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Ireland's Global University 

Undergraduate Programmes

UCD welcomes applications from Australian students to our undergraduate programmes. Find out about our courses, entry criteria to UCD programmes, how to apply, what the visa requirements are, fees, scholarships and who to contact for further information.

 

Our courses

UCD offers over 70 undergraduate honours degree courses in the following areas of study. Click on the links below in your area of interest to find out more.

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Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

New South Wales

UCD requires a Higher School Certificate (HSC); University Admissions Index (from 1998) Tertiary Entrance Rank (up to 1998) including at least 10 units of HSC board developed courses and a minimum of 2 units of English English Language Requirements.

Northern Territory

UCD requires a Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE) (replaced South Australian Certificate of Education (year 12) in 1995).

Queensland

UCD requires an overall Position of between 1 and 5 has been achieved in Board subjects + Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES).

South Australia

UCD requires a South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) (replacing year 12 Certificate of Achievement in 1993) + TER (Tertiary Admissions Rank), and a TES (Tertiary Entrance Score).

Tasmania

UCD requires a Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) (replaced Higher School Certificate year 12 in 1990) or Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) (replaced School Certificate year 10 (until 1990)) + Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER).

Victoria

UCD requires a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (replaced HSC in 1992) with 5 passes in acceptable 3 and 4 unit subjects with minimum B in 3 and C in 2 + Australian Tertiary Admission Rank ATAR (replaced Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) in 2010). 

Western Australia

UCD requires a Tertiary Entrance Rank (from 1998); Tertiary Entrance Score; Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE) from 1997 + TES and TER.

English Language Requirements

Teaching in Irish Universities is through the medium of English; therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language.

Capital Territory

UCD requires English Language Requirements English: D or equivalent English Language Competence.

New South Wales

UCD requires English Language Requirements English: 2 unit English or equivalent English Language Competence.

Northern Territory

UCD requires English Language Requirements English: D or equivalent English Language Competence.

Queensland

UCD requires English Language Requirements English: LA or equivalent English Language Competence.

South Australia

UCD requires English Language Requirements English: D or equivalent English Language Competence.

Tasmania

UCD requires English Language Requirements SA or equivalent English language Competence.

Victoria

UCD requires English Language Requirements D or equivalent English language competence.

Western Australia

UCD requires English Language Requirements D or equivalent English language competence.

Some courses require a higher level of English language competency. Please check with the relevant UCD School. 

For further advice please visit the myUCD English Language Requirements website, or contact UCD Admissions.

UCD International Foundation Programme

If you do not meet direct entry requirements for the degree you want, you can apply for a place on the International Foundation Year.

The International Foundation Year is a three-term programme, specifically designed for international students who do not meet the requirement for entry to UCD bachelor programmes.

The programme combines study skills, English language training and academic study to prepare you for degree-level study.

The course consists of modules. You will study four core subject modules and six subject-specific modules designed to focus on the academic areas most useful for your degree.

  Depending on the degree you want to access, you can choose from two routes:

You can apply for the International Foundation Programme online.

How to Apply

To apply for undergraduate and graduate programmes please consult your local approved educational agent. Applications made through recognised educational agents will not incur an application fee. Your counsellor will advise you and help you fill out the form. This will then be returned to UCD International and processed quickly.

You can also apply directly using the online application system.

Applications are accepted from October of the previous year of study and candidates will usually be notified of the status of their application within 4 weeks of application. (Note: Undergraduate applicants are required to apply before the 1st July).

Waiting for your results from the High School examinations?

In certain cases a ‘conditional offer’ may be made while you are waiting on your final results. You would need to submit a copy of all of your academic transcripts to date in order to be considered for a conditional offer without a final grade.

Application Fee

An application fee is required for most application types. Non-payment will mean that the application is not presented for assessment. This is payable during the application process using Mastercard, Visa or Laser. The fee is €50. It is also possible to pay the application fee online after you have submitted the application. Applications made through recognised educational agents will not incur an application fee.

Additional Information

After you submit your online application, a list of required documents will be emailed to you. The documentation required varies depending on the programme you have applied for. The preferred method of document submission is via the upload facility which is available once the application has been submitted. Required documents must be uploaded or posted to arrive within 2 weeks of submitting an online application. If you choose to post the required documents as part of your application, please forward to Martin Hurley, Online Applications, Tierney Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Unless otherwise specified it will be presumed that all documents submitted must be originals, with the exception of academic transcripts which should be photocopies.

Official translations must be provided with the original/copy documents where documents are not in English. Applicants who wish to have their original documentation returned should forward a stamped addressed envelope.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Visa Information

Please see Visa and Immigration Information for detailed information. 

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are based on the course of studies chosen. Full information on fees for specific programmes can be found on the UCD Fees page.

Scholarships and Funding

Please refer to the UCD International Scholarships and Funding webpage for further information.

Meet Us in Australia

For details of upcoming visits, see our meet us page.

Agents in Your Country

There are currently no UCD approved agents located in your country. If you require advice and assistance with making an application to UCD, please contact UCD International.

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