NEW INCOMING POSTGRADUATE STUDENT (including Research students)

21st September - 2nd October 2020

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemithe Academic Calendar 2020/21 may be subject to change and therefore these dates may change

New incoming postgraduate students (including Research students**) to DCU will receive communication from the University in early September 2020, containing login username and password information. You must use this information to register online for your programme of study in Academic Year 20202021 from 21st September  to 2nd October 2020.

Postgraduate students can attend for card collection / ID verification where / when / how ??????????????????????????????Further information regarding card collection will be posted here in early September.

Postgraduate Orientation will take place on (date to be confirmed). Further information regarding Orientation is also available at this link

** Please note if you are a Postgraduate Research student made an offer after the registration period above, please call into Registry in the Henry Grattan Building to be registered. 

Prior to collecting your student ID card please ensure you have –

  • logged onto with your username and password 
  • checked your registration schedule and made note of your optional modules, where a choice exists (You will be directed to the registration schedule when you login. Use this as a guide for selecting your modules)
  • checked / updated your PPSN, biographical and next of kin details online
  • clicked ‘I Accept’ to accept the rules and regulations of the University for the coming year
  • registered online correctly for your qualification (programme of study) and modules
  • paid your fees (Please note you are NOT registered by paying your fees only, you must complete all relevant steps of the online registration process) 

Checklist for collection of Student ID card

  • Student / PAC number
  • You may also be required to provide proof of payment of registration fee; (bank giro receipt / online receipt / external funding approval letter) if you do not pay your fee at the same time as registering for your programme of study and modules
  • One of the following forms of identification (these are the only accepted forms of ID) -
  1. Current valid passport (from country of citizenship) OR 
  2. Irish Driving Licence or Learner Permit (new credit card format) OR 
  3. Birth Certificate with National Age Card issued by An Garda Siochána  Photo ID OR 
  4. Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card OR 
  5. National Identity Card for EU / EEA / Swiss citizens OR 
  6. Irish Public Services Card
  7. Form NVB1 Vetting Invitation - only applies to programmes where Vetting is a requirement.