Further Education in Ireland
Timetable for applications
(Irish and other EU Applicants)
1.Closing Date for receipt of applications: 1st February 2001,
Application fee: £20 (Paper Application) £19 (Online Application)
2. Acknowledgement of Applications: Issued by 1st March.
3. Statement of Application Record: Issued by 31st May. If this statement
has not arrived by 15th June 2001, write to CAO immediately
4. Late Application Closing Date : 1st May 2001, Application fee £36
NOTE: In certain cases, as in Restricted Application Courses,
application must be made before 1st February 1999
5. Latest Date for receipt of Change of Mind Forms: 1st July 2001.
TOWER HOUSE, EGLINTON STREET, GALWAY.
Hours of Business:
09:30 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:15
Monday through Friday
Application literature (Handbook + Application Form) may be obtained
from this address.
(Closing date 1st May 2001)
Late Applications are those which are received after 1st February 2001
in the cases of EU Applicants - or after 15th December 2000 in the cases
of Non-EU Applicants.
Late Applications will be accepted up to 5:15 p.m. on the 1st May 2001,
subject to the exceptions and restrictions mentioned in the handbook.
Late Applications must be accompanied by a fee of £36 (EU applications)
or by a fee of £54 (Non-EU applications)
Change of Mind in respect of course choices
(Closing date 1st July 2001)
During May and June, applicants may change the
order of their course choices or introduce new courses, subject to
the restrictions outlined on Page 2 & 3 of the Handbook, by submitting
a Change of Mind Form.
Subject to the exceptions and restrictions mentioned in the handbook,
course choices may be changed as often as desired up to 5:15 pm on the
1st July 2001.
In addition, individual admitting institutions may impose restrictions
on Change of Mind by certain categories of applicant. These are generally
the same as for Late applications.
Decisions on applications:
Decisions on applications are normally taken in August and September
following receipt of the results of the annual school-leaving examinations.
In general applicants should not expect to have decisions before August.
Offer and acceptance of places
Issue of the main body of offers (First Round) takes place as soon
as possible after the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination results become
available and normally occurs during the second half of August.
An applicant who is being admitted will be sent a formal offer of a
place together with the necessary instructions as to how to proceed. Applicants
must comply in full with all instructions set out in the offer notice.
The offer will lapse unless accepted within the specified period and
unless(where required) a deposit or instalment of fees is paid. A second
round of offers will be issued, usually in late August/early September,
to fill any remaining vacancies.
Thereafter, offers will be issued as necessary until the end of October
to fill any vacancies which may arise.
Each applicant will be offered a place in the highest of her course
preferences to which she is entitled (if any).
It may be possible to defer entry to a course for one year.
Applicants should enquire well in advance from the admissions office
of the appropriate institution.