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Application Process Overview


1.Apply Online
Submit Initial Application.
Create account and submit required information: Name, Address & Nationality.
[This is the only information you need to submit for an initial application. You will receive an email asked you to upload additional information at a later stage.]
2.Receive Provisional Offer
Provisional offers sent to applicants.
3.Upload Full Application Details.
Applicants are required to upload detailed application information such as education details, proof of PPSN, Brith Certificate, Medical statment, next of kin, learner support requirements. Applicants will receive an email requesting them to upload such information: please do not try to upload proof of PPSN and similar information before requested to do so.
4.College Validates Application
All documentation and information uploaded is verified by the college.
5.Pay Course Fees
Course fees are paid through online payment system.
6.Process Complete - You are now Registered on the course of your choice.


Making an Application

Who can apply using the online process?
Applicants who have an Irish Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) or a National Insurance Number from Northern Ireland may apply. All other applicants must contact the college/centre directly in order to apply.

How do I apply for a course?

Click here: Apply Online
Please select the course that you wish to apply for.
Please identify if you hold or are not a holder of a PPSN number.
Select the appropriate centre/college.
Register (Create Account) if it is your first time, otherwise sign in.
Complete application details as required.
Click Submit to complete and submit your application form.
All other applicants must contact the centre/college directly to apply. 

What documents do I need to apply?
No documents are required for your initial application. Documents will be requested later in the application process. 
If you are born after the 15th August, 2001, your parent/guardian must download, sign and upload the Medical Statement and Student Time Recording consent form. Photography, Filming and Audio Recording Consent Form will also be required. All other college documentation, including College Learner Handbooks can be accessed here.

Can I Save and Exit my application?
Yes. You can save and exit at any stage of the application process. You can log back in to complete your application at any time.

How can I log back in and complete my application?
Click on the Teagasc Student Portal. You will need to enter your username and password to proceed.
Once signed in, you will see your application and its status. Select the application to be completed.
An application that was successfully submitted, will state ‘Submitted’ beside it.

What is my application number?
It is a unique number assigned to your application. Your application number is contained in the email sent to you after submitting your application.

How do I submit an application?
You must click on “Submit” which is available at the end of the form. Please review your application to ensure that it is fully completed before you submit it. 
Your application will not be sent until you click the Submit button.

How do I know that I have submitted my application successfully?
You will receive an email confirming that it was submitted successfully.

Can I submit a paper application form?
No. Applications can only be made online using the Teagasc Student Portal.
Applicants (EU and International) must contact the centre/college directly to apply.

What happens to my application once it is submitted?
You will receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted. In due course, you will receive a provisional offer, which you will be required to log in and accept. At this stage, further information and documentation will be required. Following a validation process, an ‘official’ offer will be issued. Payment will be required at this point.

How do I check my application status?
You must login to the Teagasc Student Portal to check for updates on your application. It is important that you check your emails regularly.

Can I view my application after I have submitted it?
Yes. You can log onto the Teagasc Student Portal at any stage. This will show your application status and any updates from the college.


Accessing the Teagasc student portal

Do I need to register to apply for a course?
Yes. If you do not already have an account then you will need to create an account using the ‘New Account’ button.

Do I need to provide an email address?
Yes. You must provide an active email address.  Please ensure that you use your own personal email account when registering. All updates regarding your application will be communicated to you via this email.

What do I do if I forget my sign in details?
You can use “I forgot my sign in details” on the main application page.

You will need to enter your username (email). Your account password will be reset and details will be sent to email address provided.  Please note: Teagasc will never email or contact you requesting your student portal login details.



Managing your Application

When is the online application system open for Level 5 applications?
Level 5 full time courses are open for online applications from the 7th November, 2018.
Level 6 full time course are open for online applications from January 2019.

When will courses close for applications?

The Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture applications close at midnight on 30th June 2019.
For all other closing dates, please refer to the individual online course application.

Can I apply to more than one college for the same course?
Yes you can apply to more than one college for the same course.
Simply select the relevant course at the college you wish to apply to, sign into the Teagasc Student Portal using your Username and Password and submit an application.
The Teagasc Student Portal will have retained your personal information so this will be pre-populated for you.


Application Fee
There is no application fee for this course.

Who do I contact if I have a query about my online application?
Contact the college to which you applied.

Do I have to create a new account every time I want to apply for a course?
No – just click on the course application link you wish to apply to and sign into the Teagasc Student Portal using your username and password.

Can I change my mind?
Yes.  You can submit applications up to the closing date.  If you have applied:

to the wrong course,

to the wrong college/centre

you can apply for another course by selecting the correct course / centre on the Teagasc website www.teagasc.ie/education.

Can I edit my application after I have submitted it?
It is not possible to edit your application once it has been submitted. If there is additional information you wish to include you can contact the relevant college via email.

Can I withdraw my application after it is submitted?
Yes.  If you wish to withdraw your application, please contact the centre to which you have applied by email, quoting your application reference number and ID number.

How do I know if I have an offer of a place?
Offers of places are made to the email you supplied.

How do I accept an offer of a place?
You can accept an offer of a place using the Teagasc Student Portal. An email with instructions will be issued to you from the admissions office..

When do I pay the course charge?
Course charges must be paid in full before the course commences.

How do I pay the course charge?
The course charge can be paid by credit or debit card online. Payment details will be included with the offer of a place.

Is a deposit payable for my course?

Can I get a refund?

Before course commencement; if a refund is sought, an administration charge of €100 is applied to the refund.  You must confirm by email that you wish to cancel the place before the start of the course.

After course commencement; course charges are not refunded.  College principals/regional managers may decide on some element of refund in some force majeure circumstances.