Welcome to the
Higher Diploma in Midwifery
Programme Entry 2016


 

Postgraduate Applications Centre - MIDWIFERY FAQ

1. 
Web Address: www.pac.ie
Option: Higher Diploma in Midwifery
Option: Apply
 
2. 
Yes, there are two pages that need to be completed. Click here for page 1 and here for page 2.
 
3. 
You fill in an online application form and then upload or post in other supplementary forms to Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland.
 
4. 
Yes. The first page of the application form, with the exception of entering a student number, must be filled in. After this point your application can be saved at any time. Thereafter, to complete your application you have already saved, go to the “My Account” section of the online application system.
Please look at sample application form in Q2 above to see what you are likely to be asked during the application process.
 
5. 
Midwifery applicants are allowed one programme choice (Higher Diploma in Midwifery) and four institution choices (which should be preference-ranked). If you want to apply for another postgraduate programme within PAC, you must apply via PAC to the institution of your choice. This will necessitate another separate application fee.
 
6. 
In addition to a credit Card, payments by Visa and Laser, there is also the option to send payment by Bank Transfer, payable to Postgraduate Applications Centre, with an extra processing fee of €5. Therefore, the total cost of a non-Credit Card payment is €55. We do not accept personal cheques

However, please note that your application will not be processed until the date the Postgraduate Applications Centre receive your application fee payment. Payments by Bank Transfer should be made immediately after submitting your online application. Paying at a later date is possible, by a debit or credit card costing €50.00 or by bank draft costing €55.
 
7. 
Applicants using webmail email addresses, please note if you have the high junk mail filtering option in your email account, emails from the Postgraduate Applications Centre, the HSE and the other Institutions may be flagged as Junk. You will need to either reduce the Junk mail filter or else add the Postgraduate Applications Centre (info@pac.ie) the HSE (hse.ie), UCC (ucc.ie), UL (ul.ie) and DKIT (dkit.ie) to your safe senders lists. If you are still not getting emails, then you should contact the Postgraduate Applications Centre directly at 091-549260.
 
8. 
PLEASE DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE AND RETURN THE DOCUMENTS BELOW DIRECTLY TO : Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland BY 5.00pm on Monday 9th May 2016.
  1. Download 1 : here.
  2. Download 2 : here.
Supplementary forms can be uploaded or posted into PAC. Do not send documents via email as these will not be accepted.
 
9. 
All supplementary forms must be received by the PAC no later than 5.00pm on Monday 9th May 2016. If these are not received by this date then your application will be deemed incomplete and therefore invalid. Do not send documents via email as these will not be accepted.
 
10. 
No, you must complete an online application. You will need a working email address to use this facility as all correspondence with regard to your application will be communicated to you by email. If you do not have access to a personal computer or at work, maybe try a relative or a friend. Internet facilities should also be available at your local library or at an Internet cafe.
 
11. 
Ensure that you have www.pac.ie set up as a trusted site on your internet browser. See 'Help' on your browser for instructions on how to do this. Please note that if you are using Netscape you may also need to set Internet Explorer as your rendering engine.
 
12. 
You will receive an email alert from the Postgraduate Applications Centre to check your application status (on the “My Account” section of the online application system). It is vital that you give the correct email address on your online application and that your email account is working. It is also important that you check your email regularly.
 
13. 
Web Address: www.pac.ie
Select Option : Higher Diploma in Midwifery
Select Option : My Account facility
To view current application status: Click on "Status"

The "My Account" facility will hold information on updates on your application and the final decision on your application.
 
14. 
After you have submitted your application fee payment details on the online application system, you must print the Application Receipt. The Application Receipt page will include your PAC application Number. There is also a facility on the My Account page to view your PAC application(s).