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CTYI Online Summer Courses 2020

Details to sign up below

We are excited to let you know we have put together a set of online courses for both Primary and Secondary school students. All of the students who have already signed up for the summer have been contacted. Please note that for Primary School students, we are only taking in those in 2nd class or above.

We are now making our classes online for the Summer open to all. No prior assessment will be needed to take part. All links to purchase tickets can be found in the brochures below.

We know that a lot of the experience at CTYI is social so we worked hard to make these online courses as interactive as possible so that we can bring a little bit of CTYI into your home this summer. 

Please note that our classes are intended for students who are academically talented and therefore classes tend to be more advanced than can be expected in a normal class. Should you feel your child does well academically and will keep up with the class, they are more than welcome to join.

This offer is for our summer online programme only. In order to partake in our other classes throughout the year, students will have to take an assessment.

 We thank you for your support and we hope to return to summer programmes in 2021. 

6/7s Brochure

Primary School Student Brochure

Secondary School Students Brochure

Sign Up Link 6 and 7s: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/110803674774

Sign Up Link Young Student 2nd and 3rd Class: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2020-young-student-summer-programme-2nd-3rd-class-tickets-106756463456

Sign Up Link Young Student 4th Class: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2020-young-student-summer-programme-4th-class-tickets-106767506486

Sign Up Link Young Student 5th Class: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2020-young-student-summer-programme-5th-class-tickets-106770874560

Sign Up Link Young Student 6th Class: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2020-young-student-summer-programme-6th-class-tickets-106772681966

Sign Up Link Secondary School Student One Week Courses: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2020-cat-online-academic-programme-one-week-courses-tickets-109777389126

Sign Up Link Secondary School Student Two Week Courses: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2020-cat-online-academic-programme-two-week-courses-tickets-109777655924 

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.