Language exemptions for 6th years

If you are a student who does not study Irish and/or a third language it is important that you ensure you have the required matriculation exemptions from the NUI and/or TCD or other colleges.    This means that if you are applying to a NUI college such as UCD, RCSI and others you must apply for an exemption from the language requirement.  This exemption is not the same as any Department of Education exemption.  If there is a language requirement for matriculation and you do not meet this requirement you will  not be offered a place unless you have received an additional language exemption.  Where a language is a subject requirement for a particular course then a student must achieve the required grade regardless of exemptions.

More information is available at and on the TCD website.

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UCD Ad Astra Academic Scholarship


Opening Date:

Applications are accepted from 1st February 2019.

Closing Date:

Students must complete the UCD Ad Astra Academy Academic Scholarship application form online no later than 19th August 2019.

Interview Dates:

Interviews will take place after the release of CAO offers and students must be able to attend on the date selected.


Only students who are shortlisted for interview are notified.

All students who are interviewed will be notified of their outcome before term time commences.

How to apply

Scholarships for school leavers entering UCD in September 2019 will be awarded based on the academic criteria, an online application and an interview.

Stage 1 – Application:

Students must complete the UCD Ad Astra Academy Academic Scholarship application form online no later than 19th August 2019.

The application consists of a personal statement guided by three questions, and a statement of achievement in which applicants are asked to describe their most outstanding extra-curricular achievement(s) to date.

Supporting Documentation is requested for achievements outlined and could include certificates, evidence of official recognition, or letters from coaches, teachers or organisations.

Click here to apply


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UCD Summer School final places

UCD Summer School is taking place from 4th to 7th June 2019. Our Engineering & Psychology Summer Schools are full, but limited places remain in all others. 

› UCD Summer School: 4th – 7th June 2019

The UCD Summer School is aimed at students entering their final year of secondary school in September 2019.

Details of the participating courses are available at

Students wishing to attend any of our Summer School courses  must apply online.

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University of Ulster talk

University of Ulster lunchtime talk today Tuesday April 30th 13.15 in 2.04.


Including Overview of UCAS: application process, fees and funding.

Any 5th year thinking of applying to UCAS to study in the UK should attend this talk.

6th years also welcome to attend for funding information.

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UCD Social Science Webinar

UCD Social Sciences is inviting prospective students to a BSc Social Sciences Webinar.

Register Here

› Date & Time: 10 April 2019 @ 6pm

This webinar is a great opportunity to find out more about the different Social Sciences subjects that can be studied within the four year undergraduate BSc Social Sciences degree programme in UCD.

The 45 minute session will include:

1. Programme Overview from the Associate Dean of Social Sciences

2. Hear from a panel of 1st year students from the following subjects who will share their experience of studying Social Sciences in UCD: 

  • – Geography
  • – Economics
  • – Politics and International Relations
  • – Information and Communication Studies
  • – Sociology
  • – Social Justice
  • – Philosophy

3. Question and Answer session

The webinar will give you an opportunity to ask questions, engage with our Associate Dean of Social Sciences and meet like-minded students who were once in your position.

Please Note: A link to the Webinar Session will be sent to you via email prior to the event.


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CAO Open Days at TU Dublin

Student life in TU Dublin combines academic theory with practice, and the fun of societies and sport with volunteering and student representation.  With campuses in Dublin City, Blanchardstown and Tallaght and a range of programmes in the arts and sciences, engineering and technology, business and media, the choice is yours.

To help you make the choice that’s right for you, TU Dublin will host Open Days in Blanchardstown, Aungier Street, Bolton Street, Kevin Street and Cathal Brugha Street during April. We would like to invite you – and your friends and your parents – to come along to any of these events, to find out more about TU Dublin, meet our lecturers and our students, and get a taste of campus life.

For more information about our open days click here.



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DARE deadline – 1 April before 17.15

By 1 April 2019  applicants must return the completed, signed AND stamped

  1. Educational Impact Statement (Section B)
  2. Evidence of Disability (Section C) or other evidence of Disability to the

CAO, Tower House, Eglington Street, Galway by 17.15.. Make sure your documents are clear and can be easily read.  Put your name and CAO number on all documents.  Faxed/emailed documents are not accepted.

Please check for further details regarding requirements.


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