How to apply to DCU



Learn more about entry requirements on the page for your country.

If you’re from outside the EU, complete this application form: non-eu-ug-application-form-io-10_0.docx

If you’re from an EU country, apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) in Ireland. Check this CAO guide to entry requirements first.

The deadline for undergraduate applications is 1 July.



Apply through the Postgraduate Applications Portal. A fee of €50 applies. Make sure you read all the instructions carefully before you start your application.

The steps you need to follow 

  1. Create Account 
  2. Complete application form
  3. Submit application and pay application fee
  4. Upload Supplemental items (documents) 

Once you have completed your application you will receive updates from the International on the progress of your application.

The deadline for postgraduate applications is 1 July in any given year.


PhD & Research 

You can apply at any time to be a researcher at DCU. Visit the DCU Graduate Studies Office for more information.

For information on Postgraduate Research Degrees at DCU please see here


Erasmus+ non, Erasmus+ Exchange & study abroad 

If you would like to come to DCU for a semester or a year, find out how to apply on the information page for Erasmus+ and exchange students here


International Foundation Programme 

You may need to take a foundation course if you do not meet DCU’s minimum requirements. Find out more about how to apply to DCU foundation programmes.


Pre-sessional English programmes

If you have an offer of a place at DCU, but don’t meet DCU’s English language requirements, you may be able to take a five-week or 10-week presessional English programme on the DCU campus. Once you successfully complete this programme, you can progress to your full-time DCU programme. Click here.