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Mary Immaculate College welcomes over 500 international students every year from all over the world. For important information on academic entry requirements, visa requirements, scholarships and more that is specific to your home country, see the 'Countries A-Z' tab to the right.

English Language Requirements

If applicants come from a non-English speaking country, they are required to meet the minimum English language requirements to study at MIC (see outline below). 

Matriculation Examinations: From European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved 
Irish Leaving Certificate English: Ordinary Level Grade D or above
TOEFL: 580 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based)
IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Note: Some programmes have a higher IELTS requirement. Only Academic IELTS accepted (General IELTS will not be accepted). 

ETAPP (English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes): Grade C1
GCE ‘O’ Level English Language/ GCSE English Language: Grade C or above
University of Cambridge ESOL: Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade B
GCE Examination Boards: Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations - Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate - School Certificate Pass 1-6 

University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council - School Certificate Pass 1-6

PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: A minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59)

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements above, there are a range of short-term English language programmes offered at MIC.

Contact
International Office
+353 61 204988

Countries A-Z

With every level of programme, you are advised to contact the MIC International Office before applying on: International@mic.ul.ie or +353 61 204988 /+353 61 774790.

If your country is not listed below and/or you have any queries about studying at MIC, please contact the International Office directly (see contact details above).

Not all MIC programmes are open for applications from non-EU countries and programmes may have specific academic requirements.

See what programmes are available to international students by clicking here.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Foundation route required. Further information here. Entry to Foundation Programme requires “Título de Bachiller” with a grade of 8/10.0 or above.
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Título/Grado de Licenciado/a) from a recognised university with good grades (CGPA of 7/10 (3.00)/4.00 or above) in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • An equivalent qualification to the Irish Leaving Certificate or A levels (UK system).
  • High grades in the Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate), including English, another language and mathematics, and one further academic year in a recognised third-level institution.
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • High grades in a four-year degree programme in a relevant discipline at a recognised third-level institution.
  • Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Visa Requirements

You need a student visa to study in Ireland and are advised to contact the Embassy of Ireland in Riyadh at the following address:

Embassy of Ireland
P.O. Box 94349
Riyadh 11693
Saudi Arabia

Website: www.embassyofireland.org.sa

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to take a Foundation Programme. Further information here.
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements for Postgraduate Study: 4-6 Year Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised university with a CGPA of 7/10 or above.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Visa Requirements

You do not require a visa to study in Ireland. However, you will be required to register with the Immigration Officer in Limerick within one month of arrival in Ireland. Full details on how to register will be given to you during orientation.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • High grades in at least five acceptable subjects at university preparatory level (grade 12), including English, mathematics and another language, and a high school graduation diploma.
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • High grades in a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline at a recognised third-level institution.
  • Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Visa Requirements

You do not require a visa to study in Ireland. However, you will be required to register with the Immigration Officer in Limerick within one month of arrival in Ireland. Full details on how to register will be given to you during orientation.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • An equivalent qualification to the Irish Leaving Certificate or A levels (UK system).
  • Students are required to hold a Senior High School Diploma including English, Mathematics and another language with an average grade of 80% or above.
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • High grades in a four-year degree programme in a relevant discipline at a recognised competitive university.
  • Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.
  • We do not accept three-year degrees.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Visa Requirements

Chinese applicants require a student visa to study in Ireland and are advised to contact the Embassy of Ireland in Beijing at the following address:

Embassy of Ireland, Visa Office
Ta Yuan Diplomatic Office Building 2-11-1
14 Liang Ma He Nan Lu
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100600
People's Republic of China
Email: irishvisabeijing@dfanet.ie
Website: www.embassyofireland.cn

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Please contact International@mic.ul.ie for undergraduate entry requirements.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • 4-6 Year Título de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) in a relevant discipline from a recognised university with a CGPA of 8/10 or above, 80% average from all years of study.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate students must undertake a Foundation Programme or have a minimum of a 1 Year Bachelor Degree study from a recognised university with average grades of 75% or higher.
  • Students are also required to present the National Unified Examination with an average grade of 70% or above in Ability Test.
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree/Specialist Diploma from a recognised university with an average grade of 80% or above in the final three years of study.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to hold Ghana GCE A levels with good grades.
  • Final exams should include English language, Mathematics and one other language. 
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with a 2h2 award or above. 
  • Certain courses may require an interview and/or work experience.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Please contact International@mic.ul.ie for undergraduate entry requirements.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with a 2:2 or 2:1 level award depending on the programme required.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Standard XII examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Metro State Boards or Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), with first-division/class standing and a minimum average grade of 70%.  

