As part of its service, learnabroad.ie can support you through the application process for your chosen university or universities. For your information, the key features of the varied application procedures of the most popular destinations are outlined below:
University courses run from early March to late November. The year is divided into two semesters.
For most universities, applications close one month prior to the commencement of classes. Remember that places are limited in all programmes, especially popular degrees and, most importantly, that Irish students need to apply for a student visa: from start to finish, the Australian student visa process can take up to three months
For most of the medicine, dentistry and veterinary science programmes in Central Europe, students have to sit Entrance Examinations. These are usually held in Ireland, in April [or for late applicants, in July or August] but you should check with the relevant university, or their Irish representative. Where there is an earlier exam, it is recommended that you attend the first sitting
Application period 3 January – 15 February 2011 for the University of Applied Sciences though some have a late entry process.
Important: some of the Universities of Applied Sciences require copies of school leaving exam results by 02 August and can be inflexible about this, meaning that UK and Irish students can’t enter these programmes in the September following their last year at school. Other Universities of Applied Sciences can be flexible in this regard and will wait until the second week of August for these results from you.
You apply for admission to a programme using Studielink, the national on-line application and registration system for higher education in the Netherlands.
Based on information provided by you, a university decides whether you meet the admission requirements of the programme of your choice. Different universities have different ways of handling your application hereafter. Application deadlines vary per programme though usually they are in the period 01 March until 30 June.
Some universities offer late entry routes. Sometimes very late.