How To Apply?

You complete an application form on the Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development online application page and click on the relevent link. 

When filling out the application form, provide your contact details, and outline your educational background, any previous courses undertaken and any additional information that may be required to assess your suitability for the programme for which you are applying.

You will also be required to upload a copy of your birth certificate, passport or driving licence. In addition, an application fee (non-refundable), which is around €30, may be paid through the online application system. Any other relevant documentation required as part of the application process should also be uploaded to your online application. Once you register for a course you can upload a passport-sized photo in order to receive your student card.

You must submit your application via the web link provided on or before the stated closing date.


Springboard Applications

Certain courses on offer may be approved for funding under the HEA Springboard initiative.  If you are eligible for Springboard funding you need to apply directly to Approved courses in 2013/14 - please see the list below:


What is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for each programme varies. Closing dates for applications are typically in mid to late June. Check the closing date specified on the programme brochure and make sure that you adhere to this deadline.


What happens to my application form after I apply?

Applications received by the Admissions Office are acknowledged by return of email. Applications are processed by the Admissions Office and forwarded to the various college offices for assessment in accordance with selection criteria.

Successful applicants are informed via email by the University. To accept your place, you will be required to return a deposit within the specified timeframe – the deposit is offset against the full fee payment. The process of assessing applications and offering places may take between four and six weeks. Additional registration details and communication from the relevant department will be issued to all applicants approximately two weeks before the programme commences, informing you of the registration date and lecture times for the programme.