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Applying for a Language Waiver  - BA programmes

Applicants should note that the language waiver is only applicable where a student has applied for, or intends to pursue a course that does not require study of gaeilge/ foreign language, and is not a subject specific requirement for any course. Students granted a language waiver are still required to meet the six-subject matriculation requirement.

Deadline for submission of Language Exemption application: 1st July.

Students attending a State Second Level School

Applicants should complete an Application form (click here) and return completed application with a certified copy of the Certificate of Exemption from Irish (Revision of Rule 46 Rules and Programme for Secondary Schools in relation to Irish Circular Letter M10/94 Department of Education). This certificate should be available from your school.  

Students attending a Non-State Private Second Level School

Applicants who do not have a Department of Education (DES) Certificate of Exemption due to attendance at a Non-State/Private Second Level School are required to complete Application Form for Language Exemption (click here) and return completed application with the following documents:

  • A Language Exemption Declaration signed by the school (click here)
  • A copy of relevant disability evidence as per application

Please note that we cannot assess incomplete applications.  It is our practice to destroy documents at the end of the current year for unsuccessful applicants.


The National University of Ireland (NUI) Language Waiver is completely separate. Even if you have an NUI exemption,  you still need to apply to Mary Immaculate College for a Language Exemption.


For further information on applying for a language exemption on disability grounds:  

email access@mic.ul.ie 


Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel:+35361 204300  V94VN26

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