Welcome to the 2018 Online
Application System
at DCU

Open Education


Instructions for DCU Undergraduate Studies Application

(Read these instructions carefully before proceeding with your application)

  1. You should familiarise yourself with the entry requirements for each programme to which you apply, check the appropriate Departmental website for details. In particular, you should note the commencement date for each programme and the submission dates for receipt of completed applications.
  2. You must have an active e-mail account in order to use this facility. It is your responsibility to check your account regularly and ensure it is active and in working order. Applicants using webmail e-mail addresses, note you if you have the high junk mail filtering option in your e-mail account, e-mails from the PAC and Dublin City University may be flagged as Junk. You must either reduce the Junk mail filter or add PAC (info@pac.ie) and Dublin City University e-mail addresses as two of your safe senders.
  3. All communications regarding the status of your application will be sent to you via e-mail. It is your responsibility to ensure that you check your e-mail account regularly for such correspondence.
  4. All applicants MUST note their PAC 8 digit application number which will be given at the final stage of the application procedure. All supplementary documentation forwarded to the PAC MUST be marked with your PAC Number.
  5. After you have entered your application details, you will be expected to pay a non-refundable application fee payment of €35. This payment may be made by credit card (MasterCard/Visa) or debit card (Laser). Please note non-Irish visa debit cards are not accepted. It is also possible to pay by Bank Transfer although payments by these methods are subject to an additional administration charge of €5.
  6. Please note that applicants from outside of the EU may be expected to obtain a study visa for entry into Ireland to pursue their studies. Under current immigration regulations available from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, it is not possible to obtain a study visa where you are pursuing a part-time programme. If you are an applicant from outside the EU and are applying for a part time course it is your responsibility to determine whether under Irish regulations nationals from your home country are required to obtain a study visa.
  7. Students who have been offered and accepted a course, will be required to pay an NON–REFUNDABLE deposit of €500, which will off-set against the fees
  8. Javascript must be enabled to fill out the application form. Please click here to view instructions.
  9. Students experiencing technical difficulties in making an application should contact PAC.
  10. All applicants are advised to consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section before making an application.