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University College Dublin

Study Group partnered with University College Dublin in 2011 to help the University meet the ambitious targets of its internationalisation strategy. Since then the University has grown its international student body from 19% to 25%.

University College Dublin
University College Dublin

Study Group’s partnership with University College Dublin (UCD) allows this forward-thinking institution in the heart of Dublin to benefit from our unique global marketing and recruitment network. Students are then welcomed at our International Study Centre (ISC), set in the historic city of Dublin. Here, our specialist staff and tutors ensure that international students get the academic knowledge, study skills and pastoral support they need to make a successful transition into the first year of their chosen undergraduate degree.

Connections to leading global companies

UCD is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and has the best connections to leading global companies. Students can enjoy excellent internship and career opportunities while studying in Dublin. 

Dublin is home to:

  • The top ten global ICT companies 
  • Nine out of 25 global pharmaceutical companies
  • International companies like Google, Pfizer, Facebook and IBM 

Pathways to degree study at UCD

The International Foundation Year prepares students for entry into the first year of an undergraduate degree at UCD. All students benefit from a high-tech teaching environment and dedicated support, helping more students to reach the level they need for entry into UCD’s world-ranked courses.

ISC programme: International Foundation Year

  • Business, Economics and Social Sciences route
  • Engineering and Sciences route
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Dublin ISC graduate, Nurmeen,




from UCD

Ranked in the

top 200

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015