  • A language other than English and Mathematics must be taken as a subject up to Grade X.
  • Where there is a specific subject requirement for a specific programme (e.g. Math, Physics, French, etc.), a minimum grade of 70% in that subject at Grade XII is required. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • A four-year or three-year honours degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised university. First-division results are required with a minimum overall grade of 60%*.
  • Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.
  • Indian students must provide full transcripts/full marks sheets of each academic year. A consolidated marks sheet is not sufficient as a standalone.  
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Visa Requirements

You require a student visa to study in Ireland and are advised to contact the Embassy of Ireland in New Delhi at the following address:

Embassy of Ireland
C 17 Malcha Marg,
Chanakyapuri,
110021 New Delhi

Email: ireland@ndf.vsnl.net.in
Website: www.irelandinindia.com

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Entry via Foundation Programme

  • To get access to the Foundation Programme, you must have successfully completed SMU 3/Sikolah Menegah at grade 7.5 or above. Further information here

Direct Undergraduate Entry

  • Graduation from Vocational/Academic Islamic Secondary School or Junior Secondary School as well as completion of a recognised Foundation programme. 

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have a Bachelor Degree (Sarjana I [S1]) from a recognised university with a minimum 3.0/4 GPA.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to hold an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho) with good results (3/5 or above) plus one further year of third-level education.

or

  • Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho) with good results plus successful completion of the University of Limerick International Foundation Certificate (Science & Engineering/Business), or another approved Foundation Programme. 
  • Final exams should include English language, Mathematics and one other language. 
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • High grades in a Bachelor’s Degree (Gakushi) in a relevant discipline at a recognised university.
  • Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Visa Requirements

You do not require a visa to study in Ireland. However, you will be required to register with the Immigration Officer in Limerick within one month of arrival in Ireland. Full details on how to register will be given to you during orientation.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to hold their Certificate of General Secondary Education with an average grade of 80% or above plus one further year of third-level education or Foundation Programme (Further information here).
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with an average 'very good' grade or above.  

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Entry via Foundation Programme

  • The Attestat o srednem obrazovami (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education, grade 11) is accepted with high grades for Foundation entry (further information here). Students need an average grade of 4.60/5 or above in the last three years. Final exams should include English language, Mathematics and one other language.  
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.

Direct Undergraduate Entry

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • High grades in a four-year Specialist Diploma or Magister (completed after 1991) in a relevant discipline at a competitive university.
  • Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Visa Requirements

You require a student visa to study in Ireland and are advised to contact the Embassy of Ireland in Moscow at the following address:

Embassy of Ireland
Grokholski Pereulok 5
Moscow129010
Russia
Website: www.embassyofireland.ru

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to take a Foundation Programme. Further information here.
  • Entry to foundation programme requires an average B grade in KCSE 7 subjects which must include Maths, English and any other course specific requirements. 

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised institution in a relevant discipline with a 2h1 award.  

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with a 2:2 or 2:1 level award depending on the programme required.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Please contact International@mic.ul.ie for undergraduate entry requirements.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with a 2:2 or 2:1 level award depending on the programme required.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Direct Undergraduate Entry

  • Students are required to hold the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia - Malaysia Higher School Certificate) with good results, with a CGPA of 3.00 or above. Subjects should include English, Math and another language.
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • Students holding Diplomas or Higher Diplomas from appropriate institutions may be eligible for advanced standing. 

Or

  • Students holding the Malaysian Unified Examination Certificate (must have grades of at least 80% including English, Math and another language). 

Diploma

  • Holds of a Malaysian Diploma are eligible for entry to Year 1 of a Bachelor Degree once Diploma is in a cognate discipline with high grades. 

Advanced Diploma

  • Holds of an Advanced Diploma may be eligible for entry to Year 2 of a Bachelor Degree once Diploma is in a cognate discipline with high grades. 

