International Student Office at Dublin Institute of Technology

Information for students from
European Union (EU)

Entry Requirements

DIT welcomes applications from international students who are suitably qualified for our full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements for third level education in your home country and must meet DIT requirements for the particular programme(s) applied for. Please see the overseas points equivalency table below for undergraduate requirements.

Undergraduate Entry requirements.

Download International Awards recognised by DIT.

Applicants whose first language is not English must attach a certified qualification of proficiency in English. Please view the English Proficiency Qualifications accepted by DIT and the corresponding minimum achievement level required.

Postgraduate Entry requirements.

Applicants applying for a postgraduate programme must hold a qualification equivalent to an Irish honours degree, minimum first or second class honours division, from a recognised degree awarding authority. Applicants from outside the EU may only apply for full-time postgraduate programmes at DIT.

Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

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For all queries on postgraduate applications please contact 

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Overseas Points Equivalency

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Irish Leaving Certificate Grades and Points are as follows:

Leaving Cert
  Leaving Cert
A1 100 60 C1 70 30
A2 90 50 C2 65 25
B1 85 45 C3 60 20
B2 80 40 D1 55 15
B3 75 35 D2 50 10
C1 70 30 D3 45 5

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Visa and Embassy Details

It is important to note that admission on to a full time programme at DIT does not automatically guarantee you a student visa. You must also meet immigration requirements in order to reside and study in Ireland.

For all information on completing and submitting your visa application please visit INIS

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has produced a document for international students in 2008 Student Visa Guidelines.

Irish Embassies and Offices Abroad:

International non-EU students are permitted to attend recognised full time programmes at DIT on the condition that the students and the Institute comply with specific regulations in relation to the issuing of student visas to such students by the Department of Justice, Equality, and Law Reform.

It is important that all international students on study visas in Ireland are aware of the following student visa regulations:

  • All international non-EU students must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) if they are staying in Ireland for more than 90 days. There is a charge of €150.
  • All students on student visas must demonstrate a programme attendance rate of 80% or higher. It is the student’s responsibility to attend classes and to issue a medical certificate if absent due to illness. Students are also required to notify their programme tutor if they will be away from classes. The International Student Office is obliged to notify the GNIB of any student who is not meeting the required programme attendance rate of 80%. Such students are at risk of losing their student visa.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that his/her student visa is renewed on time. Registered students at DIT will require a visa renewal letter from DIT’s International Student Office to support their application for a visa renewal. Applications for visa renewal are made through the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).
  • Students on student visas are entitled to participate in employment for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time and up to 40 hours per week during holiday time. However, all students committed to study during a holiday period, such as those postgraduate students who are completing their thesis during the summer holiday, are only permitted to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Useful websites:

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Application Procedures

All international non -EU applicants must apply directly through the international student office

Please view our International Fees page and After You've Applied for information on programme fees and how to pay.

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Scholarships and Funding

International students at DIT may also be sponsored by their own government or through other International Scholarship Programmes. In most cases applications should be made through the Ministry of Education and/or Scholarship Agency in the student’s home country at the time of or prior to applying to DIT.

Applicants may also contact the Irish Embassy in their home country for information on the sources of possible funding.

Government of Ireland International Scholarships

Foreign students wishing to obtain information about scholarships offered by the Irish Government should address their inquiries to the International Section, Training College Building, Department of Education and Science, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.

The website is and the contact email address is

The Irish Government currently offers scholarships for postgraduate study to incoming foreign students from a number of countries.

  • Australia: The Irish Government offers one scholarship to enable an Australian graduate of any faculty to study at an Irish University or other institute of higher education.
  • China: The Irish Government offers three scholarships to Chinese postgraduate students for study/research at a university or institute of higher education.
  • Japan: The Government of Ireland offers three scholarships to Japanese graduates to study at a third level institution of education in Ireland.
  • Malaysia: The Government of Ireland offers two scholarships to Malaysian graduates to study at a third level institution of education of Ireland.
  • Mexico: The Irish Government offers one scholarship to a Mexican graduate to study in an Irish third level institute of education.
  • Russia: The Government of Ireland offers two scholarships to Russian graduates to study or do research at a third level institution of education in Ireland.
  • Switzerland: The Government of Ireland offers one scholarship to a Swiss graduate to study at an institution of higher education in Ireland.
  • Turkey: The Government of Ireland offers one scholarship to a Turkish graduate to study at a third level institution of education in Ireland.
  • USA: The Ireland United States Commission for Educational Exchange administers scholarship exchange schemes between Ireland and the United States.

    Further information may be obtained from the Executive Director
    The Fulbright Commission
    Brooklawn House
    Shelbourne Road
    Dublin 4

    DIT currently hosts international students from the named scholarship/government agency in each of the following countries:

    Prospective international research students are recommended to visit for information on available funding for international students on postgraduate research programmes at DIT.

    The Irish Council for International Students administers Study Fellowships under the Irish Aid Programmes for students from Priority Aid Countries. Please refer to www.icosirl.iefor further information.

    International students are also advised to visit the International Education Board Ireland website at which provides additional information on scholarship sources.

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    DIT Agents

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    DIT Partners/Collaborative Links

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