Entry Requirements

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General Requirements

Standard XII

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

Intermediate Exam (some state boards)
Higher/Senior School Certificate/Examination (most state boards)

Average is calculated on best 5 recognised subjects

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

Alternatively, the online Undergraduate Prospectus  details A Level and International Baccalaureate Diploma entry requirements.

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

Contact india@ucd.ie for further information

English Language Requirements

CBSE/AISSCE/CUSCE/ISC - English Language 80% OR IELTS/TOEFL 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.

        CodeDescription

2021 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce

Average 85%

XII 80%, X 85%/9.0

 
  B772 BSc Business

Average 85%

XII 80%, X 85%/9.0

 
  BSS2 Economics & Finance Average 90%

XII: 85%

 
  BSW1 Commerce International

Average 85%

XII 80%, X 85%/9.0

Note: For French language combinations a minimum XII 95% or equivalent in French is required 

             Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law

Average 80%

XII 80%, X 85% / 9.0

 
  LWS2 Law with French

Average 80%

  XII 100%/Degree 50% or equivalent in French 
  LWS6 Law

Average 80%

 

 

  LWW1 Law with Philosophy

Average 80%

   
  LWW2 Law with History

Average 80%

   
  LWW3  Law with Politics 

Average 80%

   
  LWW4 Law with Economics

Average 80%

XII 85%

 
   LWW9 Law with Social Justice 

Average 80%

   
  LWWC  Law with Chinese 

Average 80%

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

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

Other Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages

Average 77%

  Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least an XII 95% grade in that language, or equivalent. 
  BAU5 BA Arts (2 languages)

Average 72%

Note: For French language combinations a minimum XII 95% or equivalent 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 XII 95% or equivalent is required.

  AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Average 72%

 

  HSS5 Global Studies

Average 72%

 
  HSS6 European Studies

Average 72%

 
  ISS1 Irish Studies

Average 72%

 
  CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology

Average 72%

 
  CAS2 Classics, English and History

Average 72%

 
   ENS5 English Literature

Average 72%

 
  ENS6
 
English with Creative Writing

Average 72%

 
  ENS7 English, Drama and Film

Average 72%

 
  MCS4  Music, Film and Drama 

Average 72%

 
  HPS1  History And Politics 

Average 72%

 
  HSS3  History 

Average 72%

 

 

           Code        Description

2021 Entry Requirements

Liberal Arts Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts Sciences

Average 72%

 

           Code        Description

2021 Entry Requirements

Math

Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability

Average 74%

XII 85%, X 85%

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics

Average 77%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
  ECS4 BSc Economics

Average 77%

XII 90%/35% Degree

 

  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics

Average 77%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

Note: If you obtain less than XII 95% in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

  PCS2 BSc Psychology

Average 97%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology

Average 77%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects)

Average 77%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

In order to study Mathematics, XII 95% in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, XII 80% 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 XII 95% or equivalent or equivalent is required.

   SCS1 Computational Social Science

Average 77%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

Note: If you obtain less than XII 95% in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

 

           Code        Description

2021 Entry Requirements

Maths

Laboratory Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus

Average 80%

XII 85%

XII 80%

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

Maths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

  RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

  ATS4 Architecture

Average 80%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies

Average 84%

60% in Degree

 
CSSA Computer Science

Average 77%

XII 80%, X 85%/9.0

 
SCU1 Science Omnibus

Average 77%

XII 80%, X 85%/9.0

XII 80%

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Agricultural
Science
ANS1 Animal Science

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
DBS1 Dairy Business

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
ETS2 Agricultural Systems Technology

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
 
CPS3 Crop Science

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
 
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness
Management

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese
Studies

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
FOS1 Forestry

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
FSS2 Food Science

Average 77%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
HLS6 Horticulture

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 
HMS1 Human Nutrition 

Average 97%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

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

Average 75%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science

Average 97%

XII 80%/X 65%/6.0

XII 80%/X 65%/6.0

  MDS2 Medicine

Average 81% + Interview

XII 80%/X 65%/6.0 

XII 80%/X 65%/6.0

  MDS4 Radiography

Average 84%

XII 80%/X 65%/6.0

XII 80%/X 65%/6.0

  MDS5 Physiotherapy

81% + 65% degree in addition to standard XII, one year of a Bachelor's degree is normally required.

XII 80%/X 65%/6.0

XII 80%/X 65%/6.0

  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

MathsLaboratory Science
Sports and Performance MDS8 Health & Performance Science

Average 80%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

  SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management

Average 80%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

 

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Veterinary Medicine VTS1 Veterinary Medicine

81% + 65% degree in addition to standard XII, one year of a Bachelor's degree is normally required.

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

Chemistry XII 90%/35% Degree 

  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

Average 80%

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

XII 80%, X 65%/6.0

  VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Grad 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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