Entry Requirements

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General Requirements

Award of Regional Ministry of Education/Municipal Education Commission (or equivalent) approved Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate (全日制普通高中毕业证书/普通高级中学毕业证书) and GaoKao (高考) result. In some circumstances the Huikao (会考) may be acceptable, please contact chinaoffice@ucd.ie for consultation.

The requirements listed below are guidelines only. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry to the course.

If you are studying a non-standard Chinese curriculum/Cambridge A Levels/International Baccalaureate Diploma/British Colombia Dogwood Diploma/Nova Scotia High School Diploma please contact chinaoffice@ucd.ie for a consultation on the entry requirements.

UCD accepts a wide range of international education examinations and qualifications. If you have any questions about our requirements and the system you are studying, please contact chinaoffice@ucd.ie for consultation.

English Language Requirements

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.

        CodeDescription

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School MathsOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce 76% 75%  
  B722 BSc Business 76% 75%  
  BSS2 Economics & Finance 84% 85%  
  BSW1 Commerce International 76% 75%

Note: For French language combinations a minimum grade C in A-level French or H5 in IB-French or equivalent is required. You cannot take French as a beginner.

             Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School MathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law 76% 75%  
  LWS2 Law with French 76%   A minimum B in A-level French or H6 in IB-French or equivalent is required. You cannot take French as a beginner. 
  LWS6 Law 76%  

 

  LWW1 Law with Philosophy 76%    
  LWW2 Law with History 76%    
  LWW3  Law with Politics  76%    
  LWW4 Law with Economics 76% 75%   
   LWW9 Law with Social Justice  76%    
  LWWC  Law with Chinese  76%   Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.  
              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School MathsOther Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages 70% 75%  Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have a minimum grade C in A-Level or H5 in IB or equivalent in your desired language of study. You cannot take French as a beginner.
  BAU5 BA Arts (2 languages) 60%  

Note: For French language combinations a minimum grade C in A-Level French or H5 in IB French or equivalent is required. You cannot take French as a beginner.

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 grade C in A-Level or H5 in IB or equivalent in German or Spanish is required.

  AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures 60%  

 

  HSS5 Global Studies 60%    
  HSS6 European Studies 60%    
  ISS1 Irish Studies 60%    
  CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology 60%    
  CAS2 Classics, English and History 60%    
   ENS5 English Literature 60%    
  ENS6
 
English with Creative Writing 60%    
  ENS7 English, Drama and Film 60%    
  MCS4  Music, Film and Drama  60%    
  HPS1  History And Politics  60%    
  HSS3  History  60%    
           Code        Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

Liberal Arts Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts Sciences 60%
           Code        Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School Math

Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability 62% 76%
              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School MathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics 70% 75%  
  ECS4 BSc Economics 70% 85% 

 

  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics 70%

75%

Note: If you obtain less than 85% in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1 

 

  PCS2 BSc Psychology 81%  75%   
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology 70%  75%    
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) 70%

75%

Please Note:

In order to study Mathematics, 85% in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, 75% 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 grade C in A-Level or H5 in IB or equivalent in German is required. 

   SCS1 Computational Social Science 70% 

75%

Note: If you obtain less than 85% in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

 

           Code        Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School Maths

High School Laboratory Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus 76% 85% 75%

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School Maths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture 62% 75%
  RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy 62% 75% 
  ATS4 Architecture 76%

75% 

 

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School MathsHigh School Laboratory Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies 79% 90%  
  CSSA Computer Science 70% 75%   
  SCU1 Science Omnibus 70%

75%

75%

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School MathsHigh School Laboratory Science
Agricultural Science ANS1 Animal Science 66% 75% 75% 
  CPS1 Animal& Crop Production 66% 75%  75%  
  DBS1 Dairy Business 66%

75%

75%

  EQS1 Animal Science - Equine 66% 75%  75% 
  ESS1  AgriEnvironmental Science  66%   75%     75%  
  ETS2 Agricultural Systems Technology 66%  75% 75%
  CPS3 Crop Science  66%  75% 75%
  FAS1  Food and Agribusiness Management  66%  75%   75% 
  FAW1  Food Business with Chinese Studies  66%  75%   75% 
  FOS1 Forestry 66% 75% 75% 
  FSS2  Food Science  70%  75%  75% 
  HLS6 Horticulture 66% 75% 75%
  HMS1 Human Nutrition  81% 75% 75%
  UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus 66% 75% 75%

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School MathsHigh School Laboratory Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science 81% 75% 75% 
  MDS2 Medicine 

78%

+ Interview

Successful applicants often present with stronger academic background.

75%   75%  
  MDS4 Radiography 79%

75%

75%

  MDS5 Physiotherapy 84% 75%  75% 
  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. Eligible applicants will also be required to complete an interview.

*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.

 

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School MathsHigh School Laboratory Science
Sports and Performance MDS8 Health & Performance Science 79% 75% 75% 
  SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management 76% 75%   75%  

 

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements (Percentage of overall possible GaoKao score)

High School MathsHigh School Laboratory Science
Veterinary Medicine VTS1 Veterinary Medicine 84% 75%

80% 

+ High School Chemisty 85%

  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 76% 75%

75%

  VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Grad Entry) For information on Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry) requirements, please contact us directly.    

 

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