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Applying as an International Student

Get information on how to apply to DkIT as an international student.

EU Applicants

(and Non-EU Applicants living in the EU)

If you're an EU national or a non-EU national living in the EU and want to enter a DkIT course at 1st year level, you must apply in the standard way through the CAO. For more information on the application process, cost and key dates visit our CAO First Year Entry section. 

Information for EU Applicants

Non-EU Applicants — Apply Online

Non-EU applicants applying for one of the courses at DkIT, please apply online via the link below. Simply choose your course of interest and hit apply, please provide the following documents with your application:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Degree certificate (if applicable)
  • IELTS (or equivalent) transcripts
  • Passport copy

Apply Online

If your application is successful, you will receive an initial letter of offer either directly or through the offices of the agency.

You must then pay the fees for the first year of the programme in full and and provide evidence of a health insurance policy. Once your fees have been lodged in full to the DkIT account, a final letter of offer will be issued. You will need this letter in order to apply for a student visa. Visa applications are made to your local Irish Embassy or Consulate or to the Department of Justice in Ireland. If your visa application is refused, you can apply to the Institute regarding a refund.


English Language Requirements

If you are interested in studying in DkIT, you need to meet the entry requirements for the program for which you want to apply. Each application must be accompanied by certified evidence of all relevant qualifications held to date including evidence of proficiency in English.

English Requirements are:

    •  Grade B2 equivalent on CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)


    • have achieved the following grades in IELTS (or equivalent grade in an internationally-recognised English exam. Accepted English language exam providers include Duolingo, TOEFL, PTE Academic, Cambridge, Trinity ISE). 
Level Required IELTS Qualification:
Foundation English  IELTS 4.5
Pre-Sessional Foundation English IELTS 5.0
Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree (Level 7) IELTS 5.5
Bachelor (Honours) Degree (Level 8) IELTS 6.0
Master IELTS 6.5*

* Where an applicant demonstrates evidence of having attained his/her Bachelor Degree through instruction in the English language, a grade of 6.0 may be accepted for admission to a STEM programme.

International Foundation Programmes

In order to accommodate our students and ensure the programmes that we offer to meet their learning needs, we have developed three International Foundation Programmes.

View Foundation Programmes

International Fees

Applicants are required to pay annual tuition fees and charges in full, on receipt of letter-of-offer, in order to get registered at the Institute.

International Student Fees

Regional Offices

We have staff in a number of countries, as well as a team of people here in Dundalk who visit their region on a regular basis. Our staff host events and other opportunities to meet with our International students. For contact details about our representatives in your area, please select your location below.

View Regional Office Locations

Questions about Applying as an International Student?

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