How to Apply

How to apply for an Undergraduate Degree Programme (Full-Time)

This access route applies only to applicants under the age of 23 (on January 1st of the year of entry) who wish to apply to the first year of any of the QQI validated full-time undergraduate programmes.

Leaving Certificate Applicants

For applicants who have completed the Leaving Certificate, selection is made on the basis of total points awarded in the student’s top six subjects, in a single sitting of the Leaving Certificate. The results of two sittings of the Leaving Certificate may be combined for the purposes of meeting the programme requirements for minimum entry.  The individual course descriptions contain information on the minimum CAO points applicable to each course.  The closing date for CAO applications for EU citizens is February 1st, while late applications will be accepted until May 1st.  Subsequent to that, applicants may complete a ‘Change of Mind’ Form which will be accepted up until July 1st.

QQI Level 5 Applicants

Applicants, who have completed a Level 5 or 6 QQI Award, may apply through the CAO or directly to the College. The following minimum entry requirements apply for such applications:

  • For entry to an Honours Degree programme (Level 8), the applicant must hold a QQI Level 5 Certificate with a distinction grade in at least three modules.
  • For entry to an Ordinary Degree programme (Level 7), the applicant must hold a QQI Level 5 award

(Please note: a full award normally contains eight modules, and the award may be accumulated over more than one academic year)

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 23 who wish to apply to the first year of any of the QQI validated full-time undergraduate programmes must apply directly to the college through a completed application form. In order to be considered eligible for entry to a programme, mature applicants are normally expected to demonstrate an ongoing interest and engagement in the subject matter of the programme.


How to apply for an Undergraduate Degree Programme (Part-Time)

For Level 7 or 8 Applications, please click here to Apply Now or to download the appropriate application form

All applicants who wish to apply to any of the QQI-validated part-time undergraduate programme, irrespective of age, must apply directly to the college. Applicants are required to meet the minimum entry requirements as indicated on the course information page.

Completed application forms together with relevant supporting documentation (if necessary) should be sent directly to the Admissions Office, ICHAS, Walton House, Lonsdale Road, Castletroy, Limerick.


How to apply  for a Masters Programme (Full-Time or Part-Time)

For Level 9 MA Applications, please click here to Apply Now or to download the appropriate application form

ICHAS welcomes all applications for its suite of graduate programmes through the direct entry system.  In addition to meeting the minimum entry requirements, all applicants for graduate programmes must submit an official copy of third level qualifications previously obtained.


How to apply  for a QQI or Institute of Open Learning Programme

For QQI and Institute of Open Learning programmes, please click here to Apply Now or to download the appropriate application form

All applicants who wish to apply for any QQI accredited or Life Long Learning programme should apply directly to the college.

Applicants are required to meet the minimum entry requirements as indicated in the course information.  Completed application forms together with relevant supporting documentation (if necessary) should be sent directly to the Admissions Office, ICHAS, Walton House, Londsdale Road, Castletroy, Limerick.

Transfer Applications

ICHAS welcomes applications from students who hold qualifications from other accredited higher education institutions.  Such students may be eligible to join second year or third year of the QQI Ordinary and Honours degree programmes.  Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis and depends on the exact nature, duration and level of previous studies.  Such applicants are required to submit a photocopy of existing subject results and a full course syllabus (usually available from the awarding institution), together with the application form.

Recognition of Prior Experiential or Accredited Learning

ICHAS has a policy in place for recognising prior experiential learning and welcomes applications from those with experiential learning experience relevant to their programme of interest.   It may be possible to gain access to a programme or indeed qualify for exemptions from part of a programme based on this prior learning.  All such applications are handled on a case-by-case basis in accordance with this policy and applicants are asked to contact the Registrars Office for more information.

Access for Students with Disabilities

ICHAS makes every effort to accommodate learners with disabilities who wish to pursue a programme of studyat the College.  Such applicants are invited to contact the Admissions Office in writing with details of the nature and extent of your disability.  The application will be handled in line with ICHAS’ Equality Policy and any disclosure will not adversely affect the application and will allow ICHAS to establish the accommodation that would be required and to provide the best advice and guidance possible in advance of programme entry.

ADMISSIONS OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION

Admissions Office
ICHAS (Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences)
Walton House,
Lonsdale Road,
Castletroy,
Limerick

Tel: +353 61 216 288
Email:
 info@ichas.ie

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JIM MEANEY
M.A. Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy – Graduate 2011

Joining ICHAS at diploma level, my aspiration was to discover what counselling was about. After the diploma and through the Level 8 and Level 9 programmes, it became more about discovering who I was and then becoming a reflective counsellor. Understanding my self was most important if I was to help others with their journey. An additional benefit from this course was meeting so many different people from different backgrounds and with different views which taught me more about working with people, as a client or otherwise.

The college, course, staff and peers enabled this journey for me, where I have become a more holistic person. Now that I have ended up with a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy through the various challenges along the way is a great achievement for me.

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Sinead MCGuinness
(Graduate of the MA in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; BA (Hons) in Counselling and PsychotherapyBA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies)

I began my voyage with ICHAS in Studying for the BA degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy studies was the beginning of my voyage with ICHAS. I never imaged what an amazing voyage this would be and all the amazing people I would meet along my way.  I am still on my voyage and still meeting amazing people and still learning every day. My studies with ICHAS went further than I could ever have believed with finding myself growing both on a personal and professional level. The college at all times (more…)

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Patrick Fitzgerald
(BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies)

I came into ICHAS knowing that I wanted to help and work with people. Currently in my third year and all I can say is that I am amazed by how much I have grown both as a person and as a student. I was out of education for two years before starting and had fears and reservations about my ability as an academic and still not fully sure what I wanted to do with my life. The environment here compared to University’s or Institutes is not focused on just delivering the content and getting you through your degree or masters. Here they are looking at the individual behind the books and making sure that each student receives the same quality engagement that I have not seen anywhere else. ICHAS has allowed me over the last three years to see my true potential and ability through the stimulating learning environment here. I recommend this college to anyone looking into the areas of Counselling and Psychotherapy due to the high level of engagement with peers and lecturers.

Phone: 061 216 288
Walton House, Lonsdale Rd., National Technology Park,
Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland
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