DCU Employment Permits Guidelines

Employment Permits 

Third level graduate programme

What is the third level graduate programme?

This programme allows legally resident Irish educated non-EEA graduates who hold a level 8 or level 9 award from a recognised Irish awarding body to remain in Ireland after their studies for a period of twelve months.

Purpose of programme

This should be for the purpose of seeking graduate level employment and applying for a general employment permit, a critical skills employment permit or research hosting agreement.

The details of the revised programme are set out in the policy document which can be accessed here. Graduates wishing to avail of the scheme are advised to read this document in detail.

What documents do I require?

  • A copy of the award granted to you

  • Your passport

  • Medical insurance

  • You must pay a fee of €300 per person to register.

How to apply

For further information on the Third level graduate programme, please click here.

NB. A person who is no longer legally resident will be obliged to leave the State.