UCD welcomes applications from Thai 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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Students who have graduated from the Thai High School / Mathayom 6 are invited to apply for our International Foundation Year as a pathway to UCD degrees. Alternatively, we can only consider students who have completed 1 or 2 years of a degree in a recognised Thai university for stage 1 entry to UCD.
For students who have completed an international examination such as A Level or the IB, please see entry requirements here.
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. UCD accepts certificates in English language such as IELTS, TOEFL and other international examinations.
If you have completed Mathayom 6 or iGCSEs 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 (A-Level, IB, etc)
- Your English language certificate
- Personal Statement
- Two Reference Letters
Some courses may require additional documents such as CV or portfolio. 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 applying to UCD Medicine please see www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/how-to-apply-medicine/
Do I need a Visa?
Yes – students travelling from Thailand will require a visa to study in Ireland. Please apply early as visa processing times can be lengthy. Information on the online visa application service and on general visa procedures and requirements is available on our Visa and Immigration Page, and on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website.
Irish Embassy in Bangkok
There is an Irish Embassy in Bangkok that assists with the processing of all visas for Ireland:
Embassy of Ireland
208 Wireless Road
12th Floor, Unit 1201
Tel : +66 2 016 1360
Fax : +66 2 675 3933
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 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.]
|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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