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Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Agriculture, Agriculture - Agricultural Economics, Agriculture - Agricultural Leadership, Agriculture - Animal Science, Agriculture - Biochemistry/Biophysics, Agriculture - Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture - Ecosystem Science & Management, Agriculture - Entomology, Agriculture - Horticulture Sciences, Agriculture - Nutrition and Food Science, Agriculture - Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Agriculture - Poultry Science, Agriculture - Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences, Agriculture - Soil & Crop Sciences, Agriculture - Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Agriculture and Life Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Agribusiness, Agricultural Development, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Journalism, Agricultural Systems Management, Agriculture, Agriculture/Life Sciences, Agronomy, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Botany, Dairy Science, Ecological Restoration, Ecosystem Science and Management, Entomology, Environmental Studies, Floriculture, Food Science & Technology, Forestry, Genetics, Horticulture, Nutritional Sciences, Poultry Science, Range Science, Rangeland Ecology & Management, Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Sciences, Renewable Natural Resources, Soil Science, Spatial Sciences, University Studies Agriculture, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
Minimum GPA:
Language requirement:
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Program Advisor:
Cathryn Clement, Patrick Moore
Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
University College Dublin
Established in 1854, University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s largest and most richly diverse university ranking in the top 1% of the world’s Higher Education Institutions. UCD has played a central role in Ireland’s advancement as a dynamic and highly successful European state and has established a long and distinguished tradition of service to scholarship and to the Irish and international community. Today, UCD is a vibrant modern university with almost 26,000 students situated on a spacious campus 5 kilometers to the south of Dublin’s city center.

The UCD College of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine, in which Texas A&M exchange students will take classes, provides a broad range of programs in the areas of agriculture, environmental studies, food science, human nutrition, and veterinary sciences. The College is committed to delivering excellence in teaching, research and innovation and supports the indigenous agri-food and animal health industries in Ireland by educating students to become industry and world class leaders. Sciences underpinning the safety of the food chain, food quality, animal health and welfare and public health are the main areas of expertise of the College of Agriculture at UCD.

Dublin is Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital of approximately one million people. Amiable and witty, Dubliners are the greatest hosts of all, a charismatic bunch whose soul and sociability are compelling and infectious. The city offers a variety of amenities, including theaters, cinemas and parks. Dublin has been making waves since the 9th century, and while visitors might have to dig deep to find traces of its Viking past, the city’s rich history since is evident all around from medieval castles and cathedrals to the splendor of the 18th century. There are trains and bus links to cities and towns throughout Ireland including Belfast in Northern Ireland, Galway in the west of Ireland and Cork in the south. There are excellent air links to European capitals from Dublin with the flight time to London being approximately and hour.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Obtain a student visa if needed
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January)
  • Spring Semester (January to May)
  • Academic year (September to May)


One of the benefits of participating on the exchange program at UCD is the wide range of courses available for students to enroll in. A list of courses offered at UCD is available on the UCD Current Students webpage. The Current Students webpage shows all courses taught at UCD, however, there are a few restrictions regarding which courses exchange students may register for. After selecting the courses a student wishes to take, the UCD international student coordinator will register students based on their selections. UCD uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in which 30 credits per semester is a full course load with each course being worth 5 ECTS credits.


Students have two options of accommodations at UCD: on-campus and off-campus. As there are a limited number of on-campus accommodations, exchange students are not guaranteed housing on the university campus. However, UCD has set aside a large portion of on-campus rooms for international students. Accommodations are predominately single bedroom with a limited number of twin rooms available. Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, desk, chair, lamp, wardrobe, comforter, and pillow. Students must buy their own bed linens and towels. Apartment sizes vary from three to twelve person apartments. Checkout this virtual tour of the UCD on-campus housing options!
If a student does not receive on-campus accommodations or would rather live off-campus, it is recommended he or she contacts the UCD Residences Off-Campus Office or the Student Union Accommodation Services for advice on different housing options. UCD provides several different resources for students to use on how to find appropriate accommodations. Students should arrive 2-3 weeks prior to the semester begins in order to secure off-campus housing.

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.

Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $5,300
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Additional Expenses  (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,200
Accommodations $5,818
Meals $1,761
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies $1,706
Personal Spending $1,467+
Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost $13,726+
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage.

Helpful Links

UCD Homepage
UCD College of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine
UCD Agriculture Undergraduate Programs Brochure
UCD Exchange Program
UCD International Student Handbook
UCD Course Listings
UCD Accommodations
UCD Residential and Hospitality Services
UCD Residences Virtual Tour
UCD Student Life
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding Options
Dublin City Guide
Ireland Travel Guide
Currency Converter
Reveille on the Road
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."

Former Texas A&M Exchange Student


For detailed information about the exchange program at University College Dublin, students should contact Cathryn Clement in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Patrick Moore