University College Dublin

University Overview

UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.

Since its foundation, the University has made a unique contribution to the creation of modern Ireland, based on successful engagement with Irish society on every level and across every sphere of activity. The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide. UCD is also Ireland’s most globally engaged university with over 38,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 5,000 students based at locations outside of Ireland. The University’s main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of 133 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business, UCD Moore Centre for Business, and the UCD Student Centre.

As Ireland’s largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. The University’s Strategy 2020-2024 Rising to the Future outlines the objectives and major strategic initiatives set in place in order to accomplish UCD’s vision for this era.

The UCD School of Medicine, founded in 1854, is one of Ireland’s leading medical schools. At undergraduate level, UCD offer programmes in medicine, radiography and Biomedical Health & Life Sciences (BHLS) and at graduate level, UCD offer up to 40 programmes for healthcare professionals including hospital doctors, GPs, radiographers, forensic scientists and mental health professionals and for managers and administrators working in healthcare settings.

MISSION

To build a community of healthcare professionals and scientists that improves health outcomes through excellence in education, research, and patient care.

VISION

Health and well-being in Ireland and around the world.

VALUES

Reflecting the University’s values, the School prioritises excellence, integrity, collegiality, engagement and diversity. In addition, the School commits itself to public service, clinical leadership and collaboration with its healthcare partners.

All of UCD’s undergraduate and graduate programmes are delivered by specialist staff across an extensive network of academic and clinical locations. UCD’s Medical School student population also comprises more than 60 nationalities, and international students now account for one-third of the total undergraduate student cohort. This diversity is one of the defining features of life at UCD, and one that enriches the student experience by delivering a truly international campus.

From your first day in the dissection lab to the start of your clinical training, student life at UCD Medicine is a stimulating, diverse and vibrant experience. When you choose Medicine at UCD, you choose early patient contact, a world-class curriculum and an unrivalled calendar of social and extra-curricular activities.

UCD believe passionately in training doctors who see the world through the eyes of the patient, and you will interact with and learn from patients throughout your time at UCD. You’ll shadow GPs, learn from patient educators and train at Ireland’s most extensive network of teaching hospitals.

Location

University College Dublin (UCD), nestled in the serene suburb of Belfield just outside the vibrant city of Dublin, offers students a unique academic journey within a captivating and expansive campus. This picturesque campus seamlessly blends modern facilities with the beauty of nature, providing an environment that fosters both learning and personal growth.UCD’s campus provides students with a peaceful retreat while maintaining convenient access to various aspects of city life. The campus is strategically positioned – just 15 minutes away from the city centre, allowing students to easily immerse themselves in Dublin’s bustling urban culture. In the same short span of time, they can also find themselves at the stunning coastline, enjoying the fresh sea breeze, or venturing to the breathtaking Dublin/Wicklow Mountains, a mere 30 minutes away.

Accessibility to UCD is diverse and convenient, with options ranging from buses, bikes, to cars. For international students, the ease of travel is further enhanced by the campus’s proximity to Dublin Airport, a mere half an hour’s journey via the regular and direct bus service. With direct connections to about 100 European destinations, Dublin Airport acts as a gateway to the world for UCD’s students. Major European cities like London, Paris, and Amsterdam are only a two-hour flight away, opening up opportunities for exploration and cultural enrichment.

The campus’s natural beauty, combined with its strategic location, encourages students to strike a balance between academic pursuits and embracing the world beyond the classroom. UCD delivers an unforgettable university experience where academic excellence harmonizes with the tranquility of the campus, the allure of the city, and the adventures that lie just a short distance away.

FAST FACTS

  • Established in 1854, UCD is one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious universities.
  • Ireland’s largest university with over 38,000 students
  • 31% of international students
  • Over 130 nationalities represented on campus
  • Each year, UCD School of Medicine welcomes an intake of approximately 250 students to its esteemed medicine course
  • Ranked within top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide
  • Over 200 clubs and societies catering to diverse interests.
  • 92% of UCD graduates enter employment within 6 months
  • Dublin is a thriving tech hub, with UCD playing a pivotal role in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • UCD has strong international partnerships, collaborating with universities and institutions worldwide
  • UCD is on a 133-hectare beautiful parkland campus for students to enjoy
  • UCD is dedicated to sustainability and has initiated various initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint.
  • Dublin is known for its friendly atmosphere and is consistently rated as one of Europe’s friendliest cities.
  • UCD has 304,426 alumni across 184 countries
  • Notable UCD alumni include James Joyce, renowned author of “Ulysses,” and Tony Holohan, former Chief Medical Officer of Ireland
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Course Details

