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Leaving Cert. for Overseas Students

If you are an adult learner, repeat student or still in school, be sure to have a look at our full Leaving Cert Courses.

If you wish to sit the leaving certificate as an overseas candidate, there a number of steps to consider.

Registering to sit the Leaving Certificate

The Ordinary Closing date for External Applications is usually the end of January in the year of sitting examination.

If you want to sit the Leaving Certificate as an external candidate, you must apply through the State Examinations board.

As a guideline in 2016 the fees payable to the SEC were:

  • First time entry (3+ subjects) : €116
  • First time entry (1 or 2 subjects) : €71
  • Repeat entry (3+ subjects) : €326
  • Repeat entry (2 subjects) : €211
  • Repeat entry (1 subject) : €116

Full details can be found at www.examinations.ie

Here is a link to the forms and information you will need:
State Examinations Board External Candidate Information

Make sure you cover the entire syllabus

You can check that you are covering the entire Leaving Certificate Syllabus by visiting the Department of Education leaving cert syllabus list.

All Kilroy's College Leaving Cert Courses cover the entire syllabus.