CAO & QQI-FET Applicants
CAO Applicants - 1st Year Places
Those seeking admission to the first year of the courses at SETU Carlow should apply to the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway. Application forms and the CAO Handbook are available on request from the CAO office, 091 509800.
Some courses at SETU Carlow require applicants to successfully complete the Garda Vetting process.
QQI FET Entry Requirements for entry in September 2022.
SETU Previous Higher Education Scheme
CAO applicants who have completed the Leaving Certificate, subsequently attended an Irish Higher Education Institution, and selected no. 7 Third-Level Higher Education in the “Qualifications and Assessment Summary” on their CAO application will be considered for additional points under the SETU Previous Higher Education Scheme. Assessment is based on evidence of successfully completing a full major award, or a part thereof (minimum one year, or one semester for current SETU students). Supporting evidence must be submitted to the CAO no later than May 1st 2023. For current year Higher Education students awaiting results, evidence must be submitted no later than 30th June 2023. Applicants must meet the Leaving Certificate eligibility criteria in order to have additional points awarded. Further information will be available here on 17th February 2023.
*A number of courses are excluded from this scheme
Other School Leaving Examinations
The policy for Other School Leaving Examinations can be found here »
Admission to Programmes of Study
The SETU Admission to Programmes of Study Document can be found here »
Tel: 059 9175174
Fax: 059 9175005