Application Procedures / Fee Information

Waterford College of Further Education does not charge for applications.

A registration / student services contribution of €250 is payable on registration.
The purpose of which is to cover services, materials, and supports including printing, photocopying, library, and student cards.

A QQI exam contribution of €50 for Level 5 courses and €80 for level 6 courses is also payable on registration. Students who have a current medical card are exempt from this payment.

Additional costs may be incurred on a course-by-course basis e.g., hairdressing /beauty /dog grooming kits / sports etc. Details are provided on each course page.

  • The closing date for receipt of applications for the first round of interviews for all courses will be advertised on this site each year – normally mid January.
  • Please check our webiste for the closing date for the receipt of applications for the first, second and third round of interviews. Applicants who apply will be called for interview in due course
  • Offer of places will be subject to completion of interview and the achievement of the minimum entry requirements.
  • Applicants will be notified of their interview results in May.
  • Late applications received are subject to the availability of places, in the summer and early September.
  • Closing date for receipt of late applications for interviews is Tuesday 31st August.
  • As places on all courses are limited, application before this date is strongly advised.
  • Courses commence in early September, but only where sufficient numbers are enrolled.
  • Only one application form should be submitted. Where more than one application is made, only the most recent will be processed.