UCD welcomes applications from Philippines 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
Students who have graduated from Philippines High School exams are invited to apply for our International Foundation Year as a pathway to UCD degrees. Alternatively we can consider students who have completed 1 or 2 years of a Bachelor degree course at a recognised university for stage 1 entry.
For students who have completed international examinations such as A-Levels or the IB, please see entry requirements here.
Students who have completed a USA curiculum will also be considered but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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. UCD accepts certificates in English language such as IELTS, TOEFL and other international examinations.
If you have completed Mathayom 6 or iGCSEs you can choose our one year Foundation pathways to Business, Economics and Social Sciences or Engineering and Sciences. Please find more information here: International Foundation Year or click the image below.
You can apply direct to the university at www.ucd.ie/apply. You will be required to pay an application fee of €50 and asked to fill out an online form and upload your documents. You will be informed what documents you need to upload once you have selected your course.
Apply with an approved Agent
You can apply for UCD through one of our approved agents. Please see the list of approved agents below, under Agents in Your Country. There is no application fee if you apply through an approved agent, and they can assist you with your application, scholarship, paying your fees, your visa and making your arrangements to come to UCD.
Documents for your application
Typically Undergraduate applications require:
- Copies of your high school grades and certificates (A-Level, IB, etc)
- Your English language certificate
- Personal Statement
- Two Reference Letters
Some courses may require additional documents such as CV or portfolio. Please refer to your online application for specific document requirements. Please see above for information on course entry requirements and English language requirements.
Applying before you have your final results
You can apply before you have your final high school exam results. We recommend you apply using your predicted or forecasted results, which you can obtain from your school. We can issue conditional offers based on predicted results, and then will require your final grades once they are available.
For more information on applying to UCD Medicine please see www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/how-to-apply-medicine/
Do I need a Visa?
Yes – students travelling from Philippines will require a visa to study in Ireland. Please apply early as visa processing times can be lengthy. Information on the online visa application service and on general visa procedures and requirements is available on our Visa and Immigration Page, and on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website.
Irish Consulate in Manila
There is an Irish Consulate in Manila that assists may assist you with your visa application to Ireland:
Honorary Consul General
3/F Max's Building
70 Jupiter St
Bel Air 1
Makati City 1209
Tel: +63 2 896 4668
Fax: +63 2 897 8534
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 Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Singapore.
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 - South 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 - South 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|
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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:
Unit 301 GC Corporate Plaza
Unit 104, GF, E-Saquare Bldg.,
IDP Manila16/F Marco Polo Ortigas Sapphire Road
Ortigas Business Center Pasig City
|Contact: Amber Favis Carreon
Phone: +632 535-3320 loc 116 or 133