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Postgraduate FAQs

Application Queries

Yes.  There is a non refundable €45 application fee for the first application which is payable by Visa, Mastercard, Laser or American Express.  Additional applications, for the same academic session, are free of charge.

IMPORTANT: Retain your username and password, you will need them if you wish to make additional (free of charge) applications and/or to accept any course offers which may be made.  You will also need your username and password to re-access your application if you are not able to complete it all in one sitting.  In this case, you have the option to 'save & exit' and return to complete your application later before finally submitting.

If you have forgotten your password, please contact us at postgraduate@dit.ie and we will reset it for you.  If you create a 'New Account' each time you make a new application, you will be required to pay the €45 application fee each time.

The minimum entry requirement for most postgraduate programmes is a 2.2 Bachelor Degree Honours.  Some courses require a 2.1 Bachelor Degree Honours.  Please check the relevant programme page for entry requirement details.

A conversion programme enables graduates of one discipline to acquire a qualification in a different discipline at Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Level. Having studied a particular degree you may decide that you wish to change your career path and consider undertaking a conversion programme at DIT: http://www.dit.ie/postgrad/conversionprogrammes/

The closing date for the majority of our programmes, commencing in September, is the 30th of April. However some programmes set their own individual dates so please check the relevant programme web page.  Specified closing dates may be extended subject to availability of places.

Yes, you can apply for several courses.  When making more than one application for the same academic session, you should 'Sign in' using the same username and password to avoid being charged the application fee again.  If you create a 'New Account' each time, you will be asked to pay the application fee again.

Please note that equivalency for international degrees will only be checked subject to application.
When applying the following documents will be needed:

If you have studied abroad, or are applying from another EU country, clearly legible colour scanned images of the following document originals are required, please provide if you have not already done so:

  • If English is not your first language, a recognised certificate of English Language Competency, see English Language Requirements.
  • Official academic transcripts showing all subjects taken and examination results obtained for each year of study and the final award grade – Please note that these must be original language documents. If available, please also provide a grading system guide from your awarding higher education institution.
  • Certified English translations of transcripts, examination results and award cert/s where original documents are not in English.
  • A scanned image of the photo page of your passport

PLEASE NOTE: All transcripts and certificates must be scanned originals and must bear the appropriate official signature and the seal/stamp of the institution that issued it.

Course Content / Fees 

Our website contains up to date information on our taught programmes, and this is what the Postgraduate Admissions office will use to aid you in your query. If after looking at the website, you still require more information on the taught programme of interest to you, it is advisable to contact the Course Co-ordinator.  Contact details can be found on each course outline page on our website.

Notification on Application status

Offers / Regrets / Deferrals

All offers are given a time frame to reply by. In this instance if you feel you would like to pursue the first course offered, if you haven't yet received an offer for your preferred course, please accept your offer and pay the acceptance fee by the date specified. If at a later date you are offered your preferred course we can then switch your acceptance to the new offer.

You should follow the instructions in your offer email.  Acceptances and payment of €300 deposit fee should be made by following the instructions provided in your offer email, in this case payment should be made online by Visa, Laser, Mastercard or American Express.  You will need your login details - username and password (see above 'Application Queries') in order to accept your offer and pay your acceptance fee.  If you have forgotten your password, email us at postgraduate@dit.ie and we will reset it for you.