Am I eligible?

You need to have the following:

 one All the subject entry requirements for the course. If you didn't have these in your school-leaving exams, it may be possible to meet them from your university examinations (see Transfer Policy).
You must have at least 300 points in the Leaving Certificate and be
Either  within 30 points of the class you want to enter (so if you want to enter stage 2 in 2023, you must be within 30 points of that required to enter the course in 2022).
Or  within 60 points of the class you want to enter AND have achieved a grade of 2.1 or better in the year preceding the one you want to enter.
See Appendix A of the Transfer Policy regarding alternative entry routes e.g. HEAR, DARE, QQI-FET etc.
three Passed the equivalent of 60 ECTS credits in each year preceding the one you want to enter with sufficient modules and grades relevant to the new programme for the stage you hope to enter

 How many places are there?

The number of places is very small and is dependent on there being spare capacity due to students leaving. For many programmes there will be no available places.

How will I be assessed?

Usually there are more applicants than available places. Admission is competitive and there is no guarantee that any application will be successful.

If you are eligible you will be assessed on the basis of the compatibility of your modules and overall academic performance. The assessment may also include your school-leaving results or other relevant criteria.

How do I apply?

Open the list of courses with places available and use the link beside the appropriate course. NB not all courses will open.

Closing Date
 21 June calendar date

Applications open on Wednesday, 12 April 2023. The closing date is Wednesday, 21 June 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered - your application, including application fee, must be submitted by the closing date.

If your result won't be out by the closing date, you should enclose any results already available with a note saying when the final result is expected. Your result must be forwarded ASAP. As applications are assessed soon after the closing date, if you are awaiting results you will only be considered if places remain following initial offers.

If you are considering applying for a transfer, please check the fees implications at

Some programmes will not normally consider applicants who have been unsuccessful in a similar programme - full details are on the restrictions page.

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer. In line with the Admissions Policy, offers for taught programmes will not be made after the third week of a trimester. Deferral or Leave of Absence is not permissible for the trimester following acceptance of a transfer/re-admission offer.

In some cases, students may wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning in addition to that granted by the transfer process (see Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy).

All students must comply with the regulations of the University.

The above is summary information only. Full regulations are included in the Transfer Policy.