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Frequently Asked Questions

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.  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 your email address.  You will need to provide the answer to the security question you answered when you set up the account.

Please note: Teagasc will never email or contact you requesting your student portal login details.

Making an Application

Who can apply using the online process?
Applicants who havd an Irish 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 centre/college course you wish to apply for.
  • Applicants from Ireland please use the 'Irish Applicants' link.
  • Applicants from Northern Ireland please use the 'Northern Ireland Applicants' link.
  • All other applicants (EU and International) must contact the centre/college directly to apply.
  • 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.

What documents do I need to apply?
1) Recent photograph (head and shoulders with a plain background).
2) Image of applicant's birth certificate.
3) Proof of PPSN or National Insurance Number e.g. social services card, official government document etc.

How do I upload documents?
You need to save an electronic copy of the supporting documentation either by scanning a copy or taking a photo with your phone. You will need to be able to access, select and upload these documents when completing your online application.

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 applications and their status. Select the application to be completed.
If the application was successfully submitted, you will see ‘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 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?
Your application will be checked to ensure that you have included all of the information and documentation requested. The admissions office may email you to request further information if your application is incomplete.
Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

How do I check my application status?
Login to the Teagasc Student Portal to check for updates on your application. Please also remember to check your emails.

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.

Managing your Application

When is the online application system open for applications?
Level 5 full time courses are open for online applications from the 1st November, 2017.
Level 6 full time course are open for online applications from January 2018.

When will courses close for applications?
All full time level 5 and level 6 course applications will close at midnight on 31st May 2018.

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 already 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?
If you have applied to the wrong course, or if you wish to change centre you can apply to the course/centre of your choice by selecting the correct course / centre on the Teagasc website www.teagasc.ie/education.

Can I edit my application after I have submitted it?
No 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 directly.

Can I withdraw my application after it is submitted?
If you wish to withdraw your application, using email, please contact the centre to which you have applied, 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 accept an offer of a place using the Teagasc Student Portal

When do I pay course fees?
To accept a course place, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the course fees will be collected before commencement of the course.

How do I pay course fees?
Course fees can be paid by credit or debit card. Payment details will be included with the email offering you a place.

Is a deposit payable for my course?
Some courses require a course deposit to secure a place. Other courses require the course fee to be paid. These details will be included in the email offering a place on the course.

Can I receive a refund if I pay a deposit?
Course deposits are non-refundable.

Can I receive a refund after the course commencement date?
Course charges are non-refundable after an applicant has formally commenced the course.

Where can I find documents required for registration?
All documents can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here.