Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland

The Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland - Secondary School Summer Programmes

Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland (CTYI)

The Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland programme provides educational enrichment opportunities for secondary school students at or above the 95th percentile of ability. We also provide a CTYI programme for primary school students. For those not at or above 95th percentile of ability please see our secondary school programmes overview.

Summer CTYI Programme

CTYI Summer programmes will now take place ONLINE. Please contact ctyi@dcu.ie for more information

This programme takes place in two separate three week session in June and July each year. We offer both Residential & Commuter Places. As well as having a strong academic structure, the CTYI summer programme for second level students has an extensive social programme. Outside of classes, students participate in sporting activities, day trips, discos, table quizzes and more. We employ a team of residential staff who coordinate the social activities and ensure that the students settle in, have a balanced timetable and an altogether enjoyable time.

Important Dates for Summer 2020

Session I Sunday - June 21st to Friday July 10th

Session II Sunday - July 12th to Friday July 31st

Normal application deadline - Friday, 3rd April 2020

Balance of fees deadline - Friday, 8th May 2020


Regardless of previous qualification for our Primary School Programmes students must take part in the Talent Search or provide an Educational Psychologist’s report to take part in the CTYI programme. Pending the results of either method students may be found eligible for Science or Humanities programmes, or both.

Overseas Students

The CTYI programme is also available to students not resident in Ireland, please use the Overseas Application Form to make your application.

Further Information

For more information on the CTYI Programme for 12-16 year olds, please contact Linda Murphy at +353 1 7008103 or linda.murphy@dcu.ie or use our Contact Form.