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Undergraduate Programmes

UCD welcomes applications from Vietnamese students to our undergraduate 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.


Our courses

UCD offers over 70 undergraduate honours degree courses in the following areas of study. Click on the links below in your area of interest to find out more.

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Practical Information

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Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Students who have graduated from Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma are invited to apply for our International Foundation Year as a pathway to UCD degrees. Alternatively we can consider students who have completed 1 or 2 years of a degree at a recognised Vietnamese university for stage 1 entry. 

For students who have completed international examinitions such as A-Level or the IB, please see entry requirements here

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. UCD accepts certificates in English language such as IELTS, TOEFL and other international examinations. 

For information on all recognised exams please visit the English Language Requirements website, or contact

UCD International Foundation Programme

If you do not meet direct entry requirements for the degree you want, you can apply for a place on the International Foundation Year.

The International Foundation Year is specifically designed for international students who need additional study before starting an undergraduate degree programme at UCD.

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. You will be informed what documents you need to upload once you have selected your course.


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 Undergraduate applications require:

- Copies of your high school grades and certificates (A-Level, IB, etc)

- Your English language certificate 

- Personal Statement

- Two Reference Letters

Some courses may require additional documents such as CV or portfolio. Please refer to your online application for specific document requirements. Please see above for information on course entry requirements and English language requirements.


Applying before you have your final results

You can apply before you have your final high school exam results. We recommend you apply using your predicted or forecasted results, which you can obtain from your school. We can issue conditional offers based on predicted results, and then will require your final grades once they are available.



For more information on how to apply to UCD Medicine please see

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

Global Excellence Undergraduate (Bachelor) 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
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


General Inquiries

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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