Irish, EU and EFTA students* are eligible to apply for admission to all undergraduate courses and apply via the (opens in a new window)Central Applications Office (CAO):
- For very high demand courses, a numerus clausus for EU applicants applies (i.e. based on the proportion of applicants achieving top grades from the various cohorts).
- Please visit the appropriate website for details of how Irish Leaving Certificate, A-level and other EU qualifications are assessed.
Overseas (i.e. Non-EU)* students are eligible to apply for admission to a limited number of places in all courses, except Nursing. Non-EU applicants apply direct to UCD. Applicants presenting qualifications gained outside the EU are assessed for admission purposes on an individual basis. Guidelines of the assessment method are given on the UCD Global website.
* EU/EFTA or Non-EU status is based on fee assessment criteria. If you are not sure whether you are considered as an EU applicant or a Non EU applicant please check your fee status. Non-EU applicants will not be considered via CAO (with the exception of refugees and asylum seekers). Likewise, those eligible for EU/EFTA fees will not be considered through non-EU application routes.