UCD has developed a Pre-Masters pathway enabling you to benefit from a preparatory course that enhances your English language skills, allowing you to adjust to a different learning culture and helps you to get used to a new way of life.
Pre-Masters PathwaysExpand all
Visit the UCD Graduate Studies website for a full list of Masters programmes.
Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine
Engineering & Architecture
English Language Requirements
The minimum English Language Requirements in relation to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 5.0 in each band for a September start and 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in each band for a January start will generally be considered for entry.
Other similar exams recognised by UCD-see here for a detailed list of accepted English language exams. For all proficiency tests the results must be less than 2 years old.
Programme start dates
September start: This is a one year Pre-Masters pathway programme. A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no less than 5.0 in each band is necessary for entry to this programme.
January start: This is a half year Pre-Masters pathway programme. A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in each band is necessary for entry to this programme.
How to Apply?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on programmes and how to apply.
Do I need a Visa?
Yes – Iranian students require a study visa.
The Embassy of Ireland, Ankara is the consulate office in the Middle East that represents Iran.
Should you have any queries on applying for a visa to study in Ireland, the Irish Embassy in Ankara will provide you with detailed information which will help you. Please also see the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service for further information.
Embassy of Ireland – Turkey
The contact details for the Embassy are:
Embassy of Ireland
Ugur Mumcu Caddesi No.88
B Blok Kat 3
Tel: +90 312 459 1000
Fax: +90 312 459 1022
Making a visa application
It is necessary for applicants to provide the following information when applying for a visa:
- Valid passport number
- Date of issue and expiry of passport
- Date, place and mode of arrival in Ireland
- Letter from the University indicating that you have been offered a place in UCD
- Letter from University indicating that the fees have been paid in full
- Evidence of sufficient funds to cover living and other expenses for the proposed stay
- Recent passport photographs
- Visa application fee (non-refundable)
- Proof of medical insurance
- In some cases proof of English, such as an IELTS or TOEFL certificate is required
These documents should be sent to the Irish Embassy. Visa applications can take some months to process, so it is advisable to secure a place early at the University, in order to avoid disappointment. Unfortunately the University has no control or influence over visa issues but will advise where possible.
Schengen visa or UK D visa
Please note that a Schengen visa or UK D visa is not valid for travel to Ireland.
Should you have further queries you can also contact the Embassy of Iran, Ireland as detailed below;Embassy of Iran
72 Mount Merrion Avenue
Tel: +353 1 2880252 / +353 1 2882967
Fax: +353 1 283 4246