A few university places still available
Written on Monday, 06 September 2021 19:00

Updated 6th September
where entries crossed out below, places that were available on 6.09 are no longer available

Updated 11th September

Because of the late publication of the Leaving Cert results this year, there are many fewer places available in European universities where, in many countries, the academic year has already begun. 

EUNICAS will be able to advise you on securing a place on one of the following undergraduate programmes:

U. Camerino ITA

U. Tor Vergata ITA
NHL Stenden UAS NETH (entry February)

EU Cyprus
MU Lodz POL 
MU Sofia BUL
MU Wroclaw POL
St Camillus U Rome ITA

Information Technology
NHL Stenden UAS NETH (entry February)

Hotel Management
NHL Stenden UAS NETH (entry February)

Liberal Arts & Sciences
(Majors from a wide range of disciplines)
UC Roosevelt at U. Utrecht NETH (entry February)
U. Maastricht NETH (entry February)
Erasmus U. Rotterdam NETH (entry February)
U. Amsterdam NETH (entry February)

Media Management
NHL Stenden UAS NETH (entry February)

MU Wroclaw (two places)
NCU Bydgoszcz POL
MU Pleven BUL (entry February)
MU Sofia BUL
Sofia U BUL

MU Varna  BUL

St Camillus U ITA

U. Maastricht (entry February)

U. Bologna ITA possible late vacancies round
U. Tor Vergata ITA possible late vacancies round

St Camillus U ITA (probably)

U. Milan ITA

St Camillus U ITA (3 places)

Maastricht U. NETH (entry February)

Veterinary Medicine
Lublin ULS POL
U. Forestry BUL
Wroclaw UELS POL

Still some veterinary medicine places in Europe
Written on Monday, 09 August 2021 19:07

There are still a few vacancies to study on English-taught veterinary medicine degree programmes, in Central Europe.

Though the most popular destination for Irish students (Warsaw University of Life Sciences ) is currently full, there are places available in:

- Wroclaw UELS See here. (application deadline 03 September, though could be extended)
- Lithuanian UHS See here. (application deadline 15 August)

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Impact of Delayed Leaving Cert Results
Written on Thursday, 29 July 2021 00:00

Impact of Delayed Leaving Cert Results on European Admissions

Update 29th July 2021

Clearly, the current pandemic has had a serious impact across Europe on both the delivery and assessment of secondary-level Education. The majority of countries appear to have met it with a clear raft of measures including cancelling off-line schooling and either maintaining, cancelling or postponing end-of-year examinations, with clear timetables as to measures for assessments and publication of results. Following fantastic work by the teachers of Ireland, and their schools, during April and May, they have delivered assessed grades on schedule. Now, with the written tests also completed,  and a new innovative system of results currently being worked through, our Minister of Education has decided to postpone publication of results from their normal mid-August slot until 3rd September.

A recent statement from the Department confirms that:

" it has been working closely on this matter since early this year (interestingly?), and liaising directly with administrations in the countries of interest to Irish students.
The main countries of interest in the EU include the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Denmark.  Officials have contacted the Irish Embassies in these countries requesting that they engage with the Higher Education authorities on behalf of Irish Leaving Certificate students. The Minister for Education has also written to her colleagues in each of the other EU Member States, requesting that the authorities and the relevant higher education institutions in those countries give consideration to Irish students who may not have their Leaving Certificate results in time to complete the processing of their admissions at the usual time in those systems"

There are obviously concerns that our results will be too late for over 1000 Irish students waiting in diverse admissions systems for entry to the first year of programmes in continental European universities, particularly in those countries where results are required by 1st September. EUNICAS understands the latest situation to be as follows, in the countries listed:

Denmark: With our students already challenged by our earlier mid-August deadline for the delivery of results, the deadline for receipt of results will not be extended beyond 31st August.

Germany: our 2021 results were already too late for entry 2021, so most Irish students have applied using 2020 (or earlier) results, or are waiting to apply next year.

Netherlands: the normal deadline for the submission by students of their "High School Diploma" (Leaving Certificate) results is 01 August, and this is nomally extended to 31 August for Irish and UK student. Universities have a good measure of flexibility in setting/reviewing their own admissions deadlines and several universities have confirmed to EUNICAS that they will accept late results and that Irish students can start their programmes on 1st September, including U. Amsterdam, U. Leiden, U. Groningen, Tilburg U., U. Twente, VU Amsterdam,, Fontys UAS, Hague UAS, Hanze UAS and Stenden UASEUNICAS is working with all Dutch universities, on behalf of Irish students, to gain the certainty they require. 

