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How To Apply

Information on how to apply to courses at DkIT.

Find all the information you need about applying to study at DkIT including undergraduate, part-time, postgraduate and applying as a mature student. No matter who you are, or what course or programme you're interested in, we'll let you know exactly what you need to do to apply. We welcome applications from people from every background and we try hard to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Please select from the options below to find the right information for your application.

CAO: First Year Entry

All standard entry first year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO from early November – online or paper application.

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NI/UK Applicants

Applicants from Northern Ireland and the UK must also apply through the CAO. Find out all you need to know about applying to any of our courses.

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Mature Applicants

Applications for mature students should be made directly to the CAO also, by the 1st February deadline.

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Part-Time Applicants

Applying for a part-time course at DkIT couldn't be easier. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

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Postgraduate Applicants

We offer a wide range of taught Masters courses and research opportunities that lead you to a Masters or PhD qualification.

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International Applicants

We have over 650 International students from 25+ different countries studying at DkIT. Find out how the application process works.

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Students With A Disability (DARE)

We believe that all students make a valuable contribution to our community – none more so than students with a disability.

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Beyond First Year (Advanced Entry)

Use your Higher Certificate or Ordinary Degree qualification to transfer to Ordinary Degree or Honours Degree Courses at DkIT.

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We offer apprenticeships in Electrical, Motor Mechanics, Plumbing and Carpentry in conjunction with the LMETB - Louth and Meath Education and Training Board.

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Students from Disadvantaged and Socio-Economic Groups (HEAR)

Find the information you need on how students from socio-economic and disadvantaged groups can apply to study at DkIT.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Applicants

You may or may not have a formal qualification however, you probably have an abundance of relevant learning from life and work that we value highly. This learning could qualify you for programme entry, advanced entry, and exemptions. 

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Download Our Prospectus

Find out all you need to know about studying at DkIT as an undergraduate, postgraduate or part-time student by reading one of our prospectuses or mini-guides.

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DkIT has several scholarship programmes available for students to apply for.

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Fees & Grants

We have a number of supports on campus to help you manage your finances and understand your options.

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Getting to DkIT

DkIT is located within easy reach of the bustling town centre of Dundalk and is served by great public transport.

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Entry Requirements

This section provides information on 1st year CAO entry requirements for prospective students of DkIT.

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Selecting Your Level

DkIT offers a wide range of courses from Level 6 to 10 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). See which level is best for you.

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Open Days at DkIT

We have a series of Physical and Virtual Open Days for you to chose from. 

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Enquiries about Admissions