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Progression from Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ) or Ordinary Bachelor Degree (Level 7 NFQ)

It is possible to apply for admission to certain linked degree courses in UCD, on the basis of a Level 6 NFQ Higher Certificate or Level 7 NFQ Bachelor Degree, through specific progression routes from Irish Institutes of Technology/Technical Universities with an overall award classification of Merit or Distinction. 

Applications are considered for Stage 2 or Stage 3 depending on the award presented but, in some cases, applicants are considered for Stage 1.

There are progression routes available to the following courses only:

BTEC HNDs in relevant disciplines may also be considered for the above courses.

If you are considering applying for a transfer, please check the fees implications at www.ucd.ie/fees.

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 toUCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer. In line with the(opens in a new window)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 (opens in a new window)Transfer Policy.

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