Undergraduate Entry Requirements

NCUK International Foundation Year

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NCUK International Foundation Year

General Requirements

This pathway is introduced on a pilot basis for entry to the programmes listed below, for admission in September 2022.

NB Only applicants from the NCUK International Foundation Year (Business Stream) delivered in NCUK’s Global Study Centres will be considered.


If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact globaladmissions@ucd.ie for further advice.

English Language Requirements

NCUK EAP overall grade B / 60%

For additional information please see:

UCD Minimum 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 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. 



CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMaths
Business BSS1 Commerce

Overall 66% (AAB or equivalent), NCUK points 136

Minimum grade B / 60%

(Half Maths not accepted)

B722 BSc Business

Overall 66% (AAB or equivalent), NCUK points 136

Minimum grade B / 60%

(Half Maths not accepted)

BSS2 Economics & Finance

Overall 74% (A*AA or equivalent), NCUK points 152

Minimum grade A / 70% in Mathematics (Core Module) and Further Mathematics (Optional Module).

(Half Maths not accepted)