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University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD), Founded over one hundred and sixty years ago, is a distinctively Irish university but with global impact. Ranked in the top 1% of universities world-wide, UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity.

Established by John Henry Newman whose classic work The Idea of a University is one of the most enduring texts on the value of higher education, and a source of inspiration for UCD’s current educational philosophy, UCD is Ireland’s global university – the ‘University of First-Choice’ for Irish students and the ‘University of Destination’ for the largest number of international stud..

University College Dublin
University College Dublin
University College Dublin
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It is recommended that international students will need around 1,000 euro per month to cover accommodation and living costs, excluding their tuition fees.
Intake
August/September/October/November 2023

University College Dublin (UCD), Founded over one hundred and sixty years ago, is a distinctively Irish university but with global impact. Ranked in the top 1% of universities world-wide, UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity.

Established by John Henry Newman whose classic work The Idea of a University is one of the most enduring texts on the value of higher education, and a source of inspiration for UCD’s current educational philosophy, UCD is Ireland’s global university – the ‘University of First-Choice’ for Irish students and the ‘University of Destination’ for the largest number of international students coming to Ireland.

The university places great emphasis on the internationalisation of the Irish student experience – preparing all UCD students for future employment and life that crosses borders, boundaries and cultures,  strive to give students a holistic education, instilling in them a desire to learn and create, to question and reason, to innovate and ultimately, to contribute to society at all levels, nationally and globally.

The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide. UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students drawn from over 120 countries, and includes 5,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. The University's main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of more than 130 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business and UCD Student Centre.

Under Graduate

Medicine Graduate Entry
Tution Fees
$53,000.00
Duration
 4 Years 

Post Graduate

MA Writing for Theatre
Tution Fees
$19,200.00
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

MA Literature & Culture
Tution Fees
$19,200.00
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

ME Mechanical Engineering
Tution Fees
$24,200.00
Duration
 2 years 

Post Graduate

LLM Intellectual Property & Information Techno..
Tution Fees
$19,900.00
Duration
 1 Years 

Post Graduate

MA Politics
Tution Fees
$19,200.00
Duration
 1 Years 

Post Graduate

MMus Musicology
Tution Fees
$19,200.00
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

MA Education
Tution Fees
$19,900.00
Duration
 1 Years 

Under Graduate

BAgrSc Forestry
Tution Fees
$24,800.00
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

BAgrSc Food & Agribusiness Management
Tution Fees
$24,800.00
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

BSc Architecture
Tution Fees
$24,800.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BEng Civil Engineering
Tution Fees
$24,800.00
Duration
 4 Years 

Post Graduate

MSc Mathematical Science
Tution Fees
$19,200.00
Duration
 1 Years 

Post Graduate

MSc Sports Management (Sport)
Tution Fees
$18,300.00
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

MA Middle East Politics
Tution Fees
$19,200.00
Duration
 1 Years 

Under Graduate

BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Biophysical Chemistry
Tution Fees
$24,200.00
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

BMus Music
Tution Fees
$19,200.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

MSc Humanitarian Action
Tution Fees
$24,200.00
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

BA(Hons) Sociology
Tution Fees
$19,200.00
Duration
 4 Years 

Post Graduate

MSc NanoBio Science
Tution Fees
$24,800.00
Duration
 1 Years 
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English Language Requirements

Teaching in Irish Universities is normally through the medium of English, therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language. Applicants must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through a recognised English language test, as outlined below.

•             Your English language certificate must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree course.

INDIA Standard XII

•             English 80%

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

•             An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

Some courses require a higher level of English language competency. Please check with the relevant UCD School.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS:

Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Health & Performance Science, Sport & Exercise Management, Psychology, Actuarial & Financial Studies, Quantitative Business: Business Analytics, Economics & Finance

Applications will be considered on a case by case basis

In addition to Standard XII Average 95%, one year of a Bachelor degree programme (Average 60%) is normally required

Engineering & Architecture, Human Nutrition, Veterinary Nursing, Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences , Business, Law & Commerce

Average 90%*

Commerce (Average 85%) and Engineering (Average 80%) will consider applications on a case by case basis

Science, Computer Science, Agricultural Science, Animal Science – Equine, Dairy Business, Food Science, Economics, English, Film, History, International Languages, Social Science

Average 85%

BA Degree, English with Drama, Music, Planning Geography & Environment, Forestry, Horticulture & Agri-environmental Sciences

Average 75%

Average is calculated on best 5 recognised subjects

In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis.

Certain subjects may have additional requirements . For instance mathematics . Please refer university website for details.

POSTGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS:

Holders of Bachelors and Masters Degrees with good grades from competitive and well ranked universities and colleges can be considered for entry to graduate degrees at UCD.

Taught Masters – Academic Entry Requirements

The normal requirement for entry to a taught Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

Research Masters - Academic Entry Requirements

The normal requirement for entry to a Research Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject. In addition course work and examinations may also be specified by the College at entry; normally these have to be satisfactorily completed in the first year of a Master’s degree programme.

Please refer to the relevant School or programme for more specific information on entry requirements for your chosen programme.

PhD Programmes - Academic Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enter one of UCD’s PhD programmes, a candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree. In some cases, a Master’s degree may also be required. In certain cases, a candidate may be able to provide other evidence to the School in order to satisfy the entry requirements of the programme.

It is recommended that applicants interested in research at Masters and PhD level should, in the first place, read the information available on the UCD website.

Secondly, applicants should review the website of the relevant School and College to ensure they are fully informed about the research objectives of the academic course concerned.  Prior to submitting an application it is essential that candidates make contact with potential supervisors.

Campus Accommodation

 UCD has on-campus accommodation available for over 3,000 students in halls of residence, catered and self-catering apartments. Accommodation consists of a single bedroom with options of both private and shared bathrooms. Places are limited so unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students.

First year undergraduate Non-EU international students are guaranteed a room in UCD Residences.

International graduates who have applied to courses at UCD will have received information from the International office on booking accommodation. Graduate students should refer to the email that they received from UCD International.

 Off-Campus Accommodation

If you have not been allocated a room in the student residences on-campus, or if you would rather live off-campus, you can contact the UCD Residences Off-Campus Office or the Student Union Accommodation Services for advice on off-campus options. Check out the UCD student accommodation search engine website also.

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Global Excellence Scholarship (100%)

All successful applicants to eligible full time programs are invited to apply to our prestigious Global Excellence Scholarship. The Scholarship Program is funded by UCD and aims to attract excellent candidates. Early application is encouraged.     

Global Excellence Scholarship (50%)

All successful applicants to eligible full time programs are invited to apply to our prestigious Global Excellence Scholarship. The Scholarship Program is funded by UCD and aims to attract excellent candidates. Early application is encouraged.     

Global Scholarship 

Applicants with the following statuses (‘Offer’, ‘Conditional Offer’, ‘Accept’ or ‘Conditional Accept’ status) on their application are automatically considered for partial tuition scholarships by our admissions and scholarship committee. Decisions are made based on your submitted application materials.              

V.V. Giri Scholarship 

All successful applicants to eligible full time programs are invited to apply to our prestigious V.V. Giri Scholarship. The Scholarship Program is funded by UCD and aims to attract excellent candidates. Early application is encouraged.

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