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Entry Requirements


Qualification Leads to entry into
The High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.2 plus:
SAT Iscore of 1800+ (1200 prior to 2005) OR ACT composite score of 26 and above
2-3 Advanced Placement Examinations in relevant subjects with grades 3 and above OR 2-3 SAT subject tests in relevant subjects with a minimum score of 600 in eac
Year 1 of Bachelors degree
Satisfactory completion of one year of a college/university program with minimum GPA of 2.
Year 1 of Bachelors degree
Associate degree (2 years) Possibly year 2 of Bachelors degree
Professional Diploma from a technical school (2 years post-secondary in a specialized field of study) Possibly year 2 of Bachelors degree


Entry onto Postgraduate programmes

If you are applying for a Masters (e.g. MA, MSc, MBA) programme at NCI, you will be required to meet the English Language Requirements and will typically have one of the following qualifications:

  • Four-year Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8+ from an accredited institution. 
  • Bachelor degree from a recognized institution with an award of 2.2 or higher, depending on subject area 
  • Applicants without a first degree but with 5-7 years relevant work experience may also be considered on an individual basis for some Masters programmes
  • Students are not required to take GRE or GMAT exams 

Representatives in your country

NCI has welcomed students from overseas for a number of years and strives to provide the necessary advice and guidance to help make your arrival in the Ireland and Dublin as easy as possible. NCI has developed an extensive overseas representative network offering enquirers and applicants a variety of services:

  • Counselling in programmes of study and academic issues
  • Resources and information on courses, accommodation, finance, scholarships and life in Dublin
  • Help with applying to the College and assistance throughout the application process
  • Information and advice on NCI’s progression links and partners in your country
  • Assisting with the visa application process
  • Pre-departure advice for students travelling to the Ireland

Our representatives in your country

NCI does not currently work with agents or representatives from your country.

If you have any queries about study at NCI, would like to be informed about forthcoming events or are planning to visit us, please email us at international@ncirl.ie

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