For all the Irish universities and colleges, the academic year is divided into two semesters – spring and fall semester. If you are applying for admission for the Fall, which is the September intake, your deadline can be anywhere from February to July. If you are applying for admission for Spring, which begins in January, your deadline is probably between September to October. The entire application process takes a maximum of about 9-10 months if strategically planned. Each university has its own application timelines which may differ between universities.
Table of contents
You need to organise all the tasks, depending on your target intake, and meet the deadline. The table below gives our recommended plan for the same.
Summer 2020 Timeline (Approx.)
|Task||Typical Time Duration||Summer Semester||Winter Semester|
|Transcripts and Degree Certificate||1-2 weeks|
|CV, SOP, LOR||1-3 weeks|
|First University Admit||-|
|Education Loan**||3-6 weeks|
|Travel Insurance||15 - 30 mins|
|Flight Booking||15 - 30 mins|
|American Student Visa||2-6 weeks|
|Prepaid Cards||1-3 days|
|Fly to America||~20 hours|
|Commencement of classes||-|
The actual dates may contrast depending on the programme, university, etc. The above table only presents the most generalised impression of the application timeline.