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International Office - Applications from Outside the EU - Japan


At DCU, we are always happy to welcome students from Japan. Find out more below about entry requirements for Japanese students.

Preparing to apply

You may need to complete a foundation or English-language programme before starting your undergraduate or postgraduate study at DCU. 

As a Japanese citizen, you need a visa to study in Ireland. Learn more here

Find out how to apply to DCU here

Entry requirements

You must meet DCU’s English language requirements as well as the academic requirements set out below.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements below, you may still be able to study at DCU. Contact us here and we can discuss it with you. 


To be considered for a place in Year 1, you must present one of the following:

  • GSCE A-Levels: 4 A-levels or 3 A-levels + 1 AS-level

    • They must be in different subjects and completed in the same year or the preceding year only.

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: minimum score 24 overall

    • Math and English are required subjects

    • Math Studies not acceptable for programmes with specific Math requirements

  • An equivalent international qualification

The grades required vary depending on the programme. Please check our online prospectus for detailed entry requirements.


For consideration to taught Master’s degree programmes, you must present the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognised University

    • A minimum of a 2.2 result (or equivalent)

    • Note many programmes require a minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent. You may also have to supply writing samples, attend an interview or fulfil another requirement. Please check our online prospectus for more information

When you complete your degree, upload a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to the DCU Application Portal. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation. 


You can apply at any time to be a researcher at DCU -- there are no closing dates. Visit DCU Graduate Studies Office to learn more about entry requirements, finding a supervisor and funding.

DCU Merit Scholarships 

As an international student, you may be eligible for a scholarship - learn more here

DCU in Japan

Check back here to learn more about upcoming visits by our staff to your country or other relevant events happening near you soon.We also run regular webinars, which may interest you.

Keep an eye on our news page or social media for more information.

Educational advisers or agents for Japanese students 

Global Study Partners



Tony Tobin

DCU Japan office


BEO Limited



Study International UK (SI-UK)

JTB Gaiarec, Inc