If either of the following applies to you, you are automatically exempt from Irish and it is not necessary for you to apply for exemption.
- your permanent residence is in Northern Ireland and you are presenting GCE/GCSE qualifications
- you were born outside Ireland (32 Counties) and
- your permanent residence is outside Ireland and
- you are presenting qualifications other than the Leaving Certificate for matriculation.
If these aren't appropriate you can, apply for an NUI exemption from Irish. To apply for an exemption, it is necessary to send a completed Exemption Application Form and other relevant material.
UCD is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland (NUI) and full regulations are published on the NUI website.