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

Engineering & Architecture

Human Nutrition

Veterinary Nursing
Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences

Business & Law

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

*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

A full listing of international scholarship and funding opportunities is available onour International Scholarships and Funding pages.

The following scholarships are detailed as they specifically relate to your country/region.

Undergraduate Scholarships (Bachelor-Level)

Open to: All successful applicants to the full time programmes who reside in, and are citizens of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. 


  • 1x Global Excellence Tuition Fee Scholarship (100%)
  • 10 tuition fee scholarships* valued at 50% and 25 tuition fee scholarship** of 25%.

Deadline: 31 March 2015.

(*programmes in Engineering and Science only; **clinical programmes are not eligible for these scholarships)

Terms and Conditions apply. See our International Scholarships & Funding pages for further information.



[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

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,

Singapore,  248373

Contact: Dr. Stanley Quek

Tel: + 65 6 3392866




OAL - Overseas Academic Link 

101 Cecil Street

No. 18-02 Tong Eng Building

Singapore 069533

Contact: Serene Yong

Tel: + 6224 4775





Educational Link Consultants (S) Pte Ltd

545 Orchard Road

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

Singapore 238882

Tel: (65) 6238 7310, 6235 1080



Contact Us

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Una Condron

UCD International
Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 8675


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