Diversity & Access

Welcome to DkIT's Access Office, whose mission is to create an accessible, inclusive, sustainable learning environment and to promote access to higher education for traditionally under-represented groups including mature students, students from a background of socio-economic disadvantage and those from the Traveller community. On this page you will find some of the supports and services provided by the Access Office. 

Our Access Mission:

Dundalk Institute of Technology confirms its commitment to develop, maintain and support a comprehensive access policy predicated on a respect for the values of equality, inclusion and diversity. 


Access Scholarships:

A limited number of Access Scholarships are available in any one year to students from lower income backgrounds. 

Each scholarship is worth €1,500 per annum for each year that the student is at DkIT on a programme no longer in duration than four years. Continuing eligibility for the scholarship requires a satisfactory progression and attendance record at DkIT.

Applications will only be accepted from those whose family income does not exceed €35,000 per annum and who have attached evidence of application to the CAO by 1st February to the application form.

As the number of applications always far exceeds the number of scholarships available, short-listing will apply. All applicants will be informed of the status of their application by the end of June 2017.
The decision of DkIT is final in all matters. 

The decision to award a scholarship and to stipulate criteria is entirely at the discretion of DkIT. The scholarship may be withdrawn from an individual at any time if it is found that any aspect of an individual’s application was misleading or false. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. DkIT reserves the right to seek additional information as may be required.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants must have applied to DkIT through the CAO by the1st of February 2017. Evidence of application to the CAO for one or more programmes at DkIT must be attached to the scholarship application form in order for the application to be considered complete.
Scholarships are only awarded to those commencing a full-time undergraduate programme from year one (i.e. not those availing of advanced entry).

To apply for the scholarship, please download and complete the form below and return to the Access Office.



Information for Mature Students
Information for Students with Disability


Meet with Us / Book a Visit:

The Access Office welcomes individual or group visits from ETB students, community groups and others. A structured visit to DkIT is a good way to find out more about what is involved in third level study. To book a visit, please complete the form below:


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Eileen Lynch
Access Officer
T: +353-0429370236 ext. 2883
E: eileen.lynch@dkit.ie