UCD welcomes applications from South Korean 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.
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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Academic Entry Requirements
UCD requires a High School Diploma from Specialised High Schools + Junior College Diploma / Associate degree.
At least 3 advanced subjects from the High School Diploma is required.
College Scholatic Aptitude Test (CSAT) / Suneung is accepted in combination with University transcript and/or High School Diploma.
For students who have completed an international examination such as A Level or the IB, kindly refer to the entry requirement here.
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.
For Taiwan applicants, UCD recognise the appropriate minimum score in the following recognised English Language Examinations:
|English Language Requirement|
||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||
Some courses require a higher level of English language competency. Please check with the relevant UCD School.
Kindly note that for all proficiency tests, the results must normally have been issued within two years prior to the start of your course.
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.
To apply for undergraduate and graduate programmes 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.
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.
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. Applications made through recognised educational agents will not incur an application fee.
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.
Please see Visa and Immigration Information for detailed information.
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.
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.]
|Title||Description||Terms & 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|
UCD will be attending the following event in Seoul in October 2014:
Ireland University Seminar (Saturday October 18th)
For details of upcoming visits, see our meet us page.
UCD International works closely with a number of educational representatives (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 applications. Please see the following list of agents available to you in your country:
|The Uhak (Seoul) #905, Sung Jee Heights 2,147, Teheran-ro,Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 06132||Contact:Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel:+82-2-564-4513H/P: 010-3299-4636
|The Uhak (Busan) 3F 683-1, Jung Ang-daero,Busanjin-gu,Busan,Republic of Korea, 47289.||Contact:Email: email@example.comTel: +82-51-714-4655H/P: 010-5651-4636Web: www.theuhak.com|
|IDP Korea Branch S & G TOWER 11th floor, 12th floorSeoul Seocho-guSeocho-dong 77 Road 61||Contact:Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: +82 2-550-0303Web: www.idp.com/korea|