Undergraduate Entry Requirements

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General Requirements

Nazarbayev Intellectual School (NIS) Grade 12 Certificate, with at least 3 subjects at Higher Level

Or

International Foundation Year

If you're following international curriculum, please see the following links for entry requirements:

Contact internationaladmissions@ucd.ie for further information.

English Language Requirements

For additonal information please see:

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.

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Languages
Business BSS1 Commerce Higher Level
AAA / AAB + C Standard Level
D at Higher Level
C at Standard Level
 
B722 BSc Business Higher Level
AAA / AAB + C Standard Level
D at Higher Level
C at Standard Level
 
BSS2 Economics & Finance Higher Level
A*A*A /  A*AA +A Standard Level
C at Higher Level  
BSW1 Commerce International Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
D at Higher Level
C at Standard Level
Note: For French language combinations, a minimum of C at Higher Level in French is required.
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Languages
Law BSJ4 Business & Law Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
D at Higher Level
C at Standard Level
 
LWS2 Law with French Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
  B at Higher Level in French
LWS6 Law Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
   
LWW1 Law with Philosophy Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
   
LWW2 Law with History Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
   
LWW3 Law with Politics Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
   
LWW4 Law with Economics Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
D at Higher Level
C at Standard Level
 
LWW9 Law with Social Justice Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
   
LWWC Law with Chinese Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
  Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required.
Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.
 Code Description2020 Entry RequirementsOther Languages
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages Higher Level
ABB /  BBB +D Standard Level
Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least a C at Higher Level in that language, or equivalent. 
BAU5 BA Arts (2 Subjects) Higher Level
CCC
Note: For French language combinations, a minimum C at A Level 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 C at Higher Level or equivalent is required.
AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures Higher Level
CCC
 
AYS2 English, European and World Literatures Higher Level
CCC
 
CCS1 Celtic Studies, Art History and History Higher Level
CCC
 
CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology Higher Level
CCC
 
CAS2 Classics, English and History Higher Level
CCC
 
ENS5 English Literature Higher Level
CCC
 
ENS6 English with Creative Writing Higher Level
CCC
 
ENS7 English, Drama and Film Higher Level
CCC
 
MCS4 Music, Film and Drama Higher Level
CCC
 
HPS1 History And Politics Higher Level
CCC
 
HSS3 History Higher Level
CCC
 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts & Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts & Sciences Higher Level
CCC
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMath
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability Higher Level
BBC/BCC + D Standard Level
D at Higher Level
C at Standard Level
 Code Description2020 Entry RequirementsMaths
Other Languages
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics Higher Level
ABB /  BBB +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level   
ECS4 BSc Economics Higher Level
ABB /  BBB +D Standard Level
C at Higher Level   
EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics Higher Level
ABB /  BBB +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level 

Note: If you obtain less than C at Higher Level in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1.
 
LSS1 Archaeology, Geography & History Higher Level
ABB /  BBB +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level   
PCS2 BSc Psychology Higher Level
A*A*A /  A*AA +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level   
SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology Higher Level
ABB /  BBB +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level   
SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) Higher Level
ABB /  BBB +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level

Please Note : In order to study Mathematics, C at Higher Level in Mathematics is required.
In order to study Economics, D at Standard 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 C at Higher Level or equivalent is required.
SCS1 Computational Social Science Higher Level
ABB /  BBB +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level

Note: If you obtain less than C at Higher Level in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1.
 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
C at Higher level D at Higher Level
C at Standard Level
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMaths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture Higher Level
BBC / BCC + D Standard Level
D at Standard Level 
RCS1 City Planning &
Environmental Policy
Higher Level
BBC / BCC + D Standard Level
D at Standard Level 
SSS1 Architecture Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
D at Standard Level 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies Higher Level
A*AA / AAA +B Standard Level
B at Higher Level  
CSSA Computer Science Higher Level
ABB /  BBB + D Standard Level
D at Higher Level
C at Standard Level
 
SCU1 Science Omnibus Higher Level
ABB / BBB +D Standard Level
D at Higher Level
C at Standard Level
D at Higher Level
C at Standard Level
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Agricultural
Science
ANS1 Animal Science Higher Level
ABC /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production Higher Level
ABC /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
DBS1 Dairy Business Higher Level
ABC /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine Higher Level
ABC /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science Higher Level
ABC /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness
Management
Higher Level
ABC /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese
Studies
Higher Level
ABC /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
FOS1 Forestry Higher Level
ABC /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
FSS2 Food Science Higher Level
ABB /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape &
Sportsturf Management
Higher Level
ABC /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
HMS1 Human Nutrition  Higher Level
A*A*A / A*AA +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of
study during first year).
Higher Level
ABC /  BBC +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level  D at Standard Level 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences Higher Level
A*A*A /  A*AA +D Standard Level
D at Standard Level D at Standard Level
MDS2 Medicine  Higher Level
A*A*A  / A*AA + A Standard Level
D at Standard Level D at Standard Level
MDS4 Radiography Higher Level
A*AA / AAA +B Standard Level
D at Standard Level D at Standard Level
MDS5 Physiotherapy Higher Level
A*A*A / A*AA +A Standard Level
D at Standard Level D at Standard Level
MDSJ Diagnostic Radiography
(Graduate Entry)

The 2.5-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold a Diploma Bakalavr (NFQ Level 8) with a minimum CGPA of 3.9/5.0 and above, or equivalent. 

D at Standard Level

MDS9 Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold a Diplom Bakalavr (NFQ Level 8) in any discipline with a CGPA of 4.3/5.0 and 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.

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Sports
and
Performance
MDS8  Health & Performance Science Higher Level
A*AA / AAA +B Standard Level
D at Standard Level D at Standard Level
SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management Higher Level
AAA /  AAB +C Standard Level
D at Standard Level D at Standard Level
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Veterinary Medicine VTS1  Veterinary Medicine Higher Level
A*A*A /A*AA +A Standard Level
D at Standard Level Chemistry C at Higher Level
VTS2 Veterinary Nursing Higher Level
AAA / AAB +C Standard Level
D at Standard Level D at Standard Level
VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry) The 4 year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold a Diplom Bakalavra in a biological / biomedical / animal science discipline with a CGPA of 4.3/5.0 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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