 

  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • A four-year degree from a recognised university with grades (Class 2, Division ii award or higher) in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree is sought is required for entry to a Master's Degree programme.
  • Certain courses may require an interview and/or work experience. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • High grades in a Bachillerato and one further academic year at a recognised third-level institution.
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to hold a four-year Bachelor Degree (Licenciado) in a relevant discipline from a recognised university with very high grades for entry to a Master's programme.  
  • Students must have an average grade of close to 9.0/10.0 for entry to a Master's programme. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Visa Requirements

You do not require a visa to study in Ireland. However, you will be required to register with the Immigration Officer in Limerick within one month of arrival in Ireland. Full details on how to register will be given to you during orientation.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Please contact International@mic.ul.ie for undergraduate entry requirements.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with a 2:2 or 2:1 level award depending on the programme required.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to hold their Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or a West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) with good grades plus an acceptable International Foundation Year or equivalent.
  • Final exams should include English language, Mathematics and one other language. 
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to hold an Honours Bachelor Degree with high results from a recognised university in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought. 
  • Certain courses may require an interview and/or work experience.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Entry via Foundation Programme

  • For entry to the Foundation Programme (further information here). students are required to hold a General Secondary Education Certificate including English, Mathematics and another language with an average score of 80%. 

Direct Undergraduate Entry

  • Students are required to hold a General Education Diploma including English, Mathematics and another language with an average score of 80% plus completion of one further academic year in a recognised third-level university/college or a recognised Foundation Programme.

 

  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • A four-year degree from a recognised university with a minimum grade of 3.0/4.0 in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought is required for entry to a Master's Degree programme.
  • Certain courses may require an interview and/or work experience. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to hold their Intermediate/Higher Secondary Certificate with good results plus one further year of third-level education.

Or 

  • Intermediate/Higher Secondary Certificate with good results plus successful completion of the Foundation Programme.

Or

  • Intermediate/Higher Secondary Certificate with good results plus another approved Foundation Programme.

Or 

  • Bachelor Degree (Two Years, Pass) with good grades from a recognised university. 

 

  • Final exams should include English language, Mathematics and one other language. 
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to hold a Master's Degree with high results in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought.
  • Students must have completed a four-year Bachelor Degree in the relevant subject area prior to completing their two-year Master's Degree. 
  • Certain courses may require an interview and/or work experience.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • All students must undertake a Foundation programme. Further information here. 
  • General Secondary Education Certificate/Qatar Senior School Certificate with an average grade of 80% or above including English, Mathematics, Arabic Literature. 
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised university with a CGPA of 3.00/4.00 or above. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Entry via Foundation Programme

  • Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education up to and including Grade 11 with a CGPA of 3/5 or above including English, Maths and another language. 
  • IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any component. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Direct Undergraduate Entry

  • Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education up to and including Grade 11 with a CGPA of 4.75/5 or above including English, Maths and another language.
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree or Specialist Diploma from a recognised university with an average grade of 4/5 or above. 
  • Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Visa Requirements

Russian applicants require a student visa to study in Ireland and are advised to contact the Embassy of Ireland in Moscow at the following address:
Embassy of Ireland
Grokholski Pereulok 5
Moscow 129010
Website: www.embassyofireland.ru

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • All students must undertake a Foundation programme. Further information here. 
  • Entry to Foundation programme requires a CGPA of 80% or above in General Secondary Education Certificate including English, Mathematics and another language.
  • An IELTS of 5.5 is also necessary depending on the Foundation stream. 

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • 3.0 for applicants whose degrees are marked on a 4 point GPA scale. 
  • 4.0 for applicants whose degrees are marked on a 5 point GPA scale.
  • Please note, consideration will be given to applicants with 3.70 or higher on a 5 point scale but these applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Sri Lankan Certificate of Higher Education (Advanced Level), Year 13. Four subjects to be taken, including English, with a minimum average of Grade B (65-74%).
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • A four-year Bachelor Degree (Professional) or Bachelor Degree (Special or Honours) with an overall grade of B+ (80%) or GPA of 3.0. 
  • Three-year Bachelor Degrees are not accepted.
  • For applicants who completed their Bachelor Degree before 2010, entry requirements are as follows: Upper Second Honours (60%) OR grade B with 60% minimum.  
  • Certain courses may require an interview and/ or work experience.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Entry via Foundation Programme

  • Entry to Foundation programme requires requires successful completion Mathayom 6 with GPA 2.0. Further information here. 
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Transfer Applicants

  • Students coming on a 3+1+1 from Kasetsart University require a GPA of 2.50 or above for entry to the Study Abroad Programme. 
  • Entry to the Master's programme is given on a QCA of 2.75 or above in their Study Abroad programme.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • A four-year Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with high grades, minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 or above. 
  • Applicants who recieved their Bachelor Degree from one of the following universities will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact International@mic.ul.ie if you recieved your Bachelor Degree from one of the following universities: Mahidol University; Thammasat University; Kasetsart University or Chulalongkorn University. 
  • Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Visa Requirements

