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 follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)