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. 



Access TU Dublin Application Update:

If you wish to apply for Access TU Dublin but do not have access to a printer, you can register your interest in applying by completing the form here:  We will then contact you during the summer in relation to your application.



Download the Application support handbook

Download here: Access/QQI Access TU Dublin 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


Wednesday 1st July 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

Please Note:

The Access Service in TU Dublin will only make reduced points offers in Round 1 for the below Entry Routes.  If you are eligible for one of these entry routes and receive an offer in a later CAO round, you will be supported by either the Access Service and/or the Disability Support Service.

If you are HEAR and/or Access TU Dublin eligible and receive a CAO offer after round 1, please contact 01 402 7625 to avail of supports from the Access Service.

If you are DARE eligible and receive a CAO offer after round 1, please contact 01 220 5008.

These numbers are for guideline purposes only and may vary from year to year.

The information in the link below is correct as of the 11th May 2020:

TU Dublin CAO Codes HEAR DARE Access Places



  • 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 and Link DEIS 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