Find out how you can access higher education in Ireland

How do I apply to HEAR?

  • Review the HEAR Handbook and the application timeline with your parent(s)/guardian(s) and/or your school’s Guidance Counsellor.
  • From 4 November 2022 – 1 March 2023 Complete the online application form through You can follow the helpful video below to guide you through the process. 
  • The online application process will generate a Supporting Document Checklist based on your answers. Ensure that you have copies of all supporting documents needed
  • By 15 March 2023: Submit copies of supporting documents to CAO by post.

Additional Information

Click on one of the links below to find out more about HEAR

Do I have everything I need?

When should I apply?

Follow this link for all of the key dates and deadlines for your applications

Application Guides, Resources and Forms

Check out this page for printable resources to help support your HEAR application

Terms and Conditions of Applications

For more information, contact the Access Office in one of the participating colleges