Entry Requirements


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General Requirements

Certificate of Complete Secondary Education
+ appropriate diploma or 2 years of a Bachelor's Degree at a recognised University with acceptable grades
Or UCD International Foundation Year

If you have completed international school exams (such as Cambridge A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma) or have completed one year of university studies, you may be eligible for direct entry to UCD.

If this does not apply to you, you will generally need to complete our International Foundation Year prior to beginning your undergraduate studies.

Contact eastasia@ucd.ie for further information.

English Language Requirements

C at GCSE Level
IB 4 at Standard Level/3 at Higher Level 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).