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University College Dublin (UCD)

University College Dublin, Michael Tierney Building - UCD - Belfield, DUBLIN 4, Ireland
4.08 / 5 based on 324 reviews.
Description:
University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin dates its origin from the foundation in 1851 of the Catholic University of Ireland. The "Catholic University" was set up as an alternative to the non-denominational Queen's Colleges established by the Government in 1845, located in Belfast, Cork and Galway.


Programmes
Accreditations
89% of students recommend
324 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (324)
Student life
4.6/5
5 stars (120)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (150)
Languages
4.5/5
3 stars (48)
Expenses
3.1/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
Go to UCD, you'll have a great time... interesting classes, not too much work, lots of parties!!! and also Ireland is a beautiful country to visit! Read Review
dufyoz, France

324 reviews of University College Dublin

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HOUSING    
by PVC, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Geography, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Good way to meet other students and cheap compared to private rental.
Personal comments:
The housing office wasn't very helpful and didn't return my deposit with no explanation! They could do a better job but overall it is a good accommodation choice.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Sophie, EPSCI, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Business Studies, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
The Wishing Well (if you live in Blackrock, live Irish music every Monday night) Porter House (Dublin City Center) and many other places!
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ACADEMIC    
by L_roeper, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria
Law, European Community/EU, Independent
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
in my LL.M. programme: EU Intellectual Property law



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Instead of having really big an tough exams at the end of the year it would have been better to divide the year and hold mid term exams as well

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by martatych, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland
History of Art, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
I was pretty good in English before going to UCD, but after it was much better because I had a contact with a language all the time while speaking, reading books in this language, watching movies and listening to radio.
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EXPENSES    
by Sandra, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Ireland is a very expenisve country, so everytign you need to buy is far more expensive than at home, so even if you try to save money you'll spend more than at home.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by Gudrun, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
No everything was perfect
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
I really recommend this university because all the lecturers and students were very open minded and friendly. And the courses were held in small classes that fostered communication.



FINAL COMMENTS

It was a great time on this Island and I don´t regret a single day. I have never met so many open minded and friendly people before, as the irish people are. Furthermore Ireland is a fascinating Island with a lot of amazing spots.
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