You require a student visa to study in Ireland and are advised to contact the Embassy of Ireland in Kuala Lumpur at the following address:

Embassy of Ireland
The Amp Walk
218 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Website: www.embassyofireland.my

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • All students must undertake a Foundation programme. Further information here. 
  • For entry, Foundation students must provide certification of their General Secondary Education Certificate Examination with an average grade of 80% or above. Subjects must include English, Maths and another language.  
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised university with a CGPA of 3.00/4.00 or above. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • High school graduation diploma with a GPA of 3.0 (or B average/80% average if not scored on a GPA scale) or above which must include English, another language and mathematics.
  • Either SAT or ACT scores of the following; SAT score of 1240/1600 including 530 or above in Math and 480 or above in Critical Reading/Writing or ACT minimum score of 25.
  • Particular programmes at MIC may require applicants to have passed Advance Placement tests or Sat II tests in specific subjects.

Honours Subject Requirements 

  • For courses that require honours Maths/English the student must present a SAT score of 600 or higher in the Maths or Critical Reading/Writing section and also an average B grade (80% or above) in the honours subject in high school (grades 9-12). 

Associate Degrees

  • An applicant candidate may be eligible to transfer to year 2 of a degree at UL if their degree is in relevant discipline and they have completed associate degree with CGPA of 3.00 or above. 
  • Please contact International@mic.ul.ie for more information.

AP Exams

  • MIC recognises AP Exam scores within its admission process. Students should submit a minimum of two AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher.

Weighted GPA

  • MIC accepts a weighted GPA in recognition of Honours/AP courses. In cases where a candidate is taking AP or Honours courses the weighted GPA can be taken into consideration for entry to degree programmes. 

Note: Old SAT exam prior to March 2016

  • For students who completed SAT exams before March 2016, scores between 1725-1800 are considered.  

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • GPA of 3.00 or higher in a four-year degree programme in a relevant discipline at a recognised third-level institution.
  • Third-level institutions rated between 1-3 on the Peterson’s Guide to U.S institution entrance difficulty are typically considered. However, applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Visa Requirements

You do not require a visa to enter Ireland however, you will be required to register with the Immigration Officer in Limerick within one month of arrival in Ireland. Full details on how to register will be given to you during orientation.

Financial Aid 

MIC has been approved by the US Department of Education to certify loans that fall under Federal Aid. More information here.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Entry via Foundation Programme

  • Further information about the Foundation Programme here. 
  • For entry, you will require upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma with an average grade of 7 or above including English, Mathematics and another language. 
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.

Direct Undergraduate Entry

  • For direct entry, applicants are required to complete a minimum of 1-2 years of a Bachelor Degree programme (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Đại Học) from a recognised university with good grades or a recognised Foundation programme. 
  • Alongside this requirement students must also hold the Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma with an average grade of 7 or above including English, Mathematics and another language.
  • Particular programmes may require specific subjects.
  • Alternatively, students who graduate from a Vietnamese Gifted High School can get direct entry to Bachelor Degrees. They must hold a high school transcript from one of the below schools and have a score of 8.5 or above. For high points programs (475 or above) students must attain a score of 9.0 or above for direct entry. 
  1. Hanoi
  2. Chu Van An High School
  3. Foreign Languages Specialised School, VNU      Hanoi
  4. Hanoi Amsterdam High School
  5. Kim Lien High School
  6. Nguyen Hue High School for the Gifted
  7. HUS High School for Gifted Students, Hanoi      University of Science
  8. Ho Chi Minh City
  9. High School for Gifted Students under the VNU,      HCMC
  10. Le Hong Phong High School for Gifted Students
  11. Nguyen Thuong Hien High School
  12. Tran Dai Nghia High School
  13. Da Nang
  14. Le Qui Don High School for the Gifted
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with average grades of 7.0 or higher is required for entry to a Master Degree.
  • English language requirements also apply.

Postgraduate (Research) Entry Requirements

  • See 'How to Apply' Information. 
  • English language requirements also apply.

Some programmes may have a higher entry requirement and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place.

Visa Requirements

You require a student visa to study in Ireland and are advised to contact the Embassy of Ireland in Hanoi at the following address:

Embassy of Ireland
2nd Floor, Sentinel Place,
41A Ly To,
Hoan Kiem District,
Hanoi, Vietnam
Telephone: + 84 4 3974 3291
Fax: + 84 4 3974 3295
Website: www.embassyofireland.vn

Contact
International Office
+353 61 204988
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