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Entry requirements for Irish students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Irish education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Ireland with a qualification below Leaving Certificate (Higher/Honours).
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have an Irish Secondary School Leaving Certificate passed at Higher/Honours level with grades A-C. For further information please refer to the UCAS Tariff calculator.
  • Top-up courses
    If you have an Irish National Diploma in a relevant subject you can apply for a Top-up course with BU.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You can apply for a taught postgraduate course with us if you have an Irish Bachelor's degree (with honours).
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK, you can find more information on our immigration information page.