Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland

CTYI Young Students Summer Online Classes: 8-12 & 6-7

Our Summer Online classes are now open to all primary school students.  For further information, please read our Brochure.

Click here for Summer Brochure

To Apply for classes please click on the following link:

6-7: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/156113163675

8-12: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/153500087895


CTYI Online Spring Courses 2021

Details to sign up below

In line with the latest restrictions we will be offering more online courses over six weeks starting on the 16th of April. These courses are available to all eligible CTYI and CAT students and details on signing up is in the attached brochure, titled OS April/May. If you have any specific queries about the programme, please contact catriona.ledwith@dcu.ie.

We will also be running our summer programme online this year, offering 2 week courses through the month of July. The summer brochure will be posted to you in early April.

Wishing you all the best and thank you for your continued support of CTYI!

Please note course places are limited for our OS April/ May term.

Click Here to View April/May Brochure

Click Here to Apply for Classes


CTYI Young Students Assessments.

Due to Covid-19 we are no longer accepting assessment applications. We hope to get assessments back up and running in the new academic year but for now we ask for your patience and will we post any updates on our site with regards to a new assessment schedule


CTYI Early University Entrance Programme

EUE programmes will continue online until further notice.

Please visit the following link for up to date information:



The Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland provides enrichment courses for students with high academic ability. The Centre also offers university style courses for students of all ages and abilities.


CTY Ireland aims to allow all talented students to reach their potential both academically and socially by providing relevant and interesting challenges based on ability and interest rather than age.

CTY Ireland was established at Dublin City University in 1992 to meet the needs of high ability students aged 6 to 17 years from Ireland and abroad. Since the first summer programme in 1993 over 35,000 students have attended or participated in programmes run by CTY Ireland.


CTYI has launched our newest publication: Providing for the Special Needs of Students with Gifts and Talents. The book is now available for purchase from the CTYI offices. A copy can be purchased by phone at a cost of €15. 

In this collection of new essays, international experts in gifted education share their insight and experience, covering topical issues such as:

  • curriculum development
  • environmental influences that affect gifted children
  • the provision of inclusive services at the local and national level
  • networking for talented youth
  • in- and out-of-school programmes
  • working with very young advanced learners
  • facilitating gifted students from low-income backgrounds
  • supporting positive psychological growth and development
  • motivating gifted students

Drawing on decades of academic research and professional experience, Providing for the Special Needs of Students with Gifts and Talents is essential reading for parents, educators and anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of children with great potential.