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Graduate Programmes

UCD welcomes applications from Vietnamese 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.

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 Vietnam 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. 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.

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

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?

Yes – students travelling from Vietnam 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 Hanoi

There is an Irish Embassy in Hanoi that assists with the processing of all visas for Ireland:

Embassy of Ireland

Sentinel Place,
41A Ly Thai To,
Hoan Kiem,
Tel: (84-4) 39743291
Fax: (84-4) 39743295

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
Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme Scholarship Each year, the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme brings suitably qualified candidates from developing countries to undertake graduate studies at colleges and universities in Ireland. Awards are made in fields such as development studies, rural development, health care, education and law.

For further details and information on how to apply please visit the Irish Aid website.
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

UCD International works closely with a number of education representatives (also known as agents or counsellors) around the world, who can help you find out more information about our university, our programmes and entry requirements, as well as provide guidance on the application process. These agents have the most up-to-date information on the admission process, availability of scholarships as well as visa application. Please see list of agents available to you in your country:




4th Floor, Thanh Dong Building,
132–138 Kim Ma Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi,

Nguyen Thanh Diep
Phone: +84(0) 4 3726 1938



65 Quan Su
Hoan Kiem
Hanoi, Vietnam 

Ms. Viet Hang
Phone: +84-4-3941-1906


2nd Floor, Toserco Building,
273 Kim Ma St.,
Giang Vo Ward,
Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi.
Phone: (+84) 24 3771 3561

Ho Chi Minh City


Dong Thinh Consulting Co.Ltd

7th floor, GIC Building,  
207B Hoang Van Thu, Ward 8,
Phu Nhuan District, 700000, Ho Chi Minh City

 Giang Pham
Phone: +84(0) 862 988 000


VISCO Ho Chi Minh City 

239/A02 Cach Mang Thang
8 St. Ward 4, District 3
Ho Chi Minh City 

 +84(0) 8 3832 8416, 3839 0718     


UKEAS Ho Chi Minh City 

5th Floor, 35 Mach Dinh Chi
P. Da Kao, Q1
Ho Chi Minh City

Contact: Carl Owen
Phone: +84-(0)8-3824-662


PHC Edu Links

73 Dao Duy Anh,
Ward 9,
Phu Nhuan District,
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.                           
Contact: Pham Thi Minh Hang
Phone: 848 6264 8729 – 0926 988 688


UniLink Vietnam
Floor 5, 55-57,
Nguyen Van Giai Building,
Da Kao Ward,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Contact: Anna Thuy Nguyen
Phone: 84 28 6278 1207 / 0903 247 707


GSE-BEO Ho Chi Minh City
Floor 11, Greenstar Building,
70 Pham Ngoc Thach,
Ward 6, District 3,
Ho Chi Minh City
Contact: (+84) 28 3820 7759
Phone: (+84) 28 3820 7759



VISCO Danang

433 Phan Chau Trinh Str.,
Hai Chau Dist.,
Danang City

 +84(0) 511 3552596, 3552597



VISCO Haiphong 

328C Tran Nguyen Han Str., 
Le Chan District

 +84 313 950 748  - 3 786 158