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Tuesday, 28 September, 2021

1. Study in Dublin (For BDIC Students)

This guide will explain the explain selection criteria and application procedures for BDIC students who wish to do either stage 3 or 4 year of their degree at the UCD campus in Dublin. These criteria have been decided by BDIC in partnership with relevant UCD Schools: Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Economics. Selection criteria may vary between schools.

In addition to the guide below, you can get lots of useful information on preparing to go to Ireland and living there from UCD International.

Visit the UCD Fees website for information on the cost of your programme. Use the programme codes listed below in the application section to find your programme. 

Applications will be ranked based on GPA. The calculation will differ depending on which stage you are applying to do:

Stage 3: GPA will be based solely on results of your stage 2 modules. 

Stage 4: Based on all results from stage 2 (50%) and results for trimester 1 of stage 3 (50%).

You must have a GPA of 3.08 or higher to be eligible for an offer and have completed all required credits up to and including semester one of the current term. All offers are conditional on completion of all required modules prior to the commencement date on your offer.

All applications should be made through the UCD online applications system, which is currently open for BDIC students. The application deadline is 17:00 on Monday, April 15, 2024

Select the course finder. Enter the major code according to your programme of study, as listed below. The same codes apply whether you wish to do stage 3 or 4:

  • Financial Economics (EFS3)
  • Internet of Things Engineering (NUS3)
  • Electronic & Information Engineering (NUS7)
  • Software Engineering (CSSB) -only stage 4 available

As students of UCD, you do not need to set up a new account. Select the option to use an existing account and use your UCD student number as the username. Your password will be the same as you currently use to access UCD systems. Once you have logged in, your personal details and course choice should be automatically populated. Once you have checked all details, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the green submit button. Your application should now be uploaded to the UCD system and you should receive an email in your UCD account to confirm this.

A decision on your application will be made after the deadline listed above. 

You will pay fees as international non-EU students at UCD. Payments are made directly to UCD

Fee rates are as follows:

Internet of Things, Electronic Information Engineering & Software Engineering: €29,100

BDIC Scholarship €7,150

Balance Paid by Student €21,950

Financial Economics: €22,600

BDIC Scholarship €6,300

Balance Paid by Student €16,300

There are a total of 10 Exchange places available. Exchange students pay BDIC fees at the usual rate (75,000 RMB) to BJUT and do not pay fees to UCD. 

The following number of places are available in the 2023/24 academic year:

Programme Receiving UCD School Places Exchange Places
Internet of Things /Electronic & Information Engineering (Stages 3 & 4) Electrical and Electronic Engineering 15 4*
Software Engineering (Stage 4) Computer Science 15 3
Financial Economics (Stage 3) Economics 8 2
Financial Economics (Stage 4) Economics 8 1

BDIC will only offer spaces to students who meet the minimum criteria.  This may result in some available places remaining unfilled.

*One exchange place will be offered to applicants in each stage (3 & 4) of both programmes

If you have not received an offer by the end of the application process or if you decide not to take up an offer you will study in Beijing for the next term. You will continue to be taught through English by UCD Lecturers and you will still receive both a UCD and BJUT degree upon graduation. These degrees carry the same advantages and benefits as those of students who study in Dublin. These degrees will be of great benefit to you if you wish to follow postgraduate and career opportunities overseas. If you are concerned about your future opportunities please communicate with your Student Advisor or the BDIC Student Affairs Office.

It's ok to change your mind about coming to Dublin. We ask that you make your decision as soon as possible so as not to prevent other students who may wish to travel from taking up a place. Please do not hesitate to let us know of any concerns you may have.

You will require a visa in order to be able to travel to Ireland. Detailed information on the requirements and application process can be found on the Irish Embassy website in  (opens in a new window)English and  (opens in a new window)Chinese
After you arrive in ireland, you will need to complete immigration registration. There is a  guide to the process on the UCD Global site. Please also contact us if you have any questions or concerns.