If you have completed the Basic Education High School Examination/Matriculation Examination, you will generally need to complete UCD’s International Foundation Year prior to beginning your Bachelor’s degree.
If you're following international curriculum, please see the following links for entry requirements:
- Cambridge A Level
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
If you have previously studied at university, you may be eligible for direct entry in our courses. Please contact us for further information.
English Language Requirements
For additional information, 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).
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