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Entry Requirements

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General Requirements

Award of Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore (Diploma of State Matura)
Minimum overall 6.0, with at least 2 subjects at 7

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

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.

 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Business   BSS1 Commerce Matura 9.2 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
 
BSS2 Economics & Finance 1st Year University required Matura 10  
BSW1 Commerce International Matura 9.2 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
Note: For French language combinations a minimum of Matura 10 in French is required.
B722 BSc Business Matura 9.2 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
 
 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law Matura 9.2 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
 
LWS2 Law with French Matura 9.2 average   5 in 1st Year University in French 
LWS6 Law Matura 9.2 average    
LWW1 Law with Philosophy Matura 9.2 average    
LWW2 Law with History Matura 9.2 average    
LWW3  Law with Politics  Matura 9.2 average    
LWW4 Law with Economics Matura 9.2 average Matura 9  
 LWW9 Law with Social Justice  Matura 9.2 average    
LWWC  Law with Chinese  Matura 9.2 average    
LWWD  Criminology with Psychology  Matura 9.2 average    
 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsOther Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages Matura 8.1 average

Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least a grade of Matura 10 in that language, or equivalent.

Advanced Level: French German Italian Spanish. 

Beginner Level: German Italian Spanish 

BAU5 BA Arts (2 subjects) Matura 6.0 average

Note: For French language combinations a minimum of Matura 10 in French is required. 
For Mathematics subject combinations, we strongly recommend that you also have at least a Matura 10 in Mathematics.
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 Matura 10, or equivalent, is required.

AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures Matura 6.0 average  
CCS2 Creative &Cultural Industries  Matura 6.0 average  
CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology Matura 6.0 average  
CAS2 Classics, English and History Matura 6.0 average  
ENS5 English Literature Matura 6.0 average  
ENS6 English with Creative Writing Matura 6.0 average  
ENS7 English, Drama and Film Matura 6.0 average  
HPS1 History And Politics Matura 6.0 average  
HSS3 History Matura 6.0 average  
HSS5 Global Studies Matura 6.0 average  
HSS6 European Studies Matura 6.0 average  
ISS1 Irish Studies Matura 6.0 average  
MCS4 Music, Film and Drama Matura 6.0 average  

 

 CodeDescription2023 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts &
Sciences
LBS1 Liberal Arts and Sciences Matura 6.0 average
 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMaths
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability Matura 8.1 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Social
Sciences
COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics Matura 8.1 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
If you obtain less than Matura 6
or
Deftese 9 in Mathematics, you must pass a "Level 0" UCD Mathematics module before taking Introduction to Quantitative Economics
 
ECS4 BSc Economics Matura 8.1 average Matura 10  
EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics Matura 8.1 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8

Note: In order to study this degree, we strongly recommend that you also have at least a Matura 10 in Mathematics.
 
LSS2 Archaeology, Geography & History Matura 8.1 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
 
PCS2 BSc Psychology 1st Year University required Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
 
SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology Matura 8.1 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
 
SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) Matura 8.1 average In order to study Mathematics, we strongly recommend that you have a Matura 10 in Mathematics .

In order to study Economics, if you obtain less than Matura 6
or
Deftese 9 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 Matura 10 or equivalent is required.
 SCS1 Computational Social Science Matura 8.1 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8

Note: In order to study this degree, we strongly recommend that you also have at least a Matura 10 in Mathematics.
 
 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus Matura 9.2 average Matura 10 Matura 9
 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMaths
Architecture   LDS2 Landscape Architecture Matura 6.9 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
RCS1 City Planning &Environmental Policy Matura 6.9 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
ATS4 Architecture Matura 9.2 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Science,
Computer Science
&
Actuarial Science
  
BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies Matura 10.0 average
or
1st Year University
7 in 1st Year University  
CSSA Computer Science Matura 8.1 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
 
SCU1 Science - Explore your options Matura 8.1 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
BLS1 Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences Matura 8.1 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
CHS2 Chemistry (includes Medicinal/Sustainable/Biophysical) Matura 8.1 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
EES1 Earth & Environmental Sciences Matura 8.1 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
MHS2 Mathematics (includes Applied/Financial/Statistics) Matura 8.1 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
PYS2 Physics (includes Theoretical/Astronomy & Space Science) Matura 8.1 average Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
Matura 7
or
Deftese 10
 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Agricultural
Science
ANS1 Animal Science Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
CPS3 Crop Science Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
DBS1 Dairy Business Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
ETS2 Agricultural Systems & Technology Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness
Management
Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese
Studies
Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
FOS1 Forestry Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
FSS2 Food Science Matura 8.1 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
HLS6 Horticulture Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
HMS1 Human Nutrition  1st Year University required Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of
study during first year).
Matura 7.5 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences 1st Year University required Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
MDS2 Medicine  Matura 9.5 average
+ Interview
Successful applicants often present with a stronger academic background
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
MDS4 Radiography Matura 10.0 average
or
1st Year University
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
MDS5 Physiotherapy 1st Year University required Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
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. 

Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
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 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.

 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Sports &
Performance
MDS8 Health & Performance Science Matura 10.0 average
or
1st Year University
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management Matura 9.2 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
 CodeDescription2023 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Veterinary Medicine VTS1  Veterinary Medicine 1st Year University required Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Chemistry Matura 10
For 2023 entry, you must have at least 30 hours practical experience relevant to animal handling between 1st February 2020 and 6th July 2023
VTS2 Veterinary Nursing Matura 9.2 average Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
Matura 5
or
Deftese 8
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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