CAO Applications

How do I apply? All applications for admission to the first year of Ordinary Degree and ab-initio Honours Degree courses at IADT must be made directly to the CAO.

Closing dates    

Application 1 February 2019
Late application 1 May 2019*
Change of Mind 1 July 2019

Courses in the Department of Design + Visual Arts and the Department of Film + Media are referred to by the CAO as ‘restricted application’ as they have special requirements (portfolio assessment). To ensure that you are considered for these courses, you must follow precisely the CAO instructions. In particular, your application must reach the CAO by 1 February 2019. There is no facility for late applications to the CAO in the case of ‘restricted application’ courses. Therefore, you cannot introduce a restricted application course as a new choice (Change of Mind) after 1 February 2019. However, you can change the order of preference of your course until 1 July 2019.

*Late application deadline only applies to courses which do not require a portfolio submission (Departments  of Technology + Psychology, Entrepreneurship and Humanities + Arts Management).

CAO contact details


Address Tower House, Eglinton St, Galway.
Phone +353 91 509 800