Applying for BA programmes

BA (Hons) Applied Theology

BA (Hons) Applied Theology Leadership

Graduate Diploma Applied Theology

The BA courses will:

  • equip you for Christian life and ministry

  • challenge you to reflect on your attitudes

  • develop your analytical thinking and reflection skills

  • enable you to engage more deeply with the Bible

  • explore the Bible and theology in depth and breadth

  • transform you – head, heart and hands

The BA courses are a unique opportunity to focus on things that matter.

Admissions Criteria

All candidates will demonstrate:

  • active engagement in some form of Christian ministry,

  • appreciation of and respect for IBI’s ethos,

  • an ability to study at third level.

Entry routes to the BA programme

Academic entry: Irish Leaving Certificate: 240 points or equivalent

AP(E)L: You may apply for entry to the programme, or for credit transfer, on the basis of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Associate status entry: you will be required to demonstrate that you are able to work at BA level by successfully completing a semester as an associate student. Upon successfully completing and passing the modules in the first semester you can enrol for the full BA programme and transfer credits gained.

International students:

1. Non-EU citizens/residents.

Due to recent changes in the regulations, IBI is no longer in a position to accept applications from those who require a student visa to study in Ireland.

2. EU-citizens/resident.

Non-native speakers of English must have an IELTS certificate or equivalent with a minimum score of 6.0. You will also be required to demonstrate the equivalence of any qualifications to UK/Irish standards.

Bursaries: IBI has a small bursary fund for students who are serving the Irish Church and have financial needs. Please contact our Bursar for more information.


Applications for this academic year 2019/20 are now closed


  1. Check out the fees structure


Download the application form


EU applicants €50.00

When we have received both your fee and application form we will be in touch.

In the meantime if you have any queries at all about your application please don’t hesitate to call Sarah on 01-8069060

Alternatively : If applying by post send the completed form (with one passport-size photo and a non-refundable application fee of €50 to:

Sarah Crane
Academic Administrator,
Irish Bible Institute,
Ulysses House
22-24 Foley Street,
Dublin 1

If applying by post send the completed form (with one passport-size photo and a non-refundable