How to Apply

howtoapplyThe next intake for the majority of our postgraduate taught programmes will be September 2015.  The closing date for applications for most courses is 30th April 2015 but this may be extended depending on the availability of places. Please note that applications are currently being accepted.  The application fee is €45 and is payable by Visa, Laser, Mastercard or American Express.  This is non-refundable.  You can apply for more than one postgraduate programme but you are required to pay this fee only once.  Please note: You must login under that same username and password each time you apply or you will be charged €45 again as if you are a new applicant.

Before starting your online application, please ensure that you have as many supporting documents as possible available to upload at the document upload stage of the application.  The following is a list of some of the documents which we require;

  • Full transcripts showing final overall result or award classification for previous degree/s or results to date if degree not yet completed.
  • Award certificates if available.
  • Official certified English translations of above must be provided with the original language documents where the original/copy documents are not in English.
  • A recognised certificate of English Language Competency if English is not your first language see DIT English Requirements
  • A copy of the photo page of your current passport (not mandatory for Irish born applicants).

Please note that where possible we prefer scanned originals as opposed to scanned photocopies when documents are being sent electronically.

Additional details you should have available before commencing are an email address, your Visa, Laser, Mastercard or American Express card, your PPS number (not mandatory for non-Irish applicants), your previous DIT student number if applicable.

If you encounter any difficulty uploading your documents you can scan and email them to or post them to: The Postgraduate Admissions Office, Dublin Institute of Technology, 143-149 Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.  Please include your online application reference number with any documents you are sending in by email or post.


  1. Check the postgraduate programmes (full-time or part-time) listing for the programme you wish to apply for.  Click on the required programme title which will bring you into the programme information page.
  2. Click the appropriate ‘Apply Now’ button to access the online application form for this programme.
  3. If this is your first DIT application click ‘Apply & Create’ and proceed.  Important:  keep a record of your login details - username and password - as you will need them if you wish to make more than one application.  Using the same login details will ensure that you avoid paying the €45 application fee again.   If you have forgotten your password, email us at and we will reset it for you.  Your login details will be required again if you are made an offer which you wish to accept.
  4. If you have started your application but are not ready to submit it, click the ‘save and exit’ button at the top right hand side of the screen.  You can re-access your application later by following the same steps as before, but this time you just log in using your username and password.  
  5. Your online application must be completed in full before you click the 'submit' button.  Once your application has been submitted you will not be able to alter or add to it.  Please take time to read the instructions on each page.


There is a separate online applications system for international applicants, if you are an international/Non-EU applicant please apply by clicking the orange ‘NON EU/INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS’ button on the relevant postgraduate programme information page. 

If you think you may qualify as an EU applicant, please contact the international office at to be fee assessed before you make an application.  

To qualify for the EU Rate of Fees, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  1. You are ordinarily resident in the EU and have received full-time post primary education in the EU for 3 of the 5 years immediately preceding admission OR
  2. You are ordinarily resident in the EU and have worked full-time in the EU for 3 of the 5 years immediately preceding admission OR
  3. You hold a passport from an EU state and have received full-time education in the EU for 3 of the 5 years immediately preceding admission.

Note: The period that Non-EU students are resident in Ireland on Study Visas does not contribute towards the residency requirement in relation to fee assessment at DIT.

Please note applicants on a Stamp 2 student visa are not eligible to study part time in DIT.  For further information please see the International Student Office Webpage


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