Course Overview

  • Intakes January, September
  • Course Duration 8 months

Course Description

The direct pathway to the University College Dublin

Secondary School => International Foundation Year => 1st Year of Bachelor Degree

The International Foundation Year programme develops the English language and academic skills you need to succeed in an undergraduate degree at University College Dublin.

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Requirements (International Qualifications)
    • IGCSE/GCSE 5 passes at A-C, in relevant subjects with a C in Maths (excluding native language) assuming this is the only qualification being offered
    • Cambridge O Level: 5 passes at A-C in relevant subjects, with a C in Maths (excluding native language). New grades 9 – 4 in English and Maths.
  • Academic Requirements (Country-Specific)
    • Hong Kong, SAR Form 5 in a minimum of 4 academic relevant subjects at pass level from top schools or 2C and 2D in 4 academic subjects from other schools
    • India Year 12 (HSC) 60%, with 65% required for relevant subjects e.g. English, Math and Sciences
    • Indonesia Successful completion of SMU 2/Sikolah Menegah at grade 7.0 or above, or SMU 3 with an average of 6.5 out of 5 academic subjects
    • Malaysia SPM school: Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript – Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths
    • Sri Lanka Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) are GCSE comparable on subject for subject basis (excluding English Language) – at least 6 x O Levels at Grade B or above
    • Taiwan Senior High School Year 3 pass with ‘good’ grades (60%). Senior High School Year 2 with outstanding grades (75%). Student’s High school will be also considered as a part of evaluating the application
    • Thailand Successful completion of MAW5 with grade 2.5 or MAW6 with grade 2.0 in academic subjects including at least 2.0 in Maths and Science subjects
    • Vietnam Successful completion of Secondary School/Year 12 or a National University Entrance Examination score of 7.0
  • English Language Requirement
    • IELTS 5.0 overall, with 5.0 in writing (English language preparation class available for students with a score of 4.5)
    • TOEFL Listening 15, Reading 13, Speaking 18, Writing 15

Campus Location

Richview Newstead Block A, Belfield, Dublin, D04 K3H4, Ireland

Documents Required for Application

  1. Copies of the passport and any previous study visas
  2. Academic certificate and transcript(s) of secondary/undergraduate education
  3. Score report of English language proficiency qualification IELTS for UKVI /  IELTS
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Work experience letter (if any)
  6. Certificates of any additional courses or activities (if any)

Progression Degree

This programme can lead to one of the 1st year undergraduate degrees at University College Dublin University in the below list. (Subject to meeting the progression grades requirement)

  • BAgrSc/BSc Agricultural Science
  • BAgrSc Agricultural Systems Technology
  • BAgrSc Animal & Crop Production
  • BAgrSc Animal Science
  • BAgrSc Animal Science – Equine
  • BSc Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BE Engineering (Biomedical)
  • BE Engineering (Biosystems)
  • BE Engineering (Chemical and Bioprocess)
  • BE Engineering (Civil)
  • BE Engineering (Electrical)
  • BE Engineering (Electronic)
  • BE Engineering (Mechanical)
  • BSc Environmental Biology
  • BAgrSc Food & Agribusiness Management
  • BAgrSc Food Business with Chinese Studies
  • BSc Food Science
  • BSc Health and Performance Science
  • BSc Landscape Architecture
  • BSc Mathematical Science
  • BSc Radiography
  • BSc Science
  • BSc Sports and Exercise Management
  • BSc Structural Engineering with Architecture
  • BSc Sustainability: Environmental Science and Engineering
  • BSc Sustainability: Social Sciences, Policy and Law

More Information

Only students can apply for this course.
University Information
  • Total Courses 2 Courses
  • Location United Kingdom
  • Full Address University College Dublin, Stillorgan Road, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • QS 2020 Ranking 185
  • ARWU 2019 Ranking 151
  • THE 2020 Ranking 201