University College Dublin

University College Dublin is a research-based university and is one of the largest universities in Ireland. UCD ranks top 150 in the world with 50 subjects including IR in the top 100. UCD offers a wide variety of classes for students from all concentrations: Global Politics and Security, International Political Economy, and Peace and Conflict Studies.

Program: Student Exchange


1 semester

Minimum GPA:



paid at home



2 students /year

Minimum TOEFL:

93 (IBT)

Living cost:

EUR 950 – 1,250



April (for Fall

semester) and October (for Spring semester)

Minimum IELTS:

6.5 overall, no band

under 6.0



EUR 170

Entry Requirements

  • students must be officially nominated by the home institution.
  • Students must complete the application form and submit it with a Certificate of Physical Condition and Certificate of Eligibility

Tuition & Living Cost                


Tuition fee                          waived by host institution, paid at home institution
Living cost                           ± EUR 950 – 1,250 /month


Accommodation                  EUR 500 – 900 /month
Meals                                     EUR 250 /month

Public Transportation        EUR 100 /month

Miscellaneous                      EUR 300 /month

Courses Offered                     

(5 ECTS at University College Dublin = 4 SKS at UGM)

First Semester

Foundations of Politics Theory and International Relations

Foundations of Contemporary Politics

Irish Foreign Policy

International Justice

Individuals and the State

Contemporary Autocracies

Globalisation and Development

Analysing Politics

Politics and Policy of the EU

Comparative Politics

Capitalism and Democracy

Integration, Fragmentation and the Global System

Political Risk and Foreign Investment

Middle East Politics

Introduction to Asian Politics

Second Semester

Foundations of Political Theory and International Relations

Foundations of Contemporary Politics

Irish Politics

Law, Politics, and Human Rights

Sustainable Development Goals

International Political Economy

Political Activism in the Middle East

Political Institutions and Development

Gender in War and Peace

The Politics of Representation

Referendum Studies

Environmental Politics and Policies