EUNICAS is confident
that all of the Dutch universities will eventually decide to accept Irish school leavers this year, though some may delay enrollment of Irish students until 3rd/4th September. This confidence is strengthened by a letter sent by the Dutch Ministry of Education last week to the higher education institutions that looked for:

" flexibility where possible regarding the intake of Irish students after 1 September, due to the delay in the publishing of their LC results".

Lithuania: Although the academic year starts in Lithuania on 01 September, most universities are confirming to EUNICAS that they will accept results beyond that date.

Romania: our results are already later than deadlines for results in med and vet schools in Romania. Some have a second round of applications, which can accommodate the traditional date for publication of our results but not the extended date. We are currently looking for flexibility here.

Spain: Currently, UNED, the local qualifications verification authority, is having difficulties validating late results.

Italy and Poland: t
he academic year in both of these countries starts in October, with commensurate timelines for the provision of results, No issues are expected here.

EUNICAS is working tirelessly, both in Ireland and a wide selection of European universities, in an attempt to minimise the impact of this delay on Irish students.

Still programmes accepting applications in the Netherlands
Written on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 21:42


Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences still open for applications (but only for a few days!

Most (but not all) of the Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences are still accepting applications. Among the programmes still open (shown with their application deadline) are:

Business Innovation InHolland UAS (01 August)
Human Resource Management Saxion UAS (15 August)
International Business Avans UAS (01 August)
International Business Hague UAS (01 August)
International Business Hanze UAS (15 August)
International Business Rotterdam Business School (31 July)
International Marketing Fontys UAS (15 August)

Communication & Media
Creative Business Utrecht UAS (01 August)
International Communication Hanze UAS (15 August)
Media & Entertainment Management NHL Stenden UAS (15 August)
Music Management InHolland UAS (01 August)

Aeronautical Engineering InHolland UAS (01 August)
Automotive Engineering HAN UAS (15 August)
Electrical Engineering Fontys UAS (15 August)
Industrial Design Engineering Hague UAS (01 August)
Mechanical Engineering Hanze UAS (15 April)
Mechatronics (Fontys UAS (15 August)

Creative Media & Game Technology Saxion UAS (15 August)
Digital Business Concepts Fontys UAS (01 August)
Information Technology NHL Stenden UAS (15 August)
Software Engineering & Informatics Fontys UAS (15 August)
Software Engineering Saxion UAS (15 August)

Hotel Management/Tourism
International Hospitality Management NHL Stenden UAS (15 August)
Tourism Management NHL Stenden UAS (15 August)

Law/Social Sciences
International Law Hague UAS (01 August)
International Social Work HAN UAS (15 August)

Politics/International Relations
European Studies Hague UAS (01 August)
International Development VHL UAS (01 August)

Animal Husbandry VHL UAS (01 August)
Chemistry HAN UAS (15 August)
Environmental Science Avans UAS (01 August)
Life Sciences HAN UAS (15 August)

Sports Studies Hague UAS (01 August)

International Primary School Teaching NHL Stenden UAS (15 August)
International Secondary School Teaching NHL Stenden UAS (15 August)

Note: it is possible that some of programmes marked with  01 August deadline might accept a later application.

Study Pharmacy in Italy
Written on Friday, 09 July 2021 18:36


Study Pharmacy in Italy

The MSc Pharmacy programmes (Undergraduate Entry) in both U. Bologna and U. Tor Vergata are still taking applications, through Round 1 (closes shortly) and Round 2 (closes September) application routes. U. Bologna is the oldest university in the world. The Tor Vergata programme has links with the one offered at
U. Nottingham.

As with most programmes in Europe, your Leaving Certificate points are completely irrelevant, though you will need to do an entrance test. The test is largely in Biology and Chemistry with a handful of questions in each of Mathematics, Physics and Logical Thinking.

Fees are low: set with reference to your family income and, in Bologna, you can pay between zero and 3060 pa.

The academic year in Italy starts in md-October, giving you plenty of time to see how CAO works out, though increasing numbers of Irish students are seeing Italy as their preferred destination for studying Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy.

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Irresistible: U. Bologna

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