UCD Registry is one of nine support units of the Office of the Registrar, Deputy President and Vice-President for Academic Affairs. We deliver a broad range of student and academic administrative services.

UCD Registry’s mission is to be effective, efficient and innovative in providing professional services, support and advice to the University and its staff and students, in respect of recruiting, admitting and assessing students, maintaining student records, raising and collecting fees and supporting the curriculum approval, academic governance and management process.

UCD Registry comprises the Office of the Director of Registry and four internal units:


Administrative Services

Administrative Services supports a number of key administrative processes in the University including curriculum management and timetabling, registration and the management of the student record, fees and grants, and student services and supports. The unit’s objective is to deliver joined-up, efficient, clearly defined, and well-supported services to students and staff in these areas. Visit the Administrative Services website for more information.


Admissions provides information and advice regarding the admissions process to prospective students. The unit manages the allocation of offers to CAO applicants and is also responsible for processing non-EU, graduate taught, certificate and diploma applicants who apply directly to UCD through UCD’s applications system. The unit also plays a key role in the development, approval, review and communication of the University’s entry criteria and selection mechanisms for Level 8 undergraduate programmes. Visit the Admissions website for more information.


Assessment provides assessment-related advice and support to staff and students. The unit is responsible for examination logistics management, grade processing, academic history record management, the administration of research theses and Extern Examiners. The team also provides secretariat support to the Academic Council Committee on Examinations (ACCE), which has oversight of assessment practices across the University. Visit the Assessment website for more information.

Student Recruitment

(located in John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies)
Student Recruitment provides information and support to prospective students via the UCD prospectus, online information, open days and campus tours. The team also provides professional advice and guidance to staff engaged in developing college and school student recruitment strategies. Student Recruitment supports UCD’s strategic objective to maintain position of first choice among prospective students and to date, UCD continues to attract the most CAO first preferences for university degrees. Visit the myucd portal for more information.