Leaving Certificate Results

Some parents, and students who hope to study abroad, had raised with me concerns about the date this year’s Leaving Certificate results will issue.
Below is the reply by Minister for Education to my Parliamentary Question in Dáil Éireann

Question Number(s): 108 Question Reference(s): 34966/22
Department: Education
Asked by: Brendan Smith T.D.


To ask the Minister for Education the advice that will be provided to Leaving Certificate students who hope to study abroad when entry requirements for such colleges need to be finalised before the end of August 2022; and if she will make a statement on the matter.


The SEC has announced that it intends to issue Leaving Certificate results this year on September 2 which is in line with the date results issued in both 2020 and 2021.

In similar fashion to the last two years, contacts with international counterparts will take place and will continue over the Summer to ensure Irish students continue to have all options available to them. However, at this stage, it is important that applicants to Institutions outside the State advise the Admissions Office of that institution of the results date. Further information can be found on www.gov.ie – Leaving Certificate 2022.

Specifically in relation to applications to UK colleges, officials from my Department have had contact with their counterparts in the UK and I understand this year’s results will allow students who are seeking places in the UK and elsewhere to meet the relevant admission requirements.