Am I eligible?

You need to have all of the following

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 stage. 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. The assessment may also include your school-leaving results or other relevant criteria

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).