HEAR

Maynooth University


Maynooth University is a dynamic and innovative university with 11,000 Irish and international students. Situated 25km west of Dublin, it is located in Ireland’s only university town, Maynooth. It offers a student-friendly environment providing world-class teaching and research facilities and courses, while still retaining a uniquely friendly and personal atmosphere.

 

Minimum entry requirements

Maynooth University Entry Requirements 2017

If you are eligible for HEAR, you must meet the following criteria to be offered a place at Maynooth University:

  • You must meet the minimum entry and subject requirements for the course you have chosen. As entry and subject requirements may be different for each course, you should check details on www.maynoothuniveristy.ie for the requirements of each preference listed on your CAO form.
  • You must attain a minimum of 300 points in your Leaving Certificate.

Maynooth University Restricted Courses

  • MH103 Music
  • MH116 Community and Youth Work (Full-Time)
  • MH117 Community and Youth Work (Part-time, In-Service)
  • MH801 Early Childhood Education (Part-time)

How DARE offers are made

Information on the method of selecting eligible HEAR students for the reduced points places is available at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/tackling-educational-disadvantage-hear/hear
Information on the number of reduced points places per course available in Maynooth is available at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/sites/default/files/assets/document/MU%20DARE%20HEAR%20Reduced%20Points%20Places%20Available%2020160415_0.pdf

 

For information on HEAR at Maynooth: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/supporting-students-disabilities/dare

 

Contact details of the DARE advisor

Ask for: Catherine Doherty, Access Office Senior Executive Assistant


T: 01 708 6025
E: hear@nuim.ie
W: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/access-office

 

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Mary Immaculate College, Limerick


Mary Immaculate College was founded in 1898 and is a university-level College of Education and the Liberal Arts, academically linked with the University of Limerick. The College now has a student population of 3200, enrolled in undergraduate programmes for B.Ed. and BA degrees, and in a range of postgraduate programmes at Diploma, MA and Ph.D. level.

One of the main characteristics of Mary Immaculate College is the emphasis it places on providing a relaxed and harmonious environment in which to study. The College actively encourages and cultivates an informal atmosphere, friendly rapport between students and staff, concern for the individual student and a warm welcome for new students from Ireland and abroad.

 

Minimum entry requirements

Mary Immaculate College Entry Requirements 2016

For information on minimum entry requirements log on to the Admissions section of the Mary Immaculate College website.

 

How DARE offers are made

Information on the method of selecting eligible HEAR students for the reduced points places is available at: http://www.mic.ul.ie/adminservices/studentservices/Pages/hear.aspx

Information on the number of reduced points places per course available in MIC is available at: http://www.mic.ul.ie/adminservices/studentservices/Documents/2016%20MIC%20DARE%20-%20HEAR%20PLACES.pdf

 

For information on HEAR at MIC: http://www.mic.ul.ie/adminservices/studentservices/Pages/dare.aspx

 

Contact details of the DARE advisor

Ask for: Maura Moore, Access & Disability Officer

 

T: 061 204927
E: hear@mic.ul.ie
W: http://www.mic.ul.ie/adminservices/studentservices/Pages/aanddservice.aspx

 

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Marino Institute of Education


The Marino Institute of Education offers several courses in Education including Primary Teaching (Bachelor in Education and Professional Masters in Education), Education Studies (Bachelor in Science), Early Childhood Education (Bachelor in Science) and Further Education (Professional Diploma in Education). Blending old and new, the campus offers a unique and peaceful setting for the pursuit of third-level studies.

 

Minimum entry requirements

Marino Institute Entry Requirements 2017

For more information on minimum entry requirements log on to the Admissions section of the Marino Institute website.

https://www.mie.ie/en/Study_with_us/How_to_Apply/

 

How DARE offers are made

Information on the method of selecting eligible HEAR students for the reduced points places is available at: https://www.mie.ie/en/Study_with_us/Access_Programme/

Information on the number of reduced points places per course available in Marino Institute is available at: https://www.mie.ie/en/Study_with_us/Access_Programme/

 

For information on HEAR at Marino Institute: https://www.mie.ie/en/Study_with_us/Access_Programme/

 

Contact details of the DARE advisor

Ask for: Eimear Breathnach

 

T: (01) 805 7742
E: hear@mie.ie
W: https://www.mie.ie/en/Study_with_us/Access_Programme/

 

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IT Sligo

IT Sligo is located on a 72-acre campus in Sligo.  Quality courses, experienced lecturers, a modern campus and vibrant social and sporting scenes are the hallmarks of the student experience here.

IT Sligo offer a wide range of courses in the areas of Science, Engineering, Business and Social Sciences, and is continually enhancing courses to ensure that they equip out students for the challenges and opportunities of the modern workplace.

 

Minimum entry requirements

IT Sligo Entry Requirements 2017

If you apply to IT Sligo you must achieve the minimum entry requirements for each course.

Requirements for Higher Certificate / L6

  • Five grade O6/H7 to include Mathematics and English or Irish

Requirements for Ordinary Degree / L7

  • As above, and in addition we require a minimum of 140 points for entry to all level 7 courses

Requirements for Honours Degree / L8

  • Four grade O6/H7 and two grade H5.  Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish.

We require a minimum of 140 points for all Level 8 programmes.

For most courses at IT Sligo we accept an H7 in Higher Level Mathematics, or a O6 in Ordinary Level Mathematics or an F2 or above in Foundation Mathematics as meeting the requirements.

Foundation Mathematics is not accepted for entry into some Engineering courses.

Civil Engineering requires Higher Level (H5) Mathematics for entry.

