Entry Requirements

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General Requirements

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio OR Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo Grau

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Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (ENEM) OR other university entrance exams for competitive courses

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1 Year of a Título de Bachiller/ Título de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) at a recognised university with acceptable grades for most competitive courses

or UCD International Foundation Year

Cambridge A Level or International Baccalaureate Diploma applicants should refer to the relevant linked webpages.

Applicants taking US curriculum exams (High School Diploma, Advanced Placement (AP), SAT, ACT, SAT II) should refer to entry requirements for the USA

Please contact us for further information

English Language Requirements

C at GCSE Level
IB 4 at Standard Level/3 at Higher Level or equivalent

Please refer to 
UCD Minimum English Language Requirements

This page provides information and guidance on entry requirements for international (non-EU/ non-EEA) students only.

Please be advised that your fee assessment status determines how you should apply.

In all cases, UCD applicants who are granted EU fee status will only be admitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO) system and in line with CAO policies and procedures and National University of Ireland (NUI) matriculation regulations.

If you are eligible for EU fees please contact UCD Registry-Admissions for further advice (www.ucd.ie/askus).

 

Specific subjects and grades required for programme are detailed below.

The equivalences are provided as guidance and are indicative only. In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis.

The information provided below is subject to change and annual review.

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 6

   
B722 BSc Business

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 6

   
BSS2 Economics & Finance

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10 plus ENEM/PAS 100% 
or 
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9 plus ENEM 85% plus Year 1 Bachelor 80%.

Certificado 8    
BSW1 Commerce International

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 6

  Note: For French language combinations a minimum Certificado 8 in French is required 

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 6

   
LWS2 Law with French

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

    Certificado 9 in French
LWS6 Law

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

     
LWW1 Law with Philosophy

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

     
LWW2 Law with History

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

     
LWW3 Law with Politics

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

     
LWW4 Law with Economics

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 6

   
LWW9 Law with Social Justice

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

     
LWWC Law with Chinese

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

   

Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required.
Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.

 

 Code Description2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Arts & Humanities







BAU4 BA Modern Languages

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9
or
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 60%.

     Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least an Certificado 8 grade in that language, or equivalent. 
BAU5 BA Arts (2 Subjects)

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

   

Note: For French language combinations a minimum Certificado 8 in French is required

German & Spanish: In First Year two streams are offered, one for absolute beginners and another for non-beginners. For the non-beginners level a minimum of Certificado 8 or equivalent or equivalent is required.

HSS5 Global Studies

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

   
HSS6 European Studies Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.    
AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
CAS2 Classics, English and History

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
ENS5 English Literature

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
ENS6 English with Creative Writing

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
ENS7 English, Drama and Film

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
MCS4 Music, Film and Drama

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
HPS1 History And Politics

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
HSS3 History

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
ISS1 Irish Studies

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Liberal Arts & Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts & Sciences

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

     
 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability

Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 8 plus 1 subjects at grade 7.

Certificado 6     
 Code Description2021 Entry RequirementsMaths
Lab Science
Other Language

 

 


Social Sciences






COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9
or
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 60%.

Certificado 5    
ECS4 BSc Economics

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9
or
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 60%.

Certificado 7    
EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9
or
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 60%.

Certificado 5

Note: If you obtain less than Certificado 8 in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

   
PCS2 BSc Psychology

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10 plus ENEM/PAS 75%
or
Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 10 plus 2 subjects with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 90%.

Certificado 5    
SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9
or
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 60%.

Certificado 5    
SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects)

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9
or
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 60%.

In order to study Mathematics, Certificado 8 in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, Certificado 5 in Mathematics is required.

  German: In First Year two streams are offered, one for absolute beginners and another for non-beginners. For the non-beginners level a minimum of Certificado 8 or equivalent or equivalent is required.
SCS1 Computational Social Science

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9
or
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 60%.

Certificado 5

Note: If you obtain less than Certificado 8 in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

   
 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 8

Certificado 6

 
 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

Certificado 5    
RCS1 City Planning &
Environmental Policy

Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 7 plus 2 subjects at grade 6.