Award : MB BCh BAO (Bachelor in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics)

 Duration : 5 or 6 Year Undergraduate Degree

Start Date : September 

 Application Deadline:  January 15th

Entry Requirements: International qualifications such as IB Diploma and A Levels. Click here for more details

How to Apply: Request an application form by completing the form on this page and follow the steps outlined here

Tuition Fees for 2024 intake: : EUR 59,070 

Application Fee for 2024 intake: EUR 50

WHY STUDY AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN?

UCD is an internationally recognised and accredited provider of healthcare education with long-established partnerships and affiliations with academic and clinical institutions across the world. UCD graduates are in leadership positions across Ireland, the UK, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, South East Asia, the US, Canada, Africa and other regions.

UCD’s curriculum is structured to ensure relevance and adaptability, keeping up with the latest developments in medical science and practice. UCD’s medical curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and clinical competence through modern teaching methods.

UCD places a strong emphasis on early patient interaction, helping you develop essential communication and clinical skills from the start.

Immerse yourself in patient-based instruction within small groups of students learning, guided by highly qualified clinical tutors. UCD aim to enhance your experience by attention to student welfare and by adopting innovative teaching strategies and assessment methods.

UCD’s strong clinical partnerships with leading teaching hospitals in Ireland provide students with extensive hands-on experience in a variety of medical specialties.

UCD’s focus on patient interaction and communication skills ensures you develop the essential qualities of a compassionate healthcare provider.

The school’s dedication to research allows students to engage with groundbreaking medical research, contributing to advancements in healthcare.

UCD’s global clinical elective options and international collaborations provide numerous opportunities to experience diverse healthcare settings. UCD is a member of many international higher education institutional networks including Universitas 21 which

includes the U21 Health Sciences Group, Una Europa, European University Association (EUA), International Association of Universities (IUA) and UNICA. Membership of these networks gives our students a wide range of partners to choose from when considering overseas elective and research opportunities.

UCD’s diverse student body and global network of alumni provide an international perspective that prepares graduates for healthcare roles worldwide.

UCD’s modern simulation centers and well-equipped labs offer students a dynamic learning environment to develop practical skills.

UCD School of Medicine provides students with a multi-faceted support network on a range of issues, including academic, pastoral, personal and practical matters. The following supports are available: medicine programme office, medicine international office, student advisor, peer mentoring, UCD student health service, and UCD International Office.

Learn from faculty members who are recognized globally for their contributions to medical research and education.

Nestled in the tranquil outskirts of Dublin city, UCD offers a secure campus that envelops students in a nurturing and worry-free learning environment.

Medical Curriculum

UCD’s curriculum is patient-centred and continually adapts to the needs of society and developments in medical knowledge. You’ll learn from world-class educators and patients in state-of-the-art facilities, immerse yourself in an acclaimed undergraduate student research programme and benefit from a diverse, international student population. 

As a UCD medical student, you will experience a modern, internationally recognised curriculum that introduces patient contact and clinical skills at an early stage. UCD’s modular programmes combine lectures and seminars from leading academics and practitioners, patient-led learning and clinically based real-world education at Ireland’s leading network of acute and specialist teaching hospitals.

UCD’s medicine programme revolves around four core themes essential for the development of future healthcare professionals:

  1. Evidence Based Medicine and Research
  2. Clinical Competencies and Preparedness for Practice
  3. Professional Medical Practice
  4. Healthcare Systems, Quality, and Patient Safety

These themes form the backbone of UCD’s curriculum, ensuring that students acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, and values to excel in their healthcare careers.

You will have opportunities to benefit from a range of integrated international study options, which could take you all over the world, and to immerse yourself in the science of medicine through our acclaimed undergraduate student research programme. All of our programmes are delivered at Ireland’s most diverse, student-friendly university.

The main hospitals associated with our programme are St Vincent’s University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. In addition, there are more than 20 other training hospitals and more than 100 primary care practices that will facilitate your learning. You will also benefit from a diverse range of exciting international placement opportunities.