 

How DARE offers are made

Information on the method of selecting eligible DARE students for the reduced points places is available at: https://itsligo.ie/wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=2011/01/Disability-with-DARE-info.pdf

Information on the number of reduced points places per course available in CIT is available at:

NOTE
Some programmes may also have specific entry requirements and these will be detailed under each programme entry.

 

Contact details of the DARE advisor

Ask for: Linda McGloin


T: 071 9137355
E: dare@itsligo.ie

 

 

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Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin Institute of Technology has proven itself to be one of the most popular institutions of higher education in the country. DIT has excellent student support facilities, an ethos that encourages active learning and dynamic course content, and its tradition of academic excellence alongside professional relevance. DIT boasts city centre locations that provide students with easy access to Dublin’s wealth of amenities.

 

Minimum entry requirement

DIT Entry Requirements 2016 (information for 2017 pending)

In order to be considered for places in DIT through DARE, applicants must meet the DARE eligibility requirements; In addition to this you must achieve the Minimum Entry Requirements and any specific programme requirements:

  • Minimum Entry Requirements vary from course to course.
  • Some programmes may have a language requirement which is a core competency; you will not be considered for a place on such programmes if you do not have that language requirement.
  • The specific programme requirements may include portfolio, interview or audition for some courses.

Deferral of an offer is subject to the approval of the DIT Admissions Officer. Please study our prospectus or faculty booklets in detail regarding the above before applying. The prospectus is available at www.dit.ie/study.

 

How DARE offers are made

Information on the method of selecting eligible DARE students for the reduced points places is available at:  http://www.dit.ie/campuslife/disability/admissionsdare/

Information on the number of reduced points places per course available in DIT is available at: http://www.dit.ie/ace/access/accessentryroutes/highereducationaccessroutehear/admissionsquota/

For information on HEAR at DIT: http://www.dit.ie/ace/access/accessentryroutes/

 

Contact details of the DARE advisor

Ask for: Bob Ó Mhurcú, Head of Service


T: (01) 402 7658
E: dare@dit.ie
W: www.dit.ie/campuslife/disability/admissionsdare 

 

 

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Dublin City University

DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. DCU is now a multi campus environment Glasnevin, located just north of Dublin city. Students now attend classes on the Glasnevin Campus, St. Patrick’s Campus and the All Hallows Campus. DCU is Ireland’s most innovative university, and this year will deliver more than 200 programmes to over 16,000 students across its five faculties – Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Health, Engineering and Computing, DCU Business School and the DCU Institute of Education. DCU’s excellence is recognised internationally and it is regularly featured among the world’s top young universities.

 

Minimum entry requirements

DCU Entry Requirements 2017
Students applying to DCU must achieve a minimum of 300 points in addition to the University Minimum Entry Requirements, these are:
•Grade H5 in TWO Higher Level subjects and Grade O6 in FOUR Ordinary or Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish.
•Obtain the specific programme requirements.
DCU will consider students on the basis of SIX subjects in ONE sitting of the Leaving Certificate. Please note that we cannot guarantee entry based on the Minimum Entry Requirements.

Students wishing to apply to DCU are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the courses and specific programme requirements listed in our prospectus or to visit our website at http://www.dcu.ie/prospective/degrees.php?prog_type=under

 

How DARE offers are made

Information on the method of selecting eligible DARE students for the reduced points places is available at: https://www.dcu.ie/disability/dare.shtml

Information on the number of reduced points places per course available in DCU is available at:

For information on HEAR at DCU: https://www.dcu.ie/access/hear-entry-route.shtml

 

Contact details of the DARE advisor

Ask for: Anne O’Connor, Disability and Learning Support Service


T: (01) 700 5160
E: dare@dcu.ie
W: www.dcu.ie/students/disability/

 

 

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Cork Institute of Technology

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) currently offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to over 14,000 students. The main CIT campus is based in Bishopstown in the suburbs of Cork city. CIT also includes the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, CIT Cork School of Music, and the National Maritime College of Ireland, all based in Cork city and surrounding area.
We have an enviable record of providing students with excellent employment opportunities and a firm basis for future career development.

 

Minimum entry requirements

CIT Entry Requirements 2017
If you apply to Cork Institute of Technology you must achieve the minimum entry requirements for each course.

CIT offers full-time undergraduate courses at level 6, level 7 and level 8.

Minimum entry requirements vary from course to course.

Students must obtain both the minimum entry requirements and any specific programme requirements.

 

How DARE offers are made

Ask for: Laura O’Rourke, Disability Support Officer


T: (021) 433 5107 / 5137
E: dare@cit.ie
W: http://www.cit.ie

 

 

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Athlone Institute of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology was established in 1970. The main campus is situated approximately 1.5 miles from the town centre on the Dublin Road. The Institute currently offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to 5,000 students, which has been a factor in attracting many industries to the town.

 

Minimum entry requirements

AIT Entry Requirements 2017

  • If you apply to Athlone Institute of Technology you must achieve the Minimum Entry Requirements for your chosen course.
    AIT offers full-time undergradute courses at level 6, level 7 and level 8.
  • Minimum entry requirements vary from course to course.
  • Students must obtain both the minimum entry requirements and the specific programme requirements.

Students applying to AIT should familiarise themselves with the specific programme requirements listed in our Undergraduate Prospectus and on the website www.ait.ie.

How DARE offers are made

Information on the method of selecting eligible DARE students for the reduced points places is available at:
DARE eligible students who meet minimum entry requirements and specific subject requirements will be offered a place on their chosen course on reduced pints up to a maximum 10% points reduction.  Quotas of places are not reserved for DARE students in AIT.

Information on the number of reduced points places per course available in AIT is available at:

 

Contact details of the DARE advisor

Ask for: Bernie Langtry


T: 090 646 8142
E: dare@ait.ie
W: www.ait.ie/disability

 

 

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