University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

How to Apply

You can make an application using the online application system. You will need to create an account and follow the on-screen guidance to complete and submit your application.

Please review instructions on completing the form before commencing your application.  Information about the application process can be found on our FAQ section.

Application Fee

Applicants for the majority of courses are normally required to pay a €50 application fee. 

UCD International works closely with a number of education representatives (also known as agents or counsellors) around the world, who can help you find out more information about our university, our programmes and entry requirements, as well as provide guidance on the application process. These agents have the most up-to-date information on the admission process, availability of scholarships as well as visa application. Please see list of agents available to you on your country page. Applications made through recognised educational agents will not incur an application fee.

 

Medicine Programmes

Please click here for further information on applying to the following programmes:

Medicine (MDS2)

Medicine Graduate Entry (MDS9)

Application Opening and Closing Date

Please note that applications are accepted from 01 October of the year prior to admission.

UCD operates a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken, as soon as possible, after receipt of completed applications. Therefore, it is advisable that you do not delay making an application as competition for places may result in courses reaching capacity quickly. Please also note that you will need to have applied for and received an offer to study with us before you can apply for scholarships and campus accommodation, and before applying for a visa, if applicable.

In general, courses remain open until such time as all places have been filled. However please note that some programmes may have specific closing dates e.g. undergraduate applicants are required to apply before the 01 July.

English language requirements

Information on entry requirements including English language requirements is available here.

Waiting for your results from an IELTS or TOEFL test?

In certain cases a ‘conditional offer’ may be made while you are waiting on your English language results. You would need to submit a copy of your IELTS or TOEFL test results, to confirm that you have met the minimum English language competency detailed in the conditions of the offer.

Undergraduate (bachelors) degrees

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 copies of all of your academic transcripts to date in order to be considered for a conditional offer without a final grade.

Is there a Foundation Programme available?

If you do not have the required entry qualifications for your chosen Bachelors course, the University offers a number of Foundation Courses.

Masters Degrees

Waiting for your degree results or final degree transcripts?

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

Research degrees

If you are applying for a PhD programme, you may need to submit a research proposal with your application. The proposal helps an academic school or department establish whether it has the expertise to support your proposed area of PhD study. Most (but not all) schools will require a research proposal. Read our PhD studies brochure for more information.