Certificado 5    
ATS4 Architecture

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 5    
 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies

Certificado: 1 subjects with grade 10 plus 5 subject with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 90%.
or
Certificado: 3 subjects with grade 10 plus 3 subject with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 10    
CSSA Computer Science

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9
or
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 60%.

Certificado 6

   
SCU1 Science Omnibus

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9
or
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 60%.

Certificado 6

Certificado 6

 
 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Agricultural
Science
ANS1 Animal Science

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
ETS2 Agricultural Systems Technology

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
DBS1 Dairy Business

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
CPS3 Crop Science

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness
Management

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese
Studies

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
FOS1 Forestry

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
FSS2 Food Science

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 9
or
Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 60%.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
HLS6 Horticulture

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
HMS1 Human Nutrition 

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10 plus ENEM/PAS 75%
or
Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 10 plus 2 subjects with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 90%.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of
study during first year).

Certificado: 2 subjects with grade 9 plus 4 subjects at grade 8.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10 plus ENEM/PAS 75%
or
Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 10 plus 2 subjects with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 90%.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
MDS2 Medicine 

Certificado: 1 subjects with grade 10 plus 5 subject with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 90%.
or 
Certificado: 3 subjects with grade 10 plus 3 subject with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

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Successful applicants often present with stronger academic background.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
MDS4 Radiography

Certificado: 1 subjects with grade 10 plus 5 subject with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 90%.
or
Certificado: 3 subjects with grade 10 plus 3 subject with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
MDS5 Physiotherapy

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10 plus ENEM/PAS 75%
or
Certificado: 4 subjects with grade 10 plus 2 subjects with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 90%.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
MDS9 Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an Upper Second Class Honours degree (NFQ Level 8) in any discipline with a CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above, or equivalent.  Additionally, all applicants are required to submit a current GAMSAT* or MCAT* score (minimum 57 and 503 respectively). Although only graduates are eligible to apply for this programme, the graduate Medicine degree is equivalent in standard to the undergraduate Medicine degree.

*Currency of Results: GAMSAT must normally have been issued within two years prior to the start of programme. MCAT must normally have been issued within two years prior to the start of programme.

Students who have previously been unsuccessful in any Medicine programme (i.e. have not met academic or other requirements within the programme) or have any issues which would affect their registration with the Irish Medical council will only be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances, to be considered by the Medicine programme board.

MDSJ

Diagnostic Radiography (Graduate Entry)

The 2.5-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold an NFQ Level 8 degree at the minimum award level of 2.2 or equivalent. 

Applicants are also required to have a Science subject at minimum level Irish Leave Certificate O6, IB Standard Level 4, GCSE Grade C or equivalent.

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Sports and Performance MDS8  Health & Performance Science

Certificado: 1 subjects with grade 10 plus 5 subject with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 90%.
or
Certificado: 3 subjects with grade 10 plus 3 subject with grade 9 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10
or
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Veterinary Medicine VTS1  Veterinary Medicine

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10 plus ENEM/PAS 100%
or 
Certificado
: 6 subjects with grade 9 plus ENEM 85% plus Year 1 Bachelor 80%.

Certificado 5 Chemistry Certificado 7  
Applicants must normally have at least 60 hours practical experience relevant to animal handling. This must include experience with at least two of the following four animal categories: Pets, Horses, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Zoos. 

Special arrangements for applicants seeking entry in 2021 and 2022: due to the difficulties applicants are experiencing in securing placements as a result of the pandemic, the requirement has been reduced to 15 hours and it will only be necessary to have experience in one animal category. However, we would strongly encourage applicants to get as much experience as possible across all categories. 
VTS2 Veterinary Nursing

Certificado: 6 subjects with grade 10 
or 
Certificado: 5 subjects with grade 9 plus 1 subject with grade 8 plus ENEM/PAS 75%.

Certificado 5 Certificado 5  
VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry) The 4 year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an honours degree in a biological / biomedical / animal science discipline with a CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above [or equivalent]For full details about the application and assessment procedures, including information about pre-requisites, please refer to the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine website: www.ucd.ie/vetmed 

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