Admissions and Course Vacancies

St Mary’s is a Catholic higher education institution which welcomes applications from people of any faith and none. Applications are considered in accordance with the College’s Admissions Policy, which is aligned with that of Queen’s University, with whom St Mary’s enjoys a collaborative partnership of academic provision.

St Mary’s does not use the UCAS scheme for the purpose of Admissions, so applications must be made directly to the college. Prospective undergraduates typically apply both to St Mary’s, and to other institutions via UCAS.


Programme Summaries

Entry Guidelines

Application Procedure

Terms and Conditions



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Undergraduate Admissions


Admissions 2020 Entry



Current Applicants Awaiting Decisions


Existing applicants may view updated information concerning their application with effect from Friday, 14 August 2020 at 12.00 noon using this link. For applicants whose results are exclusively GCE A levels with CCEA, decisions may be made earlier than this date and time. This also applies to applicants whose results are already known but have not yet received an offer.


Guidelines concerning the notification of examination results and the decision making process are available by clicking here. In order to make decisions as quickly as possible, it is essential that applicants send us their results (other than CCEA A level/ AS level results) in line with the guidelines issued. If no decision has been made, this may be due to an incomplete set of examination results or responses are awaited from others who have been made an offer. Facilities will be available for you to check results outstanding and view the current level of offer for each course by clicking on the application status link.


Please also see Frequently Asked Questions



New Applications for September 2020


Any vacancies will be published on the College web site. Please check the vacancies section before completing the online application form.


Admissions 2021 Entry


Please note that applications for September 2021 will be welcome from 1 October 2020.


Admissions Enquiries


Admissions Office opening times are published by clicking here. However, if you need to contact the College regarding course choice and options, please contact telephone number: 028 90268320 and we will endeavour to help you.



Postgraduate Admissions


PGCE (Irish-medium Education)

Applicants interested in the full time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Irish-medium Education) must apply directly to the College. Application forms are available from Academic Registry from 1 November each year. Further details of the course are available here


Masters Programme

Details of the Masters Programme are available by clicking on this link