Information for Mature Applicants to Nursing and Midwifery


We would like to remind mature applicants of the key dates when applying for undergraduate honours degree programmes in nursing and midwifery for 2023. 

To apply through the mature student route, applicants must be 23 years of age or over by 1 January 2023. They must apply for their course through the Central Applications Office (CAO) and must be successful in assessment tests.

Applicants must have a valid CAO application number to apply for the assessment tests and we advise that you apply to the CAO before 5pm on 1 February 2023. The CAO late application facility will be available from 12pm on 6 March 2023 until 5pm on 1 May 2023. Further information can be found on the CAO website

The CAO will issue an email about the assessment to all mature applicants after 1 February 2023. 

Registration for the nursing or midwifery assessment tests is planned to open in April and the test is due to take place in May 2023. Please note that this is subject to change and we advise all mature applicants to check the NMBI website for updates as the test dates will be published in the coming weeks. 

For further information, please refer to our 2023 Entry Requirements for Mature Applicants guide