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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Application Process

You can now apply online - see steps 1 - 7 below for detailed information

You must have an educational background which is that of Leaving Certificate standard. Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme are acceptable entry requirements on the majority of courses. There may be specific entry requirements for some courses, and you will find these mentioned on the relevant course pages.

You will be notified of requirements in relation to text books, materials or equipment when you have been offered a place.

STEP 1: You apply online

You apply online using the link below. You can apply at any time. When you complete your application, you will receive an acknowledgement email with login details, username and password, for your new account on our college applications system. You will log into the college applications system regularly to manage your application to Colaiste Ide. 

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STEP 2: We offer you a place on the course

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis. This is subject to places being available and any specific course requirements being met, such as a Art Portfolio, Soccer and Physiotherapy (Applicants to courses that require additional requirements will be contacted about this)

STEP 3: You pay a registration fee to secure your place

To pay your registration fee (non-refundable €50 for all courses), please click on the login button below. This will take you to the login page of the college applications system. Your login details are on the email we sent you. Select the Payments tab to pay your registration fee.

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STEP 4: You complete registration & upload your documents

To complete registration, please click on the login button below to log in to the college applications system. Select the Personal tab (to upload photo) and
the Documents tab to upload a copy of some or all of the following documents:

  1. A suitable passport-style photograph, recently taken, for your student ID card
  2. Passport or ID Card (with photo) to confirm your identity
  3. For school leavers, a copy of your Leaving Certificate Results when you receive them or a Statement of Results from your most recent academic course
  4. Non-EU applicants should hold a Stamp 4 visa. Please upload your GNIB card.
  5. To protect your data, Colaiste Ide follows the Data Protection Policy and Protocols of the City of Dublin ETB.

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STEP 5: You may need to pay deposits (refundable) for equipment online on a small number of courses

To pay the refundable deposit for additional equipment online, please click on the login button below to log in to the college applications system. Select the Payments tab to see the equipment deposit costs (refundable) and to make a payment.  All registration fees should be paid by the end of September. If you foresee a difficulty in paying the registration fees by the due date, please contact our Main Office for advice and assistance on 01 8342333  or email

Possible Fee Exemptions

You may be exempt from paying the Exam Fees if you satisfy one of the following criteria:

  1. You hold a full medical card in your own right
  2. You are the dependent child of a full medical card holder
  3. You are eligible for a student grant from SUSI (letter from SUSI required)
  4. You are getting Back to Education Allowance or a VTOS allowance

Please upload any documentation to prove you have this exemption.

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STEP 6: Induction – early to mid September

At Colaiste Ide we are committed to you having a successful transition to college and your induction, which takes place in early to mid September, is the first important step. 

At your induction you will meet your Course Co-ordinator, other college staff and your fellow students. You will receive lots of useful information (including your timetable) about your course and the college. We will email you the exact date, time and location of your induction.

STEP 7: Start classes 

Your classes are due to start on the week of 16th September. Your college life begins…. We look forward to welcoming you.

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board