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Early University Entrance


Transition Year students with high academic ability may participate in Early University Entrance at Dublin City University. Here students get the opportunity to study modules from a degree programme of their choice on one day each week, over the course of one or two semesters.

Courses are based on degree programmes on offer in DCU. Each follows 2 modules from the associated degree programme.  

EUE is open to Transition Year students who qualified for our CTYI/CAT programmes, but also to those who have never taken an assessment with us.


Biology (based on modules from the Common Entry into Science)

How Life Works 2 (semester 2)

Engineering (based on modules from Common Entry to Engineering)

Software Development for Engineers (semester 2)

Statics (semester 2)

Law & Politics (based on modules from the B.A. in Economics, Politics & Law)

American Political System (semester 2)

Constitutional Law (semester 2)

Mathematical Science (based on modules from the B.Sc. in Mathematical Science)

Mathematical Processes and Skills (semester 2)

Mathematical Problem Solving (semester 2)

Philosophy (based on modules from the Bachelors of Arts (Joint Honours))

Political Philosophy (semester 2)

Second module to be confirmed (semester 2)

Physics (based on modules from the B.Sc. in Applied Physics)

Electricity and Magnetism (semester 2)

Second module to be confirmed (semester 2)

Psychology (based on modules from the B.Sc. in Psychology)

Biological Psychology (semester 2)

Social Psychology (semester 2)



Please note all modules are subject to change.


Brochures are available here

In order to be considered for the Early University Entrance programme, the student will need to do the following:

-Complete the application form, detailing your basic details and any academic honours achieved

-Complete the contained Letter of Motivation, considering questions such as why you would be a suitable candidate, how a place on the programme would help you to achieve your academic and personal goals, etc. 

- Ask two teachers to complete Recommendation Forms provided by us

Our Programme Manager will then assess the application and decide whether the student is eligible for the programme.


The deadline for applications for Semester 2, 2020-21, has been extended to Friday, 27th November 2020.

Completed Applications should be emailed to catriona.ledwith@dcu.ie or emily.daly@dcu.ie or posted to Early University Entrance Programme, CTY Ireland, Dublin City University, Dublin 9

Questions in relation to Early University Entrance should be directed to Dr. Catriona Ledwith at catriona.ledwith@dcu.ie or Emily Daly at emily.daly@dcu.ie


EUE Semester 2, 2020-21 - Lecture Delivery in light of Covid-19


All of us here at CTYI hope that you and your family are keeping safe during these troubled times. Please be assured that student health is our number one priority and we will follow all relevant guidelines to ensure that we create an environment that all students are safe and secure during their time in DCU.

We are hoping to use a hybrid model of delivery for lectures for this semester. We are dividing each class group in two, and students are alternated between attending on campus one week and attending from home via Zoom the next.

With the changing health guidelines it is hard to predict with any certainty at this stage how everything will run. If the students are not allowed on campus then we will continue with everyone online. If restrictions

are lifted then we will try to give students more campus time.

We are working closely with university management and Health & Safety and we will keep students and parents informed of any changes as soon as they happen.

For details of the Health & Safety measures in place on campus, see page 19 of the brochure.

If you have any questions in relation to this, please don't hesitate to contact either EUE Programme Organiser, Dr. Catriona Ledwith at catriona.ledwith@dcu.ie or EUE Administrator Emily Daly at emily.daly@dcu.ie