Important Dates 2019- 2020



Online applications open October, 2019

Deadline for receipt of applications to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge as well as all courses in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary: 15th Oct. 2019

Deadline for receipt of applications to all other courses:  Jan. 2020


Admission test for Irish Medical Schools.

Registration opens early Nov.2019

Closing date: Jan. 2020

Test will be held Feb. 22nd, 2020


Online Application opens: Nov 5th. 2019

Online Application (discounted application fee of 30 Euro) closes:  Jan. 20th, 2020

Closing date for applications: Feb. 1st, 2020

Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 Fee) – Feb 5th, 2020

HPAT test: Feb. 22nd, 2020

Interviews for restricted courses held in March & April

Closing date for completion of HEAR/DARE* forms: 1st March 2020

HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to be sent by 1st April 2020

Closing date for late applications: 1st May 2020

Online change of mind becomes available (free of charge): 5th May 2020

Change of mind closes: 1st July 2020

Leaving Cert Results: August 2020

Round 1 offers issued: August 2020

Round 2 offers issued: August 2020

HEIs begin registration: early September 2020

Leaving Cert appeals results issued: Mid September 2020

Final offers: End of September 2020


  • 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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