Ireland University Application Deadlines

Ireland University Deadlines


Ireland University Application Deadlines

Key dates for university entry in Ireland

Before beginning your application, it is important to familiarise yourself with key Central Applications Office (CAO) deadlines.

The CAO application process typically opens in November each year for entry the following autumn session, and the general deadline for submitting applications through the CAO is usually in February.

Major institutions in Ireland, such as Trinity College Dublin and the University of Limerick, have their own application processes separate from the CAO. These institutions typically have earlier deadlines compared to the CAO process. For example, the deadline for undergraduate applications to Trinity College Dublin is usually in January. So, you must check the individual websites of non-CAO institutions for their specific application deadlines.

Important Application Deadlines

Key dates in the CAO application cycle include:

Applicants outside the EU need not submit their university applications through the CAO. International students should contact their preferred Irish university’s admissions office directly or check the relevant website for more information.

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Application deadlines vary for different courses and universities. If you are unsure which deadlines to meet, a free consultation with SI-Ireland’s education consultants can help answer your questions.

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