Welcome to the 2018 Online
Application System
at DCU

Open Education


PAC Online Application System - DCU FAQ

You fill in an online application form.

Web Address: www.pac.ie/ugrad
Logon to the PAC system*
Select Option: Dublin City University
Select Option: Apply

*First time PAC Users must create a PAC login user name (email address) and password before making an application, please select the appropriate login register section located at the top of this page.
Yes, there are 2 pages that need to be completed. The format undergraduate sample application forms can be found here:
The online application fee is €35 and can be paid by debit or credit card. Alternatively payment can be made by bank transfer costing €40. The online application processing fee is payable to PAC and is non-refundable. Note that your application will not be processed until the date the PAC Ltd. receive your application fee payment. Payments by Bank Transfer should be made immediately after submitting your online application.
In addition to a credit Card, payments by Visa and Laser, there is also the option to send payment by Bank Transfer, payable to PAC Ltd., with an extra processing fee of €5. Therefore, the total cost of a non-Credit Card payment is €40

However, please note that your application will not be processed until the date the PAC Ltd. receive your application fee payment.
Applicants using webmail email addresses, please note if you have the high junk mail filtering option in your email account, emails from the PAC Ltd. and Dublin City University may be flagged as Junk. You will need to either reduce the Junk mail filter or else add the PAC (info@pac.ie) and DCU (openeducation@dcu.ie) email addresses as two of your safe senders.
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.
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.
You will receive an email alert from the PAC 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.
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. You can also log onto the PAC System, and select My Account on the top navigation menu. Your complete and incomplete applications will be displayed here.
When you login to your PAC account, select 'My Account', then choose your application by clicking 'Status', you will see a link called Further Information under the 'Decision' column. If you click on this link you will find details on how to accept your offer as well as a contact email for our Finance Office.
Applicants experiencing difficulties making an online application can contact the PAC at
1 Courthouse Square,
Tel: +353 (0)91 549260
Fax: +353 (0)91 563056
If you wish to cancel a particular course choice on your undergraduate application to DCU, there is a cancellation facility on your PAC Application Status for DCU.

Web Address: www.pac.ie/ugrad
Logon to the PAC system using your email address and logon password
Select Option : My Account facility
To view current application status: Click on Status
To cancel an application course choice or course choice acceptance, click on the Cancel option across from the course code.