Making the move to third level can be daunting and can trigger lots of questions about your course choice and the college you may be interested in. If you have some last minute CAO questions feel free to send them to us via Instagram @TUS_ire. You can also check out our most frequently asked questions below to find the answer you may be looking for.
Are there Clubs and Societies for student to get involved in?
Yes, plenty! Clubs and activities include Hurling, Camogie, Men’s and Ladies Gaelic football, Men’s and Ladies Rugby, Soccer, Golf, Outdoor Club, Boxing, Weightlifting, Judo and Basketball… to name but a few, as well as activities such as Aerobics, Boxercise and Yoga. For more information on Sports at TUS visit www.tus.ie/life-with-us/
Do all courses on the TUS programme accept QQI/FETAC applicants or am I restricted to certain courses?
TUS accepts QQI/FETAC awards for entry on all programmes of study. Please note that special requirements may exist for particular programmes depending on the level of the course in question. Please refer to TUS Prospectus pages 54 and 55 for further information on specific QQI requirements for some TUS Midlands courses.
Holders of QQI FETA Level 5 awards are eligible to enter year 1 of programmes. Holders of some Level 6 qualifications may be eligible for advanced entry to year 2 of particular programmes subject to certain criteria. See Admissions for more information.
Does TUS accept applications from mature applicants (over 23 years)?
Yes, we welcome and encourage applications into all programmes from persons of mature years. To qualify as a mature applicant, you must be 23 years on January 1st in the year of entry to an undergraduate programme.
Mature applicants should apply to the Central Applications Office (CAO) by February 1st. In certain instances, late applications may be accepted.
Please note that some courses may include an interview as part of the admissions process. See our Admissions page for further information.
Does TUS accept HEAR and Dare applications?
Yes, TUS is a member of the HEAR and DARE admissions schemes. For useful information on each scheme, see www.accesscollege.ie
How do I apply for the student grant?
If you think you may be eligible for a student grant, you should apply for it as soon as possible. Full details on student grants and finance, including associated legislation and application forms are available at www.susi.ie
How many times can you change your CAO choices before its 100% finalised?
You can change your mind as often as your like until July 1st.
I am planning to commute to TUS. What services are available?
There are multiple public transport options for our various campuses. Bus Eireann and Irish Rail provide daily transport services across the Midlands and Midwest. For more information you can check out www.buseireann.ie and www.irishrail.ie
I don’t have a laptop, are there computers I can access in the college to complete any assignments I have?
Yes. TUS’s Computer Services Department provides all the computing and information technology requirements for the university across all our campuses in Athlone, Limerick, Clonmel, Ennis and Thurles.
I have a learning disability, will my needs by catered for?
TUS is committed to Equality of Opportunity and values the participation of all students. Students with special requirements should contact the Disability Officer on our Midlands or Midwest campuses.
Midlands Disability Service
Phone: 090 646 8142
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Disability@ait.ie
Midwest Disability Service
Phone: 061 293 112
If I am offered a place on a course in TUS is it possible to defer it for one year?
Yes. If you are offered a place, you can choose to defer for one year, however you must contact TUS admissions. Please also refer to the TUS 2022 Prospectus, page 59 for specific information on deferring a place.
Midlands Admissions Office
Midwest Admissions Office
If I apply for level 7 course, is the add-on year still an option further down the line?
Yes, every student who successfully completes their 3 years of a level 7 will automatically progress to the level 8 associated with the course in question, if they so wish.
I'm hoping to attend TUS, when should I apply for accommodation and where would you recommend staying in first year?
If you are interested in attending TUS, we would recommend that you provisionally book places now or as soon as possible. In first year, many students tend to live in our nearby student villages before moving into private houses for their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years. There is a list of contacts and information regarding accommodation services at the below web pages.
Is TUS Midwest just one big campus?
No! TUS is home to over 14,000 students across 6 vibrant campuses in Athlone, Limerick City, Thurles, Clonmel and Ennis.
What kind of supports are available at TUS?
Here at TUS, we recognise that college life can be challenging and to support you we provide a comprehensive range of student services. These services include the Student Health Unit, Student Counselling Service, Career Service and Access Service.
What’s the difference between a level 6 and level 8 course?
Level 6 is a two year higher cert and level 8 is a four year honours degree. It is important to remember that you can use your level 6 as a pathway to your level 8 honours degree.