PREP4DIT Mobile App
You can find out more information about DIT's preparatory programmes on the Prep4DIT Mobile App. This App helps ou in many ways to understand the course and those involved. It gives you information abou the DIT college, the staff as well as the location of the college and website links to DIT pages. Download the app before you arrive to help you settle into the course.
You can download the brochures to learn more about each programme
The links below will also provide you with useful information regarding the next steps once you have applied.
After you have applied
When we receive your completed application the Programme Coordinator will endeavour to make a decision within five (5) working days. Please remember that the office is closed during public and college holidays which may differ from your home country.
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When a decision is made about your application an email will be sent to the email account registered with your application. You will also receive a copy of your offer letter.
Once you decide to accept your place in DIT please confirmyour acceptance and through the link provided in the offer email.
All international fees should be paid through DITs international payment partner Pay To Study. This is a secure system that ensures prompt payment, allows us to issue receipt letters within 48 hours and ensures you the student/sponsor does not incur additional exchange charges.
Once you receive your payment receipt from Pay To Study, please email this to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your DIT receipt letter if you are progressing to undergraduate programmes or email@example.com if you are progressing to postgraduate studies at DIT.
Students who hold passports from the following countries DO NOT REQUIRE an entry visa, but are required to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) within 30 days of arriving in Ireland. There is a charge of €350* for registering with the GNIB. In addition, passport holders from the European Economic Area do not require an entry visa.
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Hong Kong (SAR)
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
United States of America
Students holding passports from all other countries MUST apply for an entry visa through the nearest accredited Irish embassy or honorary consul. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has produced Student Visa Guidelines. Students can get details here of Irish Embassies and Offices Abroad. All students are required to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) within 30 days of arriving in Ireland.
*Fees subject to change without notification. Please refer to GNIB website.
When you arrive
When you arrive call into the International Office and let us know you are here. We will be able to give you details about induction, registration, accommodation, transport etc. We are located at 40/45 Mountjoy Square South, Dublin 1.
You can also call 01-402-7844/4253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you have arrived.
Staff in the International Office will be able to advise you about short term accommodation for a few days and also longer term accommodation. You will also be able to meet some of the accommodation providers at out induction so please try to arrive in time for this.
Accommodation for International Students
Please visit www.dit.ie/campuslife/studentsupport/accommodation/ for all accommodation information.
DIT Student Sports, Recreation & Support Dept. organises DIT’s off-campus student accommodation with external student accommodation providers. Students can book from June onwards to ensure a place . It is advisable to book early as the number of places is limited considering the demand. There will be a range of different styles of modern accommodation in the bed space provision. The accommodation is fully furnished and can be viewed on the accommodation provider's website or in person by viewing the accommodation in advance of paying the deposit. Groups of students may book on block with the accommodation provider though early booking would be advisable. All the accommodation is in close proximity to the North or South side DIT campuses and close to public transport.
The selection of the accommodation and the terms of the agreement/contract are entirely a matter between the individual student and the external provider.
DIT’s Student Sports, Recreation & Support Dept. also provide an information service about accommodation in partnership with DIT’ Student Union personnel. This service provides DIT students with information on available living accommodation, both self-catering and lodgings, including details about location, number of places and costs.
Registration is undertaken by the Student Service Centres. When you register you will be issued with a student card.
Please remember that the International Office cannot issue letters for Immigration etc. until you have registered, so if you need these make sure you register as soon as possible.
You will require a Confirmation of Registration Letter from the Student Service Centres, which verifies you are registered in DIT. You can request this online here: Request a Student Service
Two weeks after your regisrtration you will receive an email to your DIT email account with your Medical Insurance Certificate attached.
All students that hold a passport from a non-EEA country are required to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (or GNIB). This must be completed within the alloted duration of stay allocated to you by the immigration officer on arrival in Ireland, regardless of whether you required a visa for entry.
Failure to register could result in deportation. You need to follow these steps to register with the GNIB;
- Register with DIT and obtain your student card
- Request a Confirmation of Registration letter from the Student Service Centres
- Print out your Medical Insurance Certificate from your DIT email address once recieved.
- Bring these documents, your passport, Evidence of financial support, and the fee of €350* (pay by credit/debit card) to the GNIB Office
- You should be issued with a “Stamp 2” residence permit. If you encounter difficulty contact the International Office immediately.
*The fee is subject to change without notification
It is important that you open up a bank account in Ireland if you are a student as you may need letters from your bank to support your application to buy a service product such as electricity or internet. If you continue to use your overseas bank account, you may encounter large bank fees on ATM transactions also. There is an Allied Irish Bank on DIT Bolton Street and Aungier Street campuses.
You will need a Confirmation of Registration Letter to set up an account that is addressed to the bank you wish to open the account with. You can again request this from the Student Service Centre online.
You need to be aware that you may only work for a maximum of 20 hours per week as a non EEA citizen while on a study visa in Ireland during term time, and up to 40 hours during the holiday period.
To work in Ireland you need to apply for a PPS (Personal Public Service) Number. You apply for this number through your local Social Welfare Office. There are Social Welfare Offices near all of the DIT Campuses. You will need to request a "Confirmation of Registration" letter to apply for your PPS number through Student Services.
All non EEA students on full time programmes at DIT who are on a study visa in Ireland are obliged to have private medical insurance cover. DIT’s International Office organises this cover for students paying fees. The certificate is issued to your DIT email account two weeks after you have registered and collected your DIT student card.