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Non EU Postgraduate Applications

Apply via PAC

The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) is an online application facility for Postgraduate taught and research programmes at DCU. There are approximately 100 taught and over 90 research DCU courses available through PAC.

Apply at www.pac.ie/dcu from November 2018 for entry in 2019.

You can apply for up to three programmes on PAC. Select programmes in order of preference; sequential processing and assessment mean that if you areoffered your first choice no further assessment of the other programmes is made.

The non-refundable application fee is €50 is made to PAC. When you pay this fee you will be able to view your application. 

Upload your documents on PAC. They must be clearly legible:

  • Passport or citizen id card
  • Bachelor degree transcript plus semester sheets and grading system
  • English language certificate
  • Personal statement
  • Two references

You are notified by email as each step of the assessment process is progressed. Therefore, you must have a secure email account that you can access regularly for updates. DCU will only communicate with you through this email address during the application process.

If you are made an offer, you will be emailed a conditional or full offer letter with further information.  You must accpet the offer via PAC and pay a deposit to secure your offer at time of acceptance.  You should then pay your full tuition fee.

Application Deadline

Closing dates for Masters applications are generally in mid July and may vary by programme; see the PG listings for details. Some programmes may have earlier deadlines. 

Applications may be reviewed before or after the submission date.

If you need a visa to enter Ireland, please apply by 1 July to allow time to apply for a visa. You will need a full offer and to pay your full tuition fee before making a visa appilcation.

Entry requirements

Please make yourself familiar with:

Foundation programmes

DCU has a number of foundation programme options for International students. Please click here for more information.