We welcome mature applicants and can assist you during your the application process and throughout your time as a UCD student. Don't worry that you will be the only mature student - we admit hundreds of mature students each year and there is an active mature students society.

The following are some useful soources of assistance.

UCD Mature Students Website

On these pages you will find full details of the application procedure, including Programme Specific Information, Access Routes and News.

Events for Mature applicants

In order to make it easier for you to access the information you need, we offer dedicated Mature Student advice as part of the UCD Open Day. We encourage you to come along and explore the UCD campus and what it has to offer.

The Open Day also gives you the opportunity to talk to academic staff from different areas of study as well as staff from the Access Centre and Admissions.

UCD Open Day: 
Saturday 9 November 2019

UCD Mature Student Information Evening: 
7 January 2020

Information Service for Mature applicants

You can email us your query at mature.students@ucd.ie.

We also have dedicated time set aside from October – April for calls from mature applicants.

Please call Emma Donnelly at +353-1-716 1536 during the following hours:

Monday-Friday 10-12 AM   2-4 PM

Emma will also be available for informal chats in person at the times above, however please note that you must make an appointment in advance to ensure that she will be able to meet with you. You can also call in at any time to the Student Desk for general advice and assistance during opening hours.

Mature Student Advisor

UCD has a student advisor specifically designated for mature students. The role of the Mature Student Advisor’ is to support mature students in enrolling and succeeding at university. The Advisor can provide support and advice to students during their time in college.

The services include:

  • Pre-Entry Writing Skills Course
  • Academic, Personal and Social Advice Service
  • Financial and Resource Referral and Supports
  • Mature Student Orientation Day
  • University Skills Seminars and Workshops
  • Close links with UCD’s Mature Student Society

Catherine Tormey, Mature Student Advisor
Access & Lifelong Learning Centre, First Floor, James Joyce Library Building.

Tel: +353-1-716 7542; Email: Catherine.tormey@ucd.ie

Other Supports

Mature students can also avail of the many other student supports available in UCD such as:

A full list of UCD Student Supports, available to all UCD students, can be found here.


Where can I find out more?

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