Entry Requirements

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General Requirements

Standard XII

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

Intermediate Exam (some state boards)
Higher/Senior School Certificate/Examination (most state boards)

Average is calculated on best 5 recognised subjects

Cambridge A Level or International Baccalaureate Diploma applicants should refer to the relevant linked webpages.

Alternatively, the online Undergraduate Prospectus  details A Level and International Baccalaureate Diploma entry requirements.

Applicants taking US curriculum exams (High School Diploma, Advanced Placement (AP), SAT, ACT, SAT II) should refer to entry requirements for the USA

Contact india@ucd.ie for further information

English Language Requirements

CBSE/AISSCE/CUSCE/ISC - English Language 80% OR IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent

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.

        CodeDescription

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce

Average 90%*

*Average 85% considered on a case by case basis

XII 80%

 
  B772 BSc Business

Average 90%*

*Average 85% considered on a case by case basis

XII 80%   
  BSS2 Economics & Finance Average 90% considered on a case by case basis XII 85%  
  BSW1 Commerce International

Average 90%*

*Average 85% considered on a case by case basis

XII 80%

Note: For French language combinations a minimum XII 95% or equivalent in French is required 

             Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law Average 90% XII 80%  
  LWS2 Law with French Average 90%   XII 100% in equivalent in French 
  LWS6 Law Average 90%  

 

  LWW1 Law with Philosophy Average 90%    
  LWW2 Law with History Average 90%    
  LWW3  Law with Politics  Average 90%    
  LWW4 Law with Economics Average 90% XII 80%  
   LWW9 Law with Social Justice  Average 90%    
  LWWC  Law with Chinese  Average 90%   Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

Other Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages Average 85%   Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least an XII 95% grade in that language, or equivalent. 
  BAU5 BA Arts (2 languages) Average 75%

Note: For French language combinations a minimum XII 95% or equivalent 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 XII 95% or equivalent is required.

  AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures Average 75%

 

  AYS2 English, European and World Literatures Average 75%  
  CCS1 Celtic Studies, Art History and History Average 75%  
  CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology Average 75%  
  CAS2 Classics, English and History Average 75%  
   ENS5 English Literature Average 75%  
  ENS6
 
English with Creative Writing Average 75%  
  ENS7 English, Drama and Film Average 75%  
  MCS4  Music, Film and Drama  Average 75%  
  HPS1  History And Politics  Average 75%  
  HSS3  History  Average 75%  

 

           Code        Description

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Liberal Arts Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts Sciences Average 75%

 

           Code        Description

2020 Entry Requirements

Math

Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability Average 75% XII 80%

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics Average 85% XII 80%  
  ECS4 BSc Economics Average 85% XII 90%

 

  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics Average 85%

XII 80%

Note: If you obtain less than XII 95% in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

  LSS1 Archaeology, Geography & History Average 85% XII 80%  
  PCS2 BSc Psychology XII Average 95% + 1 year of Bachelor's Programme with GPA 50%
Considered on a case by case basis
XII 80%  
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology Average 85% XII 80%  
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) Average 85%

XII 80%

In order to study Mathematics, XII 95% in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, XII 80% 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 XII 95% or equivalent or equivalent is required.

   SCS1 Computational Social Science Average 85%

XII 80%

Note: If you obtain less than XII 95% in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

 

           Code        Description

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Maths

Laboratory Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus Average 90% XII 95% XII 80%

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

Maths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture Average 75% XII 80%
  RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy Average 75% XII 80%
  SSS1 Architecture Average 85%

XII 80%

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies

Average 90%

Standard XII Math is not considered for admission to this programme. 

To be considered for entry to this programme, Advanced Placement Math 5, SAT II Math 730, A-Level Math B or IB Higher Level Math 6 or equivalent is required.

 
CSSA Computer Science

Average 85%

XII 80%

 
SCU1 Science Omnibus

Average 85%

XII 80%

XII 80%

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Agricultural
Science
ANS1 Animal Science

Average 80%

XII 80% XII 80%  
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production

Average 80%

XII 80% XII 80%  
DBS1 Dairy Business

Average 80%

XII 80% XII 80%  
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine

Average 80%

XII 80% XII 80%  
ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science

Average 80%

XII 80% XII 80%  
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness
Management

Average 80%

XII 80% XII 80%  
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese
Studies

Average 80%

XII 80% XII 80%  
FOS1 Forestry

Average 80%

XII 80% XII 80%  
FSS2 Food Science

Average 85%

XII 80% XII 80%  
HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape &
Sportsturf Management

Average 80%

XII 80% XII 80%  
HMS1 Human Nutrition 

XII Average 95% + 1 year of Bachelor's Programme with GPA 50%
Considered on a case by case basis

XII 80% XII 80%  
UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of
study during first year).

Average 80%

XII 80% XII 80%  

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science XII Average 95% + 1 year of Bachelor's Programme with GPA 50%
Considered on a case by case basis
XII 80% XII 80%
  MDS2 Medicine  Standard XII exams are not acceptable. Please refer to Cambridge A Level or International Baccalaureate Diploma requirements.
  MDS4 Radiography Average 90%

XII 80%

XII 80%

  MDS5 Physiotherapy XII Average 95% + 1 year of Bachelor's Programme with GPA 50%
Considered on a case by case basis
XII 80% XII 80%
  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.

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Sports and Performance MDS8 Health & Performance Science Average 90% XII 80% XII 80%
  SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management Average 90% XII 80% XII 80%

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Veterinary Medicine VTS1 Veterinary Medicine XII Average 95% + 1 year of Bachelor's Programme with GPA 50%
Considered on a case by case basis
XII 80%

Chemistry XII 90%

  VTS2 Veterinary Nursing Average 90% XII 80%

XII 80%

  VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Grad 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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