Careers in Nursing and Midwifery

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. A certain proportion of places in undergraduate programmes are retained for mature students:

  • Children’s and General Integrated 15%.
  • General 15%.
  • Intellectual Disability 35%.
  • Midwifery 20%.
  • Psychiatric 35%.

If you choose to apply as a mature applicant, you must be successful in the current year at an assessment test. However, due to the number of places available on the programme, success at the assessment test does not guarantee an offer of a place. The onus is on you to apply for the assessment test in addition to your application to the Central Applications Office (CAO). Full details about the assessment test will be made available by year end.

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