1st Year Deferred Entry

Every year when CAO offers are made, some students decide that, while they are happy with their offer, they don’t want to take up the course immediately and wish to apply for a Deferral.  Deferral is not guaranteed and the university deals with requests on a case-by-case basis.  This page contains information on the deferral process for 1st year entry, following an offer from the CAO.

Applying for a Deferral 

  • In order to avail of the facility, an applicant must have been offered a place through CAO.  
  • Do not accept the CAO offer in the manner shown on the offer notice.  Instead, complete the relevant online form below. The online form must be received by the admissions office at least two days before the “reply date” shown on the CAO offer notice:

Deferral Form: Aungier Street
Deferral Form: Blanchardstown
Deferral Form: Bolton Street
Deferral Form: Grangegorman
Deferral Form: Tallaght  

  • This deferral process is for one year only.  
  • Applicants who request a deferral in order to take up another third level place in the CAO system will not be granted deferred entry.
  • Deferrals are at the discretion of the university.

Queries on 1st Year Deferrals

Aungier Street: admissions@tudublin.ie

Blanchardstown: registration.blanchardstown@tudublin.ie

Bolton Street: admissions@tudublin.ie

Grangegorman: admissions@tudublin.ie

Tallaght: admissions.tallaght@tudublin.ie 

Taking Up your Deferred Place 

If you successfully deferred your course and wish to take up your place, you will need to:

  • Make an application to the CAO for the deferred course by the 1st of February the following year.
  • You will need to list your deferred course as your first and only choice. 
  • Applicants who do not follow the above instructions will have their deferred place automatically cancelled.
  • Aungier Street You must confirm your intent to take up your deferred place with our Admissions Office. This form will be available in early 2022 and must be completed by 30th April 2022. Deferral Information/Queries please contact: registrations.city@tudublin.ie 
    Blanchardstown Deferral Information/Queries please contact: registration.blanchardstown@tudublin.ie
    Bolton Street You must confirm your intent to take up your deferred place with our Admissions Office. This form will be available in early 2022 and must be completed by 30th April 2022. Deferral Information/Queries please contact: registrations.city@tudublin.ie 
    Grangegorman You must confirm your intent to take up your deferred place with our Admissions Office. This form will be available in early 2022 and must be completed by 30th April 2022. Deferral Information/Queries please contact: registrations.city@tudublin.ie 
    Tallaght Deferral Information/Queries please contact: admissions.tallaght@tudublin.ie