Mature Years at UCD

Mature students make up the largest component of non-traditional students in UCD

UCD Mature Student Adviser, Catherine Tormey, offers advice and support from application stage and throughout mature students’ time in UCD.  She can advise you on the possible application pathways to UCD in addition to the academic skills supports, financial support and social supports available to you at UCD.

Catherine's office is in the Access & Lifelong Learning Centre on the first floor of the James Joyce Library Building.  She can be contacted at 01 716 7542 or catherine.tormey@ucd.ie with any questions you might have, or in-person at her drop-in from 11am to 12pm.


For information on applying to UCD as a mature student via the Mature Years Entry Pathway visit the dedicated UCD Admissions Webpage.  Several courses in UCD require mature applicants to complete an assessment as part of the application process, usually:


In addition, mature applicants may also qualify to apply to UCD via the QQI-FET pathway, UCD Open Learning Certificate Pathway, UCD University Access Programme Pathway or via one of the four UCD Social Sciences progression routes.  Applicants can apply under as many pathways for which they qualify.