UCD welcomes applications from Thai 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 offers Ireland’s most diverse range of graduate opportunities. Programmes are led by academic experts and offer students unparalleled choice at all levels. UCD offers Doctoral Programmes, taught and research masters, graduate diploma and certificate programmes and higher diplomas in more than 290 areas of study. Our taught programmes are modularised to facilitate access, continuing professional development and life-long learning.
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Holders of Bachelors and Masters Degrees with good grades from competitive and well ranked universities and colleges in Thailand 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Applicants must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through a recognised English language test. To see a full list of accepted English language qualifications please visit the English Language Requirements page.
You can apply direct to the university at www.ucd.ie/apply. 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.
Do I need a Visa?
Yes – students travelling from Thailand will require a visa to study in Ireland. Please apply early as visa processing times can be lengthy. Information on the online visa application service and on general visa procedures and requirements is available on our Visa and Immigration Page, and on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website.
Irish Embassy in Bangkok
There is an Irish Embassy in Bangkok that assists with the processing of all visas for Ireland:
Embassy of Ireland
208 Wireless Road
12th Floor, Unit 1201
Tel : +66 2 016 1360
Fax : +66 2 675 3933
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.
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Scholarships
Please see www.smurfitschool.ie/scholarships for information on scholarships available to students studying at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
UCD 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.]
|Title||Description||Terms & 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 Graduate 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 Graduate 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.||Graduate T&C's|
|HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand Scholarship||Open to all successful applicants to one-year full time taught Masters programmes who are citizens of, and resident in Thailand in year of application. Please select the Global Excellence Scholarship and your application will automatically processed for consideration for the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand Scholarship. Shortlisted candidates will be required to interview in Bangkok as part of application process.|
|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|
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