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Advanced Entry

Please note: If you are an existing DIT undergraduate student and wish to transfer into another DIT undergraduate programme, you will not have to complete the CAO Advanced Entry application form. All existing DIT students who wish to transfer into another DIT undergraduate programme must contact their Head of Programme directly to facilitate the transfer.


What is Advanced Entry?

Advanced Entry is where an applicant has previous work experience and/or educational achievements that are considered directly relevant to the programme they wish to apply for. In such a case, it is possible to gain entry to the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate programme in DIT.


Are International Students eligible for Advanced Entry?

Non-EU applicants are welcome to apply. If you wish to be considered for Advanced Entry you must apply directly through DIT.

Please apply via the Non-EU International Button  on the relevant programme webpage, ensuring to upload your most up to date and all other relevant supporting documentation including detailed exam results, transcripts and details of relevant work experience, CV etc

CLICK HERE for the undergraduate fulltime programme listing 

Please note:

If you are unsure of your status, please contact the Non-EU Undergraduate Admissions Office before filling out the Advanced Entry application form.

Contact details (application queries, including fee status);

Email: ug.international@dit.ie


What is the deadline for submitting a 2019 Advanced Entry on-line application?

EU/Non-EU Applications for most programmes must be made by close of business on 30th June 2019. If the Institute is accepting Advanced Entry applications to a course, you can make the application by clicking the Apply Button in the course content page. 

Please note:

  • EU applicants must send their most up to date and all other relevant supporting documentation including detailed exam results, transcripts and details of relevant work experience, CV etc to the CAO where it will be added to your application form. Remember to include your application number with all correspondence. 
  • Non-EU applicants should upload their most up to date and all other relevant supporting documentation including detailed exam results, transcripts and details of relevant work experience, CV etc via their online application.

  • Please make sure to include the Advanced Entry Cover Sheet each time you send documents. This will save significatnt delays in CAO uploading your documents to your application.

Failure to supply supporting documentation may result in your application being rejected.


Are Advanced Entry places available in all programmes?

No. Advanced Entry places are available in a large number of programmes across all Colleges in DIT. Click below to see all the courses with Advanced Entry Options. Please note, this information can change throughout the year as programmes can fill up.

 DIT Courses with Advanced Entry Options for September 2019


How do I make an Advanced Entry application?

EU Applicants

Most Advanced Entry applications are now made via the CAO website

The following programmes are NOT available to apply for via CAO but are directly available via the DIT website:

DT080B Networking Applications and Services Level 8 Honours Degree
DT226A  Biomolecular Science Level 8 Honours Degree
DT406A Tourism Management Level 8 Honours Degree
DT408A Hospitality Management Level 8 Honours Degree
DT411H Leisure Management Level 8 Honours Degree
DT8418 Baking and Pastry Arts Management Level 8 Honours Degree
DT6425 Pharmacy Technician Studies Level 6 Higher Certificate
DT8409 Hospitality Management Level 8 Higher Diploma

Are late applications being accepted?

For the majority of programmes the answer is yes, although applicants must be aware that their application may not be processed as the priority goes to applicants who met the deadline. 

Please note: If the Apply Button is not visible for the programme you wish to apply for, please contact the relevant School directly to see if they will accept a late application. 


How are Advanced Entry applications assessed?

Advanced Entry applications are assessed on the basis of availability of places in the relevant programme year and on merit. The following are just some examples of Advanced Entry. Remember that Advanced Entry is not a guarantee and these are just a sample of assessment criteria. 

  • Applicants who have partially completed a third-level programme at a Higher Education Institution may be considered for Advanced Entry to a related DIT Level 8 degree programme at an appropriate level
  • Applications will also be considered from applicants with extensive work experience from an area relevant to a Level 8 DIT degree programme
  • QQI Level 7 with merit, will be considered for third year of a related honours degree at DIT
  • QQI Level 6 (or equivalent) with distinction/merit will be considered for third year of a related DIT ordinary degree
  • QQI Level 6 pass with work experience will be considered for third year of a related DIT ordinary degree
  • QQI Level 6 or equivalent will be considered for entry to Year 2 of a related DIT ordinary degree programme

When are offers made?

Offers for Advanced Entry places are generally made during the summer months; July and August. Some programmes may offer their places sooner than that. The majority of offers are made by mid-September. 

Offers are issued by the CAO via email. 


Further information is available from

DIT Admissions Office
Room RD002
Rathdown House
Grangegorman
Dublin 7

EU Admissions Office        Non-EU Admissions Office
Tel: +353 1 402 5359
Email: advancedentry@dit.ie
 

Email: ug.international@dit.ie