Applying for Certificate courses

Certificate Applied Theology

This Certificate course will:

  • Equip you with a solid foundation for life and ministry

  • Enable you to reflect on your faith

  • enable you to explore your gifts and abilities

  • introduce you to life-transforming biblical and applied theological studies

Certificate Applied Theology with Youth Ministry

Are you involved in youth ministry? Are you thinking of youth ministry in the future?

This course is for you…

The Certificate with Youth Ministry will:

  • provide you with training in youth ministry

  • equip you for the challenges of youth ministry

  • enable you to explore your gifts and abilities

  • provide solid biblical and theological foundations for youth ministry

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

Modular applications are open for next semester


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