HEAR is for school leavers (under the age of 23 as of January 1st of the year of application for study), who have completed an Irish Leaving Certificate. Mature and FETAC students have their own admissions routes and should contact NCI Admissions Offices for more information.
HEAR applicants must meet a range of financial, social and cultural indicators to be eligible for a reduced points place and extra college support. Applicants must provide specific documentation to verify which indicators they meet. All documents must be appropriately verified and returned to the CAO. Further information on supporting documentation is available on www.accesscollege.ie
Eligible applicants must satisfy HEAR criteria plus NCI’s entry requirements and any specific course requirements.