Participating colleges

Dublin City University

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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, 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.

DCU Entry Requirements

Students applying to DCU must achieve a minimum of 300 points in addition to the University Minimum Entry Requirements, these are;

  • Obtain 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://www4.dcu.ie/prospective/school_leavers.shtml.

How HEAR offers are made

Information on the method of selecting eligible HEAR students for the reduced points places: HERE

DCU allocate up to 10% of all first year places at reduced entry to students entering through the HEAR/Access DCU routes.

DCU does not offer access places in the following courses:

  • DC211 BA in Music Performance (outside CAO)
  • DC212 BA in Composition (outside CAO)

For information on DARE at DCU:

Information on DARE at DCU: HERE

Contact details of the HEAR advisor

Colette Keogh, Senior Access Officer

T: (01) 700 8868
E: hear@dcu.ie
W: www.dcu.ie/access