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Undergraduate – CAO FAQs

Undergraduate FAQs

Yes, plenty! Clubs and activities include Hurling, Camogie, Men’s and Ladies Gaelic football, Men’s and Ladies Rugby, Soccer, Golf, Outdoor Club, Boxing, Weightlifting, Judo and Basketball… to name but a few, as well as activities such as Aerobics, Boxercise and Yoga. For more information on Sports, Clubs and Societies at TUS click here.

TUS accepts QQI/FETAC awards for entry on all programmes of study. Please note that special requirements may exist for particular programmes depending on the level of the course in question. Please refer to TUS Prospectus for further information on specific QQI requirements for some courses.

Holders of QQI FETA Level 5 awards are eligible to enter year 1 of programmes. Holders of some Level 6 qualifications may be eligible for advanced entry to year 2 of particular programmes subject to certain criteria. See Admissions for more information.

Yes, we welcome and encourage applications into all programmes from persons of mature years. To qualify as a mature applicant, you must be 23 years on January 1st in the year of entry to an undergraduate programme.

Mature applicants should apply to the Central Applications Office (CAO) by February 1st. In certain instances, late applications may be accepted.

Please note that some courses may include an interview as part of the admissions process. See our Admissions page for further information.

Yes, TUS is a member of the HEAR and DARE admissions schemes. For useful information on each scheme, see

If you think you may be eligible for a student grant, you should apply for it as soon as possible. Full details on student grants and finance, including associated legislation and application forms are available at
You can change your mind as often as your like until July 1st.

There are multiple public transport options for our various campuses. Bus Eireann and Irish Rail provide daily transport services across the Midlands and Midwest. For more information you can check out and

Yes. TUS’s Computer Services Department provides all the computing and information technology requirements for the university across all our campuses in Athlone, Limerick, Clonmel, Ennis and Thurles.


TUS is committed to Equality of Opportunity and values the participation of all students. Students with special requirements should contact the Disability Officer on our Midlands or Midwest campuses.

Midlands Disability Service
Lisa Hanlon
Phone: 090 646 8142
Email: or

Midwest Disability Service
Phone: 061 293 112

Yes. If you are offered a place, you can choose to defer for one year, however you must contact TUS admissions. Please also refer to the TUS Prospectus, for specific information on deferring a place.

Midlands Admissions Office

Midwest Admissions Office
Phone: 061-293262

Yes, every student who successfully completes their 3 years of a level 7 will automatically progress to the level 8 associated with the course in question, if they so wish.

If you are interested in attending TUS, we would recommend that you provisionally book places now or as soon as possible. In first year, many students tend to live in nearby student villages before moving into private houses for their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years. There is a list of contacts and information regarding accommodation services on the TUS Students’ Union website.

No! TUS is home to over 15,000 students across 6 vibrant campuses in Athlone, Limerick City, Thurles, Clonmel and Ennis.

At TUS, we recognise that college life can be challenging and to support you we provide a comprehensive range of student services. These services include the Student Health Unit, Student Counselling Service, Career Service Access Service and much more.

For more information regarding our supports services click here.

Level 6 is a two year higher cert and level 8 is a four year honours degree. It is important to remember that you can use your level 6 as a pathway to your level 8 honours degree.