The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a higher education admissions scheme for Leaving Certificate students (under 23) whose economic or social background are underrepresented in higher education.

How do I apply to HEAR?

  • Review the HEAR Handbook and the application timeline with your parent(s)/guardian(s) and/or your school’s Guidance Counsellor.
  • From 4 November 2022 – 1 March 2023 Complete the online application form through 
  • The online application process will generate a Supporting Document Checklist based on your answers. Ensure that you have copies of all supporting documents needed.
  • By 15 March 2023: Submit copies of supporting documents to CAO bypost.

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