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What are the Costs

What are the Costs?

Completing a university qualification is one the best investments you can make in your future. There are significant benefits of higher education, as evidenced in annual data published by the OECD showing that the return on your investment in continues throughout life (see figure below). The great thing about online learning through DCU Connected is that you can 'learn as you earn' or as you manage other life commitments.

Some courses are almost free...

In the case of our Springboard+ programmes, which the Irish Government subsidises, there are no fees or 90% of the course is fully funded. We also offer a range of short courses through FutureLearn that you can try for free or pay only a small amount for a Certificate of Completion, which increasingly gives credit and opens up a flexible pathway towards a university qualification. 

2019-2020 Fees for Non-subsidised Programmes

 

Undergraduate Fees

The Tuition fee for each DCU Connected module in an undergraduate online degree programme is €900 for EU students and €1,288 for non-EU students.

To graduate with a BA (Hons) students must successfully complete 12 modules. The total tuition fee for the qualification is €10,800 based on 12 modules  (i.e. €900 x12) 

To graduate with a BSc (Hons) students must successfully complete 14 modules. The total cost of the qualification is €12,600 based on 14 modules  (i.e. €900 x14)

The above tuition fee information is based on  the current tuition fees for the academic year 2019-2020. Tuition fees are subject to annual review.

You are required to pay tuition  fees for the modules you register for each year – you are not required to pay for your qualification up front.

DCU employs an agency (called PAC) to provide online application services. For information on making an application, see the 'How to Apply' section under each undergraduate programme. PAC will charge undergraduate applicants a fee of €35.  On receipt of an application, our Open Education team will normally make an offer within two weeks. Please note that all first year applicants, who accept their offer, will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of €500.

Instructions on how to pay this online will be detailed within the offer. This amount will be deducted from the total fees due at registration. At registration, students choose exactly which modules they will study in the coming academic year.  

For non-EU students, the 2019-2020 tuition fee for each module on DCU Connected, Open Education, undergraduate programmes is €1,288. If you have any query on your EU status, please check here: www.dcu.ie/international/eu_status.shtml

Bank of Ireland Loan for your Fees

DCU Connected students looking for financing to help pay their university fees may contact Bank of Ireland DCU Branch: 076-6232903 or 076-6232904

 

Postgraduate Fees


The Tuition Fee for each DCU Connected module in a postgraduate online degree programme (including the fee for Dissertation) is €1,885 for EU students and €2,825 for non-EU students.

To graduate with an MSc, students usually have to successfully complete five modules (i.e. four taught modules and one Dissertation Module). The total cost of a Masters degree may vary according to the programme but this year is generally around €9,425 ( i.e. €1,885 x 5).

The above tuition fee information is based on the current tuition fees for the academic year 2019-2020. Tuition fees are subject to annual review.

You are required to pay tuition fees for the modules you register for each year – you are not required to pay for your qualification up front.

DCU employs an agency (called PAC) to provide online application services for all its postgraduate programmes. For information on making an application, see the 'How to Apply' section under each postgraduate programme. PAC will charge postgraduate applicants a fee of €50. On receipt of an application, our Open Education team will normally make an offer within two weeks.

Please note that all first year applicants, who accept their offer to study through DCU Connected, will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of €500. Instructions on how to pay this online will be detailed within the offer. This amount will be deducted from the total fees due at registration. At registration, students choose exactly which modules they will study in the coming academic year.

For non-EU students, the 2019-2020 tuition fee for each DCU Connected postgraduate module offered by Open Education (including the tuition fee for Disssertation) is €2,825. If you have any query on your EU status, please check here 

Bank of Ireland Loan for your Fees

DCU Connected students looking for financing to help pay their university fees may contact Bank of Ireland DCU Branch: 076-6232903 or 076-6232904