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First Year Applicants – Midwest

TUS welcomes applications from people from every background and we endeavor to make the application process as seamless as possible. Please choose which applies to you from the list below and follow the advise outlined.

Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate:

For student with Leaving Cert Qualifications, the minimum entry requirements for entry to first year of the courses are as follows, however, applicants should also check for any specific/grade requirements for each course in our Prospectus or on our website

Higher Certificate (Level 6) and Bachelor Degree (Level 7) courses:

You must have 5 O6/H7 grades or higher at Ordinary Level in five Leaving Certificate subjects. Two of these Must include Mathematics, Irish or English.

Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) courses:

You must have 2 H5 grades or higher in two Higher Level subjects, together with 4, O6/H7 grades or higher in four other Ordinary Level subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or English.

Points care calculated for the six best subjects in one sitting.

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCA):

LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to the academic course at TUS and are not considered passing subjects.  Holders of the LCA qualification may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 course in order to gain eligibility for entry to courses at TUS.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP):

The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the applicant achieves at least a pass grade.  Points will be awarded for LCVP link modules as follows:

Pass: 28 Points                 Merit: 46 Points               Distinction: 66 Points

Applications must be made through the Central Applications Office

Applicants are considered mature once they are 23 years or over on January 1st in the year year they wish to begin studying. Applications must be made through the CAO. For further information on Mature applications click here

You will be applying through the CAO. For full information on individual programme requirements please click here

Applications from EU citizens are made through the CAO. The CAO will find a point score for you based on your results for details on scoring click here

English Language requirements Click here

Students applying to TUS from non-EU countries are warmly welcomed. You can apply directly to our International Office. for further information click here

Advanced Entry Applications are made direct to TUS, for more information on Advanced Entry click here

If you are NOT currently a TUS student, it is important to complete the application process by submitting all relevant supporting documentation, including detailed exam results to TUS.​

Thinking about returning to college or continuing your study after graduation?  At TUS, we provide a wide variety of taught and research postgraduate courses in both part-time and full-time modes.

Click here to check out our courses or find out more about what else TUS has to offer