Step 1: Applications
Once we have received your completed application through the Student Application Portal (SAP), it will be assessed and, as required, will be sent forward to the relevant faculties in DCU for review.
We will contact you through your SAP account with updates during the process and with a final decision on your application.
If you receive an offer from us through your SAP account, you will need to accept the offer by the reply date.
Once you accept an offer and have paid a deposit, you will receive an ‘onboarding’ email which will be issued from late August. This email contains important information about accessing your username and password, and registration.
Step 2: Welcome Information & My DCU
After an offer has been accepted and deposit paid through your SAP account, you will receive an ‘onboarding’ email from late August. This contains information about accessing your username and password, and registration.
Once you have completed the steps to get access to DCU systems (new student onboarding), you will then be able to:
- Register for your course and pay your fees
- Access 'My DCU’ programme (the online orientation programme) on the Loop platform
See Step 4 for further orientation details.
Step 3: Registration
Before coming to DCU, you must register online for the modules on your course.
You’ll need the registration information and instructions from step 2 to do so.
Registration for first year postgraduate students, including Postgraduate Research, takes place between Monday, 22nd August, to Friday, 2nd September.
For guidance on the registration process, visit the Registration Information Page.
If you have a query in relation to online registration, please submit an online query.
For any queries on fees, please contact; email@example.com.
Student ID Cards
Once Registration has been complete, the University will contact you at a later date about your Student ID card
Step 4: Orientation
Orientation: After you register and pay your fees in late August, you will have access to 'My DCU’ (the online orientation programme) on the Loop platform. Check out Student Support & Development's guide to Postgraduate Orientation here.
Programme Orientation: Visit 'My DCU - PG' and you will find instructions about how to access your Programme-specific Orientation. This will be communicated via your Programme Page on Loop or you may be contacted by your Head of Programme. These activities will take place for postgraduate students between the 5th September and 16th September.
On-Campus activity: Postgraduate students are welcome to attend on-campus activity for new students. Campus tours take place daily from 5th September. We will post more information about on-campus activities at a later date
Accepting My Offer queries
Please accept your DCU offer through the SAP. If you are having trouble with this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an online query.
If you would like to defer, please contact email@example.com and include your application number.
For international offers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include your application number.
Fees should be paid as part of the online registration process, as outlined under step 1.
If a third party is paying your fees, they can call the DCU easypay number 01-2530219 to make the payment. They will need your student number and date of birth to hand. Some 60% of your fees must be paid at this time, and the balance of 40% on or before 27th January, 2023.
If you have a SUSI grant, you are required to pay 60% of the total fees less the €3,500 SUSI award. You must have your SUSI application number during the registration process.
See our Fees FAQ or our Fees Schedule for information about fees for the academic year. Alternatively, email email@example.com for more information.
Orientation & Support Queries
You will be able to log in to 'My DCU’ (the online orientation programme) on the Loop platform from the last two weeks of August. Once in ‘My DCU’ you will have access to your online orientation and further information..
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or check out the Student Support & Development page on Postgraduate Orientation here
DCU offers a 10% reduced fee scheme exclusive to all DCU graduates and outgoing final year students. It applies to any full time or part time taught Masters Programme for the 2021/22 academic year. The discount will be applied upon your payment of fees in Semester 2.
For information on how to avail of this alumni discount, please click here
Information about My Programme & Timetables
Your programme chairperson will be in touch closer to the start date (12th September) to welcome you to the programme.
Faculties are working hard to finalise timetable details and we hope to get them to you as soon as possible
Information about Postgraduate timetables are available here .
In the meantime, if you have any general questions about DCU please contact email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you. We’re also available on Twitter and Instagram