Students with the relevant and appropriate QQI-FET (formerly known as FETAC) Level 5/6* awards and modules, with a minimum of distinctions in five modules, may be admitted on a competitive basis to the UCD courses listed below.
To apply for entry to UCD via the QQI-FET entry pathway, you must apply to the Central Applications Office (CAO). Detailed information about the application process and important dates is available on the CAO website. When entering your course choices in the application, it is important that you list them in your genuine order of preference.
Offers on the basis of QQI-FET qualifications normally issue in early August each year. Please visit the CAO website for offer round dates.
Applicants are offered the quota of places reserved for QQI-FET applicants. Places are limited and will be allocated based on the applicant’s score only. Please click here to visit the CAO website for details of the scoring scheme. The best 8 Modules in a single award will be used for the calculation of points. Where more than one student has the same score, students will be ranked by the CAO on a random basis.
For all courses (except Nursing and Veterinary Nursing courses), the required modules can be completed over multiple sittings leading to an appropriate award. Due to the competitive nature of the Nursing and Veterinary Nursing courses, scores will only be calculated where the appropriate award is presented in a single sitting, together with all the required modules and grades.
* Currently, only DN201 Computer Science has a Level 6 QQI-FET entry pathway
Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management
400* FET points. It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 400 points so random selection was applied
Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated)
Mental Health Nursing
Bachelor of Arts Joint Honours