How to Apply


  Application Timeline

  • Apply on MTU website
  • Initial review of application within 1 week
  • Contacted by AFTA within 1 further week to complete pre-entry assessment 
  • Selection process completed within 4 weeks
  • Conditional offer 
  • Leaving Certificate results
  • Full offer – late August 
  • Programme commences mid-September


Entry requirements

  • Complete the Leaving Certificate examination in six subjects with a minimum result of H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.
  • Successfully complete an assessment by our Approved Training Organisation partner (Atlantic Flight Training Academy). This may involve a simulator assessment, an interview and a medical assessment. For more information on this, please visit
  • Note there is a substantial non-standard cost associated with completing this programme as the aviation aspect of the programme is not covered by Government supports. This must be considered by all applicants.


Assessment process

Once you have submitted an online application to MTU, after an initial review you will be contacted by AFTA to complete a pre-entry assessment. This consists of an online psychometric/aptitude test (CUT-E), online interview with senior instructors/HR manager, and a simulator assessment in a Seneca or DA42 Alsim simulator. 


CAO Vs Direct Entry

This course will be offered via the “Direct Entry” route for the September 2021 intake. Standard application procedures through the CAO will apply for the September 2022 intake. 



Students will be required to hold an EASA Class 1 medical before commencing this programme. The validity of this medical is one year, after which it will need to be renewed annually. For information on approved aero-medical examiners, please visit the Irish Aviation Authority website 

(Please note that an appointment for an initial class 1 medical may require an advance booking of up to 8 weeks)


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