsibility for learning in a less-structured environment than in the U.S. Students are provided with a syllabus and a broad reading list. Students are required to show initiative regarding research and critical analysis. Courses are called ‘modules’ in Ireland and are academically challenging, dynamic, and involve daily reading and homework assignments.

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Program Requirements

    Students are required to provide a transcript from their home school as part of the application process.

  • Program Credit

    Total credit: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours per semester

Curriculum

Students can choose from two CIEE courses and a range of direct enrollment courses at UCD. Students will take a U.S. semester load equivalent to 15-18 U.S. credits while studying at UCD. To meet the full U.S. semester credit load requirement, students may opt to take exclusively host institution courses or combine host university courses with CIEE courses.

  • Total credit per semester: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Contact hours for CIEE courses: 45; credit – 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours per course

UCD course credits are converted to U.S. credit equivalents as follows:

5 ECTS Credits = 3 U.S. Semester / 4.5 Quarter Credits
7.5 ECTS Credits = 4 U.S. Semester / 6 Quarter Credits
10 ECTS Credits = 6 U.S. Semester / 9 Quarter Credits

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Fall 2019

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CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

University College Dublin Sample Course List

CIEE students can enroll in courses across more than 10 disciplines. Students learn of the semester’s final list of courses in time for course registration, which occurs after arrival. Certain university courses require prerequisites. The following is a representative sample of university courses that have been available in the past and may be subject to change. For a more detailed list of course offerings, please click here.

Sample List of Courses

  • Accounting
  • Anatomy
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Business in Society
  • Computer Science
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contemporary Irish Writing
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Energy Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • EU Law
  • European Cinema
  • Foundations of Political Theory and International Relations
  • Genetics
  • Globalisation and Development
  • Human Ethics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Irish Literature in English
  • Management Theory
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Modern Europe 1500- 2000
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Public International Law
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Research Methods in Political Science
  • Rural and Landscape Planning
  • Science Medicine and Society
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociological Theory
  • Sociology
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Theory and Design of Structures
  • Urban Design

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Full registration and classes in University College Dublin
  • Accommodations for the duration of the program
  • An overnight excursion, day trips, and city site-visits

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
 

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2019 16 weeks May 1, 2019 Sep 3, 2019* Dec 21, 2019*
$22,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $15,583 **

Housing = $6,100

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $22,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $900

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $1,500

Total Estimated Costs = $2,700

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

Spring 2020 18 weeks Nov 1, 2019 Jan 20, 2020* May 22, 2020*
Academic year 2019-2020 37 weeks May 1, 2019 Sep 3, 2019* May 22, 2020*
$40,337
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $13,835 **

Educational Costs = $13,835 ***

Housing = $6,100

Housing = $6,100

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $40,337

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $900

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $1,500

Total Estimated Costs = $2,700

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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