NCAD Entry Requirements

Please click on the links below to see details on the most recent portfolio guidelines and minimum entry requirements for undergraduate programs at NCAD. If you have any questions please email us on


Portfolio Information for Studio Programmes

Information on NCAD Portfolio Requirements & Submission Process

How to prepare your portfolio for submission to NCAD

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Download the 2024 Portfolio Guide

The Portfolio Guide offers information on how to put your portfolio together and how to submit it

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Entry Requirements & Matriculation

Download NCAD Minimum Entry Requirements (Republic of Ireland)

Entry Requirements for Irish Leaving Certificate and QQI Level 5/6 Awards

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If you have an exmption for any subject in School then you will need to apply for the NUI exmemption as part of your application to NCAD. 

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Entry requirements criteria for EU/EFTA applicants

See how your High School Qualifcations will be reviewed by NCAD. 

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Non-EU International 

We accept applciations from around the world 

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Other qualifications? Or general questions? 

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