The following applicants apply direct to UCD via UCD Applications.
The programmes that accept online applications can be found in the Course Finder section.
For other application routes please see Applying to UCD.
If you are not a UCD student and have not applied previously, you must register before using the system for the first time. You'll find step-by-step instructions on how to apply in our interactive guide and video tutorial.
If you have already registered you can return to the secure system using the login details you registered with.
Due to essential maintenance work, the service may be disrupted, or unavailable entirely, from time to time. Please be patient during these times. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Details of upcoming scheduled maintenance windows, if any, will appear below:
At risk of outage on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th January.
At risk of outage from 7am until 7pm Saturday January 20th.
At risk of outage at 3am on the first Thursday of every month.
Click on Sign in to existing account and choose "login to existing accountg"
Applications may open at various stages throughout the year but, in general, applications for graduate taught programmes to start next September, open on 1 October.
Closing dates vary and may be seen on the course finder if they are already decided. Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. Therefore, it is advisable that you do not delay making an application as competition for places may result in courses reaching capacity quickly. In general, courses remain open until such time as all places have been filled.
Under immigration regulations, all non-EU/EEA students must be registered to a full-time programme.
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