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There are many reasons to apply to study for your Bachelor’s degree in the Republic of Ireland. A well-recognised education system, student-friendly cities and a warm welcome for international learners make it a great choice.
More information about applying to study in Ireland is available in our Destination Ireland factsheet (PDF, 151KB)
Cambridge International AS & A levels are recognised by higher education institutions in the Republic of Ireland as equivalent to UK GCE AS & A Levels.
There are eight universities in the Republic of Ireland, and a range of further education colleges, which offer a wider range of undergraduate degree programmes including:
You can find out more about the courses offered by universities in Ireland by contacting the universities directly, or by visiting Education in Ireland website.
Admission to universities is competitive, and universities have limited places available. Satisfying the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
Applications to Irish universities for undergraduate courses from students from the EU are submitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO).
You can view the stages of the CAO application process at the following link from the Irish Universities Association
Once a university or higher education provider has confirmed their admission decisions, the CAO makes offers to successful candidates. Most undergraduate courses in Ireland have one annual intake, and applications should be made through CAO by 1 February for admission in September in the same year.
Applications from non-EU students can be made directly to the university. Check directly with the university about how to submit an application.
Students applying to Irish universities from outside the EU should follow guidance from the Irish Universities Association
Find out which universities in the UK recognise Cambridge qualifications by searching our recognitions database.
Please always check directly with your target institution and/or study destination for up-to-date admissions requirements and policies for local and international students.