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CAO Application Process

The CAO Application Process opens on November 5th 2013.

  • Apply online to CAO by 17:15 on 1st February 2014 at www.cao.ie
  • No later than 17:15 on 1st March 2014 you must indicate in your CAO application that you wish to apply for the HEAR scheme and you must fully and correctly complete all elements of the HEAR form (the HEAR form is a part of your CAO application).
  • Submit relevent evidence in support of your application to arrive at CAO no later than 17:15 on 1st April 2014

From November 5th 2013 through to March 2014 CAO will operate a helpline to assist with the applicant on making a full application to HEAR. Helpline phone number is: 091 509800. Email CAO by clicking Contact Us on www.cao.ie.

HEAR 2014 Scheme as it applies to Individual Institutions

To speak to a HEAR expert in the Access Office of each of the participating institutions please use the following contact details:

Higher Education Institution Website Contact Telephone

Dublin City University www.dcu.ie/students/
hear@dcu.ie 01 700 8814
Dublin Institute of Technology www.dit.ie/ace/access hear@dit.ie 01 4027625 / 4027605
NUI Galway www.nuigalway.ie/access hear@nuigalway.ie 091 494 053
NUI Maynooth http://access.nuim.ie hear@nuim.ie 01 7086025 / 708 6614
Trinity College Dublin www.tcd.ie/trinity_access hear@tcd.ie 01 8963346 / 8962751
University College Cork www.ucc.ie/uccplus hear@ucc.ie 021 4902002 / 4903282
University College Dublin www.ucd.ie/openingworlds hear@ucd.ie 01 716 1653
University of Limerick www.ul.ie/access hear@ul.ie 061 234 122
Church of Ireland College of Education www.cice.ie info@cice.ie 01 4970033
Marino Institute of Education www.mie.ie/access hear@mie.ie 01 805 7744
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick


hear@mic.ul.ie 061 204 927
Mater Dei Institute of Education www.materdei.ie hear@materdei.ie 01 808 6584
National College of Ireland www.ncirl.ie hear@ncirl.ie 01 449 8548
Pontifical University, Maynooth http://access.nuim.ie hear@nuim.ie 01 708 6025
St. Angela's College, Sligo www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie hear@stangelas.nuigalway.ie 071 919 5575
St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra www.spd.dcu.ie/access hear@spd.dcu.ie 01 884 2169

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HEAR 2014 Application Guide

All second level schools in Ireland will receive copies of the HEAR 2014 Application Guide as part of a mailing to guidance counsellors.

Hard copies of the HEAR Application Guide 2014 can be sourced directly from any one of the participating institutions.


The Guide and Flyer for 2014 can be downloaded below and are also available on the following websites www.cao.ie | www.qualifax.ie

HEAR 2014 Application Guide


For information on Admissions including entry and matriculation requirements contact the Admissions Offices of the individual institutions:

DCU – http://www.dcu.ie/registry/admissions.shtml

DIT - http://www.dit.ie/study/admissionsoffice

NUIM – http://admissions.nuim.ie/

NUIG – http://www.nuigalway.ie/admissions/

TCD – http://www.tcd.ie/Admissions/

UCC – http://www.ucc.ie/en/ProspectiveStudents/Admissions/

UCD – https://myucd.ucd.ie/prospectivestudents/prospects.ezc

UL - http://www2.ul.ie/web/WWW/Services/Student_Affairs/Student_Administration/Admissions

Church of Ireland College of Education - info@cice.ie

Marino Institute of Education- http://www.mie.ie/Colaiste-Mhuire-Marino/Prospective-Students/Courses/B-Ed/Departments-Rannoga/Registrars-Office.aspx

Mary Immaculate College - http://www.mic.ul.ie/adminservices/studentservices/Pages/AdmissionsOffice.aspx

The Mater Dei Institute of Education - admissions@materdei.dcu.ie

National College of Ireland - www.ncirl.ie

Pontifical University, Maynooth - http://www.maynoothcollege.ie/prospective/howtoapply.shtml

St. Angela's College - admin@stacs.edu.ie

St Patrick's College - admissions.office@spd.dcu.ie

Grants and Financial Supports for Higher Education

Student Finance logo For information on financial support for
higher education log on to www.studentfinance.ie

For more information on the higher education maintenance grant (Student Universal Support Ireland) log onto www.susi.ie

Information Events and Open Days

For dates of Information Days and Open Days log on to the events listings on:

HEAR Application Advice Clinics

Nationwide. Saturday January 11th 2014. For more details see events section of this website.


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