International Students

UCD is Ireland's global university and the university of choice for US students coming to Ireland. The School of Psychology is Ireland's leading school of psychology and many US psychology majors have continued their graduate education in our School.

Each year a number of places are reserved for Non-EU applicants in the School of Psychology. Applications from Non-EU students are reviewed on an ongoing basis and applicants are advised of the outcome within two months of application. The Graduate Record Exam is not required but a minimum GPA of 3.4 applies.

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 the English language. Applicants whose first language is not English, and who are not presenting the subject English in a school-leaving examination which is at least of pass Leaving Certificate standard (for example GCSE grade C) must meet the minimum English Language Requirements in relation to TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). You can find out more about the English Language Requirements at UCD by visiting the UCD International website

Scholarships & Finance

To find out about scholarship opportunities and how to finance your study in UCD, visit the Scholarships & Awards section of our site.

UCD International

UCD's international office provides information, support and guidance to international students who are thinking about or who have decided to study at UCD. 

Visit the UCD International website to find out all about UCD, Dublin and Ireland.

Talk to Us

If you are an US or other Non-EU student wishing to find out more about studying psychology in UCD, contact Louise McHugh at to organise a time to chat about your options and the opportunities and benefits that you will enjoy studying in UCD.