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Undergraduate Programmes

UCD welcomes applications from Kazakh students to our undergraduate programmes. Find out about our courses, entry criteria to UCD undergraduate programmes, how to apply, what the visa requirements are, fees 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 Bachelor programmes)

Generally, students who have completed High School in Kazakhstan and wish to study an Undergraduate Bachelor Degree programme, will first be required to attend the UCD International Foundation Year, operated by Study Group.


You will generally need one of the following to be considered for entry to Bachelor programmes:

(i)    Attestat o Srednem obš?em Obrazovanii

Successful completion of the Attestat o Srednem obš?em Obrazovanii (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education Grade XI) PLUS 1 or 2 years at a recognised completed after 1991 (minimum average grade of 4 out of 5).


(ii)    Attestat (Grade XI)

Attestat (Grade XI) only, if the application is received via one of our official educational agents, and evidence of Bolashak Scholarship is provided.


(iii)   International Examinations

International Examinations from another country's national education system (IB, A Level) will be considered. Students presenting with IB or A-Level exams, please click here.


(iv)  Attestat o Srednem obš?em Obrazovanii & Recognized Foundation Course

Successful completion of the Attestat o Srednem obš?em Obrazovanii (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education Grade XI) in addition to successful completion of a recognised foundation course – please see the International Foundation Year Programme.


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 International Admissions ( 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:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered 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 +.
  • In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required.
  • A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based based TOEFL (iBT).

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

For further advice please visit the English Language Requirements website, or contact

Other Entry Requirements

Please note that some programmes will have different/additional entry requirements (e.g. interview, personal statement).

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

To apply for an undergraduate programme please consult your local approved educational agent (see agent details below). 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

Do I need a Visa?

Yes – Kazakh students require a study visa.

As there is currently no diplomatic mission for Ireland in Kazakhstan the Embassy of Ireland in Russia (Moscow) will provide you with the necessary information on applying for a visa to study in Ireland, should you have further queries in relation to your visa. Please also see Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service for further information.

Embassy of Ireland in Russia (Moscow)

The contact details are: 

Visa Office
Embassy of Ireland
Grokholski Pereulok 5
Moscow 129010
Tel: + 7 495 937 5900
Fax: + 7 495 937 5902

Making a visa application

It is necessary for applicants to provide the following information when applying for a visa:

  • Ensure passport is valid for 12 months
  • Ensure valid passport number
  • Date, place and mode of arrival in Ireland
  • Provide evidence from UCD that you have been accepted on a full-time course of study
  • Sponsorship letter of support / Letter from University indicating that the fees have been paid in full
  • Sponsorship letter confirming stipend  / Evidence of sufficient funds to cover living and other expenses for the proposed stay
  • Recent passport photographs
  • Visa application fee (non-refundable)
  • Have private health insurance (Please see the UCD International Health Insurance webpage to find information on health insurance providers). Please note that private health insurance is not provided by UCD
  • In some cases proof of English, such as an IELTS or TOEFL certificate is required
  • Any other documents as requested by INIS or the Irish Embassy through which you are applying
  • Make sure you keep copies of all documents submitted

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.

Further Queries

As there is currently no diplomatic mission for Kazakhstan in Ireland, please contact the Embassy of Kazakhstan, in the United Kingdom as detailed below for further queries:

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
33 Thurloe Square, London SW7 2SD
Tel: +44 20 7581 4646
Fax: +44 20 7584 84 81

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

UCD is proudly recognised by the Kazakhstan Bolashak Scholarship Scheme with many Bolashak scholars choosing to study at UCD each year. For information on applying to the Bolashak Scholarship scheme, please see the Bolashak website.

For information on UCD International Scholarships, please refer to the UCD Scholarships and Awards website.

Meet Us in Kazakhstan

We regularly visit Kazakhstan to attend education fairs. Come along and meet us, and we'll be happy to discuss any questions you have about living and studying in Dublin.

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:




188 Dzhambul Str.

# 41, (Auezov Str.),

Almaty, 050008

Contact: Marina Khan
Tel: +7 (727) 375-17-08, 375-30-38



Globus Education Agency

126 Nauryzbai batyr str.

 # 2, Almaty,


Contact: Daulet Asilbekov
Tel: +7 727 2720988, 2727079


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