University College Dublin
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Undergraduate Programmes

UCD welcomes applications from Singaporean 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.

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Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Undergraduate programmes in UCD are categorised by competitiveness. Please see your desired programme band below to determine the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis. 

Please note: the equivalences below are a guideline for entry requirements. Each course may have additional requirements. If you are presenting with qualifications other than those indicated below please do not hesitate to email internationaladmissions@ucd.ie 

 

Singapore-Cambridge A Level

H2/H3 (+H1) 1

IB 2

Physiotheraphy

Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

Economics & Finance

H2 AABC

H2 AAA + H1 A

39

Biomedical, Health & Life Science

Human Nutrition

Psychology

H2 BBBB

H2 AAB + H1 A

38 

Radiography

Health & Performance Science

Actuarial Science

H2 ABBC

H2 ABB + H1 A

 38

Business & Law

Veterinary Nursing

Commerce International

Commerce

Sport & Exercise Management

Law with Economics

Enginnering Omnibus

Architecture

Law

H2 BBCC

H2 AAA

H2 BBB + H1 B

 34

Food Science

Science (Omnibus)

BSc Economics

Computer Science

BA Modern Languages

BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology

BSc Social Science

 H2 CCCC

H2 ABB

H2 BCC + H1 B

 30

Dairy Business

AgriEnvironmental Science

Agricultural Science (Omnibus)

H2 CCCD

H2 BBB

H2 CCC + H1 B

 28

Landscape Architecture

Forestry

Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management

City Planning & Environmental Policy

BA Humanities

BA Arts (2 subjects)

Liberal Arts & Sciences

H2 BCC

H2 CCD + H1 D

24 

 

1 General Paper (GP) or Knowledge and Inquiry (KI) not accepted. It is possible to combine H1 and H2/H3 grades, however only a maximum of 4 H2/H3 grades or 2 H1 grades will be considered.

2 6 subjects including minimum of 2 at Higher Level (HL). Total includes bonus point. Maths Studies is not accepted whereby Maths as an additional requirement is indicated. Environmental Systems is accepted whereby Lab Science as an additional requirement is indicated. Sport and Exercise is generally not accepted as a Lab Science, however may be considered for some courses at the discretion of the admitting institute.

 

Polytechnic Diploma

If you have completed a Polytechnic Diploma from a recognised polytechnic in Singapore, you may be considered for admission. You are adviced to submit your application with the complete course outline and module descriptor. The appropriate point of entry will be determined by the match of subjects and by your academic performance.

Normally, you would be required to obtain a grade B average (CGPA 3.0) and above to be considered for entry into Stage 1.

If you are presenting a relevant Polytechnic Diploma, you may be considered for entry into Stage 2.

Additional Subject Requirements

Some programmes in UCD have specific entry requirements for Maths and Science.

Use this table to determine the specific programme subject requirements across the various recognised exams. 

  Maths Lab Science

Medicine

Physiotheraphy

Biomedical, Health & Life Science

Human Nutrition

Radiography

Health & Performance Science

Food Science

Agricultural Science (Omnibus)

Agri-Envoronmental Science

Forestry

Dairy Business

Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 E

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H1 E

Sg-Cambridge O Lvl C

IB HL 3 / SL 4

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 E

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H1 E

Sg-Cambridge O Lvl C

IB HL 3 / SL 4

Veterinary Medicine

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 E

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H1 E

Sg-Cambridge O Lvl C

IB HL 3 / SL 4

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 Chemistry C

IB HL Chemistry 5

Veterinary Nursing

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 E

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H1 E

Sg-Cambridge O Lvl C

IB HL 3 / SL 4

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 D

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H1 B

Sg-Cambridge O Lvl B

IB HL 4 / SL 6

Science (Omnibus)

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 D

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H1 B

Sg-Cambridge O Lvl B

IB HL 4 / SL 6

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 D

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H1 B

Sg-Cambridge O Lvl B

IB HL 4 / SL 6

Enginnering Omnibus

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 C

IB HL 5

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 D

IB HL 3

Landscape Architecture

Architecture

BSc Social Science (except for Economics)

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 E

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H1 E

Sg-Cambridge O Lvl C

IB HL 3 / SL 4

 N/A

Commerce

Business & Law

Sport & Exercise Management

Computer Science

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 D

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H1 B

Sg-Cambridge O Lvl B

IB HL 4 / SL 6

N/A

Law with Economics

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 D

IB HL 3

  N/A

BSc Economics

Economics & Finance

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 C

IB HL 5

N/A

Actuarial Science

Sg-Cambridge A Lvl H2 B

IB HL 6

N/A

English Language Requirements

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 Singaporean applicants, UCD recognise the appropriate minimum score in the following recognised English Language Examinations:

  English Language Requirement

Singapore Cambridge Advanced Level

GCSE O Level

  • English Language
  • English Literature

Grade C or above for O Level

Grade D or above for H1

Grade E or above for H2/H3

 IELTS
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
  • 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+
  • A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with a score of at least 20 in each section

 

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.

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

 

UCD International Foundation Programme

If you have completed your iGCSEs or O-Levels 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. 

 ISC

 

How to Apply

Apply Direct

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 (Singapore-Cambridge A-Level, IB, SIP, NUS Diploma etc)

- Your English language certificate 

Some courses may require additional documents such as references or personal statements. 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. 

Medicine Applications

For more information on applications to UCD Medicine please visit www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/how-to-apply-medicine/ 

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

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 southeastasia@ucd.ie 

Meet Us in Singapore

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

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: serene@oal.com.sg / rebecca@oal.com.sg
Web: www.oal.com.sg

 

Educational Link Consultants (S) Pte Ltd

545 Orchard Road
#06-04 Far East Shopping Centre
(next to Wheelock Place)
238882


Contact:
Bill Lee / Ginny Lee 
Phone: +65 6238 7310, +65 6235 1080
Email: bill@edulink.com.sg
Web: www.edulink.com.sg 

 

 

Knowledge Intellegentia Enterprise Pte Ltd

190 Clemenceau Ave #03-28       
Singapore Shopping Centre
239924  

Contact: Anthony Chau 
Phone: +65-6333 0638 / +65 9184 7684     
Email: sgintellegentia@gmail.com
Web: www.nzedu.co

 

Overseas Education

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

Contact: Kuah Ann Soon  
Phone: 
+65 6100 9800 | 6333 5100 | 6392 0567
Email: info@asedu.net
Web: www.overseaseducation.sg

 

AUG - Singapore 

7 Maxwell Road,
# 02-100 Annex B,
Ministry of National Development Complex,
069111

Contact: Mr Bernard Khong
Phone:+65 6227 0380, +65 6227 0381
Email: singapore@augstudy.com
Website: www.augstudy.com/singapore

 

The Right U                        
   
47 Hill Street
#03-03
Singapore 179365

Contact: Khai Leok Chan
Phone: +65 6333 1300
Email: hello@therightu.com
Web: www.therightu.com

 

Region Development Point Ltd

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

Contact: Dr. Stanley Quek
Phone: + 65 6 3392866
Email: jolee@regiongroup.com.sg

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