The Access to University Course is a full-time 13 week pre-entry course that leads to a place on your chosen undergraduate programme at UL. This course is for students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. The Course runs from January - June as per the Spring semester. The Access to University course has no course fee.
Applications are now open. See how to apply section below
You can progress onto any undergraduate course once you satisfy the minimum and specific entry requirements outlined on the UL admissions website. However, you do not need to meet the Leaving certificate points to be considered for this course. Successful completion of the Access to University Course will guarantee entry to a full-time undergraduate degree programme in UL the following September.
In this programme you will study the following modules:
AS2342 Transition to University
AS2352 Personal Development
AS2332 Study Skills
AS2322 Logical Problem Solving
AS2332 Life Skills
These modules are subject to change.
Students will also study a module from their chosen degree you intend to start in the Autumn.
An exemption in this module may be granted to towards your degree.
Applications must be completed by 5 p.m Monday 22nd of November 2021.
Applications must be fully completed with all the required documents attached.You application will only be assessed after you have fully completed the application, uploaded your documents and click submit.
Before completing this application form you might want to discuss the below points with you Parent/Guardian/ Individual who contributes to your household income. Depending on your circumstances, In order to fully complete this application you may require:
Eligibility for this course is based on the indicators set out in the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR).
Queries can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of your official Leaving Certificate available from https://www.examinations.ie/cssp/2021/exam-results/
A copy of your official QQI award or a Verification of award available from https://payments.qqi.ie/roa/
If you were HEAR eligible in 2021 you must contact the CAO to request a letter confirming the HEAR indicators you met as proof of your eligibility. http://www.cao.ie/index_ae.php?page=contact&altmenu=aentry, You must submit this letter as part of your application and you do not need to submit any other Financial Documentation.
|Financial Circumstances||Documents Required|
|Where or are you in the Care of the State?||
If Yes you do not need to attach other financial documentation. But you must supply a letter from TUSLA on TUSLA headed stationery detailing the date you were taken into care.
See www.tusla.ie or call 01-7718500 if you have any questions.
|Was your parent/ guardian in paid employment in 2020 on a full, part time or temporary basis?||
Statement of Liability for 2020 from Revenue Commissioners. See https://www.ros.ie/myaccount-web/sign_in.html?execution=e1s1
|Was your parent/ guardian self-employed, engaged in farming, or receiving rent from rental properties in 2020?||Self-Assessment - Chapter 4 for 2019/2020 from Revenue Commissioners or Tax Exemption Letter. See https://www.ros.ie/myaccount-web/sign_in.html?execution=e1s1|
|Did your parent/ guardian receive any social welfare payments in 2020 other than child benefit?||Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection or Payment Summary DEASP Statement for 2020. See: https://services.mywelfare.ie/|
|Did your parent/ guardian receive any lump sum payments in 2020 from his/her former employer as a result of being made redundant?||
Form RP50 Notification of Redundancy OR Letter from Employer. See : www.ros.ie/myaccount-web/sign_in.html?execution=e1s1
|Was your parent/ guardian retired in 2020?||
Limerick Regeneration Scheme:
If the applicant or their parents/Guardians were rehoused as part of the Limerick regeneration housing scheme please email email@example.com to request a copy of the Limerick regeneration housing form which must be completed as part of your application.