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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Undergraduate Entry Requirements - Singapore
Undergraduate programmes in UCD are categorised into five programme bands of 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 above please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Maths and Science Requirements
Some programmes in UCD have specific entry requirements for Maths and Science. Use this table to determine the specific pro gramme subject requirements across the various recognised exams.
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:
Some courses require a higher level of English language competency. Please check with the relevant UCD School.
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.
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.
For more information on applications to UCD Medicine please visit www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/how-to-apply-medicine/
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 are based on the course of studies chosen. Full information on fees for specific programmes can be found on the UCD Fees page.
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 closed)
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.]
|Title||Description||Terms & 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|
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