University College Dublin
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). An average score of 67% across 5 unit 2 subjects, or equivalent, is required to meet our minimum entry requirements. 

Northern Territory

UCD requires a Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE) (replaced South Australian Certificate of Education (year 12) in 1995) + ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank). A minimum of a C+ in 4 recognised subjects + a C in 1 recognised subject, or equivalent, is required to meet our minimum entry requirements.

Queensland

UCD requires a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) + Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES). A minimum of 4 recognised subjects at SA + 2 recognised subjects at HA, or equivalent, is required to meet our minimum entry requirements. 

South Australia

UCD requires a South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) (replacing year 12 Certificate of Achievement in 1993) + ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank), and a TES (Tertiary Entrance Score). A minimum of a C+ in 3 TAS recognised subjects + a B- in 2 TAS recognised subjects, or equivalent, is required to meet our minimum entry requirements. 

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)) + Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
A minimum of 4 recognised subjects at SA + 2 recognised subjects at CA, or equivalent, is required to meet our minimum entry requirements.

Victoria

UCD requires a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (replaced HSC in 1992) + Australian Tertiary Admission Rank ATAR (replaced Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) in 2010).
A minimum of a C in 3 recognised subjects + a B in 2 recgonsied subjects, or equivalent, is required to meet our minimum entry requirements. 

Western Australia

UCD requires a Tertiary Entrance Rank (from 1998); Tertiary Entrance Score; Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE) from 1997 + TES and TER.
A minimum of a C in 4 recognised subjects + a B in 1 recognised subject, or equivalent, is required to meet our minimum entry requirements. 

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 English Language Requirements website, or contact International Admissions.

UCD International Foundation Programme

International students who do not meet direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree have the opportunity to apply for the International Foundation Year programme at the University College Dublin International Study Centre

This pathway programme is specifically designed for international students who need additional study before starting a course at UCD. Upon successful completion, students can progress to undergraduate degree level study at the University College Dublin.

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

You can apply directly to the University College Dublin International Study Centre using the online application form

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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