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Attention all non-EU postgraduate offer holders and new applicants intending to commence their studies at Dublin City University in Semester 1 2020/2021.

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Commence your Masters degree programme on time

Dublin City University has launched a new ‘On Line/On Time’ initiative – in response to the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic - for non-EU students holding offers or conditional offers

This initiative allows non- EU students to commence their studies for their DCU Masters degrees ‘on line’ for the first semester from anywhere in the world – and complete the second semester in the DCU campus, allowing students to finish their degree ‘on time’

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Postgraduate Academic Offering 2020

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Offer holders and new applicants for 2020

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At Dublin City University, we continually strive to place the student at the centre of the learning experience. This commitment is particularly important during the Covid-19 global pandemic where committing to previous plans, including education, is difficult.

Acknowledging your specific personal career and learning ambitions, we are proud you have chosen Dublin City University to realise them. Our commitment is to keeping you on track to achieve your dreams and provide you with a level of certainty and support in these unprecedented times.

Our 'On Line/On Time' initiative - specifically adapted for COVID-19 restrictions - will allow new students complete their Masters degrees in Dublin City University. This initiative means Non EU International students holding an offer or conditional offer, for entry into the Dublin City University for academic year 2020/2021, on degree programmes listed here may commence your studies in Semester 1 ON LINE at your home location.

Please review the information below and contact the International Office at Int.PG2020@dcu.ie to discuss your options.

You may then attend on campus in person at the University from Semester 2, to complete your programme of studies and dissertation/ final project, thereby concluding your postgraduate studies ON TIME.

For more information, please go to www.dcu.ie/international

Students must meet the following criteria as outlined below:

  1. Students must hold a valid offer or conditional offer for a place on the designated programme.
  2. Students must accept their offer on the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) (Add Link) and pay their deposit by 1st June 2020
  3. Students must meet ALL entry requirements (including the conditions of their conditional offer).
  4. Students must pay 60% of the Course Fee before commencement of their studies
  5. Students must be a registered student of Dublin City University before commencement of their studies.
  6. Students must pay the remaining 40% of Course Fee before the commencement of Semester 2. All Scholarships and Bursaries will be included as part of the Semester 2 payment.
  7. Students must be available for orientation on campus before the commencement of Semester 2.
  8. Students will need to have access to a stable broadband internet service for the duration of their studies.
  9. Students will need to adhere to the course timetable and completion of assignments.
  10. Students will need to apply for and secure a student visa prior to the commencement of their online studies at Dublin City University. The Visa will be post dated and students can travel to Dublin from the 1st of December.
  11. Students will need to secure accommodation in Dublin for commencement of Semester

Further detailed information is available in the offer letter and also on our website 

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