From your first day in the dissection lab to the start of your clinical training, student life at UCD School of Medicine is a stimulating, diverse and vibrant experience. When you choose Medicine at UCD, you choose early patient contact, a world-class curriculum and an unrivalled calendar of social and extra-curricular activities.

UCD will make you a scientist. UCD will teach you about how the body works, how and why things go wrong and how to treat and manage disease and ill health. UCD believe passionately in training doctors who see the world through the eyes of the patient, and you will interact with and learn from patients throughout your time at UCD. You’ll shadow GPs, learn from patient educators and train at Ireland’s most extensive network of teaching hospitals.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the UCD School of Medicine. We are proud of our reputation: shaped and built over the last 168 years as a worldwide leader in the provision of excellence in education and research. At an undergraduate level, we offer six highly competitive and highly rated programmes in Medicine both undergraduate and graduate entry, Biomedical Health & Life Sciences, Radiography both undergraduate and graduate entry, and Physiology. At graduate level, the School delivers a portfolio of more than 50 Masters, Diploma and Certificate courses for hospital doctors, family practitioners, scientists, radiographers and healthcare practitioners. Our School is an internationally recognised and accredited provider of healthcare education with long established global partnerships and affiliations with academic and clinical institutions. Our graduates have reached leadership positions worldwide. Our current student population comprises more than 85 nationalities, and non-EU international students account for over 34% of the total undergraduate student cohort. This diversity is one of the defining features of life at UCD, and one that enriches the student experience at a truly international campus. We are driven not just by the desire to provide our students with the best possible research-led education but also by a belief that the health professionals of tomorrow benefit from a supportive, collegial environment, in which extra-curricular talents and interests can thrive alongside academic excellence. I look forward to welcoming you to University College Dublin School of Medicine.

Professor Michael Keane

Dean of Medicine and Head of School

UCD School of Medicine

UCD offer a 5 and 6-year Medicine course. Students with high grades (and two lab science subjects including Chemistry) in A-Levels or IB may be considered for direct entry to Stage 2 (5-year course). Most students applying to UCD through the IUMC are accepted into Stage 2 medicine (5-year course) at UCD after successful application and interview.

Focuses on core sciences and their application to Medicine. Highlights include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Genetics
  • Human Ethics
  • Healthcare Imaging
  • Science Medicine & Society

Focuses on the structure and function of healthy organ systems. Highlights include:

  • Anatomy Dissection
  • Interviewing patients in the community
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Social Behavioral Sciences
  • Clinical Training

Complete the study of organ systems in health and disease. Begin clinical attachments. Highlights include:

  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Neurosciences
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Clinical Skills and Attachments in hospitals
  • Clinical Diagnosis & Therapeutics
  • General Practice and Professionalism
  • ENT & Ophthalmology

Immersive clinical attachments, instruction in the various medical specialties, clinical elective and professional completion. Highlights include:

  • Opportunity to choose 10 credits from a list of options including a research option, international elective, and some fully online options including new drug discovery.

Each year, students compete for highly prized international clinical and research elective opportunities at UCD’s international partner institutions. Through their global reach, UCD have established a robust suite of connections with some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, including Harvard Medical School, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis, McMaster University and more. These clinical electives allow students to explore interest in specialties during their clinical years and the experience and knowledge gained from these placements helps when applying for residencies upon graduation. Students also benefit from the experience of working, living and studying within a different healthcare system and some take the opportunity to take voluntary learning and electives in the developing world.

The majority of UCD’s large and expert faculty are active researchers contributing to the discovery of new knowledge and to the continual development of the curriculum. Many are clinicians who practise in the community, in acute hospitals or in specialist care centres. UCD faculty hold senior leadership positions within the University, at the teaching hospitals and across the Irish health service. UCD School of Medicine has a wide and dynamic research portfolio extending from in silico bioinformatics, molecular laboratory investigations of disease to clinical research evaluating new therapeutic strategies. UCD’s Clinical Research Centre (CRC) supports clinician-led research trials at St Vincent’s University Hospital and the Mater University hospital. The School is home to 17 research centres from the UCD Conway Institute, Systems Biology Ireland, UCD Charles Institute for Dermatology, Centre in Translation Oncology, Centre for Arthritis Research and Centre for Precision Surgery, allowing UCD students access to some of the most cutting edge research opportunities. UCD teaching is research-informed and research-led.

