UCD welcomes applications from Bangladeshi 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.
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Academic Entry Requirements
UCD requires a Bachelor degree (two years) from a recognised university; 1 or 2 years of a Bachelor degree (four years in duration) from BUET.
English Language Requirements
Teaching in Irish Universities is normally through the medium of English, therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language. Applicants must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through a recognised English language test, as outlined below.
- Your English language certificate must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree course.
- Other evidence of proficiency in English may be accepted. For further advice please contact UCD Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org) to check if we will accept it. When enquiring, please inform the Admissions Office of: the name, level and date of the qualification; the country in which it was taken; and the scores you obtained. If possible, please send a scanned copy of the certificate and transcripts (if available) showing as much as possible of the information above.
UCD recognise the appropriate minimum score in the following recognised English Language Examinations:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University
- A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +.
- In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required.
- A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based based TOEFL (iBT).
Some courses require a higher level of English language competency. Please check with the relevant UCD School.
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.
You can 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.
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.
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.
Do I need a Visa?
Yes – please apply early as students from Bangladesh require a study visa. Please see the Embassy of Ireland, India website and the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website for further information.
The Irish Visa Office in New Delhi is based at the Irish Embassy New Delhi. This office processes visa applications from any person resident in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
The contact details for the Embassy are:
Embassy of Ireland
230 Jor Bagh
New Delhi 110 003
Main Tel: +91 11 2462 6733
Main Fax: +91 11 2469 7053
Visa Tel: +91 11 2462 9135 (between the hours of 14:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday)
Visa Fax: +91 11 2460 3335
Where to submit visa applications?
The Irish Visa Office New Delhi has appointed Visa Facilitation Services Ltd (VFS) to accept applications at their offices within India on its behalf. Please visit VFS Ireland for information about the location of VFS IRELAND offices and their contact details. VFS staff do not take any part in, nor can they influence the visa decision making process.
Please note that staff at the Irish Visa Office, New Delhi will not meet visitors/applicants except by prior appointment. Please visit the Embassy of Ireland, India website for information on how to make an appointment with a visa officer. In addition, VFS manages a helpline to support the Irish Visa Office, New Delhi.
Telephone: 0120 6613788
Making a visa application
When making an application you must:
- complete an online application
- check the Irish Embassy details where your documentation is to be sent
- provide a passport sized photo
- pay the fee
- provide a signed letter of application which explains why you require the visa
- provide evidence from UCD that you have been accepted on a full-time course of study
- show evidence of tuition fees paid*
- ensure your passport is valid for 12mths
- have private health insurance (See UCD website for information on health insurance providers. Please note that private health insurance is not provided by UCD).
- show that you have enough money to support yourself while in Ireland (bank account statements for six months previously, evidence of access to €7,000, sponsorship letter etc.)
- show evidence of language proficiency. INIS requires IELTS of 5 but UCD generally require IELTS of 6.5.
- Any other documents as requested by INIS or the Irish Embassy through which you are applying
- Make sure you keep copies of all documents submitted.
*A new pilot project by INIS allows you to lodge an amount of €7,000 to an ‘education bond’. Please visit the INIS website for further details.
The Irish Government will only issue a student visa to students who have paid their tuition fees in full or paid a minimum deposit to the value of €6,000. Please ensure that you have paid and received a receipt to the value of the minimum visa payment requirement of €6,000, so as to avoid visa refusal on the basis of incomplete tuition fee payment.
UCD would encourage International students to use our new payment facility - “PaytoStudy”. This facility is especially useful for International Students who require a VISA to travel and/or study. This service is provided by PaytoStudy and any queries relating to payments should be directed to PaytoStudy.
Apply for a Visa
Before completing your application you should read all information regarding visas contained onthe Embassy of Ireland, India website.
When you have done so and are ready to begin, the following link will direct you to a new secure site from which you can complete an online application. Please visit the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website to begin your on-line application.
Once you have completed your online application you should check what relevant supporting documents are required and the location of your nearest VFS centre or Irish Consulate.
Visa applications can be submitted through the Irish Honorary Consulates in Colombo. Please check the Embassy of Ireland- India website for details.
Schengen visa or UK D visa
Please note that a Schengen visa or UK D visa is not valid for travel to Ireland.
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.
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