Submitting Supporting Documents

After you submit your online application, a list of required documents will be emailed to you. The preferred method of document submission (with the exception of the Work Reference Requirement for Nursing and Midwifery) is via the upload facility which is available as part of the application process. 

What is required?

The documentation required varies depending on the programme you have applied for. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information on the different types of supporting documentation for graduate programmes.

How do I upload my documents?

When you have answered all the questions on your application, go to Application Checklist section. Here you will see any outstanding documents.

Simply click on the upload button and navigate to the appropriate document on your computer. Do not upload all your documents to one checklist item - your application will show as incomplete and may not be reviewed.

Application Checklist


Are copies sufficient?

Unless otherwise specified, copies are sufficient at this stage. However, any offers which issue will be conditional on verification of your original documents.

If I can't upload my documents who do I send them to?

Hard copy documents may be sent to


UCD Applications 
Tierney Building 
University College Dublin 
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Applicants for the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business should send their documents to: 

Smurfit School Admissions 
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business 
Carysfort Avenue 
Co Dublin, Ireland.
GSB Library
For non-EU applicants to graduate programmes, where it is required that reference letters be sent directly to UCD, referees should be asked to direct them to:
Global Lounge
International Admissions Officer 
UCD International 
Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre 
University College Dublin 
Belfield , Dublin 4, Ireland 
Or by email to


Are my documents retained by UCD?

Yes, documents are retained in line with the UCD Applications Records Management Policy.

Can I get my original documents back?

If you want to have original documents returned you should forward a stamped addressed envelope. Applicants from outside the Republic of Ireland should forward a self-addressed envelope along with the appropriate reply coupon. Information regarding Universal Postal Union coupons is available here. Information about the cost of postage in Ireland can be obtained from An Post.

Alternatively you can collect your documents at the Student Desk compliant to the time conditions set out in the Applications Records Management Policy.

Are references confidential?

UCD comes under the terms of the Freedom of Information Acts, 1997 and 2003. In the context of the UCD Applications system, this means that an applicant can request any documentation presented as part of the applications process, including sealed references sent directly by the referee to the institution. 

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university