Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Ireland, with information about meeting the English requirement, what previous studies meet the basic entry requirements, and any special documentation instructions. 

Start with Step 1 - Finding out what I need to submit

There are general instructions for all applicants; it is important that you start with Step 1 and then work your way through the remaining steps in order to submit the right documents in the right way.

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

You can meet the English requirement with upper secondary studies with an Ordinary Level Grade D in English.

If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide upper secondary documents in order to demonstrate you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated below under ’For bachelor’s level studies’.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test. Find out more at the following link:

English language requirements

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and any special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:

Leaving Certificate (ArdteistiMeireacht), a total minimum of 6 subjects of which at least two must be Higher Level.

For master's level studies:

The minimum requirement for entry to a Master's programme is a Bachelor's degree, NFQ level 8. Some level 7 degrees are also considered as fulfilling the requirements. Level 6 and below do not fulfil the requirements.

  • Full documentation of the whole Bachelor education (including Accredited Previous Learning, APL) must be included. The APL must be listed in transcripts of records or other relevant official certificates.
  • A Degree Certificate issued in Latin or Irish is accepted without translation.