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.
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
UCD requires Singapore-Cambridge A levels.
Applicants with International Baccalaureate Diplomas will also be considered for direct admission to UCD undergraduate programmes.
UCD requires a minimum of 24 points for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate programmes.
UCD requires a minimum 34 points for Business* and Engineering** (+subject requirements)
UCD requires a minimum 36 points for Law.
*For application to most Business undergraduate programmes you must achieve a minimum 6 at Standard Level/ 4 at Higher Level in Mathematics (Maths Studies is not acceptable). Economics & Finance requires a minimum 5 at Higher Level in Mathematics
**For application to Engineering you must achieve 5 at Higher Level in Mathematics and 4 at Higher level in Lab Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture Science)
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.
- 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 (email@example.com) 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:
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.
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.
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
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.)
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 €45. 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.
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.
Please see Visa and Immigration Information for detailed information.
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:
Region Development Point Ltd
491B River Valley Road,
#13-101A Valley Point,
Contact: Dr. Stanley Quek
Tel: + 65 6 3392866
OAL - Overseas Academic Link
101 Cecil Street
No. 18-02 Tong Eng Building
Contact: Serene Yong
Tel: + 6224 4775
Educational Link Consultants (S) Pte Ltd
545 Orchard Road
Tel: (65) 6238 7310, 6235 1080