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How to Apply

Application Procedure to National College of Ireland for Non-EU Students


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
  • For applicants based in China you can contact Grace Zhang on grace.zhang@ncirl.ie
  • For applicants based in India you can contact Aritra Ghosal on aritra.ghosal@ncirl.ie

Step 4 - Submit Application

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

Step 5 - 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 6 - 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.

Step 7 - Apply for your visa

Students from non-EU countries must have a valid visa for the duration of the course at the time of registration. Please contact the Department of Justice for details or a local Irish Embassy/Consulate.

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