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Mature applications for the 2022/2023 academic year will open on 5 November 2021.

If you are an EU applicant and are over 23 years of age on 1 January in the year of application, you may apply to be considered for a mature student place. All full-time undergraduate degree programmes are open to mature applicants. Mature applicants are not required to meet either the minimum academic (matriculation) requirements or the competitive academic entry level (Leaving Certificate points).

Mature applicants must make a Central Applications Office (CAO) application by 1 February 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

A supplementary application form is NOT required.

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Download the Mature Student Guidelines 2021 (pdf, 4 MB)


Applicants may be short-listed for interview on the basis of information supplied on their CAO application. The interviews take place each year between mid-March and late May. Applicants shortlisted for interview are required to attend to proceed with their application.