University College Dublin

University College Dublin is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Dublin, Ireland.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately September – December
Semester II: approximately January – May

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B1 (CEFR) in English/Irish is required.

The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

Areas of study open to exchange students

 0288 - Arts and Humanities; 0232 - Literature: priority for students RMA Comparative Literature  

Students can take courses at the School of English, Drama and Film. Subjects taught here cover Archeology, Celtic Studies, English Studies, French Studies, German Studies, History, History of Art, International Relations, Italian Studies, Literature, Linguistics, Musicology, Philosophy.

In general, courses in both the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Social Science and Law are open to students. There are some restrictions, mainly in relation to courses in Education, Law, Psychology, but there can be others and each case is treated separately. Most of the students' courses should, however, be taken at the School of English, Drama and Film.

Master courses to availability.


Courses at Master’s level

Yes; Master courses to availability.

Language of instruction

English, Irish

Housing assistance

More information

Exchange students generally apply for on-campus accommodation in June (students arriving in September) or in December (students arriving in January). 
You will receive application instructions from your coordinator at UCD before applications open.

UCD Residences

Estimated living costs per month

Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

3 places per year

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046

  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to