University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. At UCD undergraduate education, master’s and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.
Today UCD is Ireland’s largest and most diverse university with over 30,000 students, drawn from approximately 124 countries. It actively promotes university life as a journey of intellectual and personal discovery through its highly innovative and flexible UCD Horizons undergraduate curriculum and is the most popular destination for Irish school-leavers.
UCD is Ireland’s leader in graduate education with over 8,000 graduate students, with almost a quarter being graduate research students. Over 50% of UCD undergraduates progress to graduate studies.
UCD is home to over 6,000 international students and delivers degrees to over 5,000 students on overseas campuses. In addition, the University places great emphasis on the internationalisation of the Irish student experience – preparing all UCD students for future employment and life that crosses borders, boundaries and cultures.