Recognition of Prior Learning

UCD Applications Pilot
Further information on the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) policy and standard applications procedure.  


A number of colleges and schools are participating in a pilot project using an online RPL application. 

If you are applying for RPL to these areas you should complete the RPL application form.
Note use this link to access an application already started.

The form is structured as follows:

  • Personal Details
  • Academic Record - Third Level
  • Employment History (only required for those applying on the basis of Experiential Learning)
  • General Questions (this is divided into three sections; UCD Accredited Prior Learning, Non UCD Accredited Prior Learning and Experiential Learning)
  • Referees
  • Application Checklist

 A list of the participating colleges and schools and their individual requirements, if any, is included below.

SchoolProgramme Office (select this on drop down menu)
School of Archaeology Social Sciences
School of Computer Science Science
School of Economics Social Sciences
College of Engineering and Architecture** Engineering & Architecture
School of Law Law
School of Medicine * Medicine
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
College of Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine

*Excluding applicants for graduate taught programmes. The Bachelor of Medicine degree award has particular requirements for professional accreditation in the USA. For entry into Stage 2, applicants must contact the Medicine Programme Office before submitting this application.

**Excluding applicants for PhD programmes

If your progamme is not part of the pilot please see information on the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) policy and standard applications procedure.

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Terms & Conditions

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.

General Regulations

All students must comply with the general regulations of the university.