Discover University at NCI

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Every June the National College of Ireland (NCI) offers its Discover University summer programme that aims to give young people aged 14-17 the opportunity to experience what life is like at NCI and to get a taste of college.

This year, NCI  have announced that the programme will run virtually from 21st – 25th June 2021 and features a face-to-face socially-distant activity on 26th June.

Discover University at NCI

As part of the programme, students can may apply to one of four core subject areas:

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Early Childhood Education Care
  • Psychology

Students then learn about their chosen subject throughout the week, through groupwork and lectures and are mentored and supported by NCI faculty staff and team leaders.

The programme also includes virtual visits to workplaces, as well as workshops, activities and guest speakers.

An online Graduation and Prize-giving Ceremony (25th June) and an outdoor, socially-distant activity and picnic in Dublin (26th) will take place at the end of the programme.

Discover University is free of charge for young people and priority is given to young people going to school or living in inner city Dublin and Docklands areas.

For more information, please contact Educational Guidance Coordinator, Áine Kavanagh (086)466 6413 or email:


Fill out BOTH forms by June 11th 2021:




The National College of Ireland NCI offers a wide range of part-time courses and evening classes at the IFSC Dublin.


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