Document Verification

If your offer has been made based on scanned or copy documents you will be required to provide original documentation (generally this refers to academic transcripts only but other documents may be required depending on the course in question) as part of enrolment procedures. Your Semester 2 (end of year) examination results will not be released if you have not fulfilled your document verification requirements.

What do I need to provide?

If you are a graduate or previous student of an instutition (other than UCD) you must provide the following:


The original hard-copy academic transcripts, specifying the subjects studied and the grades attained, from the issuing educational institution/awarding body or, alternatively, a secure link to an online verification system provided by that institution/awarding body.


Entrants whose first language is not English should also provide proof of English language proficiency.


Any documentation not in English should be accompanied by an official English translation.
four Other original documents may be required (e.g. school-leaving results for transfer applicants or original references)

not allowed

Uploaded soft-copies, certified hard-copies, Garda stamped copies, etc. are not acceptable in this regard.

Original degree parchments cannot be substituted for the transcript

Who do I send my documents to?

You can post them to

  UCD Applications - Verification,
Tierney Building,
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland;
Make sure you include your student number.

Will I get my documents back?

  • If you are from the Republic of Ireland and want to have your original documentation returned,you should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
  • If you are from outside the Republic of Ireland you should include a self-addressed envelope along with the appropriate reply coupon - Universal Postal Union coupons are available in most countries. Information about the cost of postage in Ireland is available from An Post.
  • If you don't send a self-addressed envelope your documents will be retained in line with the UCD Applications Records Management Policy: if you wish you can collect the documents at the Student Desk within the retention period in the policy.

  • I don't want to post my documents; can I bring them in?

    Yes, you can bring them in person to the Student Desk, Tierney Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4 at any time during opening hours.

    In the majority of cases your transcripts will then be verified and returned to you on the spot. If this is not possible, due the volume of documentation received on any given day, a time will be arranged when you can return to collect them.

    What happens if I don't provide documents?

  • If you do not present your documentation for verification purposes you risk having your registration revoked.
  • Your Semester 2 (end of year) examination results will not be released if you have not fulfilled your document verification requirements.
  • You will not be permitted to graduate if you have not fulfilled document verification requirements.
  • Documentation should be presented before registration.

  • UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

    The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business carries out its own document verification procedures; students who will study with this School should not present their documents to UCD Applications for verification. Details are online on the Programme Page of the Smurfit Incoming Student Portal as well as the Orientation Pack that students receive in the Smurfit School of Business.

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    Registration and Fees

    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