University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

Undergraduate Programmes

UCD welcomes applications from Brazilian 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

 

 

Non-EU Undergraduate Entry Requirements

BRAZIL

 

Non-EU undergraduate applicants may present the following recognised exams as consideration for entry.

Undergraduate programmes in UCD are categorised into four programme bands of competitiveness. Please see your desired programme band below to determine your required exam result for entry.

    

Recognised Exams

Veterinary Medicine

Medicine
Radiography
Physiotherapy
Health & Performance Science
Sport & Exercise Management

Psychology

Actuarial & Financial Studies

Quantitative Business:
Business Analytics
Economics & Finance

Engineering & Architecture

Human Nutrition

Veterinary Nursing
Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences

Business, Law & Commerce

Science
Computer Science

Agricultural Science
Animal Science – Equine
Dairy Business
Food Science

Economics
English
English w Film
History
International Languages

Social Science

BA Degree
English with Drama
Music
Planning Geography & Environment

Forestry
Horticulture & Agri-environmental Sciences

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio + ENEM/ PAS

Also known as: Certificado de Ensino Médio; Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo Grau

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio + ENEM/ PAS + one year of university

(scale 0-10; pass mark 5)


or UCD International Foundation Year Programme, if available

Average 8.5 + ENEM/ PAS 85%, or equivalent

(scale 0-10; pass mark 5)

Average 7 + ENEM/ PAS 75% or equivalent

(scale 0-10; pass mark 5)

Average 6 + ENEM/ PAS 65% or equivalent

(scale 0-10; pass mark 5)

*NB The equivalences above are indicative only.

In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis.

If you are presenting with qualifications other than those indicated above please email internationaladmissions@ucd.ie

 

If you are presenting with International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or A Level (+GCSE O Level) Cambridge International please click HERE    

 

 

 

Programme Subject Requirements

BRAZIL

 Some programmes in UCD have specific subject requirements. 

Use this table to determine the specific programme subject requirements across the various recognised exams  

Programme Subject Requirements

MATHS

LAB SCIENCE

 

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio  Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio
Structural Engineering w/ Architecture

A

B
Engineering A B
Science

B

B
Computer Science
B N/A 
Business & Law

B

N/A
Commerce & Commerce International B N/A
Economics & Finance A N/A
Social Science C N/A

*NB The equivalences above are indicative only.

In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis.

If you are presenting with qualifications other than those indicated above please email internationaladmissions@ucd.ie

  

 

English Language Requirements

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.

Please note:

  • 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 (admissions@ucd.ie) 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. 

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

*FOR VISA REQUIRING APPLICANTS, please note that the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service's English Language Requirements can differ from those of University College Dublin. For full details on obtaining a visa for Ireland, please see HERE.

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

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.

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.

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 about Science without Borders opportunities for students from Brazil.

Meet Us in Brazil

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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