Entry Requirements


Qualification Leads to entry into
The High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 plus:
SAT score of 1000+ (1800 prior to 2016) OR ACT composite score of 22 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 each
Year 1 of Bachelors degree
Satisfactory completion of one year of a college/university programme with minimum GPA of 2.8 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

Our representatives in your country

Please get in touch with us for details of how to apply from your country at international@ncirl.ie.

Upcoming Events

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