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University College Dublin, formally known as University College Dublin – National University of Ireland, Dublin is Ireland's largest university, with over 1,300 faculty and 30,000 students. It is located in Dublin, the Irish capital.


UCD is Ireland’s Global University, offering the most diverse range of high quality degree programmes in Ireland.


Taking its place within the top 1% of universities in the world, UCD is a leading research intensive university with a curriculum reflective of the latest findings.


Offering the Broad Curriculum option, UCD gives you a chance to broaden your horizons beyond your core specialisms. Like Ireland, the university has a long tradition of welcoming people from all over the world, with the number of international students increasing year after year. With this wealth of experience in helping international students with their transition, studies and careers, at UCD you are in the ideal environment to realise your full potential.


Studying business at University College Dublin leads to a renowned qualification from one of the world’s leading business schools. UCD’s Quinn School of Business is part of a prestigious group of only 1% of business schools in the world to hold the triple accreditation crown


The Quinn School of Business is the only Irish school accredited by...

AACSB (the top American accreditation)

EQUIS (the top European accreditation) 

AMBA (the top UK accreditation).


Why UCD?

  • World-class education at a world top 1% university and leading research-intensive university.
  • Lecturers and professors who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines internationally.
  • A curriculum that is constantly informed by the latest research and discoveries.
  • Unmatched opportunities to study at top partner universities across the globe.
  • A wonderful choice of on-campus clubs, societies and sport facilities.
  • Largest urban campus in Europe – 350 acres in Ireland’s capital city, Dublin.
  • Focus on employability – UCD Career
  • Development Centre links with multinationals
  • in Ireland and organises fairs, presentations andworkshops for students.


Dublin International Study Centre


Your pathway to University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin.


Dublin International Study Centre, the place to take your first steps to an internationally recognised degree from one of two leading European universities ranked in the global top 1%.


A smooth transition to prestigious universities 

The state-of-the-art learning environment at the ISC was refurbished in 2011, to provide the perfect nurturing surroundings for international students who want to realise their full potential at a prestigious English-speaking university. If you need some help to achieve the required level of English language and academic skills to gain entry to your chosen undergraduate degree, you can benefit from the expert teaching and guidance, as well as an invaluable introduction to European culture offered at the ISC.


Two academic foundation routes:

Business, Economics and Social Studies  and Engineering and Sciences 


Students who are aiming for Trinity and UCD collaborate in a shared learning environment at the ISC.


Trinity College Dublin ranked in the top 100* for:Accounting and Finance, Computer Science, Engineering, Biological Sciences

Pharmacy and Social Sciences, [*QS World Subject Rankings 2013]


University College Dublin’s Business School in world 1% elite:University College Dublin’s Business School holds the triple accreditation crown (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS), part of a group of only 1% of universities in the world.


Great city-centre location 

Situated within close proximity of St Stephen’s Green in the welcoming heart of this lively city, the Dublin International Study Centre’s ideal location makes it convenient for you to access the facilities of either of these prestigious universities. 

Trinity College is a 15-minute walk away. The bus ride to UCD takes just 15 minutes.

Foundation Program

International Foundation Year in Business, Economics and Social Sciences

The International Foundation Year in Business, Economics and Social Sciences gives you the opportunity to progress to an undergraduate degree taught at the prestigious Trinity College Dublin or the renowned UCD Quinn School of Business. 


University College Progression Degrees include



BSc Economics and Finance

BComm Bachelor of Commerce

BBL Business and Law.


International Foundation Year in Engineering and Sciences


The International Foundation Year in Engineering and Sciences gives you the opportunity to progress to an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, general science, or biomedical and health sciences. 

 University College Progression Degrees include



BSc Computer Science

BSc Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences

BEng Energy Systems Engineering.


Assessment of both foundation takes the form of a combination of examinations, coursework, presentations and extended essays. Once you have completed the foundation programme and achieved the required grades, you will progress to your chosen degree.




Entry Requirements and Fees

International Foundation Year


Academic Requirements

Bangladesh: Senior School Certificate/Higher Secondary Certificate with good grades


English requirements

IELTS 5.0 (overall score)


Start Dates:

September and January



Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Engineering and Sciences



English Language 








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