Discover our wide range of courses.

National College of Ireland (NCI) is proud of its international reputation. With a thriving international community of students, NCI is the perfect location, environment and college to discover your future

NCI regularly attends education fairs and exhibitions, arranges interviews, gives presentations and hosts campus tours. For details of our upcoming international activity, visit our calendar section.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Courses


Qualification Leads to entry into
 High School Diploma (Grade 12)  Foundation (please contact us for Foundation year options)
A recognised International Foundation course from an Irish/UK institution or a Philippine institution following a validated Irish/UK syllabus. Entry requirements vary but we normally ask for between 60% and 65%  Year 1 of Bachelor degrees
 2 year Diploma  Year 1 of Bachelor degrees
A Bachelor Degree from the Philippines with a result equivalent to a minimum Second Class Honours Grade 2

Year 2 of Business Bachelor degrees

Year 3 of Computing Bachelor degrees (if subjects closely match)


Entry onto Postgraduate courses

If you are applying for a Masters (e.g. MA, MSc) course at NCI, you will be required to meet the English Language Requirements and will typically have one of the following qualifications:

Holders of a 4 year Bachelor degree from an NCI Approved University (please contact us for this list)
Minimum grading – please see below for equivalents to 2.2. 

Holders of a Masters degree from the Phillippines. Minimum grading – please see below for equivalents to 2.2. 

Grade point

Grade point


Alternative name

Alternative name

English translation or equivalent





Summa cum laude





Very good

Magna cum laude






Cum laude


Representatives in your country

Our representatives in your country

Local Partner Cities Contact
IDP Manila
Intake Education
Global Study Partners N/A