Application form for Internal Transfer Applicants - 1st Year Only

Application form for Internal Transfer Applicants -  1st Year Only

This form is for current first year DCU students seeking to transfer into first year of another programme. The application form will open on 1st May 2021.

Please complete this form if you fall into the following category listed below.

There is a €35 transfer application fee, this fee will not be processed until the applicant has been notified that their application has been successful. Please continue in your current programme until you have been notified of the outcome of your application.

Please note that approval for an internal transfer is subject to the applicant meeting the criteria indicated in the category outlined below, the programme entry requirements, the availability of places on the programme and appropriate Faculty approval. Some programmes may have additional criteria or requirements for internal transfer applications. Due to the competitive nature of transfers, applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis.

While it is not obligatory, applicants are advised to consult with the Student Advice Centre or the DCU Careers Service to discuss your application to transfer. The finance office should also be consulted to ascertain possible fee liabilities.

**Please note, not all programme's have a transfer route - please see our prospectus for eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria

Please check that you meet the Eligibility Criteria before you make your application.

I am a first year student who has successfully completed year 1 of my current programme and is applying to transfer to year 1 of another programme. I have passed all Semester one and Semester two assessments/examinations and I have met the specific programme entry requirements - Closing date for applications is 1st July.

Please note: If you have not successfully passed your current programme, you can apply for the course at You must meet programme entry requirements and the points for your chosen course.

I am a first year student who has successfully passed my repeat/failed/deferred assessments/examinations in August and I want to transfer to another first year programme and I have met the specific programme entry requirements. Closing date Monday 11th October 2021.

I am an incoming first year student who wants to transfer to year 1 of another programme. I have attained the leaving certificate points for the programme I wish to enter and I have met the specific programme entry requirements. (CAO points can be checked at the following linkClosing date Monday 11th October.

Processing Time for Applicants 
Cohort of Students Application Deadline Outcome of Student Communication
Current 1st Year Students 1st July 2021 End of July 2021
New First Year students Monday 20th September to Friday 1st October 2021 No Later than Monday 4th October 2021


Note: There are a very limited number of internal transfer places available each year. Internal transfer places remain only on a small number of programmes. Any remaining places will be offered on a first come first served basis. 

Cohort of Students Application Deadline Outcome Student Communication
Current & First Year Students Monday 4th October to Monday 11th October 20221 No later than Monday 11th October 2021
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