In addition, with the exception of mature nursing and midwifery courses, you must also submit to tcd, by 1st february, a separate form which is available from the admissions office of tcd. If you are applying for mature entry to primary teaching in dublin city university, marino institute of education, mary immaculate college limerick or maynooth university you must apply to cao by 1st. Mature entry to nursingmidwiferyprimary teachinggraduate medicine mature applicants to - nursingmidwifery - primary teaching - graduate medicine are not required to complete mature applicant sections 1-11 unless they are also applying for other courses and wish to be considered on the grounds of mature years for those courses. Applying as a mature applicant mature students must be successful in an online assessment test. If you are over 23 by the january of the year of application, you are eligible to apply as a mature student. This means you are applying on the grounds of mature years and not on examination results. The cao is the organisation that sorts the exam scores and offers places to applicants to the vast majority of third level courses in ireland. As a mature student, you can apply for a nursing midwifery degree course online at www. Mature student nursing midwifery each year we at career services successfully prepare hundreds of candidates just like you for the assessment test for mature nursing midwifery applicants. Cao countdown mature applicants can also apply for courses. Mature students who successfully apply for nursingmidwifery through the cao will be eligible to sit an assessment test in april. To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student in 2020, applicants must be 23 years of age on or before the 1st january 2020. Mature students registryregistry mature studentsinformation for prospective mature applicants dcu has a diverse student body and strongly encourages applications from mature candidates who wish to study towards obtaining a third level qualification. Mature students are those aged 23 years, or above, on 1st january in the year of entry. The central applications office processes applications for undergraduate courses in irish higher education institutions (heis). Decisions on admissions to undergraduate courses are made by the heis who instruct cao to make offers to successful candidates.