You apply for almost all full-time undergraduate courses through the Central Applications Office (CAO). The CAO provides a handbook that lists all the courses on offer and gives information on how to apply. The closing date for 2015 applications from Irish and other European Union nationals is 5.15 pm on 1 February 2015. Late applications are allowed up to 5.15 pm on 1 May 2015.
Decisions on offers of places are normally made in August and September, after the results of the Leaving Certificate have come out.
Application deadlines and fees for 2015
|Online discounted rate||€ 25||20 Jan 2015 (5:15pm)|
|Normal application (online or paper)||€ 40||1 Feb 2015 (5:15 pm)|
|Late online application||€ 50||1 May 2015 (5:15 pm)|
|Late paper application||€ 80||1 May 2015 (5:15 pm)|
|Change of Mind (opens from 5 May 2015)||Nil||1 July 2015 (5:15 pm)|
You can amend your course choices free until 30 January (the day before the normal application deadline). From 5 February 2015 you can pay €10 to amend your course choices online.
All fees are non-refundable. People who are applying for the HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) and DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) schemes should indicated this on their online application forms by 1 March 2015.