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Advice for 2020 International Students

Guidance for International Applicants to DkIT in 2020

Thank you for choosing to study at DkIT and we hope you and your family and keeping well in the current climate. We understand that these are exceptional times and we want to reassure you that at DkIT we are here to support you. We have included some information below to help answer some queries you might have regarding your programme start dates etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Programme Applications, Commencement Dates & Delivery

Undergraduate – First Year

  • 1. What is the closing date for first year undergraduate applications?

    The closing date for first year undergraduate applications is 30th August 2020.

  • 2. When should I pay my full first year undergraduate tuition fees?

    All fees should be paid in full by 30th June 2020 for all current offer holders and applications made up until 15th June 2020. For all new applications after 15th June 2020, all fees should be paid by 15th August 2020.

  • 3. What is the new commencement date for first year undergraduate students in 2020?

    As a result of COVID-19, Year 1 students will commence their tuition in November 2020. Start date to be confirmed.

  • 4. When are the welcome days for first year undergraduate students in 2020?

    International welcome days for Year 1 students will be held in November 2020 (date to be confirmed), in the week prior to the commencement of class.

  • 5. Will part of my programme be delivered online this year due to COVID-19?

    Programmes will be delivered through blended learning, i.e. classroom and online.

  • 6. Will my Academic year finish later in 2021 if my programme commences in November?

    It is anticipated that your academic year will conclude by June 2021. The Academic Calendar for 20/21 is in process.

  • 7. Can I defer my place if I’m unable to travel?

    Yes, you can defer your entry until September 2021 for first year undergraduate. Deferrals need to be applied for to the relevant School. Please request a Deferral Request form from our International Office.

Advanced Entry/Postgraduate/ International Foundation Programme (IFP)

  • 1. What is the closing date for postgraduate/advanced entry/IFP applications?

    The closing date for postgraduate/advanced entry/IFP applications is 15th July 2020. Applications for the MBS programme will close on 31st May 2020. Where possible, applications for Advanced Entry Bachelor programmes and Postgraduate programmes should be received by 31st May to allow time for review by Faculty and processing of visa-applications, where required.

  • 2. When should I pay my full postgraduate/advanced entry/IFP tuition fees?

    All fees should be paid in full by 30th June 2020 for all current offer holders and applications made up until 15th June 2020. For all new applications received after 15th June 2020, fees must be paid in full by 15th August 2020.

  • 3. What is the commencement date for postgraduate/advanced entry/IFP students?

    All postgraduate/advanced entry/IFP students will commence their tuition in September 2020. Start date to be confirmed.

  • 4. When are the welcome days for postgraduate/advanced entry/IFP students?

    International welcome days for postgraduate/advanced entry/IFP students will be held in September 2020 (date to be confirmed), in the week prior to the commencement of the respective class.

  • 5. Will part of my programme be delivered online this year due to COVID-19?

    Programmes will be delivered through blended learning, i.e. classroom and online.

  • 6. Can I defer my place if I’m unable to travel?

    Yes, you can defer your entry onto our programmes until September 2021 for postgraduate and advanced entry and until January/June/September 2021 for our IFP programme. Deferrals need to be applied for to the relevant School. Please request a Deferral Request form from our International Office. 

Entry Requirements

Academic Transcripts

DkIT will accept transcripts from students up until the end of 2019 and into 2020 (if available) for admission into our programmes in September & November. This is relevant for students who find themselves faced with the following scenarios:

  • iGCSE/A Level/IB Exams cancelled
  • Local high school exams cancelled
  • Delays in receiving final high school exam results
  • Delays in receiving final University transcripts

Where students are waiting to receive results, it is important that when received, they are sent through to DkIT.

Note: A certified English translation is required for any results and qualifications not issued in English. You should still send a copy of the untranslated version for DkIT to have on file.

 

Proof of English language proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence (as part of their application documentation) of equivalent competence in English Language, through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English Language test ( TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, Cambridge or equivalent English language test).

Due to COVID-19 many English language test centres are closed and students are unable to sit their tests. To overcome this issue, DkIT will accept the following online English language tests for students commencing in September/November 2020:

 

Visas

All visa queries should be directed to your Education Agent or to the Irish Embassy in your home country. A list of the Irish Embassies abroad can be found here:
https://www.dfa.ie/embassies/irish-embassies-abroad/

Please email international@dkit.ie with your visa application number when received. DkIT will be providing the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) with this information in order to assist and speed up visa processing.

 

Accommodation 

Our International Office has a dedicated Accommodation Support service. We offer a range of halls-ofresidence, and offer assistance with options of Homestays and private housing.

If you have any queries about accommodation, please contact our Accommodation Officer, Tanya Rice (tanya.rice@dkit.ie)

 

Scholarships

We have a range of scholarships. These will be discussed with you on review of your application.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about joining DkIT later this year, please contact the DKIT International Office (details below) or you can contact your Education Agent.

  • DkIT International Office

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