Higher Education Access Route


As a means of widening participation at third level, Maynooth University and other participating HEI's have developed ​the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) scheme.  This is an admissions scheme to promote equity of access to higher education for school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This scheme was established since clear evidence shows that socio-economic background can have a negative impact on educational attainment at school and progression to higher education.

Visit the Maynooth University HEAR information section or www.accesscollege.ie for further information on the HEAR scheme.