University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

Additional Information for Medicine Offer Holders

The following information is intended for current UCD Medicine Offer Holders.

Irish Medical degrees are registrable in Ireland and recognised internationally. Internship posts in Ireland for non-EU graduates cannot be guaranteed as the number and funding of intern posts is determined by the Irish health service and is not within the jurisdiction of Medical Schools in Ireland. This does not affect US/Canadian graduates who normally return to North America immediately after their graduation to start their residencies.

Fees & Deposits

The tuition fees and deposit are specified in your official online offer letter. Instructions on how to pay your fees are available at


Students are required to pay a Healthcare Screening cost of €280. This is in addition to the tuition fees noted above (See Health Screening Information below for further details).


To complete the acceptance process please remit your *non-refunable deposit of as per the terms in your offer letter. Deferred entry is not possible for clinical programmes including Medicine.


Please note that if you do not pay your deposit by the deadline, your offer will lapse. The amount of the deposit and the date it is due are not negotiable.


*In the event that, having paid the deposit, you are unable to take up the place for one of the following reasons: (a) you do not meet the academic entry requirements (if applicable), or (b) your application for a visa is refused (if applicable), then the deposit paid will be refunded less an administrative charge of €500. 



Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting 

University College Dublin operates a Student Garda Vetting Policy which applies to students in a number of educational programmes involving placements which will bring them into contact with children and vulnerable persons and in which they will assume positions of trust. To ensure the protection of children and vulnerable persons, and justify public trust and confidence, the University is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake these programmes and begin their relevant placements. 

Please be advised of the Police Certificate requirement which applies to those who have resided outside of Ireland for a period greater than 6 months, since the age of 18 years.
Where applicable, you should immediately begin the process of applying for any Police Certificate(s) since you will not be deemed fully vetted until such time as all documents have been received. This is of urgent importance as you cannot attend your placement without Vetting clearance.

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Health Screening Information

All students entering Medicine are required to demonstrate evidence of immunity to certain infectious diseases (for example, Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis) and must agree to comply with the School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Policy.

 Students are required to pay a Healthcare Screening cost of approximately €280. This is in addition to the tuition fees listed on the Offer Letter. Information on infectious diseases procedures can be found on the UCD Student Health Service website