Entry requirements

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General Requirements

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
香港中學文憑

5 passes in recognised subjects required with two at Grade 3 or better.

Specific subjects and grades required for programme are detailed below.
The equivalences are provided as guidance and are indicative only. In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis.
The information provided below is subject to change and annual review.

 

English Language Requirements

HKDSE level 4 or equivalent

For additional information, please refer to
UCD Minimum English Language Requirements

This page provides information and guidance on entry requirements for international (non-EU/ non-EEA) students only.

Please be advised that your fee assessment status determines how you should apply.

In all cases, UCD applicants who are granted EU fee status will only be admitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO) system and in line with CAO policies and procedures and National University of Ireland (NUI) matriculation regulations.

If you are eligible for EU fees please contact UCD Registry-Admissions for further advice (www.ucd.ie/askus).

 

Specific subjects and grades required for programme are detailed below.

The equivalences are provided as guidance and are indicative only. In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis.

The information provided below is subject to change and annual review. 

 Code Description2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce HKDSE 44444 or equivalent 3 at Extended Level  
  B722 BSc Business HKDSE 44444 or equivalent 3 at Extended Level  
  BSS2 Economics & Finance HKDSE 55544 or equivalent 4 at Extended Level  
  BSW1 Commerce International HKDSE 44444 or equivalent 3 at Extended Level Note: For French language combinations a minimum Grade 4 in French is required.

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law HKDSE 44444 or equivalent 3 at Extended Level  
  LWS2 Law with French HKDSE 44444 or equivalent   Grade 5* in French
  LWS6 Law HKDSE 44444 or equivalent    
  LWW1 Law with Philosophy HKDSE 44444 or equivalent    
  LWW2 Law with History HKDSE 44444 or equivalent    
  LWW3 Law with Politics HKDSE 44444 or equivalent    
  LWW4 Law with Economics HKDSE 44444 or equivalent 3 at Extended Level  
  LWW9 Law with Social Justice HKDSE 44444 or equivalent    
  LWWC Law with Chinese HKDSE 44444 or equivalent   Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.

 

 

 

 Code
Description2020 Entry RequirementsOther Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages HKDSE 44333 or equivalent

 Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least an Grade 4 in that language, or equivalent.

  BAU5 BA Arts (2 Subjects) HKDSE 32222 or equivalent

Note: For French language combinations a minimum Grade 4 in French is required.

German & Spanish: In First Year two streams are offered, one for absolute beginners and another for non-beginners. For the non-beginners level a minimum of Grade 4 or equivalent or equivalent is required.

  AYS1

Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
  AYS2

English, European and World Literatures

HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
  CCS1

Celtic Studies, Art History and History

HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
  CAS1

Classics, Art History and Archaeology

HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
  CAS2

Classics, English and History

HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
  ENS5

English Literature

HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
  ENS6

English with Creative Writing

HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
  ENS7

English, Drama and Film

HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
  MCS4

Music, Film & Drama

HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
  HPS1

History And Politics

HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
  HSS3 History HKDSE 32222 or equivalent  
 CodeDescription2020 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts & Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts & Sciences HKDSE 32222 or equivalent

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMath
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability HKDSE 33332 or equivalent 3 at Extended Level

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics HKDSE 44333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level  
  ECS4 BSc Economics HKDSE 44333 or equivalent 4 at Extended Level  
  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics HKDSE 44333 or equivalent

3 at Compulsory Level

Note: If you obtain less than 4 at Extended Level in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 
  LSS1 Archaeology, Geography & History HKDSE 44333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level  
  PCS2 BSc Psychology HKDSE 55544 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level   
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology HKDSE 44333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level  
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) HKDSE 44333 or equivalent

 

3 at Compulsory Level

Please Note:

In order to study Mathematics, 4 at Extended Level in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, 3 at Compulsory Level in Mathematics is required.

German: In First Year two streams are offered, one for absolute beginners and another for non-beginners. For the non-beginners level a minimum of Grade 4 or equivalent is required.

  SCS1 Computational Social Science HKDSE 44333 or equivalent

3 at Compulsory Level

Note: If you obtain less than 4 at Extended Level in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus HKDSE 44444 or equivalent 4 at Extended Level Grade 3

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMaths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture HKDSE 33332 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level
  RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy HKDSE 33332 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level
  SSS1 Architecture HKDSE 44444 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry ReuirementsMathsLab Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies HKDSE 55444 or equivalent 5* at Extended Level  
  CSSA Computer Science HKDSE 44333 or equivalent 3 at Extended Level  
  SCU1 Science Omnibus HKDSE 44333 or equivalent 3 at Extended Level Grade 3

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Agricultural Science ANS1 Animal Science HKDSE 33333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  CPS1 Animal& Crop Production HKDSE 33333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  DBS1 Dairy Business HKDSE 33333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  EQS1 Animal Science - Equine HKDSE 33333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science HKDSE 33333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  FAS1 Food and Agribusiness Management HKDSE 33333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  FAW1 Food Business with Chinese Studies HKDSE 33333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  FOS1 Forestry HKDSE 33333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  FSS2 Food Science HKDSE 44333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management HKDSE 33333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  HMS1 Human Nutrition  HKDSE 55544 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of study during first year).
HKDSE 33333 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science HKDSE 55544 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  MDS2 Medicine  HKDSE 55544 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  MDS4 Radiography HKDSE 55544 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  MDS5 Physiotherapy HKDSE 55544 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  MDS9 Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an Upper Second Class Honours degree (NFQ Level 8) in any discipline with a CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above, or equivalent.  Additionally, all applicants are required to submit a current GAMSAT* or MCAT* score (minimum 57 and 503 respectively). Although only graduates are eligible to apply for this programme, the graduate Medicine degree is equivalent in standard to the undergraduate Medicine degree.

*Currency of Results: GAMSAT must normally have been issued within two years prior to the start of programme. MCAT must normally have been issued within three years prior to the start of programme.

Students who have previously been unsuccessful in any Medicine programme (i.e. have not met academic or other requirements within the programme) or have any issues which would affect their registration with the Irish Medical council will only be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances, to be considered by the Medicine programme board.

 

MDS4

Diagnostic Radiography (Graduate Entry)

The 2.5-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold an NFQ Level 8 degree at the minimum award level of 2.2 or equivalent. 

Applicants are also required to have a Science subject at minimum level Irish Leave Certificate O6, IB Standard Level 4, GCSE Grade C or equivalent.

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Sports and Performance MDS8 Health & Performance Science HKDSE 55444 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
  SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management HKDSE 44444 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Grade 2
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Veterinary medicine VTS1 Veterinary Medicine HKDSE 55554 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level Chemistry Grade 4
  VTS2 Veterinary Nursing HKDSE 44444 or equivalent 3 at Compulsory Level 3 at Compulsory Level
  VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4 year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an honours degree in a biological / biomedical / animal science discipline with a CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above [or equivalent].

For full details about the application and assessment procedures, including information about pre-requisites, please refer to the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine website: www.ucd.ie/vetmed

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