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International Baccalaureate

If you have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, you can apply for all courses in TU Dublin.

Note: The following details are for guideline purposes only. The scoring of the International Baccalaureate is still under review for the academic session 2017/2018.

Pass Mark: 4 at standard level where OD3 is required. Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses.

Level 8     

3 Honours Requirement

Overall IB Score of 24 which must include 3
Subjects at Grade 5 at Higher Level and 3 
Subjects at Grade 4 at Standard Level      

2 Honours Requirement

Overall IB Score of 24 and Award of Diploma

Level 7/6 Overall IB Score of 24 and Award of Diploma


Sample Subject Grades:


4 at Standard Level


4 at Higher Level, 6 at Standard Level


5 at Higher Level


5 at Higher Level


6 at Higher Level

H2 6 at Higher Level

For Mathematics requirements, Mathematical Studies is NOT acceptable (although it can be used as a subject to meet general matriculation requirements of passes in 6 subjects). Where Mathematical Studies is presented, a Leaving Certificate grade or GCSE may be used to meet specific mathematics requirements for entry (but not as a 6th matric subject).

Guideline Indicative Equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate Points
As a guideline it is anticipated that points will be awarded as follows based on the overall IB score assuming sufficient recognised subjects are presented:













24 320

IB points ÷ 45 × 600 (N.B. only results taken at a single sitting will be included for scoring).

Bonus Points for Maths in 2017 (International Baccalaureate)
25 additional points will be awarded for a grade 4 or better on higher level Mathematics ONLY. The bonus points will only be relevant where that subject is scored as one of the applicant’s best four subjects for points purposes.

Recognised School-Leaving Qualification(s) Level 6/7 only
The following qualifications may be recognised for admission to Level 6/7 courses in related areas only. They will be scored to a maximum of 400 points:

  • ŠInternational Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate 

Guideline document for 2017 entry. The matriculation and English language requirements are the minimum and will be higher for certain courses and in certain institutions. Applicants must also refer to HEI websites for details of specific subject requirements and previous points requirements.