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Program Description:

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University College Dublin (UCD) - School of Agriculture and Food Science

Dublin, Ireland
Note: ABE students must apply for this program through IPENG.



Students will study at University College Dublin, 20 minutes from the Dublin City Centre.  University College Dublin is the largest university in Ireland, with approximately 24,000 students.  It is also Ireland’s leading international university, and as the country’s largest teaching and research institution has the objective of developing and engaging in a broad range of international partnerships around the world.


  • 3.00 GPA minimum
  • Junior or above
  • Good Academic Standing
  • No foreign language requirement for this program
  • Passport valid for 6 months after program dates and with at least two blank visa pages
  • Visa may be required.


Students will spend a semester or academic year studying courses, subject to availability, at University College Dublin's School of Agriculture and Food Science.  
Students must have all courses pre-approved for Illinois credit through the their home college office.  Information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with existing UIUC course equivalents can be found at all courses are subject to final review for equivalency credit by a students' home college.

For further information on courses (called modules) at UCD, please visit  Students should plan to take 6 courses (modules) worth 30 ECTS (European credits) equal to 15 UIUC credit hours.  4 of the 6 courses must be core agriculture courses (offered by the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences).  Students may be able to take up to 2 courses outside of the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, subject to availability. 

LAS 291/292 Orientation Course
All accepted students must participate in various orientation meetings and enroll in an 8-week Global Perspectives orientation course: LAS 291.  Students are also required to participate in an online Global Perspectives course, LAS 292, which spans the duration of their program and follows up after they return.  Some assignments and materials may be due post return.  Students earn 1 UIUC credit hour for their successful completion of LAS 291 + 292.
All credit you earn on this program will count as Illinois credit on your Illinois transcript based on the following conversion.  



On campus and off campus options are both available.  If you stay on campus, you have the choice of Halls of Residence or 3, 4, 5 and 6 bedroom self-catering apartments.  If you desire to seek out on-campus housing, you should know that it is a lottery system bound by time constraints that you need to be responsive during.  See UCD Residences website for additional information.  Housing costs can vary greatly by residence hall.
Students also have the option to live off-campus in the surrounding neighborhood or in the Dublin City Centre. If you have not been allocated a room in the student residences on-campus, or if you would rather live off-campus, you can contact the UCD Residences Off-Campus Office or the Student Union Accommodation Services for advice on off-campus options. Check out the UCD student accommodation search engine website also.


For the costs associated with this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the term during which you want to participate.

Financial Aid
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program.  The applicable amount depends on your financial aid package.  For information, please visit or email

Withdraw, Cancellation and Refund Policy


There is a two-step application process:
Phase 1: The University of Illinois Study Abroad Office Application:
  1. Click the Apply Now button at the top-right of this page to apply.  You may only apply to one program per term. Log in with your UIUC netid and password. Once you start the application you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
  2.  Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below.  
Online materials are due by 11:59 pm (CST) on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 pm (CST) the following business day.

After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program. Application decisions are released two to three weeks after each deadline.

Phase 2: Host University Application
  1. If you are accepted to participate in this program, you will work with the ACES Study Abroad Office Advisor(s) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  2.  Once formally accepted by the host university, you will then work with the Study Abroad Advisor at the host university to coordinate all aspects of your stay such as course registration, lodging, and arrival information.



ACES Study Abroad
123 Mumford Hall
1301 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380


Walk-in Advising Hours:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am
                 Otherwise by appointment; to schedule an appointment please email Oliver Ferguson ( or Jessa Barnard (

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018
09/16/2018 01/21/2019 05/19/2019
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019
02/18/2019 08/17/2019 12/23/2019
Spring Semester 2020 09/15/2019 09/16/2019 01/13/2020 05/17/2020

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