Approved Institutions and Courses

Undergraduate Students

Approved Institutions and Courses

Undergraduate Students

Approved Undergraduate Institutions and Courses

Approved undergraduate courses are available at:

  • Level 6 Higher Certificate
  • Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree
  • Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

To be eligible for funding at undergraduate level, the course you are pursuing must:

Approved Undergraduate Courses

Below is a list of approved undergraduate courses. 

If the course you intend pursuing is full-time and in an approved public institution but is not listed below, you may still submit an application and the eligibility of your course will be determined.

Courses in the following institutions offered through the CAO are not eligible for funding.

Institution Code          Institution Name

AC                                 American College

CI                                  Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences

CT                                 College of Computing Technology

DB                                 Dublin Business School

DS                                 Dorset College

GB                                 Galway Business School

GC                                 Griffith College

ID                                  ICD Business School

PI                                   Portobello Institute 

Direct Entry Courses

Undergraduate courses subject to a direct entry application to an approved institution must meet the following criteria:

Universities/Institutes of Technology/Other Higher Education Institutions

  1. The course must be full-time, and
  2. Take not less than two years to complete and lead to a major higher education and training award at Level 6 Higher Certificate, Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree or Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree on the NFQ, or 
  3. Take one year to complete and lead to a major higher education and training award at Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree on the NFQ,  or
  4. Take at least one year to complete and lead to a major higher education and training award at Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree on the NFQ, or
  5. Take one year to complete and lead to a major higher education and training award at Level 6 Higher Certificate on the NFQ (IOTs only), or
  6. Be an ‘Accelerated Technician Programme’ that takes 18 months to complete (IOTs only)