UCD English Language Academy is a year-round English language school based on University College Dublin campus, Ireland's largest university campus. We offer short and long term English language courses to adult students aged 18+. Our unique campus setting promises to provide an unforgettable experience.

UCD English Language Academy is a wholly owned subsidiary company of University College Dublin.

UCD has been named Times University of the Year for the third time. It is the No. 1 ranked in Ireland for Graduate Employability and is the No. 1 choice for undergraduate applications.

PIEoneers Awards 2023


PIEoneers Awards 2023

UCD ELA has been recognised as highly commended finalist of Language training provider of the year by the PIEoneers Awards 2023.

Cambridge Approved Exam Centre


Cambridge English Exams

UCD is Ireland's oldest and most experienced Cambridge English exam centre.

UCD offers the following Cambridge exams: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE and BEC (on request). 

Exams are held on various dates on campus throughout the year.

IELTS Approved Exam Centre



UCD is Ireland’s longest established IELTS Test Centre.

IELTS tests are held twice a month at UCD's Belfield campus in Dublin 4. 

There is a dedicated IELTS team on hand to assist with all queries and guide you through the application process. 




Quality is at the heart of everything we do at UCD English. Language Academy.

ACELS is the quality assurance body for the English language teaching sector in Ireland.

UCD English Language Academy is recognised by ACELS (The Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services), a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland.

ELT Ireland


ELT Ireland

ELT Ireland is a network for English Language Teaching Professionals. The organisation promotes learning, development and best practice in ELT through sharing knowledge and experiences.





Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) 

UCD English Language Academy is a member of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI), the leading and longest-serving association of English Language Schools in Ireland.



Bildungsurlaub Education Leave

UCD English Language Academy is an authorised English language school for Bildungsurlaub 'Educational Leave' programme

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