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Engineering and Sciences, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
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Why study the International Foundation Year?

  • Discover more about the subject you love whilst preparing for your undergraduate degree with the Engineering and Sciences programme of the University College Dublin.
  • Benefit from teachers who are experts in teaching international students.
  • Develop your English language abilities both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Meet friends from all over the world and help each other settle in to Irish life.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • Academic English Skills
  • Project Study
  • Pure Maths 
  • Chemistry 
  • Computer Skills
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • Environment Science
  • Physics 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
  • English language: IELTS 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing) or equivalent
  • Age: At least 17 years old at the start of the course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18520 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18520 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18520 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18520 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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