University of Limerick, from Wales to Ireland - Help!

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    Hi, so I'm Emily and I'd like to move to Ireland to study New Media and English at the University of Limerick and I'm pretty tense about it.
    Although I have a year until I'll even know my A level results and whether I'll be going to university, I'm both majorly excited and scared about even applying for somewhere so far from home. I live in Barry (yes, that place from Gavin and Stacey) and moving all the way to Ireland for study is wild. But it's what I've always wanted to do.
    So if you've made it through that boring little introduction, could you lend a helping hand? Ireland leave school with leaving certificates that amount to a certain amount of points per result from each subject (I've done way too much research about this) and don't know how to translate my results into that point system (I need 330 and would like to work out what I'd need to get that) so if ya know, hit me up!
    Another thing is the application process, its different to the UK, and you also find out if you've been accepted onto the course after the UK does. Any tips or hints or anything to help me out?
    And finally, the big one for all university student... Student grants and loans. I've read a lot about the grants available and the means(?) test to figure out what you'd be given and ended up feeling more confused than when I started reading! So again, any helpful info, hit me up!
    If you, like me, plan to leave this tiny island for an even tinier island, please make a comment and we can worry together! And if you're here to offer advice and tips and whatever else, thanks so much!
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    I can't help sorry, but I was studying abroad in Ireland this past semester, and spent 2 days in Limerick, it's a beautiful little town with helpful people, I'm sure you would love it
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    For points, check out the UCD points calculator. That'll give you a rough estimate. It's tough though (I know someone that had to get into Trinity with A*AAA).

    Edit: points calculator here!
    https://myucd.ucd.ie/admission/alevel_cal.ezc

    Application process: CAO, done in about January time. You have about 8 or so choices compared to the 5 on UCAS. No PS though. You are right, you won't find out until Results Day if you're in or not. Are you applying for UCAS also?

    I don't know much about the student loans but I can check it out for you.
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    For points, check out the UCD points calculator. That'll give you a rough estimate. It's tough though (I know someone that had to get into Trinity with A*AAA).

    Edit: points calculator here!
    https://myucd.ucd.ie/admission/alevel_cal.ezc

    Application process: CAO, done in about January time. You have about 8 or so choices compared to the 5 on UCAS. No PS though. You are right, you won't find out until Results Day if you're in or not. Are you applying for UCAS also?

    I don't know much about the student loans but I can check it out for you.
    I am planning on applying to UCAS, I'm almost sure my sixth form college makes you. I'm also planning to apply to UK universities, although my heart is set on Limerick.
    I have looked into student loans myself, but its honestly so confusing.
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    (Original post by EmilyTheImmoral)
    I am planning on applying to UCAS, I'm almost sure my sixth form college makes you. I'm also planning to apply to UK universities, although my heart is set on Limerick.
    I have looked into student loans myself, but its honestly so confusing.
    I will see what I can find out for you
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I will see what I can find out for you
    Thanks so much!
 
 
 
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