Important message for applicants who were to attend entrance tests at the University which will now not take place, given current circumstances with Covid-19: 

The University will be using the e-mail address you registered with the CAO for most communication in relation to your application. Please check your e-mail regularly for updates from the University, including your spam folder. In some cases, there may be deadlines for the return of submissions from you, which may form an important component in the assessment of your application. 

If you change your e-mail you should advise and the relevant academic department that is considering your application

Mature applicant entrance tests re-scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, 2020 will not take place in light of recent Government decisions. In lieu of the tests, each degree programme will administer alternative arrangements and relevant department(s) will be in contact with you in the coming days and weeks regarding this. The selection process arrangements will vary from degree programme to degree programme and will be undertaken remotely due to current circumstances nationally, and globally.


Mature applications for the following degrees are now closed:


  • Restricted course MH103 Music
  • Restricted courses MH116/MH802 Community & Youth Work
  • MH001 & MH002 Education – Primary Teaching
  • Test Courses (see below for list)


All other courses, other than those listed below which require an entrance test, are open for mature applications.
Please apply through the CAO when it re-opens at 12 noon on the 5th March.
Please note that the closing date for late applications is the 1st May at 5.15pm.