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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)
Main low-cost airlines fly to dublin. It is important to know, transport and restaurants are more expensive than average south-european standards. Weather is not so bad in dublin. Read Review
luissuquia, Spain

324 reviews of University College Dublin

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HOUSING    
by Robert, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, United States
Business Studies, 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? Because it was the most affordable and best living situation - I didn't have landlord issues unlike some of my friends
Personal comments:
The housing was nice. Cleaing staff maintained the common areas and the rooms were adequate for my needs
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STUDENT LIFE    
by mortitoi, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Lecce, Lecce, Italy
Language, Independent
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
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
For Nightlife lovers, templebar in Dublin City is full of different option. I particulary liked the I.F.C. (International Films Centre). If you're into moovies, with capital m, this place is unmissable.(great food as well)
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ACADEMIC    
by whitelily, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Financial Management, Erasmus
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:
Most of the courses require a project, but don't be afraid. It's a good chance to find out what you have learnt in class.



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:
none

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by Angela, Universitńt Passau, Passau, Germany
Business Studies, 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?
No, it wasn't.
Personal comments:
Irish people are very open-minded. For that reason it is not very difficult to get to know some native people. This will give you the opportunity to improve your English!
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EXPENSES    
by martatych, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland
History of Art, 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:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
because Ireland is three times more expensive than Poland
Food, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
the cheapest was the petrol which was very good for me because I had a car there.
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OVERALL    
by Luis, ICADE, Madrid, Spain
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.
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:
Joins nice facilities, a huge academic offer, nice residences (besides the old Roebuck castle) and really big international students community and a lot of buzz and life in campus!



FINAL COMMENTS

Main low-cost airlines fly to dublin. It is important to know, transport and restaurants are more expensive than average south-european standards. Weather is not so bad in dublin.
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