Recognised School Leaving Qualification(s)

  • Diplomă de Bacalaureat

Eligibility Requirements

Subject pass mark for University purposes:

5 (on a scale of 1-10 where 10 is best)

Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation:

The minimum eligibility criteria follow. Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses.

Level 8 2 H5 required

Total of 5 passes in distinct recognised subjects including with 2 @ 8 and a minimum average of 6 in the Bacalaureat. If only 3 subjects are examined in the Bacalaureat, matriculation requirements may be met with subjects in the school report.    

Competence in English Language:

The minimum acceptable level of English is 90% in the Bacalaureat or C1 or C2 in English proficiency as part of Bacalaureat or equivalent. Note applicants whose school-leaving examinations are more than two years old should present additional proof of English.

Specific Subject Requirements:

To compare the subject requirements in terms of Irish Leaving Certificate as specified on the UCC website, use the following table (subjects must be examined or final year of school):

                                                            Subject Grade Comparison:  exam or final year

                                                     NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

 Irish Leaving Cert   Bacalaureat except Maths    Maths3 Irish Leaving Cert Bacalaureat except Maths Maths2
H1 10 10 O1 8 7
H2 9 9 O2 7 6
H3 9 8 O3 7 6
H4 8 7 O4 6 6
H5 8 7 O5 5 5
H6 7 6 O6 5 5
H7 5 5      



Applicants must present a school report showing grades attained in each subject

3As defined for bonus points below


Agreed Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA

Points Comparison

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points:

Points Equivalence Table

Overall weighted average

Indicative Points Score












Bonus Points for Maths in 2021

Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for the subject "M_mate-info -> M_mathematics & computer science" (M1 mathematics pre-2013) with grade 6 or better if it is included in the overall award used for points calculation. 

 Single Sitting: All subjects are examined at the same time and points are calculated based on a single sitting


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