In addition, UCD offer opportunities for students to undertake independent or structured research under the supervision of expert research faculty as part of or in addition to normal programme coursework. These opportunities include: Summer Student Research Awards Programme (SSRA), International research electives and Intercalated research masters in medical science. UCD value science as the foundation of healthcare and so scientific knowledge is at the core of all UCD programmes. Many staff are involved in multi-national research projects and clinical trials, contributing to UCD’s global footprint in healthcare science research.

The School has developed an extensive and expanding clinical training network in partnership with Ireland’s leading acute, specialist and general hospitals including: two of the country’s largest acute hospitals (St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), Maternity Hospitals (National Maternity Hospital and Coombe Women’s & Infants University Hospital), and Paediatric Hospitals: (Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Temple Street and Crumlin). Our students are supported by the country’s largest clinical faculty comprising over 600 hospital consultants, 120 family practitioners and 25 radiographers.

The Health Sciences Centre is the home of the UCD School of Medicine and links directly with the UCD Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology and Systems Biology Ireland. UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology is the largest single investment into dermatological research and education in Ireland. The Health Sciences Centre is designed to support interdisciplinary education, research and social interaction whilst preserving a degree of identity for each discipline. Medicine, Nursing, Radiography and Physiotherapy groups are arranged in three wings around the Health Sciences Library. Lecture theatres, ranging in capacity from 40 to 320 seats, are situated on the ground floor, along with an open access computer suite, the IT services centre as well as a social space and restaurant facilities. Clinical skills teaching wards and laboratories are located on the first floor, grouped around the central library atrium with small group class, tutorial, meeting rooms and offices arranged around the periphery, a design which provides natural light, ventilation and interaction. Throughout the building, the multidisciplinary approach to education and research is strengthened by the presence of cutting-edge audiovisual and computing equipment and services. The simulated wards and clinical skills areas contain ceiling mounted digital video systems that allow either student or educator-led recording of patient interview, examination and investigation. This user-friendly system is ideal for both autonomous and directed student learning.

After successfully completing the Final Medical Examination and graduating, medical graduates are required to undergo internship training to achieve full registration with the Irish Medical Council.

The Intern Year is a 12-month post-graduate program that offers supervised and supported learning for medical graduates from Irish universities. To participate, graduates must apply to the Health Service Executive (HSE) and secure a place through a competitive selection process. Intern doctors receive a salary from the HSE, and these posts are essential for attaining registration as medical practitioners with the Medical Council of Ireland.

Throughout the Intern Year, participants gain hands-on experience in patient care, undergo training, and take on clinical responsibilities. This experience plays a pivotal role in developing personal and professional competencies, preparing graduates for a successful career in medicine.

While UCD School of Medicine makes every effort to support students in the search for an internship post, students apply and compete for internship posts in an open jobs market.

After the internship year, doctors can apply for specialized training programs known as “Basic Specialist Training” (BST), “Higher Specialist Training” (HST) and “Specialist Registrar (SpR) Training.” These programs are designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and clinical experience in a chosen medical specialty.

In Medicine, the primary degrees MB, BCh, and BAO are only the start of your career, as all branches of Medicine require postgraduate training of 3-7 years after the post graduation hospital intern year.

Many graduates choose to undertake part of their postgraduate training abroad, and the Medical School academic staff are readily available to provide guidance and advice on the various opportunities available for specialization.

  • Specialist Facilities Clinical skills laboratory and simulated clinical anatomy environments
  • Anatomy dissection facility
  • Anatomy and pathology specimen library
  • 120 seat computer aided learning suite Multidisciplinary biomedical teaching laboratory
  • Over 1300m2 of wet and dry research spaces providing more than 200 research work stations
  • Multi-modality simulation suite with CT, MR, RNI and ultrasound
  • Radiography virtual reality suite
  • Radiography suite with CR, DR and film screen acquisition, and associated dosimetry and printing capability
  • Student Centre: A vibrant hub hosting student services, societies, fitness facilities, cafes, and event spaces.
  • UCD Sport & Fitness: State-of-the-art fitness center, pool, sports halls, and outdoor pitches.
  • Student Residences: On-campus and nearby accommodation options catering to student needs.
  • CD Cinema: A dedicated cinema screening a variety of films and hosting events.
  • James Joyce Library: A vast resource hub with extensive collections, study spaces, and digital resources.
  • Over 130 student societies and sports clubs to choose from. There is something for everyone

