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What are the upcoming intakes in Ireland? 

Know about the deadlines & intakes available in the Ireland

Unlike a single intake in the Sri Lankan universities, Irish universities and colleges offer two major intakes. In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester. The two intakes available in Ireland are:

  • Autumn/Semester 1:Starts early September and runs till December
  • Spring/Semester 2: starts late January through to May

Which intake to opt for?

It can get a bit confusing to choose the intake that’s best for you. Consider factors like the availability of your preferred program, your academic records, entrance test scores, acceptance rates, job opportunities and your readiness to join the program whilst making a decision.

While most Srilankan students prefer the September intake, January intake is equally good for certain programs. We suggest, if you do not have your scorecards ready, it’s better to skip the haste and apply for the next intake.

Here’s an overview of the intakes available for different programs in Irish universities and colleges:



Semester 1 (September intake)


Semester 2 (January intake)


*Deadlines vary basis institution and your program. Please speak with your IDP counsellor for more information.

Missed the last intake? Here’s a timeline for the upcoming intake!

Note : Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2020/2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates.

Updated on July 6, 2020

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