“IFSA allowed us to have so much independence and flexibility, which allowed us to engage with the local culture and explore the city right from the start.”
SPRING : October 15
- DATES AND FEES
There is something for everyone at UCD - Ireland's largest and most international campus. Spring into the humanities, sharpen your global business knowledge, conduct scientific research in cutting-edge facilities, and dig into pre-professional programs. Immerse yourself in a new culture as you traverse an exciting new academic setting!
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University College of Dublin's Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
Students apply to one college or program within UCD. Students must take the majority of their courses within their college or chosen program.
Explore available courses on the University College Dublin's online course catalog.
- Click on the
- To search by subject, select the college you’re applying for (ie Arts & Humanities or Engineering) under "Category"
- If there a multiple subjects available under “Subject,” choose the subject area you’re interested in
- Then tick the boxes to show course levels (Undergraduate students usually find Levels 1, 2, and 3 a good fit)
- Click the search button to see courses offered
- Check when the course is offered (semester 1 = fall, semester 2 = spring)
A full course load at University College Dublin is 30 ECTS credits for the semester (equivalent to 15 U.S. semester credit hours).
1 ECTS credit = .5 U.S. semester credit hours
Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
English majors may enroll in a full course load of English modules and will receive priority registration for these modules, particularly with 300 level (level-3) modules. These students can select up to two, 300 level modules, worth 10 ECTS credits each. Non-English majors are encouraged to speak with their Program Advisor for guidance on the appropriate modules to select.
Psychology majors receive priority registration and can typically take a maximum of three to four psychology modules. Non-psychology majors can select modules subject to availability, although availability is typically limited.
History majors receive priority registration in history modules. Non-history majors can select modules subject to availability.
Science and Engineering Research Classes
Take your ideas to the next level by joining an independent group research project utilizing scientific literature and research methodologies to design experiments let by a Principal Investigator,Students will have the opportunity to shadow a research team member, master an advanced laboratory skill, and present findings in front of teaching staff and peers.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost.
Meet Your Program Advisor
What Our Students Say
“The biggest thing I learned is the value of immersing oneself in a culture unlike that which you come from. Even though Australia speaks English, the culture has taught me to relax and take everything one step at a time.”
“I enjoyed the academic and personal freedom of my IFSA program. Being able to take whatever classes I wanted/needed in order to satisfy my requirements for major and what happened to interest me set the foundation for my study abroad experience.”
“For two years, I have tried to manage and exist with depression and anxiety. Coming to New Zealand enlivened me and gave me the tools to function and create the life I want and need. I was able to live somewhere for the first time away from family and friends and thrive in it. It allowed me to realize my potential and ability.”
Student, New Zealand
“I’ve learned about the culture my family comes from, more about the world in general, and the different ways there are to simply live. Above all, I think I’ve learned a lot about myself and my behavior—how I tend to act and react in situations. I’ve also become more assertive, courageous, and confident through this experience.”
“My IFSA program was amazing. They really do a great job making sure you adjust well and are well equipped for your time abroad.”
“Through IFSA, I learned to enjoy the small things in life, was able to better understand a culture different from mine, developed intellectually through independent study, and improved my Spanish.”
“The connections I made during my time in Scotland was the most enjoyable aspect of my IFSA study abroad abroad experience. I was able to connect with peers on the program, IFSA staff, and the local culture. Being part of the St. Andrews basketball team really facilitated my relationship with the campus and its students.”
“Through my IFSA program, I volunteered at a travel startup where I initiated and developed a six-month lesson plan for the first English teaching program in a Mayan community, created a cost plan for program volunteers, and translated itineraries.”
“I enjoyed study abroad the most when I got courage to speak at my first poetry SLAM, befriend a fanzine publisher, and speak up (in my broken Spanish) in my film class. Having the courage to own who I am made me feel good.
Unpacked: Student Stories
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