Your student experience at UCD is something that you will carry with you throughout your life and your career. That experience will be informed not just by the expertise that you will gain, but also by the bonds of friendship and community that will define your time at UCD. UCD believe that a medical education and university life should offer far more than a qualification alone. UCD want you to graduate having experienced the full social and academic spectrum of college life. You will find that sports clubs, societies and an active social life are vital ingredients of your university experience and being part of the UCD community. The UCD Campus has to be experienced to be believed. Our facilities include world-class teaching and research facilities, excellent accommodation, a huge sports centre with an Olympic-size swimming pool, state-of-theart 3D cinema and interactive laboratories, some of which are unique to UCD. The campus has all the facilities you would expect to find in a small town, including shops, cafés, a bicycle shop, a medical centre, a pharmacy and much more. With such a large campus, we have the ability to house an incredible breadth of amenities, all of which make the UCD experience second to none.

With over 80 student societies, including Medical, Music, Dramatic, World Aid, Languages and Chess Societies, UCD has something for everyone. Being involved in society life is a great way to make friends and develop your skills. The university experience is all about getting involved and getting active, trying something new, having fun and making some great friends and memories along the way

UCD Medical Society (MEDSOC) UCD Medical Society is one of the largest faculty societies in UCD and is open for membership to all UCD students. MedSoc hosts a variety of academic and social events. These events include careers evenings, USMLE advisory talks, debating tournaments, medical case competitions, guest speakers, night club events, scavenger hunts and sporting events.

One Health Society, an interdisciplinary society dedicated to improving the lives of all species – human and animal – through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental science’s with members from across the campus including vets, medics, nurses, agricultural and environmental scientists and anybody with an interest in One Health.

UCD Malaysian Society MSoc promotes bonding between Malaysians and non-Malaysians alike through mouth-watering cuisines, many languages, and unique festivals. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and spend quality time together as a family. Throughout the academic year, the Malaysian Society hosts a variety of events.

UCD Sports Clubs Clubs provide a huge range of opportunities to train, play and compete in sport, no matter what your passion, ability or level. There are nearly 60 sports clubs to choose from, ranging from team sports, adventure sports and water sports to martial arts and archery.

UCD WOODLAND WALKS A series of woodland walks comprising over 8km of treelined pathways have been developed on our beautiful 133 hectare campus as part of UCD’s programme to maintain and enhance the ecological diversity. These walks offer campus residents the opportunity to take a break from studies and get some exercise while surrounded by nature.

UCD and Dublin are served by a large international airport. With major European capitals just a short flight away, Dublin is an ideal base from which you can easily explore the rest of Europe. A compact, cosy, yet bustling city, Dublin is easy to navigate and the city centre is within walking distance, or just a short bus ride, from UCD. Safe and recently cited as one of the friendliest cities in Europe, the city is popular with international students. There is a vibrant arts and performance scene and the city hosts many annual events such as the St Patrick’s Festival, Chinese New Year Festival and Culture Night. Dublin is a treasure trove of great restaurants with food to cater for everyone’s tastes, as well as pubs, coffee shops, and music venues that are important meeting and social venues for both Dubliners and visitors.

Finding the right accommodation is a crucial aspect of your student life at UCD. We understand the importance of having a comfortable and supportive living environment that complements your academic journey. The IUMC team in conjucntin with UCD accommodation office will support incoming medical students with their accommodation needs for Year 1.

ACCOMMODATION AT BELFIELD Ireland’s largest university campus, UCD is a vibrant student community with over 3,000 students living in on-campus accommodation just 7km from Dublin City Centre. UCD Residences provides safe, comfortable and modern accommodation. Students can choose from apartments, halls and catered accommodation, and all UCD accommodation is single-room and apartment style. Campus safety is a priority, and 24-hour security is in operation. On-campus residential services include:

  • 24-hour support for residents
  • On-site maintenance team
  • Laundrettes, gym and social spaces
  • On-site Residential Assistants and Security
  • On-site restaurants and shops

Each location has a team of Residential Assistants who are current students. They work closely with the Service Team to provide out-of-hours services for residents. The “Res Life” social programme helps to foster a sense of community within the residences. There are games rooms located in three of our residences, and a gym in one of our newest west builds. Specially adapted facilities are provided for students with disabilities.

