in order to apply for a third-level course as a mature student, you should first contact the college of your choice directly and send them an up-to-date curriculum vitae (cv). Some colleges require you to apply through the central applications office and you must apply before 1 february of the year you start your course. Whatever your reason for coming back to education, updating your skills, gaining a new qualification, achieving a personal goal or ambition, dit welcomes all mature students. We know it can be daunting, but you are not alone and dit has a range of supports in place to help you decide what course to take, get through the application process and get settled into college life. Mature students are still required to complete course prerequisites. Individual colleges may contact you with further instructions on completing tests that may be required in the admission process. Please contact the college(s) you are interested in to verify that you are eligible for mature. The course offers another way to third-level education for mature students whose social, economic and cultural experiences have prevented them from going to college. Course content students can choose from two broad areas of study arts and social sciences or science. Trinity college dublin, the university of dublin trinity search your query search collection courses all trinity undergraduate courses postgraduate courses staff az of trinity areas trinity maps research expertise library stella catalogue library classic catalogue tara research archive news events. Mature students who lack the formal admissions requirements and have experienced barriers to accessing post-secondary education may be interested in.