Applications will open in November 2023. You can register your interest here. By registering you will be the first to hear when programmes open.
In order to apply for the STEPS EYF 2024 programmes you must
be a current Transition Year student (starting Sept 2023), permanently resident in Ireland.
Unfortunately, STEPS Engineering Your Future is for
Transition Year students only. Applications will not be accepted from 5th year
Please follow this link to see what programmes will be taking place in 2024.
Email is our favourite form of communication, it’s our primary way for communicating with you, your parents/carers and teachers. You need to apply with an email address that belongs to you, we recommend you use a Gmail address. School email addresses don't always receive our messages. Please don't use a shared email account, such as your parent's email address. The address you use is your official email address in our system, and we will use it to send you important information.
Please note if you sign into Survey Monkey Apply for your application using your google account it will automatically assign the name on your account which may not be your actual name and may cause confusion at a later stage.
STEPS is not involved in selecting the students to attend individual programmes. This decision is made by the STEPS EYF Programme coordinators and canvassing will disqualify. Students are asked to submit a short (200 word) report stating why they would like to attend the programme.
Programme costs depend on the programme. A three day programme fees are €25, four day programme fees are €30 and a five day programme fess are €35.
Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged any fees.
The STEPS Programme is not for profit. All fees will go into covering the costs of the programme such as administration, preparing activities etc.
The EYF Programmes take place over 3, 4 or 5 days. Some programmes will be online only, some will be a mix of online and in person and other
will be in person only. Please read the details for the programme you are
interested in carefully before selection. Programmes will include
interactive talks, labs, workshops and more. Full schedules will be sent to all
who are accepted on a programme in advance of the dates.
We will send out a notice after the application stage is closed to let you know when you can expect to hear about the programme. Usually first round offers to the programmes are sent out within a month of applications being closed and then second round offers will be a few weeks later.
No, unfortunately not, the STEPS EYF programme are usually all oversubscribed. However we do keep a waiting list for programmes
You will get an offer via email with full instructions on how to accept your offer. The process involves filling in an acceptance form, ensuring your TY Coordinator and Parent/Guardian also fill in short online forms and making a payment where applicable.
If you have received an offer and do not wish to attend you will need to log in and choose ‘I will not be accepting my place’ or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will not be attending.
Details of all programmes can be found here.