University Updates and FAQs on COVID-19

Despite Covid-19, the Irish university sector has maintained ‘business as usual’ to the greatest extent possible by a rapid transition to remote learning and assessment. Our universities and their staff are making a hugely valuable contribution to the national efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Read How

See links to university updates and covid-19 related faqs below.

We look forward to welcoming all new university students in the new academic year.

Opening Dates for 2020/21 Academic Year:

  • Orientation for first years begins September 21: UCD
  • Orientation for first years begins September 21: DCU, MU, TCD
  • New term begins for continuing students September 21: UCD
  • New term begins September 28: MU, NUI Galway, TCD, UCC, UL, UCD (first year undergrads)
  • New term begins October 5: DCU


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