Application Details

How to Make an Application

Applications by Irish and other EU students for full-time undergraduate degree courses are made to:

Central Applications Office (CAO),
Tower House,
Eglinton Street,
Tel: +353 91 509800

Non-EU students (international students) apply directly to Shannon College and NOT through CAO. For more information, please refer to the International Applications page.
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CAO Course Codes and Requirements

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements Cut-off Points in 2017
GY261 Bachelor of Business Studies in International Hotel Management 2H5 and 4O6/H7
Including English, Irish, Maths and a third language
(including interview points)
GY262 Bachelor of Commerce in International Hotel Management 2H5 and 4O6/H7
Including English, Irish, Maths and a third language
(including interview points)

Applications must arrive in CAO not later than 1st February. Late applications must arrive in CAO not later than 1st May. A change of mind option is available to CAO applicants until July 1st. Please refer to the CAO Handbook/website for full details of application dates and procedure.

Link Modules (LCVP)

The Three Link Modules results will be considered as a composite subject and may be used as being among the six best subjects for the calculation of points.

The Links Module does not count as satisfying one of the six minimum entry subject requirements.

Points will be awarded as follows:
Pass 28
Merit 46
Distinction 66

Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) and Foundation Subjects

Leaving Certificate Applied and Foundation Level Mathematics are not accepted by Shannon College as meeting the minimum entry requirements.

Interview Details

All applicants must attend an entrance interview, for which up to 300 points may be awarded.

Shannon College will contact all students directly by post after CAO closing dates to arrange their interview. Please notify Shannon College’s Admissions Office if you do not receive correspondence from the college shortly after the CAO closing date.

For further information on the entrance interview, please visit the interview page >>Click Here 

Age Limit

For 2018 entry, students must have reached 17 years of age by 15th January 2019.

Mature Students

Shannon College reserves places on the BBS (GY261) for mature students. Applicants must be over 23 years of age by January 1st  on year of entry to qualify as a mature student. Mature student applications must also be made through the CAO.


Shannon College accepts NUI exemptions for any of the minimum entry subject requirements.

Find Out More

Ms. Joan Markham, Admissions Officer, Shannon College
Tel: 061 712590