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Admission Information

International students looking to study at National College of Ireland have a separate application process. Find out more about the application process below.

Step 1 - Choose a course

Review all courses available to International applicants. Ensure you meet both the English language and academic entry requirements.

Step 2 - Documentation

Gather all your supporting documents for your application:

  • English Language Certificate
  • Academic Certificate(s)
  • Academic Transcripts by Semester and Consolidated
  • Copy Passport or Birth Certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  • RPEL if applying through this process
  • Any other relevant information regarding qualifications or previous work experience.

All documents must be translated to English and notarised.

Ensure all academic certificates and transcripts are notarised by the School / College or University as online printed transcripts are not suitable.

Step 3 - Apply

Complete the International application form.

Scan the completed International application form and supporting documents and email them to admissions@ncirl.ie 

Step 4 - Application process and assessment

For applications that are fully completed you can expect a response time of one week for undergraduate applications and two weeks for postgraduate applications.

You may be required to complete an interview online for entry to some postgraduate programmes.

Step 5 - Your NCI offer and next steps

  • Applicants that meet both English language and academic entry requirements will receive a full offer. To secure your place we advise that you should accept your place as soon as possible with payment of your tuition fees.

  • For applicants that receive a conditional offer, we advise that you fulfil your conditions as soon as possible.

  • For applicants that do not meet the English language and/or academic entry requirements, we will try to offer an alternative option.

Once you apply to NCI, it is important to start considering the next steps that you may have to undertake if your application is successful. Please visit our section on what to do before you arrive.




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