DCU UG Prospectus 2024

176 − Have taken school-leaving examinations of a standard that is equivalent to the Irish LeavingCertificate − Satisfy the general entry requirements, outlined on page 174, plus course specific entry requirements, please visit dcu.ie/courses − Satisfy the English language requirement, as outlined at dcu.ie/registry/language-requirements For more information on international assessments, please visit, dcu.ie/registry/international-admissions Information for Non-EUapplications: − Applications for 2023/2024 are accepted on an ongoing basis fromOctober 2023 to 1 July 2024 − All non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, particularly if they are nationals of a non-EU state where a study visa is required. Places are limited, particularly in themore popular courses, so an early application is advised to avoid disappointment − All non-EUhigh-achieving applications will automatically be considered forMerit Scholarships worth up to €2000 for entry in 2023/24 − Non-EUapplicants who require a visa to study in Ireland should be aware of Ireland’s immigration regulations. Youwill be required to accept an offer in a timely manner in order to complete any immigration requirements associatedwith studying at DCU. For more information, please visit irishimmigration.ie English Language Requirements All non-native speakers of EnglishMUST provide evidence of competence in the English Language. For further information, please visit dcu.ie/registry/english-non-native-speakers UniversityAccess Routes Higher EducationAccess Route (HEAR) TheHEAR admissions route offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicantsmust be under 23 years of age and a resident of the Republic of Ireland. Applicants whomeet the eligibility criteria can compete for a quota of places allocated to applicants on a reduced points basis. Students who receive aHEAR offer must attendan orientation programme before the first semester begins. More information onHEAR is available fromyour school Guidance Counsellor or theDCUAccess Office. For more information, please visit accesscollege.ie or cao.ie or dcu.ie/access EU/EEAApplicants DCUassesses the content and knowledge levels attained fromall other national and international school leaving examinations. Applicants should note that not all school leaving examinations are of a standard sufficient for admission toDCU. For more information, EU/EFTAapplicants (other than Leaving Certificate), please see student resources page at cao.ie 1. Applicants are assessed based on their performance in their school leaving examinations. 2. Applicants who satisfy theminimumentry requirements are ranked for admission in order of merit, based on their results in their school leaving examinations. 3. This ranking/scoringwill be based on one sitting of school leaving examinations. 4. The regulations regarding general entry requirements and specific course requirementsmay be satisfied by results obtained frommore than one sitting. 5. All those presenting EU/EEAqualificationsmust apply through the CAOby 1 February For more information, please visit dcu.ie/registry/ug-admission s International /Non-EUSchool LeavingApplicants DCU is committed to international education and our considerable expertisewill helpmake the application process and overall undergraduate experiencemore enjoyable for you. DCUprovides a tailored orientation period that all students are advised to attend before beginning their studies. Youwill be providedwith detailed information about this orientation programme before arriving at DCU. Applying for aDegree at DCU Applicants who apply for admission to full-time undergraduate study and are presentingwithNon-EUqualification should contact the International Assessment Teamdirectly. For more information, please visit dcu.ie/registry/international-admissions EUapplicants, mature applicants, or applicants applying to courses such as Nursingmay be required to submit the application through the Central Applications Office (CAO) system. For more information, please visit cao.ie Applications are primarily assessed based on their second level examinations. Candidates are expected to: