Entry Requirements

Sri Lanka

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General Requirements

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)
A total of 6 passes with at least 2 A-Levels Grade C+ Required

If you're following international curriculum, please see the following links for entry requirements:

Cambridge A Level 
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- US Curriculum

Entry via UCD's International Foundation Year is also available for many programmes. Click here for more details.

Please contact us for further information

English Language Requirements

A-Level C or TOEFL/IELTS

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 all programmes 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.

  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths Other Language
Business   BSS1 Commerce BBC at A-Level C at A-Level  
BSS2 Economics & Finance ABB at A-Level B at A-Level  
BSW1 Commerce International BBC at A-Level C at A-Level If choosing a language at Beginners Level, C at A-Level / C at O-Level in Other Language is required. If at Advanced Level, a B at A-level     in that language is required. French is only available at Advanced Level.
B722 BSc Business BBC at A-Level C at A-Level  

 

  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths Other Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law BBC at A-Level C at A-Level  
LWS2 Law with French BBC at A-Level   B at A-Level in French 
LWS6 Law BBC at A-Level    
LWW1 Law with Philosophy BBC at A-Level    
LWW2 Law with History BBC at A-Level    
LWW3  Law with Politics  BBC at A-Level    
LWW4 Law with Economics BBC at A-Level C at A-Level  
 LWW9 Law with Social Justice  BBC at A-Level    
LWWC  Law with Chinese  BBC at A-Level    
LWWD  Criminology with Psychology  BBC at A-Level    

 

  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Other Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages AAS at A-Level
At least one Advanced Level language must be selected, B at A-level in that language required. If studying two at Advanced Level, B at A-level  required in both.
BAU5 BA Arts (2 subjects) CCS at A-Level

If choosing a language at Beginners Level, C at A-Level / C at O-Level in Other Language is required. If at Advanced Level, a B at A-level     in that language is required. French is only available at Advanced Level.


For Mathematics subject combinations, we strongly recommend that you also have at least a B at A-Level in Mathematics.

AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures CCS at A-Level If choosing a language at Beginners Level, C at A-Level / C at O-Level in Other Language is required. If at Advanced Level, a B at A-level     in that language is required. French is only available at Advanced Level.
CCS2 Creative &Cultural Industries  CCS at A-Level  
CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology CCS at A-Level  
CAS2 Classics, English and History CCS at A-Level  
ENS5 English Literature CCS at A-Level  
ENS6 English with Creative Writing CCS at A-Level  
ENS7 English, Drama and Film CCS at A-Level  
HPS1 History And Politics CCS at A-Level  
HSS3 History CCS at A-Level  
HSS5 Global Studies CCS at A-Level If choosing a language at Beginners Level, C at A-Level / C at O-Level in Other Language is required. If at Advanced Level, a B at A-level     in that language is required. French is only available at Advanced Level.
HSS6 European Studies CCS at A-Level If choosing a language at Beginners Level, C at A-Level / C at O-Level in Other Language is required. If at Advanced Level, a B at A-level     in that language is required. French is only available at Advanced Level.
ISS1 Irish Studies CCS at A-Level  
MCS4 Music, Film and Drama CCS at A-Level  

 

  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts &
Sciences
LBS1 Liberal Arts and Sciences CCS at A-Level

 

  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability AAS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level

 

  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths Other Language
Social
Sciences
COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics AAS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
If you obtain less than C at A-Level in Mathematics, you must pass a "Level 0" UCD Mathematics module before takingIntroduction to Quantitative Economics
 
ECS4 BSc Economics AAS at A-Level C at A-Level  
EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics AAS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level

Note: In order to study this degree, we strongly recommend that you also have at least a B at A-Level in Mathematics.
 
LSS2 Archaeology, Geography & History AAS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level  
PCS2 BSc Psychology ABC at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level  
SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology AAS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level  
SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) AAS at A-Level In order to study Mathematics, we strongly recommend that you have a B at A-Level in Mathematics .

In order to study Economics, if you obtain less than C at A-Level in Mathematics you must pass a "Level 0" UCD Mathematics module before taking Introduction to Quantitative Economics.
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 B at A-Level or equivalent is required.
 SCS1 Computational Social Science AAS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level

Note: In order to study this degree, we strongly recommend that you also have at least a B at A-Level in Mathematics.
 

 

  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths Lab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus BBC at A-Level B at A-Level C at A-Level

 

  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths
Architecture   LDS2 Landscape Architecture ACS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
RCS1 City Planning &Environmental Policy ACS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
ATS4 Architecture BBC at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level

 

  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths Lab Science
Science,
Computer Science
&
Actuarial Science
  
BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies ABB at A-Level A at A-Level  
CSSA Computer Science BCC at A-Level C at A-Level  
Science programmes, including:
SCU1 Science - Explore Multiple Streams BCC at A-Level C at A-Level C at A-Level
BLS1 Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences
CHS2 Chemistry (includes Medicinal/Sustainable/Biophysical)
EES1 Earth & Environmental Sciences
MHS2 Mathematics (includes Applied/Financial/Statistics)
PYS2 Physics (includes Theoretical/Astronomy & Space Science)
Check out the Science Brochure for details!
  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths Lab Science
Agricultural
Science
ANS1 Animal Science ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
CPS3 Crop Science ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
DBS1 Dairy Business ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
ETS2 Agricultural Systems & Technology ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness
Management
ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese
Studies
ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
FOS1 Forestry ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
FSS2 Food Science AAS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
HLS6 Horticulture ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
HMS1 Human Nutrition  ABC at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of
study during first year).
ABS at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths Lab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences ABC at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
MDS2 Medicine  ABB at A-Level
+ Interview
Successful applicants often present with a stronger academic background
C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
MDS4 Radiography BBC at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
MDS5 Physiotherapy ABB at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
MDSJ Diagnostic Radiography
(Graduate Entry)

The 2.5-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold a 4-year Bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8) with a minimum of Second Class Honours and above, or equivalent. 

C at A-Level / C at O-Level
MDS9 Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold a 4-year Bachelor degree(NFQ Level 8) in any discipline with a minimum overall Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and 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 and MCAT must have been taken within two years from 01 September prior to the start of programme (i.e. for admission in September 2024, the earliest acceptable test date would be 01 September 2022).

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.

  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths Lab Science
Sports &
Performance
MDS8 Health & Performance Science BBC at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management BBC at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
  Code Description 2024 Entry Requirements Maths Lab Science
Veterinary Medicine VTS1  Veterinary Medicine ABB at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level Chemistry C at A-Level
Applicants must normally have at least 60 hours practical experience relevant to animal handling. This must have been undertaken in the last three years i.e. for entry in 2024, between 1st February 2021 and 5th July 2024, and all details must be submitted by 5th July 2024 to be taken into consideration. This must include experience with at least two of the following four animal categories: Pets, Horses, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Zoos. For full details and to complete your records of experience, please click here for more information.  
VTS2 Veterinary Nursing BBC at A-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level C at A-Level / C at O-Level
VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry) The 4 year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold a 4-year Bachelor degree in a biological / biomedical / animal science discipline with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Upper Division) 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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