University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

Undergraduate Programmes

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.


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.

View courses by discipline

Practical Information

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Undergraduate Entry Requirements

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. 


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

UCD International Foundation Programme

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. 



How to Apply

Apply Direct

You can apply direct to the university at 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

Visa Information

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
Metro Manila

Tel: +63 2 896 4668
Fax: +63 2 897 8534

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 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.]

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 - 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
For help with the above information, please email 

South East Asia Global Center Representatives

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


Geetha Arumugam
Recruitment Coordinator
+6012 2110 554


Kiko Tai WanHuey
Senior Recruitment Assistant
+6012 2110 493

Liza Vadivelu
Senior Recruitment Assistant
+6012 2115 237


Apple Chan
Recruitment Assistant
+6012 2115 870


Ria Said
Global Centre Assistant
+6012 2115 465


General Inquiries

Planning to visit campus?  Let us know so we can arrange your visiting here!  

Agents in Your Country

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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:


UKEAS Manila

Unit 301 GC Corporate Plaza                               
150 Legaspi Street,
Legaspi Village, Makati City

Phone: +632 940 9525 / +632 940 9528


AUG Manila

Unit 104, GF, E-Saquare Bldg.,          
#416 Ortigas Ave, 
San Juan City,
1500 Metro Manila

Phone: +632 655 8800 


IDP Manila

16/F Marco Polo Ortigas Sapphire Road
Ortigas Business Center Pasig City
Philippines 1605
Contact: Amber Favis Carreon
Phone: +632 535-3320 loc 116 or 133 
Web: www.idp/com/philippines



IDP Cebu City

Unit 104, G/F Keppel Center
Cardinal Rosales Ave corner Samar Loop
Cebu Business Park
Cebu City 6000

Contact: Rhodelio Campilan
Phone: 00 63 32 236 2758


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