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General Requirements

高級中學畢業證書 (Senior High School Leaving Certificate)

or International Foundation Year

Typically, an Associate degree/Junior College Diploma (專科學校畢業證書 ) or the first year of a Bachelor degree (學士學位) will be required for competitive courses.

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

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 Languages
Business BSS1 Commerce SHSLC 98% average SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%  
  B772 BSc Business SHSLC 98% average SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%  
  BSS2 Economics & Finance Good grades in SHSLC + Associate degree or 1st Year Bachelor degree SHSLC 79% or Associate degree 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%  
  BSW1 Commerce International SHSLC 98% average SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%

Note: For French language combinations a minimum SHSLC 93% or Associate degree/Diploma 87% or Year 1 Bachelor 80% in French is required 

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2021 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law SHSLC 98% average SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%  
  LWS2 Law with French SHSLC 98% average   SHSLC 100% or Associate Degree 93% or Year 1 Bachelor 85% in French 
  LWS6 Law SHSLC 98% average  

 

  LWW1 Law with Philosophy SHSLC 98% average    
  LWW2 Law with History SHSLC 98% average    
  LWW3  Law with Politics  SHSLC 98% average    
  LWW4 Law with Economics SHSLC 98% average SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%  
   LWW9 Law with Social Justice  SHSLC 98% average    
  LWWC  Law with Chinese  SHSLC 98% average    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 SHSLC 93% average   Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least an SHSLC 93% or Associate degree/Diploma 87% or Year 1 Bachelor 80% grade in that language, or equivalent. 
  BAU5 BA Arts (2 languages) SHSLC 82% average

Note: For French language combinations a minimum SHSLC 93% or Associate degree/Diploma 87% or Year 1 Bachelor 80% 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 SHSLC 93% or Associate degree/Diploma 87% or Year 1 Bachelor 80% or equivalent or equivalent is required. 

  AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures SHSLC 82% average

 

  HSS5 Global Studies SHSLC 82% average  
  HSS6 European Studies SHSLC 82% average  
  ISS1 Irish Studies SHSLC 82% average  
  CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology SHSLC 82% average  
  CAS2 Classics, English and History SHSLC 82% average  
   ENS5 English Literature SHSLC 82% average  
  ENS6
 
English with Creative Writing SHSLC 82% average  
  ENS7 English, Drama and Film SHSLC 82% average  
  MCS4  Music, Film and Drama  SHSLC 82% average  
  HPS1  History And Politics  SHSLC 82% average  
  HSS3  History  SHSLC 82% average  

 

           Code        Description

2021 Entry Requirements

Liberal Arts & Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts & Sciences SHSLC 82% average

 

           Code        Description

2021 Entry Requirements

Math

Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability SHSLC 87% average SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

MathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics SHSLC 93% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%  
  ECS4 BSc Economics SHSLC 93% average SHSLC 86% or Associate degree/Diploma 80% or Year 1 Bachelor 75%

 

  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics SHSLC 93% average

SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

Note: If you obtain less than SHSLC 93% or Associate degree/Diploma 87% or Year 1 Bachelor 80% in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

  PCS2 BSc Psychology Good grades in SHSLC + Associate degree or 1st Year Bachelor degree SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 676% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%   
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology SHSLC 93% average  SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%  
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) SHSLC 93% average

SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

PLease Note:

In order to study Mathematics, SHSLC 93% or Associate degree/Diploma 87% or Year 1 Bachelor 80% in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% 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 SHSLC 93% or Associate degree/Diploma 87% or Year 1 Bachelor 80% or equivalent is required.

 

   SCS1 Computational Social Science SHSLC 93% average

SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

Note: If you obtain less than SHSLC 93% or Associate degree/Diploma 87% or Year 1 Bachelor 80% in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

 

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2021 Entry Requirements

Maths

Laboratory Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus SHSLC 98% average SHSLC 93% or Associate degree/Diploma 87% or Year 1 Bachelor 80% SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

Maths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture SHSLC 82% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy SHSLC 87% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  ATS4 Architecture SHSLC 98% average

SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies Good grades in SHSLC + Associate degree or 1st Year Bachelor degree SHSLC 79% or Associate degree 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%  
  CSSA Computer Science SHSLC 93% average SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%   
  SCU1 Science Omnibus SHSLC 93% average

SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%

SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70%

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Agricultural Science ANS1 Animal Science SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% 
  CPS1 Animal& Crop Production SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%  SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% 
  DBS1 Dairy Business SHSLC 90% average

SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

  EQS1 Animal Science - Equine SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%  SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science  SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  ETS2 Agricultural Systems Technology SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%  
  FAS1 Food and Agribusiness Management  SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% 
  FAW1 Food Business with Chinese Studies  SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  FOS1 Forestry SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  FSS2 Food Science  SHSLC 93% average SHSLC 79% or Associate degree/Diploma 74% or Year 1 Bachelor 70% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  HLS6 Horticulture SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  HMS1 Human Nutrition  Good grades in SHSLC + Associate degree or 1st Year Bachelor degree SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  CPS3 Crop Science SHSLC 90% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science Good grades in SHSLC + Associate degree or 1st Year Bachelor degree SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  MDS2 Medicine 

Good grades in SHSLC + Associate degree or 1st Year Bachelor degree

+ Interview
Successful applicants often present with stronger academic background.

SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  MDS4 Radiography Good grades in SHSLC + Associate degree or 1st Year Bachelor degree

SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

  MDS5 Physiotherapy Good grades in SHSLC + Associate degree or 1st Year Bachelor degree SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  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 Good grades in SHSLC + Associate degree or 1st Year Bachelor degree SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%
  SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management SHSLC 98% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65% SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

 

              Code     Description

2021 Entry Requirements

MathsLaboratory Science
Veterinary Medicine VTS1 Veterinary Medicine Good grades in SHSLC + Associate degree or 1st Year Bachelor degree SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

Chemistry SHSLC 86% or Associate degree/Diploma 80% or Year 1 Bachelor 75%

  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 SHSLC 98% average SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

SHSLC 72% or Associate degree/Diploma 67% or Year 1 Bachelor 65%

  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.  

 

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