Saturday 24 March 2018

And now. . . a points waiver for the creative arts

Yesterday, NUI Galway announced a similar 40 points waiver for higher achievers in selected disciplines in the creative arts, on a pilot basis.

It is aimed at students with a record of excellence in creative writing, digital arts and media, drama, theatre and performance, film or non-fiction writing, including journalism.

There will be 15 scholarships available for this autumn. Medicine is excluded.

Students must attain a minimum requirement of 350 CAO points from a single sitting of the Leaving Certificate in six subjects.

Applicants will be interviewed and those who are successful will be made a conditional offer of their performance points in May.

Irish Independent

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