School Leaver Applicants
Application for first year full-time programmes in the college is through the CAO System. The CAO system applies only to applications for first year admissions to undergraduate full-time day programmes described in the prospectus, which have a CAO Course code www.cao.ie. .
Application forms and the CAO Handbook are both supplied by the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway or from your Career Guidance Counsellor.
If you are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission and do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students should apply directly to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School. Mature students are assessed on the basis of age, work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the programme for which they are applying. Please forward documentation such as any relevant transcripts, a CV or any other related documentation to the Admissions Office. Proof of age such as a copy of driver’s licence or passport must also be submitted.
Graduates of this programme will automatically gain entry to any one of the following DBS School of Arts honours degree programmes: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), BA (Hons) in Film, Literature and Drama, BA (Hons) in Psychology, BA (Hons) in Social Science, BA (Hons) in Journalism, and BA (Hons) in Film. The programme is clearly placed and validated on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and so graduates will also be qualified to apply for entry to similar programmes in other institutions. Learners should thus be able to progress from enrolling on the Certificate to graduating with an Honours Degree award in four years.
A European (EU) Application is one made by a person:
(a) who is permanently a resident in one of the member states of the European Union and/or
(b) who will have received full-time second level education, for three of the five years immediately before the date of proposed admission, in member states.
Non - EU applicants should contact directly the International Admissions Office at Dublin Business School.
Application fee to CAO
There is a standard application fee of €40 made payable to CAO on submitting your CAO application form, or €25 if submitting an online application to CAO before the deadline. Late applications to CAO will be charged €50 for online and €80 for paper applications.