University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

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



Non-EU Undergraduate Entry Requirements



Non-EU undergraduate applicants may present the following recognised exams as consideration for entry.

Undergraduate programmes in UCD are categorised into four programme bands of competitiveness. Please see your desired programme band below to determine your required exam result for entry.


Recognised Exams

Veterinary Medicine

Health & Performance Science
Sport & Exercise Management


Actuarial & Financial Studies

Quantitative Business:
Business Analytics
Economics & Finance


Engineering & Architecture

Human Nutrition

Veterinary Nursing
Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences

Business, Law & Commerce

Computer Science

Agricultural Science
Animal Science – Equine
Dairy Business
Food Science

English w Film
International Languages

Social Science

BA Degree
English with Drama
Planning Geography & Environment

Horticulture & Agri-environmental Sciences

Singapore - Cambridge Advanced Level H2 & H1

(+ GCSE O level, unless taking Integrated Programme IP) 

General Paper is not considered

H2 Level:
AABC H2 Level or equivalent

H2 Level + H1 Level:
AAA H2 Level + A H1 Level or equivalent

H2 Level:
AAA H2 Level or BCCC H2 Level or equivalent

H2 Level + H1 Level:
BBB H2 Level + B H1 Level or equivalent

H2 Level:
BBC H2 Level or equivalent

H2 Level + H1 Level:
CCC H2 Level + B H1 Level or equivalent

CCC H2 Level or equivalent


Singapore Polytechnic Diploma



If you have completed a Diploma from one of the Polytechnics in Singapore, you will be considered for admission. The appropriate point of entry will be determined by the match of subjects and by your performance.

Normally you would need to obtain a B grade average (CGPA 3.0) or better in a relevant Polytechnic Diploma in order to be accepted into second year.

Entrance to third year may be possible if you have obtained a Polytechnic Diploma in the same discipline of intended undergraduate study with a B+ average (CGPA 3.4) or better.


*NB The equivalences above are indicative only.

In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis.

If you are presenting with qualifications other than those indicated above please email


If you are presenting with International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or A Level (+GCSE O Level) Cambridge International please click HERE    




Programme Subject Requirements


 Some programmes in UCD have specific subject requirements. 

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

Programme Subject Requirements




Singapore GCSE / H2  Singapore GCSE / H2
Structural Engineering w/ Architecture

H2 C

H2 D
Engineering H2 C H2 D

H2 D

H2 D
Computer Science
H2 D N/A 
Business & Law

H2 D

Commerce & Commerce International H2 D N/A
Economics & Finance H2 C N/A
Social Science GCSE C N/A

*NB The equivalences above are indicative only.

In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis.

If you are presenting with qualifications other than those indicated above please email



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. 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 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:

Singapore - Cambridge GCSE

  • English Grade C

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 UCD Admissions.

*FOR VISA REQUIRING APPLICANTS, please note that the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service's English Language Requirements can differ from those of University College Dublin. For full details on obtaining a visa for Ireland, please see HERE.

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 undergraduate and graduate programmes* please consult your local approved educational agent. 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 apply directly using the online application system.

*Application to Medicine (including Physiotherapy and Radiography) and Veterinary Medicine

Please contact Linda Chen, Administration Secretary, for further advice.

Region Development Pte Ltd
IUMC Singapore Representative Office
491B River Valley Road
#13-1A Valley Point
Singapore 248373
Tel: +65 6339 2866
Fax: +65 6339

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. (Note: Undergraduate applicants are required to apply before the 1st July.)

Application Fee 

An application fee is required for most application types. Non-payment will mean that the application is not presented for assessment. This is payable during the application process using Mastercard, Visa or Laser. The fee is €50. It is also possible to pay the application fee online after you have submitted the application. Applications made through recognised educational agents will not incur an application fee.

Additional Information

After you submit your online application, a list of required documents will be emailed to you. The documentation required varies depending on the programme you have applied for. The preferred method of document submission is via the upload facility which is available once the application has been submitted. Required documents must be uploaded or posted to arrive within 2 weeks of submitting an online application. If you choose to post the required documents as part of your application, please forward to Martin Hurley, Online Applications, Tierney Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Unless otherwise specified it will be presumed that all documents submitted must be originals, with the exception of academic transcripts which should be photocopies.

Official translations must be provided with the original/copy documents where documents are not in English. Applicants who wish to have their original documentation returned should forward a stamped addressed envelope.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Visa Information

Please see Visa and Immigration Information for detailed 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 reside in, and are citizens of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. 

(Scholarship Applications for the 2016/2017 academic year are now open) 


  • 100% tuition fee scholarship
  • 5 x 50% tuition fee scholarships

Deadline: 31st March 2015

Clinical programmes are not eligible for these scholarships. These awards are merit based and terms and conditions apply.

More information: please contact


[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.]


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: /


Educational Link Consultants (S) Pte Ltd

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

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


Knowledge Intellegentia 

190 Clemenceau Ave #03-28       
Singapore Shopping Centre

Contact: Anthony Chau 
Tel: +65-6333 0638


Overseas Education

Kitchener Complex | Blk 809 French Road | #04-172
Blk 809 French Road  #04-172

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                        
47 Hill Street
Singapore 179365

Contact: Khai Leok Chan
Phone: +65 6333 1300


Region Development Point Ltd

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

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

Contact Us

Susan McAlinden

Sue McAlinden

Regional Manager- SE Asia
UCD International
Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland




Terri Hounsom

Recruitment Coordinator
UCD Global Centre- SE Asia
University College Dublin
Suite 9.07, North Block, The Ampwalk
No. 218, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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