- Courses in English with Irish, international, and American students
- Unique course offerings
- AACSB and EQUIS accredited business school
- ABET accredited engineering school
- Engineering internship placements (spring semester only)
- Scholarship opportunities for students taking science courses (up to $450 per semester)
- International excursion
- Minimum G.P.A. 3.0
- Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- One official transcript
- Copy of passport/birth certificate
- Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
15 semester credits
Students who choose to study abroad in Dublin at the University College Dublin (UCD) choose from a range of undergraduate courses offered in the Faculties of American Studies, Arts and Celtic Studies, Business, Engineering, Human Sciences, Law, Life Sciences, and Mathematical & Physical Sciences. Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture style, and grades are based predominantly on work submitted during the semester and by final exam.
UCD awards credit based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Semester courses at the university are usually awarded 5 or 10 ECTS credits. Universities in the U.S. typically award .5 credit hour for every 1 ECTS credit. For example, a course worth 5 ECTS would transfer to the U.S. as 2.5 semester credit hours. It is very important that students planning on studying at UCD discuss the transfer of credits with an advisor at their home university – some universities have different standards for transferring ECTS credits. Based on the ECTS credits awarded per course, students usually take 5-6 classes in order to receive 12-15 credit hours per semester. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are enrolled in the required amount of semester credits to meet requirements of the home university. In all faculties, entrance to specific courses is subject to the approval of UCD and the completion of certain prerequisites. Courses offered on a year-long basis can only be taken by students visiting for the full academic year.
API students receive their transcript from University College Dublin upon successful completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- Resident Director
- On-Site Orientation
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Rachel Mogan is the Dublin Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Ireland.
Sophie Bonheim is the Dublin Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Ireland.