Masters Reduced Fee Scheme

10% Reduced Masters Programme Fees Scheme

In 2022 DCU extended the Alumni Benefit Scheme that is exclusive to all DCU graduates and outgoing final year students from the university. It applies to students commencing the first year of a full time or part time taught Masters Programme for the academic years 2022/23 and 2023/24.

This is an exciting opportunity for our Alumni Community. It underlines our commitment to continuous learning and our ever increasing list of benefits for graduates of DCU.

*Updated 29th March 2023

Please note, you do not have to apply for the 10% Masters Reduced Fee. DCU will contact you in December 2023 to confirm your eligibility. Please see our detailed timeline at the bottom of this page



Summary of Reduced Fee Scheme

  • Student must be enrolled in a full taught masters programme (part time or full time).

  • Eligible students must be a DCU graduate.

  • The applicant must include/declare their previous DCU student number and relevant programme(s) when applying for their Masters through the student application portal.

  • The Discount, for now, applies in respect of the Academic years 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24.

  • Graduates will pay the 1st Semester fee instalment as normal.

  • The 10% discount of the total course fee in the current year will be applied in full to the 2nd Semester payment.

  • If an eligible student pays the full fees in Semester 1, a refund in line with the Masters Reduced Fee will be issued in early 2024 in line with Semester 2 registration.  If the student withdraws before the second semester or does not make the second payment, the Discount is withdrawn.

  • The Discount does not apply to repeat students.

  • The 10% reduction applies to students commencing year one of a Masters Programme in the 2022/23 and 2023/24 academic year.

  • The 10% reduction is also applied to second year students who both commenced and completed the first year of their Masters in the 2022/23 academic year.

  • The Discount cannot be used in combination with another award, scholarship or discount [e.g. 10% Discount with another Scholarship or Discount]. DCU will automatically apply the scholarship/reduction of whatever one offers the highest reduction.


Important Information & Timeline


Frequently Asked Questions

*Students who register on a Masters Programme but exit with a lower award, e.g. Diploma, will not be eligible for the Masters reduced fee.