Overseas Admissions and Relocations

The Institute of Education, Ireland’s leading sixth form college, is uniquely positioned to offer flexible, academic focused schooling to students who are relocating with their families to Ireland. Our pupils come from a wide range of backgrounds and we welcome the diversity of experiences that they bring.

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Flexible Course Length
Depending on the age of the student, we can offer a flexible solution to allow your child to complete the final State examination (the Irish Leaving Certificate), in one, two or three years.

4th Year | Three year programme | 15-16 years of age | Learn more>>
5th Year | Two year programme | 16-17 years of age | Learn more>>
6th Year | One year programme | 17-19 years of age | Learn more>>

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Admissions Process
We understand that each relocation comes with its own unique set of circumstances and we offer a flexible approach to dealing with all applications. All relocation enquiries are dealt with on a personal basis by our Admissions Officer, Mary Dorgan, ensuring the smoothest transition possible.

Students from overseas must complete our Non-Domestic Student Application Form*, which must then be sent, with a signed passport photograph and associated documentation, to the following address:

The Administrator (Applications)
The Institute of Education
82/85 Lower Leeson Street
Dublin 2

* Students from EU Member States (with the exception of Cyprus and Greece), Canada, United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & United Kingdom. Applicants from other territories must apply via our International Department.

Once an application has been received, the student and their parents will be invited to attend for interview. Overseas applicants unable to come to the school may have their interview conducted over Skype with Mary Dorgan, our Admissions Officer.

At interview, help and advice will be given about the curriculum and the timing of the academic year to help the transition into the Irish system. The students’ objectives, motivation and examination results to date will also be discussed.

Places are offered subsequent to a successful interview.