Registry - Advanced Entry Application (External Transfer)


Eligibility to Apply

The university welcomes applications from candidates who have completed studies at higher level at another institution. This is facilitated through an advanced entry process. Not all programmes at DCU permit advanced entry. To verify if there is an advanced entry route to a programme, please review the programme page.

The Advanced entry route (external transfer) is competitive and will depend on the number of places available, the content overlap of the programmes, your performance on your current programme and competition for places in the year you apply. 

How to Apply

Applicants who wish to apply for advance entry to DCU, must apply via the Advanced Entry route on the CAO at Applications will open from 1st February to 1st May 2022.

All advanced entry applications must be accompanied by transcripts and the course syllabus for your current programme of study. An interview may be required as part of the application assessment. Programmes that do accept advanced entry applications have a limited number of places every year, so this is a competitive process.

If you have any queries in relation to Advanced Entry route, please email