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Undergraduate Programmes

UCD welcomes applications from students from Hong Kong to our undergraduate programmes. Find out about our courses, entry criteria to UCD undergraduate 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

Undergraduate programmes in UCD are categorised into five programme bands of competitiveness. Please see your desired programme band below to determine the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis. 

Please note: the equivalences below are a guideline for minimum entry requirements. Each course may have additional requirements. If you are presenting with qualifications other than those indicated above please email internationaladmissions@ucd.ie 

 

HKDSE 1

IB 2

Physiotheraphy

Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

Economics & Finance

55554

39

Biomedical, Health & Life Science

Human Nutrition

Psychology

55544

38

Radiography

Health & Performance Science

Actuarial Science

55444

 36

Business & Law

Veterinary Nursing

Commerce International

Commerce

Sport & Exercise Management

Law with Economics

Enginnering Omnibus

Architecture

Law

44444

 34

Food Science

Science (Omnibus)

BSc Economics

Computer Science

BA Modern Languages

BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology

BSc Social Science

44333

 30

Dairy Business

AgriEnvironmental Science

Agricultural Science (Omnibus)

33333

 28

Landscape Architecture

Forestry

Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management

City Planning & Environmental Policy

BA Humanities

BA Arts (2 subjects)

Liberal Arts & Sciences

33322

24 

 

1 Liberal Studies not accepted. Programmes requiring Mathematics as a specified subject will require both the Compulsory and Extended parts. Presenting only the Compulsory parts in this instance will not be sufficient.

2 6 subjects including minimum of 2 at Higher Level (HL). Total includes bonus point. Maths Studies is not accepted whereby Maths as an additional requirement is indicated. Environmental Systems is accepted whereby Lab Science as an additional requirement is indicated. Sport and Exercise is generally not accepted as a Lab Science, however may be considered for some courses at the discretion of the admitting institute.

 

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:

  English Language Requirement

 HKDSE

Level 4 or above (Liberal Studies not accepted)

 IELTS
An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version
TOEFL administrated 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+
  • A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with a score of at least 20 in each section

 

Some courses require a higher level of English language competency. Please check with the relevant UCD School. 

For more information on all recognised exams please visit the English Language Requirements website, or contact UCD Admissions.

 

Other Entry Requirements

Please note that some programmes will have different/additional entry requirements (e.g. interview, personal statement, additional Maths or Lab Science requirements). Programmes requiring Mathematics as a specified subject will require both the Compulsory and Extended parts. Presenting only the Compulsory parts in this instance will not be sufficient.

Additional Subject Requirements

Some programmes in UCD have specific entry requirements for Maths and Science.

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

  Maths Lab Science

Medicine

Physiotheraphy

Biomedical, Health & Life Science

Human Nutrition

Radiography

Health & Performance Science

Food Science

Agricultural Science (Omnibus)

Agri-Envoronmental Science

Forestry

Dairy Business

Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management

HKDSE Math at Extended Level 3

HKDSE Math at Compulsory Level 3

A Lvl E (AS Lvl D / O Lvl C)

IB HL 3 / SL 4

HKDSE 2 and above

A Lvl E (AS Lvl D / O Lvl C)

IB HL 3 / SL 4

Veterinary Medicine

HKDSE Math at Extended Level 3

HKDSE Math at Compulsory Level 3

A Lvl E (AS Lvl D / O Lvl C)

IB HL 3 / SL 4

HKDSE Chemistry 4 and above

A2 Level Chemistry C

IB HL Chemistry 5

Veterinary Nursing

HKDSE Math at Extended Level 3

HKDSE Math at Compulsory Level 3

A Lvl E (AS Lvl D / O Lvl C)

IB HL 3 / SL 4

HKDSE 3 and above

A Lvl D (AS Lvl C / O Lvl B)

IB HL 4 / SL 6

Science (Omnibus)

HKDSE Math at Extended Level 3

A Lvl D (AS Lvl C / O Lvl B)

IB HL 4 / SL 6

HKDSE 3 and above

A Lvl D (AS Lvl C / O Lvl B)

IB HL 4 / SL 6

Enginnering (Omnibus)

HKDSE Math at Extended Level 4

A Lvl C (AS & O Lvl insufficient)

IB HL 5 (SL insufficient)

HKDSE 3 and above

A Lvl D (AS Lvl C)

IB HL 4 (SL insufficient)

Landscape Architecture

Architecture

BSc Social Science (except for Economics)

HKDSE Math at Extended Level 3

HKDSE Math at Compulsory Level 3

A Lvl E (AS Lvl D / O Lvl C)

IB HL 3 / SL 4

N/A

Commerce

Business & Law

Sport & Exercise Management

Computer Science

HKDSE Math at Extended Level 3

A Lvl D (AS Lvl C / O Lvl B)

IB HL 4 / SL 6

N/A

Law with Economics

HKDSE Math at Extended Level 3

A Lvl D (AS Lvl & O Lvl insufficient)

IB HL 4 (SL insufficient)

N/A

BSc Economics

Economics & Finance

HKDSE Math at Extended Level 4

A Lvl C (AS & O Lvl insufficient)

IB HL 5 (SL insufficient)

N/A

Actuarial Science

HKDSE Math at Extended Level 5*

A Lvl B (AS & O Lvl insufficient)

IB HL 6 (SL insufficient)

N/A

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 specifically designed for international students who need additional study before starting an undergraduate degree programme at UCD.

