Applying for a place

Applying for a place.
The University welcomes applications from students with disabilities; we are committed to providing the upmost support. Intending students should apply through the CAO and tick the "Do you have a Disability/Specific Learning Difficulty?" box of the CAO form. Further information is supplied in the student handbook.

 When applying through the CAO you must disclose your disability and/or specific learning difficulty in your CAO application and fully and correctly complete Section A of the Supplementary Information Form (the SIF is a part of your CAO application).

Our admission policy for students with disabilities has two reserved places on each course for students who can demonstrate how their disability has impacted upon their studies. If a student does not gain the required points in the Leaving Certificate for a particular course they may gain entry by this alternative entry method. However, to be considered for entry to a course applicants must satisfy matriculation/minimum entry and subject requirements.

Please contact me as soon as possible if have not received a first round offer and consider yourself to be applicable for our alternative entry method.

Disability Access Route to Education (DARE)
TU Dublin Tallaght Campus is now part of the DARE scheme. School-leavers with a disability applying for full time undergraduate programmes at the Tallaght Campus should apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO), indicating on their application that they have a disability or specific learning difficulty. 

What is the DARE Scheme?
TU Dublin Tallaght Campus is a member of the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) Scheme. The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
DARE offers reduced points places to school leavers who as a result of having a disability have experienced additional educational challenges in second level education. Detailed information is available on the DARE website at

Who can apply to DARE?
DARE is for school leavers under the age of 23 as of 1st January 2019, who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education, but who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of a disability on their second level education. Applicants to DARE can present with an Irish Leaving Certificate, A-Levels and other EU qualifications.

How do I apply to DARE?
Applicants wishing to apply to DARE should do so online through the CAO by 1st February 2019. Full instructions on how to apply to the DARE Scheme are available on the DARE website at

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