Transfer Restrictions - all applicants

What are the restrictions?

Applicants whose registration to a programme has previously been discontinued or terminated will also have their application considered under the relevant UCD policy.

In the following cases, students will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and must make their case in writing to the Director of Admissions and include details of any relevant exceptional circumstances.

  • Students who have previously been unsuccessful in any Veterinary Medicine programme (i.e. have not met academic or other requirements within the programme) will only be considered for admission to Veterinary Medicine in UCD on a case-by-case appeal basis, to be considered by the relevant Programme Board.
  • Students who have previously been unsuccessful in any Medicine programme (i.e. have not met academic or other requirements within the programme) or have any issues which would affect their registration with the Irish Medical Council will only be considered for admission on a case-by-case appeal basis in exceptional circumstances, to be considered by the Medicine Programme Board.
  • Applicants who have previously failed to meet programme requirements in any Nursing or Midwifery programme (i.e. have not met academic or other requirements within the programme) or have any issues which would affect their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland will only be considered in exceptional circumstances

To write to make a case contact:
Director of Admissions, UCD Registry - Admissions, Tierney Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4.

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 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.

An applicant who accepts a transfer place ceases to be a student of the previous programme (this includes acceptance via CAO). Internal transfers who change their mind about the new acceptance within the first three weeks of the trimester may be permitted to change back to the original programme, subject to availability of places and with the agreement of Admissions and all relevant Governing Boards.

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.