A GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is considered competitive, with the exception of Trinity College Dublin, which requires a GPA of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.
The admissions committees will take into consideration the degree of difficulty involved in the undergraduate degree or high school curriculum, the competitiveness of the school, the course load carried by the student, how the student performed academically, etc.
Canadian students may find the OMSAS conversion table useful in calculating their GPA.
University College Cork and Queen’s University Belfast conduct online interviews as part of their selection process. Interviews are not required for those applying to Trinity College Dublin.
Up to 30 North American students are admitted annually.
Five-year programs are offered at University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Queens University Belfast.
Successful completion of the dentistry degree courses leads to a Bachelor in Dental Science (B.Dent.Sc.) at Trinity College Dublin and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) at University College Cork. Trinity College Dublin awards a Bachelor in Arts (B.A.) in addition to the B.Dent.Sc., at the end of the five years. Queen’s University awards the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).
The following is a guideline for Annual Tuition Fees for the 2023/24 academic year.
The above fees should be treated as a guideline only and are not official. Tuition fees are subject to annual review.
Yes. Students will be required to purchase books at an approximate cost of €300 (£250 UK Pounds if attending Queens University) per year. At the beginning of the clinical years students attending Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork are required to purchase a set of dental instruments. The estimated cost of instruments for Trinity College Dublin is €3,000 and University College Cork is €4,000.
Under the terms of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), any student who is enrolled in an accredited program at the time of the MRA being terminated, and proceeds to successfully complete said program, shall be considered to have graduated from an accredited program and shall subsequently benefit from the provisions of the MRA.
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