DARE and HEAR Advice Clinic

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Get the supports you need. TU Dublin will host the Dublin DARE Information Day for anyone that may be thinking about applying to college through the DARE or HEAR schemes. The event takes place on Saturday, 19 January from 10am to 2pm in their Aungier Street campus.

  • What: DARE and HEAR Advice Clinic
  • When: 19 January 2019, 10am to 2pm
  • Where: TU Dublin – Aungier Street Campus (The Courtyard)

What is the HEAR Scheme?

The Higher Education Access Route offers reduced points places to school leavers who as a result of their socio-economic background may have experienced additional educational challenges in second level education. Also, eligible applicants who get a place in TU Dublin will receive a variety of academic, personal and social supports including an in-depth Orientation Programme, financial advice and guidance, academic support and personal and social support.

What is the DARE Scheme?

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) scheme offers reduced points places to school leavers who as a result of having a disability have experienced additional educational challenges in second level education.

Application Information Day

DARE organises Application Information Events each year. The Application Information Day provides an opportunity for you and/ or your parent(s)/ guardian(s) to drop in to meet with a member of the DARE team to discuss your application. Drop in anytime between 10 am and 2 pm for information on the HEAR and DARE Schemes:

  • Talk to DARE and HEAR advisors about your application,
  • Information videos will be shown hourly throughout the morning,
  • Applicants, parents, guardians, teachers, guidance counsellors all welcome.

More information about the HEAR/DARE is available here.


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  1. Barbara Walsh 09/01/2019 at 15:48

    I have two sons who both should qualify for the hear & dare schemes. I would like to find out more information about them. Thank you
    Barbara Walsh

    1. Gemma Creagh 04/02/2019 at 14:38

      Hello Barbara,

      So with HEAR, your sons would have to apply via the CAO for the course they would like to take (the CAO deadline was 1st Feb for 2019, but there is a late application – but I’m not sure how that works with HEAR). Then they will have to submit for HEAR online before 1st March. It explains it all here:


      DARE is quite similar, (and they must be under 23). That’s all explained here:


      If you have any issues, you can contact the help desk or colleges directly. The details are online:


      Best of luck with the application!


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