Access TU Dublin

Access TU Dublin is aimed at school leavers, from socio economically disadvantaged backgrounds who would like to study a full time undergraduate course in TU Dublin. 


Download here: Access TU Dublin 2020  application form.

If you were eligible for TU Dublin Access/QQI Access 2019 and wish to carry forward your eligibility, please complete the form here: Eligibility Carry Forward Form 2020


Friday 1st May 2020 - 5pm 


Pre-Entry Supports:

  • Application Support from TU Dublin Access Service staff
  • Reduced points CAO offers for courses in TU Dublin provided you meet the minimum entry requirements.

Post Entry Supports:

  • Orientation programme before you begin your programme
  • Financial advice and guidance (student financial assistance funds available)
  • Support from staff in the Access Service
  • Peer mentoring
  • Additional academic support if required
  • Volunteering and Leadership opportunities



  • Submit an Access TU Dublin application form
  • Apply via CAO (based on leaving cert results) for full time undergraduate entry in Autumn 2020
  • Under the age of 23 years on January 1st2020

Meet ONE of the following:

  • Member of the Traveller community (Automatic Eligibility on supply of documented proof)
  • In the care of, or recently in the care of, the Health Service Executive (HSE) or Tusla (Automatic Eligibility on supply of documented proof)
  • Attending a TU Dublin Partner Schools
  • Be resident in one of the following post codes – Dublin 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24
  • Submit a letter of support, written by a relevant person, with your application stating that Access TU Dublin is appropriate for you.  

Meet THREE of the following financial & social and cultural indicators:

  • Parents have not gone to college (higher education)
  • Applicant has attended a DEIS school for at least 2 years
  • Be from a socio economic group underrepresented in higher education
  • Live in an area of urban or rural disadvantage
  • Family received a means tested payment from the Department of Social Protection for at least 26 weeks in 2018
  • Family income was below the following amounts in 2018 
Less than 4 children €45,790
Between 4-7 children  €50,325 
More than 8 children €54,630
Add €4,670 to the total income for every sibling/parent enrolled in a full time college, university or post leaving certificate further education course