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Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland

Mission Statement

Nurturing Talent, Maximising Potential

CTY Ireland aims to allow all talented students to reach their potential both academically and socially by providing relevant and interesting challenges based on ability and interest rather than age.

CTY Ireland was established at Dublin City University in 1992 to meet the needs of high ability students aged 6 to 17 years from Ireland and abroad. Since the first summer programme in 1993 over 35,000 students have attended or participated in programmes run by CTY Ireland.

Who should apply?

CTY Ireland aims to identify student who have ability in areas of abstract, verbal or mathematical reasoning. To ascertain eligibility for CTY Ireland programmes a series of assessment tests are used.

What happens then?

Once a student is identified, CTY Ireland provides challenging classes for at DCU and other Centres around the country. These enrichment-style classes cover extracurricular areas that normally would not be studied until third level. Students also get the opportunity to study at home as part of the Centre's online correspondence courses.