International Students

We welcome international students to IADT. IADT courses are delivered through the English language.

Prospective international undergraduate students must apply to the CAO by the relevant closing dates. When we assess applications we establish qualification equivalencies to ensure that each applicant meets the required academic threshold for entry. Certified transcripts and English translations of qualifications not issued originally in English must be submitted with your CAO application.

If English is not your first language and you have not successfully completed English in the Leaving Certificate (the final examination in the Irish secondary school system) or have not obtained a minimum of a Grade C at GCSE O Level, then you will need to submit evidence of one of the qualifications listed before an offer of a place can be made. A copy of the relevant certificate must be submitted to the CAO with your application.

IADT has formal links with colleges in Ontario, Canada and Loras College in Iowa.

Acceptable qualifications

Qualification Details
IELTS Composite score in the range 6.0 – 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in any one component
TOEFL Computer based test 215 or Internet based test 80
UCLES Proficiency in English Grade C or Advanced English: Grade A

In certain circumstances, results of English examinations other than those outlined may be accepted, though such results must indicate competence of a comparable standard.

If you do not currently hold the relevant certificate, please indicate which certificate (and examining body) you intend to submit, and when you intend to undertake the assessment. These must be submitted by 1st June of the year of entry to enable us to process them before CAO offers are made.

Contact Details:

For Postgraduate Queries, please email

For Undergraduate Queries, please email