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General Requirements

高等学校卒業証書 (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Minimum average of 2.5

or UCD Internationa Foundation Year

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

For further information please contact your regional team southeastasia@ucd.ie 

English Language Requirements

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 4.7 5  
  BSS2 Economics & Finance Good grades in High School + 1 Year at University Pass in Year 1 University  
  BSW1 Commerce International Average 4.7 5

Note: For French language combinations a minimum Pass in French in year 1 University is required 

             Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law Average 4.7 5  
  LWS2 Law with French Average 4.7   Good in French in Year 1 University
  LWS6 Law Average 4.7  

 

  LWW1 Law with Philosophy Average 4.7    
  LWW2 Law with History Average 4.7     
  LWW3  Law with Politics  Average 4.7    
  LWW4 Law with Economics Average 4.7 5  
  LWW9 Law with Social Justice  Average 4.7    
   LWWC  Law with Chinese  Average 4.7    Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages Average 4.2    Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least an a Pass in Year 1 University in that language, or equivalent.
  BAU5 BA Arts (2 languages) Average 3.5  


Note: For French language combinations a minimum Pass in French in Year 1 University 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 Pass in Year 1 University or equivalent or equivalent is required.

 

 

  AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures Average 3.5  

 

  AYS2 English, European and World Literatures Average 3.5    
  CCS1 Celtic Studies, Art History and History Average 3.5    
  CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology Average 3.5    
  CAS2 Classics, English and History Average 3.5    
   ENS5 English Literature Average 3.5    
  ENS6
 
English with Creative Writing Average 3.5    
  ENS7 English, Drama and Film Average 3.5    
  MCS4  Music, Film and Drama  Average 3.5      
  HPS1  History And Politics  Average 3.5     
  HSS3  History  Average 3.5      

 

           Code        Description

2019 Entry Requirements

Liberal Arts & Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts & Sciences Average 3.5

 

           Code        Description

2019 Entry Requirements

Math

Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability Average 3.5 5

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics Average 3.5 3  
  ECS4 BSc Economics Average 3.5 5

 

  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics Average 3.5

3

Note: If you obtain less than a Pass in mathematics in Year 1 University, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

  LSS1 Archaeology, geography & History Average 3.5 3  
  PCS2 BSc Psychology Average 3.5  
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology Average 3.5 3  
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) Average 3.5

3

Please Note:
In order to study Mathematics, a Pass in Mathematics in Year 1 University is required.

In order to study Economics, 3 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 Pass in Year 1 University or equivalent is required.

 

   SCS1 Computational Social Science Average 3.5

3

Note: If you obtain less than a Pass in mathematics in Year 1 University, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

 

           Code        Description

2020 Entry Requirements

Maths

Laboratory Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus Average 3.5 Pass in Year 1 University 5

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall GaoKao score)

Maths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture Average 3.5 3
  RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy Average 3.5 3
  SSS1 Architecture Average 4.7

3

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies Average 4.8 Excellent in year 1 University  
  CSSA Computer Science Average 4.2 5  
  SCU1 Science Omnibus Average 4.2

5

5

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Agricultural Science ANS1 Animal Science Average 4.0 3
  CPS1 Animal & Crop Production Average 4.0 3 3
  DBS1 Dairy Business Average 4.0

3

3

  EQS1 Animal Science - Equine Average 4.0 3 3
  ESS1  AgriEnvironmental Science  Average 4.0 3 3
  FAS1  Food and Agribusiness Management  Average 4.0 3 3
  FAW1  Food Business with Chinese Studies  Average 4.0 3 3
  FOS1 Forestry Average 4.0 3 3
  FSS2  Food Science  Average 4.2 3 3
  HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management Average 4.0 3 3
  HMS1 Human Nutrition  Average 5.0 3 3
  UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus Average 4.0 3 3

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science Average 5.0 3 3
  MDS2 Medicine  Good grades in High School + 1 Year at University 3
  MDS4 Radiography Good grades in High School + 1 Year at University

3

3

  MDS5 Physiotherapy Good grades in High School + 1 Year at University 3 3
  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.

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Sports and Performance MDS8 Health & Performance Science Good grades in High School + 1 Year at University 3 3
  SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management Good grades in High School + 1 Year at University 3

 

              Code     Description

2020 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Veterinary Medicine VTS1 Veterinary Medicine Good grades in High School + 1 Year at University 3

Chemistry 5

  VTS2 Veterinary Nursing Good grades in High School + 1 Year at University 3

3

  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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