Students from Uganda

Entry Requirements

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General Requirements

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) 
Minimum of 6 subjects between UACE and UCE (Uganda Certificate of Education) with a minimum of 2 Advanced subjects achieved with grade C.

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

Cambridge A Level 
- International Baccalaureate Diploma

Entry via UCD's International Foundation Year is also available for many programmes. Click here for more details.

Contact internationaladmissions@ucd.ie for further information

English Language Requirements

E at UACE or IELTS/TOEFL

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.

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Business   BSS1 Commerce BBCC or equivalent D at UACE / 2 at UCE  
BSS2 Economics & Finance BBBB or equivalent C at UACE  
BSW1 Commerce International BBCC or equivalent D at UACE / 2 at UCE Note: For French language combinations a minimum of C at UACE in French is required.
B722 BSc Business BBCC or equivalent D at UACE / 2 at UCE  
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law BBCC or equivalent D at UACE / 2 at UCE  
LWS2 Law with French BBCC or equivalent   B at A Level in French 
LWS6 Law BBCC or equivalent    
LWW1 Law with Philosophy BBCC or equivalent    
LWW2 Law with History BBCC or equivalent    
LWW3  Law with Politics  BBCC or equivalent    
LWW4 Law with Economics BBCC or equivalent D at UACE / 2 at UCE  
 LWW9 Law with Social Justice  BBCC or equivalent    
LWWC  Law with Chinese  BBCC or equivalent   Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsOther Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages CCCC 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 a grade of C at A Level in that language, or equivalent.
BAU5 BA Arts (2 subjects) CCEE or equivalent Note: For French language combinations a minimum of 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 A Level, or equivalent, is required.
AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures CCEE or equivalent  
AYS2 English, European and World Literatures CCEE or equivalent  
CCS1 Celtic Studies, Art History and History CCEE or equivalent  
CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology CCEE or equivalent  
CAS2 Classics, English and History CCEE or equivalent  
ENS5 English Literature CCEE or equivalent  
ENS6 English with Creative Writing CCEE or equivalent  
ENS7 English, Drama and Film CCEE or equivalent  
MCS4 Music, Film and Drama CCEE or equivalent  
HPS1 History And Politics CCEE or equivalent  
HSS3 History CCEE or equivalent  

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts &
Sciences
LBS1 Liberal Arts and Sciences CCEE or equivalent

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMaths
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability CCDD or equivalent D at UACE
6 at UCE

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Social
Sciences
COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics CCCC or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE  
ECS4 BSc Economics CCCC or equivalent C at UACE  
EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics CCCC or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE

Note: If you obtain less than C at UACE in Mathematics, you must pass a "Level 0" UCD mathematics module in semester 1
 
LSS1 Archaeology, Geography & History CCCC or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE  
PCS2 BSc Psychology BBBB or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE  
SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology CCCC or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE  
SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) CCCC or equivalent In order to study Mathematics, C at UACE in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, E at UACE / 6 at UCE 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 UACE or equivalent is required.
 SCS1 Computational Social Science CCCC or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE

Note: If you obtain less than C at UACE in Mathematics, you must pass a "Level 0" UCD mathematics module in semester 1.
 

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus CCDD or equivalent C at UACE D at UACE

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMaths
Architecture   LDS2 Landscape Architecture CCDD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE
RCS1 City Planning &Environmental Policy CCDD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE
SSS1 Architecture BBCC or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Science   BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies BBBB or equivalent B at UACE  
CSSA Computer Science CCCC or equivalent D at UACE / 2 at UCE  
SCU1 Science Omnibus CCCC or equivalent D at UACE / 2 at UCE D at UACE / 2 at UCE
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Agricultural
Science
ANS1 Animal Science CCCD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production CCCD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
DBS1 Dairy Business CCCD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine CCCD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science CCCD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness
Management
CCCD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese
Studies
CCCD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
FOS1 Forestry CCCD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
FSS2 Food Science CCCC or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape &
Sportsturf Management
CCCD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
HMS1 Human Nutrition  BBBB or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of
study during first year).
CCCD or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences BBBB or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
MDS2 Medicine  BBBB or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
MDS4 Radiography BBBB or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
MDS5 Physiotherapy BBBB or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
MDSJ Diagnostic Radiography
(Graduate Entry)

The 2.5-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold a Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) with a minimum Second Class Honours and above, or equivalent. 

E at UACE / 6 at UCE
MDS9 Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold a Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) in any discipline with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) 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 &
Performance
MDS8 Health & Performance Science BBBB or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management BBCC or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Veterinary Medicine VTS1  Veterinary Medicine BBBB or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE Chemistry C at UACE
VTS2 Veterinary Nursing BBCC or equivalent E at UACE / 6 at UCE E at UACE / 6 at UCE
VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry) The 4 year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold a Bachelor degree in a biological / biomedical / animal science discipline with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) 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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