University College Dublin
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Graduate Programmes

UCD welcomes applications from Singaporean students to our graduate 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 unparalleled choice in Graduate studies

University College Dublin has a thriving graduate community of some 6,800 students who work and learn on two world-class campuses, and in numerous associated research and teaching institutions.

Through our seven Colleges, UCD boasts Ireland’s most diverse range of graduate opportunities on programmes led by academic experts. Unparalleled choice at all levels acrosss Doctoral Programmestaught and research masters, graduate diploma and certificate programmes and higher diplomas in more than 290 areas of study.

Click here to use our graduate course search to find a course to suit you. 

Practical Information

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Graduate Entry Requirements

Holders of Bachelors and Masters Degrees with good grades from competitive and well ranked universities and colleges in Singapore can be considered for entry to graduate degrees at UCD.


Taught Masters and Research Masters 

The normal requirement for entry to a taught or research Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

You should check the specific entry requirements for your program of study - you can find your program on our course finder - as some programs may have higher or additional requirements. 

For applicants who do not have the required minimal entry standard, additional courses may be available. You can find more information is available by exploring each school's page. If you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements you can email us at


PhD Programmes 

To be eligible to enter one of UCD’s PhD programmes, a candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree.  In some cases, a Master’s degree may also be required. In certain cases, a candidate may be able to provide other evidence to the School in order to satisfy the entry requirements of the programme.

It is recommended that applicants interested in research at Masters and PhD level should, in the first place, read the information available on the UCD research website.

Secondly, applicants should review the website of the relevant School and College to ensure they are fully informed about the research objectives of the academic course concerned.  Prior to submitting an application it is essential that candidates make contact with potential supervisors.


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. To see a full list of accepted English language qualifications please visit the English Language Requirements page.

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. 

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 applications will require:

- A copy of your bachelor degree award certificate (original and translated if necessary)

- A copy of your degree transcripts (original and translated if necessary)

- Your English language certificate 

- Personal Statement

- Two Reference Letters

- CV / Resume 

Some programs will require additional documents to be uploaded. Once you start your online application you will be told which documents to upload. 

Note: You can submit your application prior to obtaining your English language certificate or prior to completion of your degree. Please provide information of when the final results can be expected on your application form. 

Applicants to programs in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business should see their website for futher information on how to apply. 

Visa Information

Do I need a Visa?

Some but not all non-EU/EEA students require an entry visa for Ireland. You can check on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website for the list of countries that are not visa required.  Please note that currently students from Singapore do not need to pre-apply for a visa. You can register as a full-time UCD student on arrival in Ireland. Please see this page for more information. 


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 Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Scholarships

Please see for information on scholarships available to students studying at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.


Global Excellence Graduate 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
UCD Past Exchange / Study Abroad Schol Returning Exchange and Study Abroad students are eligible for a €4,000 tuition fee scholarship. UCD Past Exchange / Study Abroad Scholarship
Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship Universitas 21 Alumni are eligible for €3,000 or 10% tuition fee scholarship. This scholarship is open to all successful applicants to graduate taught masters students who are graduates of a Universitas 21 partner university. Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship
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

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Agents in Your Country


OAL - Overseas Academic Link 

101 Cecil Street
No. 18-02 Tong Eng Building
Singapore 069533

Contact: Serene Yong / Rebecca Gan 
Phone: +6224 4775
Email: /

Educational Link Consultants (S) Pte Ltd

545 Orchard Road
#06-04 Far East Shopping Centre
(next to Wheelock Place)

Contact: Bill Lee / Ginny Lee 
Phone: +65 6238 7310, +65 6235 1080

Knowledge Intellegentia Enterprise Pte Ltd

190 Clemenceau Ave #03-28       
Singapore Shopping Centre

Contact: Anthony Chau 
Phone: +65-6333 0638 / +65 9184 7684     

Overseas Education

321 Orchard Road
#07-03 Orchard Shopping Centre                           
Singapore 238866

Contact: Kuah Ann Soon  
+65 6100 9800 | 6333 5100 | 6392 0567

AUG - Singapore 

7 Maxwell Road,
# 02-100 Annex B,
Ministry of National Development Complex,

Contact: Mr Bernard Khong
Phone:+65 6227 0380, +65 6227 0381

The Right U
144 Robinson Road
#11-02 Robinson Square
Singapore 068908

Contact: Khai Leok Chan
Phone: +65 6333 1300 | +65 9221 5066

Region Development Point Ltd

491B River Valley Road,
#13-101A Valley Point,
Singapore,  248373

Contact: Dr. Stanley Quek
Phone: + 65 6 3392866

IDP Singapore

4th Level, Regional English Language Centre (RELC)      
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352

Contact: Sabrina Hussain
Phone: 00 65 6736 7040 


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