University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

Graduate Programmes

UCD welcomes applications from Malaysian students to our graduate programmes. Find out about our courses, entry criteria to UCD programmes, how to apply, what the visa requirements are, fees, scholarships and who to contact for further information.


UCD offers unparalleled choice in Graduate studies


University College Dublin has a thriving graduate community of some 6,800 students who work and learn on two world-class campuses, and in numerous associated research and teaching institutions.

Through our seven Colleges, UCD boasts Ireland’s most diverse range of graduate opportunities on programmes led by academic experts. Unparalleled choice at all levels acrosss Doctoral Programmes, taught and research masters, graduate diploma and certificate programmes and higher diplomas in more than 290 areas of study.

Click here to use our graduate course search to find a course to suit you. 

Practical Information

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Graduate Entry Requirements

Holders of Bachelors and Masters Degrees with good grades from competitive and well ranked universities and colleges in Malaysia can be considered for entry to graduate degrees at UCD.

Taught Masters and Research Masters 

The normal requirement for entry to a taught or research Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

You should check the specific entry requirements for your program of study - you can find your program on our course finder - as some programs may have higher or additional requirements. 

For applicants who do not have the required minimal entry standard, additional courses may be available. You can find more information is available by exploring each school's page. If you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements you can email us at

PhD Programmes 

To be eligible to enter one of UCD’s PhD programmes, a candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree.  In some cases, a Master’s degree may also be required. In certain cases, a candidate may be able to provide other evidence to the School in order to satisfy the entry requirements of the programme.

It is recommended that applicants interested in research at Masters and PhD level should, in the first place, read the information available on the UCD research website.

Secondly, applicants should review the website of the relevant School and College to ensure they are fully informed about the research objectives of the academic course concerned.  Prior to submitting an application it is essential that candidates make contact with potential supervisors.

English Language Requirements

Teaching in Irish Universities is normally through the medium of English; therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language. To see a full list of accepted English language qualifications please see here

How to Apply

Apply Direct

You can apply direct to the university at You will be required to pay an application fee of €50 and asked to fill out an online form and upload your documents. 

Apply with an approved Agent

You can apply for UCD through one of our approved agents. Please see the list of approved agents below, under Agents in Your Country. There is no application fee if you apply through an approved agent, and they can assist you with your application, scholarship, paying your fees, your visa and making your arrangements to come to UCD.

Documents for your application

Typically applications will require:

- A copy of your bachelor degree award certificate (original and translated if necessary)

- A copy of your degree transcripts (original and translated if necessary)

- Your English language certificate

- Personal Statement

- Two Reference Letters

- CV / Resume

Some programs will require additional documents to be uploaded. Once you start your online application you will be told which documents to upload. 

Note: You can submit your application prior to obtaining your English language certificate or prior to completion of your degree. Please provide information of when the final results can be expected on your application form. 

Applicants to programs in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business should see their website for futher information on how to apply. 

Visa Information

Do I need a Visa?

Some but not all non-EU/EEA students require an entry visa for Ireland. You can check on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website for the list of countries that are not visa required.  Please note that currently students from Malaysia do not need to pre-apply for a visa. You can register as a full-time UCD student on arrival in Ireland. Please see this page for more information. 

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are based on the course of studies chosen. Full information on fees for specific programmes can be found on the UCD Fees page.

Scholarships and Funding

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Scholarships

Please see for information on scholarships available to students studying at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.


Global Excellence Graduate Scholarship

Open to: All successful applicants to the full time programmes who resides in, and are citizens of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Singapore. 

Please note that all Clinical Programmes are not eligible for these scholarships. These awards are merit based and terms and conditions apply.

[NOTE: All scholarship and funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.]

TitleDescriptionTerms & Conditions
Global Excellence Scholarship (100%) All successful applicants to eligible full time programs are invited to apply to our prestigious Global Excellence Scholarship. The Scholarship Program is funded by UCD and aims to attract excellent candidates. Early application is encouraged. Global Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship - South East Asia
Global Excellence Scholarship (50%) All successful applicants to eligible full time programs are invited to apply to our prestigious Global Excellence Scholarship. The Scholarship Program is funded by UCD and aims to attract excellent candidates. Early application is encouraged. Global Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship - South East Asia
Global Scholarship Applicants with the following statuses (‘Offer’, ‘Conditional Offer’, ‘Accept’ or ‘Conditional Accept’ status) on their application are automatically considered for partial tuition scholarships by our admissions and scholarship committee. Decisions are made based on your submitted application materials. Undergraduate T&C's
UCD Past Exchange / Study Abroad Schol Returning Exchange and Study Abroad students are eligible for a €4,000 tuition fee scholarship. UCD Past Exchange / Study Abroad Scholarship
Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship Universitas 21 Alumni are eligible for €3,000 or 10% tuition fee scholarship. This scholarship is open to all successful applicants to graduate taught masters students who are graduates of a Universitas 21 partner university. Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship
For help with the above information, please email 

South East Asia Global Center Representatives

For details of upcoming visits, see our meet us page.