How to Apply

Undergraduate Applications

To apply for an undergraduate programme 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.

Undergraduate applicants are required to apply before the 1st July.

Please note that 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.

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.

 

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

Global Excellence Undergraduate (Bachelor) Scholarship

Open to: All successful applicants to the full time programmes who resides in, and are citizens of Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macao, Mongolia and Taiwan. 

Please note that all Clinical Programmes are not eligible for these scholarships. These awards are merit based and terms and conditions apply.

[NOTE: All scholarship and funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.]

TitleDescriptionTerms & Conditions
Global Excellence Scholarship (100%) All successful applicants to eligible full time programs are invited to apply to our prestigious Global Excellence Scholarship. The Scholarship Program is funded by UCD and aims to attract excellent candidates. Early application is encouraged. Global Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship - East Asia
Global Excellence Scholarship (50%) All successful applicants to eligible full time programs are invited to apply to our prestigious Global Excellence Scholarship. The Scholarship Program is funded by UCD and aims to attract excellent candidates. Early application is encouraged. Global Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship - East Asia
Global Scholarship Applicants with the following statuses (‘Offer’, ‘Conditional Offer’, ‘Accept’ or ‘Conditional Accept’ status) on their application are automatically considered for partial tuition scholarships by our admissions and scholarship committee. Decisions are made based on your submitted application materials. Undergraduate T&C's
 
For help with the above information, please email southeastasia@ucd.ie 

Meet Us in Hong Kong

For details of upcoming visits, see our meet us page.

Agents in Your Country

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 in your country:

 

IDP Education Ltd Hong Kong

Room 2807-2809, 28th Floor, Harbour Centre

25 Harbour Road,

Wanchai

Hong Kong

Tel:+852 21793600

Email: info.hongkong@idp.com

Website: www.idp.com/hongkong/

Hong Kong Transnational Education Service Centre Limited

Room B, 9/F

Silvercorp International Tower

707-713 Nathan Road

Mong Kok

Hong Kong

Contact: Steve Cheng

Tel: +852 2177 2655

Email: info@hktnesc.com.hk

Website: www.hktnesc.com.hk/ 

Irish International Education Center (IIEC)

Room 1610, 16/Fl.,

Office Tower 1, Grand Plaza,

639 Nathan Road, Mongkok,

Kowloon, Hong Kong 

Contact: Anthony Cheng

Tel.: (852) 2625 4407

Website: www.iiec.com.hk

Email: info@iiec.com.hk

AUG STUDENT SERVICES

Room 1921, 19th Floor

One Grand Tower

639 Nathan Road

Mongkok, Kowloon

Hong Kong

Contact:  Mr. Craig Chan

Tel: +852 2392 1592 / 1593

Fax: +852 2392 1591

Email: hongkong@augstudy.com

Website: http://augstudy.com/

AAS Education Consultancy - Head Office

Suite 1501, Office Tower Two

Grand Plaza

625 Nathan Road

Mongkok, Kowloon

Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2323 3287

Email: enquiry@aas.com.hk

Website: http://aas.com.hk/ 

AAS Education Consultancy - Island East Office

Room 405

Fortress Tower

250 Kings Road

North Point

Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2570 5711

Email: enquiry@aas.com.hk

Website: http://aas.com.hk/ 

AAS Education Consultancy - Macau Office

Room E-65, 5 / F

Hin Lei Commercial Center

16F Rua de Sao Domingos

Macau

Hong Kong

Tel: +853 2838 9074

Email: enquiry@aas.com.mo

Website: http://aas.com.mo/ 

AAS Education Consultancy - New Territories Office

Room 701A, 7 / F

Landmark North

39 Lung Sum Avenue

Sheung Shui

Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2856 6233

Email: enquiry@aas.com.hk

Website: http://aas.com.hk/ 

Study Overseas Group

Room 1404-1405, 14th Floor

Phase II

Yalan Center

625 Nathan Road

Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Tel: 2177 7887

Email: enquiry@studyoverseas.com.hk

Website: http://www.studyoverseas.com.hk

 

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