Application form for Internal Transfer Applicants - 1st Year Only

Please complete this form if you fall into one of the following categories 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 their application to transfer. The finance office should also be consulted to ascertain possible fee liabilities.


Eligibility Criteria


I want to apply to transfer to 1st Year of another programme. I have passed all Semester one and Semester two assessments/examinations and I have met the specific programme entry requirements - The closing date for applications is 1st July.

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. 


Processing Time for Applicants 

There are a limited number of internal transfer places available for DCU students that have successfully completed year 1. Not all programmes permit transfers. It is a very competitive process for a limited number of places on programmes that permit a transfer, so a transfer is not guaranteed. Applicants should continue on the programme they have been admitted to until they receive an application decision.

Cohort of Students Application Deadline
Current 1st Year Students 1st July
Current 1st Year with resits Opens 30th Aug - closes 2nd Sept


Status message

This form is now closed. Applicants who have made an application will be advised of the outcome over the coming days.