Geetha Arumugam
Recruitment Coordinator
+6012 2110 554


Kiko Tai WanHuey
Senior Recruitment Assistant
+6012 2110 493

Liza Vadivelu
Senior Recruitment Assistant
+6012 2115 237


Apple Chan
Recruitment Assistant
+6012 2115 870


Ria Said
Global Centre Assistant
+6012 2115 465


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Agents in your Country

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Kuala Lumpur

MyStudy Education Consulting Sdn Bhd

3-1-3, Complex Cantonement Exchange,
698, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (Jalan Ipoh),
51200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Contact: CK Chiau
Phone: +603 6259 0021
Mobile: +601 7889 7743


JM Education Group
(Sri Hartamas | KL)

B-0-11, Plaza Damas 3
No 63 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
50480, Kuala Lumpur

Contact: Ms. Siti Aishah Jilani (Manager) 
Phone: +603 6201 0662 | +6012 9708 712 | +6018 2105 305
Fax: +603 6143 2250
Staff Email:


JM Education Group
(Cheras | KL)

67, Jalan Damai Niaga 1
Alam Damai, Cheras
56000, Kuala Lumpur                        

Contact: Mr. Sam Lim (Team Leader) 
Phone: +603 9107 6189 | +6011 3972 8933 | +6011 2867 5781
Staff Email:


AUG - Kuala Lumpur

Suite 19.02, Level 19
Wisma MCA
163 Jalan Ampang
50450, Kuala Lumpur

Contact: Ms Yunis Chong
Phone: +603 2162 2266



26th Floor, Menara Maxis
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan

Contact: Barbara Er

Tel: +603 2165 7987 


Inquota Beijing Education Services (Setapak)

18-1 Jalan 1/27B
Desa Setapak
53300 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: Edmund Goh
Tel: +60 11 2618 5082


iEduCare Services

Suite 50-3, Level 4
Wisma UOA Damansara 1
50, Jalan Dungun
50490 Kuala Lumpur               

Contact: Michael Tho
Tel: +603 2093 3098


IDP Kuala Lumpur

6th Floor, (West Block)
Wisma Selangor Dredging
142-C, Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2162 3755


Inquota Beijing Education Services

No.16 2nd Floor
Jalan SS15/8
47500 Subang Jaya

Contact: Mr. Edmund Goh
Phone: +603 5611 7997


JM Education Group Head Office (Subang Jaya)

36 Jalan SS15/8 
447500 Subang Jaya

Contact: Ms. Melissa Tan (Assistant Operation Manager)
Phone: +603 5633 4732 | +6017 2682 812
Staff Email:


JM Education Group
(Petaling Jaya)

Lot S9, 2nd Floor 
Centre Point (Old Wing)
47800 Petaling Jaya

Contact: Ms. Penny Lim (Manager)
Phone: +603 7722 4696 | +603 7731 5384 | +6017 3988 870
Staff Email:


AUG - Subang                          

8, Jalan SS15/8,
Subang Jaya,
47500, Selangor 

Contact: Ms. Jean Wu
Phone: +603 5634 3767


IDP Subang Jaya

No 18, Jalan SS15/8,
47500 Subang Jaya.

Tel: +603 5636 5548

Melaka & Negeri Sembilan

Easy Study Solution

LK2-01-03, Laman ARECA,      
Jalan BBN 12/1, Putra Nilai,
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Contact: Ms. Shakeela Mary Abraham          
Phone: +6012 707 5727
Mobile: +6012 238 0777


MyStudy via StudyQuest      

19-2, 2nd Floor, Jalan KL 3/15,         
Taman Kota Laksamana, Seksyen 3,
75200, Melaka, Malaysia.

Contact: Ms. Nelly Lim
Phone: +606 283 5099
Mobile: +6012 305 8398


MyStudy via JS Study Solutions                              

No.66-2, Jalan Toman 4
Kemayan Square
70200, Seremban
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia 

Contact: Ms Shelle Lim 
Phone: +6012 7227 339 


AUG - Melaka 

No. 203B Menara Jian Mei
Jalan Kenanga 3/29A
Off Jalan Gajah Berang (next to SMJK Katholik),
Taman Kenanga,
75200 Melaka

Contact: Ms Marylin Chong
Phone:+60 6 2866 711

Kedah & Penang

MyStudy via MyEducation

181-182, 2nd Floor, Lorong Legenda 1,
Legenda Heights
08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah

