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Advanced Entry

Please note: If you are an existing DIT undergraduate student and wish to transfer into another DIT undergraduate programme, you will not have to complete the CAO Advanced Entry application form. All existing DIT students who wish to transfer into another DIT undergraduate programme must contact their Head of Programme directly to facilitate the transfer.

What is Advanced Entry?

Advanced Entry is where an applicant has previous work experience and/or educational achievements that are considered directly relevant to the programme they wish to apply for. In such a case, it is possible to gain entry to the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate programme in DIT.

Are International Students eligible for Advanced Entry?

Non-EU applicants are welcome to apply. If you wish to be considered for Advanced Entry you must apply directly through DIT.

Please apply via the Non-EU Application Button on the relevant programme webpage, ensuring to upload your most up to date and all other relevant supporting documentation including detailed exam results, transcripts and details of relevant work experience, CV etc

CLICK HERE for the undergraduate fulltime programme listing 

Please note:

If you are unsure of your status, please contact the Non-EU Undergraduate Admissions Office before filling out the Advanced Entry application form.

Contact details (application queries, including fee status);

Email: ug.international@dit.ie

What is the deadline for submitting a 2018 Advanced Entry on-line application?

EU/Non-EU Applications for most programmes must be made by close of business on 30th June 2018. If the Institute is accepting Advanced Entry applications to a course, you can make the application by clicking the Apply Button in the course content page. 

Please note:

  • EU applicants must send their most up to date and all other relevant supporting documentation including detailed exam results, transcripts and details of relevant work experience, CV etc to the CAO where it will be added to your application form. Remember to include your application number with all correspondence 
  • Non-EU applicants should upload their most up to date and all other relevant supporting documentation including detailed exam results, transcripts and details of relevant work experience, CV etc via their online application

Failure to supply supporting documentation may result in your application being rejected.

Are Advanced Entry places available in all programmes?

Advanced Entry places are available in a large number of programmes across all Colleges in DIT. 

How do I make an Advanced Entry application?

EU Applicants

Most Advanced Entry applications are now made via the CAO website.

The following programmes are NOT available to apply for via CAO but are directly available via the DIT website:

  • DT080B - Networking Applications and Services - Level 8 Honours Degree
  • DT226A - Biomolecular Science - Level 8 Honours Degree
  • DT406A - Tourism Management - Level 8 Honours Degree
  • DT408A - Hospitality Management - Level 8 Honours Degree
  • DT411H - Leisure Management - Level 8 Honours Degree
  • DT8418 - Baking and Pastry Arts Management - Level 8 Honours Degree
  • DT6425 - Pharmacy Technician Studies - Level 6 Higher Certificate
  • DT8409 – Hospitality Management - Level 8 Higher Diploma

Non-EU applicants

Applicants who wish to be considered for Advanced Entry must apply directly through DIT. Please apply via the Non-EU Application Button on the relevant programme webpage.

CLICK HERE for the undergraduate fulltime programme listing 

Please note:

  • EU applicants must send their most up to date and all other relevant supporting documentation including detailed exam results, transcripts and details of relevant work experience, CV etc to the CAO where it will be added to your application form. Remember to include your application number with all correspondence 
  • Non-EU applicants should upload their most up to date and all other relevant supporting documentation including detailed exam results, transcripts and details of relevant work experience, CV etc via their online application

Failure to supply supporting documentation may result in your application being rejected.

Are late applications being accepted?

For the majority of programmes the answer is yes, although applicants must be aware that their application may not be processed as the priority goes to applicants who met the deadline. 

Please note: If the Apply Button is not visable for the programme you wish to apply for, please contact the relevant School directly to see if they will accept a late application. 

How are Advanced Entry applications evaluated?

Advanced Entry applications are assessed on the basis of availability of places in the relevant programme year and on merit. The following are some examples of Advanced Entry:-

  • Applicants who have partially completed a third-level programme at a Higher Education Institution may be considered for Advanced Entry to a related DIT Level 8 degree programme at an appropriate level
  • Applications will also be considered from applicants with extensive work experience from an area relevant to a Level 8 DIT degree programme
  • QQI Level 7 with merit, will be considered for third year of a related honours degree at DIT
  • QQI Level 6 (or equivalent) with distinction/merit will be considered for third year of a related DIT ordinary degree
  • QQI Level 6 pass with work experience will be considered for third year of a related DIT ordinary degree
  • QQI Level 6 or equivalent will be considered for entry to Year 2 of a related DIT ordinary degree programme

When are offers made?

Offers for Advanced Entry places are generally made during the summer months - July and August. Some programmes may offer their places sooner than that. The majority of offers are made by mid-September. 

Further information is available from

Dublin Institute of Technology

143-149 Lower Rathmines Road
Dublin 6
Ireland

EU Admissions Office        Non-EU Admissions Office
Tel: +353 1 402 3302
Email: advancedentry@dit.ie
  Email: ug.international@dit.ie