Please note that service may be disrupted, or unavailable entirely, from time to time due to essential maintenance work. We would ask for your patience during these times and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Details of upcoming scheduled maintenance windows, if any, will appear below:
Thursday 23rd May between 6pm and 7pm.
Thursday 30th May between 6pm and 7pm.
Welcome to UCD’s online applications system
Making an application online is the quickest and easiest way of applying to UCD. The online applications system is currently available for most postgraduate programmes and a small number of degree programmes in UCD. To check if your choice of programme is available through the online applications system, please click here.
In order to create an online application, or view an application that you have already made, just click on the Apply Online option.
If you wish to apply online for one of our Undergraduate programmes, you must apply via the Central Applications Office. Please note that non-EU applicants and Transfer applicants (post-initial year) for undergraduate or postgraduate programmes must apply using the UCD online applications system.
All applicants to UCD must comply with the general regulations of the university.
Applications for the Professional Diploma in Education (previously Grad Dip in Education) must be made through the Postgraduate Application Centre.
You will be contacted at various times following receipt of your completed application (to acknowledge receipt etc.) In certain instances, individual Schools may also wish to make contact with applicants who have started, but not completed, an application to advise of closing dates approaching etc.
UCD uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate speedier decision-making and notification to graduate taught applicants throughout the year. All candidates are advised to apply as early as possible. The offer round dates are as follows:
1st Round 15 December
2nd Round 15 March
3rd Round 15 May
4th Round 15 July
Please note that some Programmes may have specific closing dates. Please refer to the programme information on the website for more details.