Safe and Inclusive Environment: UCD takes great care to ensure that all campus accommodation options are located in safe and secure areas, providing peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Additionally, accommodations promote inclusivity and respect, creating an environment where all students can thrive.

Apply Early: Securing your preferred accommodation is essential, especially during peak admission periods. We recommend applying for accommodation as early as possible to increase your chances of getting your preferred choice.

Testimonials

Fara Izyana Meor Faiza

I decided on coming to Ireland after IUMC first made a visit to my school where I was doing A-levels. I was already applying to a few medical schools at the time, but decided to broaden my options by applying to Ireland as well – and looking back, I’m very grateful that I did!

The best part about studying Medicine in UCD is being presented with so many opportunities alongside my studies. From summer school programs, to research involvement, to student societies and clubs, I’ve had a taste of them all during my pre-clinical years. Now that I’ve started my clinical rotations, I realise that the curriculum was structured in a way that ensured I had a grasp of ALL the theory before being placed in a clinical context.

Ireland itself as a country is also beautiful, and its people so welcoming. I sometimes find myself slipping in ‘grand’ and ‘craic’ when I speak, and have somehow become fond of Irish humour. What’s nice is that IUMC also links us with other Malaysian students in Ireland, so there’s always a home away from home to seek familiarity in.

4th year, Medicine UCD

Jovian Gooi Zi Chieh

Studying medicine at University College Dublin has given me the invaluable opportunity to gain a global perspective and broaden my horizons.

One of the key strengths of UCD’s medical program is the emphasis on practical learning. Throughout each course, there is a strong emphasis on hands-on experiences, including dissection labs that have been invaluable in visualizing anatomical regions. In Malaysia, access to dissection labs is limited, and I truly appreciate the chance to engage in such practical learning at UCD. Additionally, the tutorial sessions in smaller groups have been immensely beneficial, allowing for discussions and better understanding of clinical equipment used in real-world medical settings. UCD’s commitment to equipping medical students with basic life-saving skills early on in our first semester has also been invaluable, providing us with essential skills that will be crucial in our future medical practice… Read More

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Mae Shan

Hi, my name is Mae Shan and I’m a 4th year medical student at University College Dublin.

Being here in Ireland for a good 4 years has been wonderful and an eye-opener. The first year was difficult as adjusting to a new environment and being away from home was hard, but it is still exciting to return back to Ireland every new school term.

The decision I made to come to Ireland was to allow me to have different connections with people all over the world and learn more about different cultures. A lot of people will ask why Ireland and not UK, I think it is about preference. I can say that Dublin is more to a manageable city compare to London or other cities in UK. Nonetheless, Dublin city is lively with live music and entertainment. There are nice parks for picnics if the weather permits and lovely trails for hike to enjoy beautiful nature experiences… Read More

4th year, medicine UCD

Sumitra Cheong

Being alone in a foreign country more than 10 ,000 km away from home can be daunting and challenging . However , for me , I found that the challenge was also what made it an exciting and rewarding journey. I first began my application to the 4 Irish Medial Universities-UCD,TCD,NUIG and UCC in January 2022. Applying through IUMC was a relatively easy process and I also felt well- supported from the beginning till the end. Throughout the application process, Ms Samantha and Mr Seamus would frequently provide us with updates and guide us on how to go about interviews and getting our documents ready… Read More

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Abdul Raziq Hider

I am starting my final year of Medicine in UCD and I could not be happier with my experience in this prestigious university so far. UCD has the best facilities in Ireland for both academic and sports activities. The time during pre-clinical years was amazing and has provided me the opportunity to learn in a very conducive environment for education as well as able to make a lot of friends from numerous backgrounds. Apart from that, the times in the hospitals for my clinical placements have been outstanding with a more comprehensive approach to medicine and multiple ways to gain and improve my clinical skills which will help me to work as a doctor in the very near future.”

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Mae Shan

I chose UCD mainly for its campus life and also because UCD is known for its research work and the student summer research programme. The programme has been the most interesting aspect of my time here. Research prompts me to think, and it is an avenue where I can finally apply what I have studied so far in medical school.

Malaysia; UCD, Medical Student

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