Am I eligible?

You need to have all of the following

  • 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.
  • The Leaving Certificate points required for the course (or equivalent admission requirements such as QQI-FET).
  • Have passed 20 credits including sufficient modules and grades relevant to the course you want to enter in a level 8 degree.

Please note: External applicants can only be considered if their results are received in time to commence the trimester, in accordance with the Admissions Policy.

How many places are there?

The number of places is very small and is dependent on the numbers who have left during the first trimester. 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 in UCD.

As offers will not be made after the third week of the trimester, applications can only be considered if the results are complete by end of week 2 of the Spring trimester

How do I apply?

Closing date for 2021 TBC:


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

Applications will open in early December.

Incomplete applications will not be considered - your application, including application fee, must be submitted by the closing date of mid-January. Results outstanding at time of application must be received by 2nd week of trimester.

Please note provisional results must be centrally issued by your HEI's Examinations Office. Any offers arising will be conditional on basis of provisional results being ratified. If final result will not be available by 14 February you cannot be considered.


If you are considering 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.

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

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university. An applicant who accepts a transfer place ceases to be a student of the previous programme (this includes acceptance via CAO).