Beyond First Year Entry (Advanced / Transfer)

All the information you need for beyond first year entry, advanced entry and transfer to DkIT.

Advanced Entry Applications to DkIT - How to apply

Direct Applications/Add-On Applications

DkIT's Higher Certificate and Ordinary Degree qualifications are designed to be terminal qualifications and to prepare people for employment. However, a significant number of students use these qualifications to transfer to Ordinary Degree or Honours Degree Courses in the Institute and beyond. Whatever level you enter a programme, you can choose to graduate at that level or you can progress to the next level, providing of course you get the required grades.

To illustrate what this means, if you enter at Higher Certificate Level 6 you can choose to either graduate with a Higher Certificate or, you can progress on to Level 7 and beyond. Every student in DkIT can progress to at least Honours degree (Level 8) and there are many opportunities to progress to PhD Level 10.

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Advanced Entry and Add-On Ordinary Degree/Honours Degree Programmes

All applications for advanced entry and add-on ordinary degree/ honours degree programmes should be made directly to Dundalk Institute of Technology on or before Friday, the last Friday in April. Late applications may be accepted in some cases.

Ordinary Degree (Level 7) (post-Higher Certificate) Programmes

In order to proceed to an add-on ordinary degree (post-higher certificate) programme in DkIT you will need to have completed a higher certificate course in DkIT, or equivalent elsewhere.

Honours Degree (Level 8) (post-Ordinary Degree) Programmes

In order to proceed to one of our add-on honours degree programmes you will need to have completed an odinary degree course in DkIT, or equivalent elsewhere, and to have obtained the relevant qualifying standard at award level.

Transferring to DkIT

We are pleased to welcome students who have completed Higher Certificate (Level 6) or Ordinary Degrees (Level 7) programmes in other Institutes and who wish to pursue relevant Ordinary Degrees (Level 7) or Honours Degree (Level 8) programmes at DkIT. The same requirements as those people applying for Add-On Applications apply here.

Application Forms

Application forms are available from the Admissions Office or the relevant Department office in the Institute. You can also download and complete the form in the button below:

Advanced Entry Application Form

Add-On Degree Application Form

Applications must be submitted by the last Friday in April to the below address or can be submitted by email.

Admissions Office, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Co. Louth. 

T. +353 (0)42 9370230

General Enquiries

  • Admissions Office
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

*Students should be aware that the decision to admit transfers is totally at the discretion of the receiving institution."
"FETAC Students: Apply to the Central Applications Office before 1st May at or at Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway. 

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