Contact: Ms. Tan Ai Khee                            
Phone: +604 4230 966
Mobile: +6012 4778 012


JM Education - Penang 

No. 6, Jalan Gottlieb             
10350, Penang

Contact: Ms Amanda Chao (Manager)
Phone: +604 2288 376 | +604 2277 376 | +6012 5815 509
Staff Email:


AUG - Penang  

441-G-9 Palau Tikus Plaza                        
Jalan Burma 
10350, Penang

Contact: Ms Yen Yen Ong
Phone: +604 228 6027, +604 228 5990


IDP Penang 

441-1-1, Pulau Tikus Plaza
Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang

Phone: +604 226 1811


Kelantan & Pahang


AUG - Kuantan 

A-271-1, Jalan Beserah                 
Kuantan Star City 2
Kuantan 25300, Pahang

Contact: Mr Yew Thet Soo
Phone: +609 5055427


AUG - Kota Bharu 

PT391-1st Floor
Jalan Pengkalan Chepa Seksyen 12
15400 Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Contact: Ms Linda Lam
Phone: +609 7406433



GB Academy                                              

76 Jalan Harimau Tarum
Taman Century
80250, Johor Bahru    

Contact: Ms. Megan Soo
Phone: +607 331 3391
Mobile: +6016 748 7733, +6016 209 7733                       


JM Education - Johor Bahru                       

No. 15-01, Jalan Austin Heights 3/1
Taman Mount Austin
81100, Johor Bahru            

Contact: Mr. Lee Borway (Team Leader)
Phone: +607 361 4372 | +6018 771 4372 | +6018 7734 372
Staff Email:


JM Education - Skudai                

No. 38-01, Jalan Pertama 1
Taman Perdagangan Danga Utama
81300 Skudai, Johor

Contact: Ms. Ng Suei Ting (Sr. Student Advisor)
Phone: +607 550 4703 


AUG - Johor Bahru 

39, Jalan Harimau Tarom        
Century Garden
80250, Johor Bahru

Contact: Miss Hwee Ling Lee
Phone: +607 331 2977, +607 331 2963


AUG - Segamat

155, 1st Floor, Jalan Sia Her Yam
85000, Johor

Contact: Ms Marilyn Chong               
Phone: +607 932 1168
Mobile:+6012 969 9481


IDP Johor Bahru

38-01, Jalan Austin Heights 3/2
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Phone: +607 364 0080


JM Education Group - Perak

B-G-5 SOHO Ipoh,              
Jalan Sultan Iskandar Shah,
30000 Ipoh,
Perak, Malaysia.                                            
Contact: Terry Lau (Marketing Executive)
Phone: +605 2535 288 | +6011 2768 9082
Fax: +604 2288 537
Staff Email: 


AUG - Perak 
33G, Persiaran Green Hill,                      
30450 Ipoh, Perak,

Contact: Ms Soh Fong Liew
Phone: +60 5 253 0881

East Malaysia


MyStudy via ML Education

7, 1st Floor, Drive 1
Jalan Bindang,
96000 Sibu
Sarawak, Malaysia

Contact: Ms. Adeline Wong
Phone: 084-335366
Mobile: 019-8229720


JM Education Group - Sabah 

Unit No. 43, 1st Floor, Block G
Lot G-1-7 Lorong Capital
Karamunsing Capital
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Contact: Mr Teh Kee Aun (Manager)                    
Phone: +608 8487 111 | +6017 3523 912 | +6017 7708 076
Staff Email:


JM Education Group - Sarawak

191C 1st Floor 
Sub Lot 4, Lot 3166
2½ Mile, Rock Road                               
93250, Kuching 

Contact: Ms Melissa Ho (Team Leader)
Phone: +608 2237 379 | +6012 8966 738 | +6018 4704 800
Staff Email:


AUG - Kuching                               

Sub Lot 6, Sekama 7,
Jalan Sekama
Kuching 93300, Sarawak

Contact: Ms Karin Kon
Phone:+60 82 348854


Nationwide Management Services- Sarawak

No 14, 1st Floor Pusat Tanahwang
Jalan Pedada 96000 Sibu, Sarawak


Contact: Mr Francis Wenceslaus Goh



UKEAS - Kota Kinabalu

14 - 1, 1st Floor, Lintas Plaza
Lorong Lintas Plaza 2, Luyang
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


Phone: +60-14-5522727                                     



IDP Kuching

No 28, 1st Floor, Brighton Square
Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak


Phone: +60-82-577 645                                     



IDP Kota Kinabalu

Lot 2-1, 1st Floor
Lorong Lintas Plaza 1
Lintas Plaza, Jalan Lintas
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


Phone: +60-88-242 336