The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
University College Dublin
- Ireland’s largest and most richly diversified university
- 25,000+ students (19 600 undergraduates)
- Situated on a spacious and leafy campus
- Located 5km to the south of Dublin - a city of one million and the centre of the political, diplomatic, administrative and commercial life of Ireland
- Famous for its literary tradition, Ireland's capital has been home to writers from Jonathan Swift to William Butler Yeats and James Joyce
- Dublin allows you to explore both the historical and the modern, from castles and churches to cafés and clubs
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Student must have a minimum of 70% cumulative average to apply
- Semester 1: Early September to Mid December
- Semester 2: Mid January to Late May
- Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'University College Dublin-COMM' on their Go Global application
- Law: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Law students must select 'University College Dublin-LAW' on their Go Global application
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
- UBC Term = 'UCD Terminology'
- Department = 'Programme'
- Course = 'Modules'
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Sauder School of Business students on exchange at UCD can only take 2 modules (per semester) outside the Quinn School of Business
- Exchange students in UCD can take less than six modules per semester if they have the permission of their home university but they must take a minimum of four modules per semester in order to be considered full-time
- The International Office registers students for their chosen courses - students have a two week add/drop period from the first day of classes to make changes to their course registration
- Language courses: Students can take one English as a foreign language module worth 5 credits each semester
- Please research applicable course restrictions on UCD's exchange website
Full course load information
- UCD uses the European Credit Transfer System
- Full course load: 30 credits per semester
- At undergraduate level each module is worth 5 credits and students take six modules per semester
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- After students have been accepted to UCD, the International Office e-mails them accommodation application forms and instructions on how to apply
- On-campus accommodation is not guaranteed
- See here for a full list of UCD residences
- The International Office provides advice on finding off-campus accommodation