If English is not your first language, you will have to be able to read and write English to a certain level in order to apply to TU Dublin.
Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The following English language proficiency tests and results are acceptable for most programmes at undergraduate level. The certificate of your English language standard must have been issued within 2 years of the expected start of your course.
Requirements for postgraduate courses are higher and can be found on individual course pages.
We are now accepting the following tests for January & September 2023 programmes:
IELTS Indicator Test: The minimum score is 6.0 with no less than 6 in each component, unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that some programmes require a higher score. Details can be found on individual programme pages for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: The minimum score is 80, unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that some programmes require a higher score.
Duolingo English Test: The minimum score is 120 and a score of at least 110 in each subscore, unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that some programmes require a higher score.
LanguageCert ESOL Test: The minimum score is B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in each skill taken with no more than 3 months between components, unless stated otherwise. Please be aware that some programmes may require a higher score.
In addition, applicants must meet the other TU Dublin specific requirements for the particular programme(s) applied for, (Maths, Science etc.). See individual programmes of study for detailed entry requirements.
Minimum Level Required (Some programmes may require a higher score)
|ETAPP||C1 (or higher)|
|GCE O Level English||Grade C|
|GCSE English||Grade C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0 with no less than 6 in each component|
|Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level||OD3 or O6/H7|
|NEAB Test English||Pass|
|Norwegian Vitnemal||Grade Average 4|
|Pearson PTE Academic||65|
|TOEFL Computer Based Test
(Our Code is C832)
|TOEFL Paper Based Test
(Our Code is C832)
|TOEFL Internet Based Test||80 with no less than 21 in writing and at least 18 in every other section|
|Duolingo||Minimum 120 overall with minimum 110 in each component|
|UG Trinity ISE||Trinity ISE III (C1) with at least merit in each skill category|
|PG Trinity ISE||Trinity ISE IV (C2) with at least merit in each skill category|
|International Baccalaureate||English A1, A2 or B: 5 at Higher Level (4 at Standard Level if presenting IB through English)|
|OIB||Option International (OIB): 11 in English language and literature (where the co-efficient is greater than 5). Where the co-efficient is less than 5, a minimum result of 13 is requiredBritish version of the OIB: C1 or C2 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)|
Cambridge English Language Examinations
|180+ on cambridge English scale with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English ie
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C (CEFR Level C1 or C2)Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE): Grade A (CEFR Level C1)
LanguageCert International ESOL Test
|B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in each skill taken with no more than 3 months between components.|