Important Dates 2018- 2019


Online applications open September 5th, 2018

Deadline for receipt of applications to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge as well as all courses in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary: 15 Oct. 2018

Deadline for receipt of applications to all other courses: 15 Jan. 2019


Admission test for Irish Medical Schools.

Registration opens early Nov.2018

Closing date: 20 Jan. 2019

Test will be held 23rd Feb. 2019


Online Application opens: 6th Nov. 2018

Online Application (discounted application fee of 25 Euro) closes: 20th Jan. 2019

Closing date for applications: 1st Feb. 2019

HPAT test: 23rd Feb. 2019

Interviews for restricted courses held in March & April

Closing date for completion of HEAR/DARE* forms: 1st March 2019

HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to be sent by 1st April 2019

Closing date for late applications: 1st May 2019

Online change of mind becomes available (free of charge): 4th May 2019

Change of mind closes: 1st July 2019

Leaving Cert Results: 13th August 2019

Round 1 offers issued: 16th August 2019

Round 2 offers issued: 29th August 2019

HEIs begin registration: early September 2019

Leaving Cert appeals results issued: 16th September 2019

Final offers: 17th October 2019


  • HEAR – The Higher Education Access Route is a 3rd level admissions scholarship scheme for school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
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  • DARE – The Disability Access Route to Education is a supplementary admissions scheme which offers college places on reduced points to students with disabilities (physical, mental, learning disabilities may be eligible).
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