European Schools - Entry requirements criteria for EU/EFTA Applicants

This document is based on a combination of information available from international qualifications recognition databases, historical data for admissions standards for entry in the past and examination performance statistics where available.

The purpose of this document on Entry Requirements for EU students presenting with qualifications (other than the Irish School Leaving Certificate Examination) is to provide a framework for comparisons of European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) qualifications for entry to undergraduate Degree Programmes in Irish Universities.

In February  2021 – the Irish Universities Association (IUA) informed the  Dept of Education, that there has been changes with effect from 12 Feb 2021 allocated to the applications from EB students:

  • Subject pass mark: D/6 OR E/5 in subjects ≥3 period
  • Change in minimum matriculation requirement to award of diploma (only)
  • The addition of the recognition of an “Overall mark of 50” equivalent to IPS of 300

The IUA provide this revised document below - please see  pg. 84-85 

Please Note:  
NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland recommends that students should consult the relevant institution websites directly also and consider contacting the relevant 'Admissions Office' as appropriate.

Awaiting 2022 update


Wednesday, September 15, 1999